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Ag Science Trip To UCD Lyons Research Farm

Ploughing Championship PhotoAgricultural Science is a senior cycle subject on offer to students here in Loreto College, Cavan. Topics covered in this subject include:

  • Animal Classification
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Production
  • Soil
  • Plant Classification
  • Plant Physiology
  • Grassland
  • Crop Production
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology

Throughout their study of Agricultural Science students carry out a range of experiments based on the topics listed above. Assessment of this subject at Leaving Certificate comprises of two components for both higher and ordinary level:

  • A terminal exam worth 75%
  • A practical project worth 25%

Students will work on their Agricultural Science project throughout fifth and sixth year, during which time they should gain practical farm experience either on their own farm or on an “adopted” farm. Experiment reports also contribute marks towards the practical project. The practical work will be assessed in school by an external examiner, who interviews a random selection of students, in May of sixth year.

Ag Science Book School Website14984Official Documents:

Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science Syllabus
Practical Assessment Guidelines for Leaving Certificate 2014 onwards

Items Required By Student

Book: “Breaking Ground” 2nd Edition by Edco
Agricultural Science Exam Papers
A4 Experiment Hardback
A4 Notes Copy
Farm Diary
Homework Copy

Optional Items

Farmers Journal Agricultural Science Resource Pack – organised by the subject teacher.
A new specification for Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science will be implemented from September 2019. Details of the new specification will be available soon.

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