Senior Cycle Economics



Documents providing guidance and information for Leaving Certificate 2020 / 2021 were recently published by the Department of Education and Skills. These documents outline very important information in relation to mediating curriculum and changes to assessment for 2020/2021. The documents offer key information relating to assessment arrangements, final examinations and much more.  Full details can be found at

Returning to school:

Guidance on learning and school programmes for post primary school leaders and teachers available on
Assessment Arrangements:  Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate 2021 available on






Welcome and thank you for visiting the PDST Economics Site. The PDST Economics team incorporates Economics in providing high-quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils/students. The site is designed to give you information about a range of supports and professional developments provided by the PDST. Please feel free to browse through the sections. 


Register for Updates - Economics Teachers


Register your details with the PDST Economics so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information please complete this form




The brief for the research study for 2020/2021 has been issued by the State Examinations Commission and is available on the SEC's website at the following link




Economics Resources



Economics New Specification Resources



Economics Webinars


The focus of this webinar is:


  • reinforcing the key messages of National Seminar Day 1
  • advice for teachers for Sept 2019
  • input by Dr Brian O'Boyle Phd Economics and lecturer St Angela's, Sligo 


Find the Webinar here:  


We are delighted to inform you that the latest in our series of webinars in support of the Leaving Certificate Economics Specification is now live on the following link for you to view This webinar features Dr John Considine of University College Cork focusing on historical periods described in strand one of the specification and how they relate to the other strands of study in the specification.


There is a document available at the following link where you can access the sources discussed in this webinar


A feedback form has been made available at the following link for you to provide feedback on this webinar which would be greatly appreciated:









Click here for information on the Young Economist of the Yewar (YEOTY).




YEOTY Professional Development Day for Teachers











Resources for Economists, Economics Teachers and Students of Economics


Research: How to, Citations, Fact checking and Questions 




Economics Subject Analysis Spreadsheet



Click here to find the 2019 Economics Subject Analysis Spreadsheet





New - Business Website



A new online resource for teachers and students of Leaving Certificate Business and Economics 



For School Based Support


All schools can apply for subject based support. 

Follow this link to our online school based support application form



For Additional Support


The Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) also provide continuing professional development courses, seminars and an annual conference to support the Business suite of subjects.


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Esther Herlihy is the Administrator for Economics and is  based in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath.  Esther can be contacted by phone on 046 9078382. The e-mail address for Economics is