Senior Cycle Biology - Teaching, Learning & Assessment

The 2016 Biology Subject Analysis Spreadsheet can be downloaded by clicking here. NOTE: This spreadsheet should be analysed in conjunction with Examination Papers, Marking Schemes, Chief Examiner's Reports, and Curriculum Guidelines as part of your subject evaluation and planning process.


SEC Exam Resources, including past exam papers, marking schemes for both higher and ordinary level and chief examiner's reports, please click here.




The Scifest programme aims to encourage a love of science, technology and maths through active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning. Click here to access the Scifest website.


Inquiry Based Science Education


Inquiry Based Science Education from PDST on Vimeo.



AMGEN Teach 




Amgen Teach aims to deepen student interest and achievement in Science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. Amgen Teach uses training workshops and distance learning events to provide educators with the skills and confidence necessary to transform the student experience in learning Science.


We would like to invite you to participate in the European Amgen Teach initiative. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences.  These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland. 


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Click here for the Formulae and Tables booklet - approved for use in the state examinations.





Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. 

The PDST is the national contact point for Scientix in Ireland.  Information Page

Checkout their website for resources, information and international workshop opportunities on STEM.