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About Agricultural Science
Leaving Certificate Syllabus
Assessment
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About Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science is being introduced for 2009/2010 to the subject choice for the Senior Cycle.

4th Year students must attend three single and one double class period each week.

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Leaving Certificate Syllabus

The Leaving Certificate syllabus contains the following topics:

- Soil Science
- Dairy Production
- Beef Production
- Sheep Production
- Cereal & root crops
- Plant Biology
- Grassland management
- The cell & Genetics
- Farm machinery
- Farm safety
- Fertilisers & the environment


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Assessment

The final marking scheme is divided into two sections
- a written exam worth 75%
- a project worth 25%

Extracurricular activities such as a farm visit are also included as part of the course.

Guest speakers will also provide information on individual topics.


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Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science
www.teachnet.ie/farmnet

Teagasc - Agricultural and Food Development Authority
www.teagasc.ie


Farmers Journal

www.farmersjournal.ie



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