Agricultural Science

Thousands of students to sit Leaving Cert ag science exam

Thousands of students to sit Leaving Cert ag science exam

The day has finally arrived for thousands of students across the country as the Leaving Certificate agricultural science exam takes...

June 20, 2022

Almost 7,800 students due to sit Leaving Cert ag science

Almost 7,800 students due to sit Leaving Cert ag science

7,791 Leaving Certificate students are due to sit the written agriculture science exam later this month, according to the State...

June 8, 2022

MTU ag science students put through their paces

MTU ag science students put through their paces

The knowledge of agricultural science students at Munster Technological University (MTU) has been put to the test in a series...

May 3, 2022

CAO: Fall in demand for ag science and veterinary courses in 2022

CAO: Fall in demand for ag science and veterinary courses in 2022

The Central Applications Office (CAO) has released 2022 application data which shows demand for a number of agricultural science courses has decreased...

March 9, 2022

Agricultural science students praised by McConalogue

Agricultural science students praised by McConalogue

Today’s agricultural-science students are the ‘engine room’ of the future agri-food sector, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and...

March 2, 2022

Slight changes in CAO points for a number of agricultural courses

Slight changes in CAO points for a number of agricultural courses

The Central Applications Office (CAO) has issued 82,000 Round 1 offers to over 55,000 applicants this afternoon (Tuesday, September 7)....

September 7, 2021

Leaving Cert ag science cohort praised after ‘perfect storm’ of a year

Leaving Cert ag science cohort praised after ‘perfect storm’ of a year

After a year-and-a-half that could be best described as the “perfect storm” for Leaving Certificate agricultural science students, they have...

September 2, 2021

Leaving Cert ag science syllabus ’caused great distress’

Leaving Cert ag science syllabus ’caused great distress’

The “flawed” Leaving Cert agricultural science syllabus that “caused great distress to teachers and students” was examined for the first...

June 22, 2021

Students to sit Leaving Cert ag science exam today

Students to sit Leaving Cert ag science exam today

This afternoon (Monday, June 21), Leaving Certificate agricultural science students will sit their written exam, from 2:00p.m to 4:30p.m. A new...

June 21, 2021

Over 60% of Leaving Cert ag science students opt to sit written exam

Over 60% of Leaving Cert ag science students opt to sit written exam

After a year like no other, some 55,000 candidates across the country began their Leaving Certificate and Leaving Cert Applied...

June 11, 2021

British Society of Animal Science to hold its first ever virtual conference

British Society of Animal Science to hold its first ever virtual conference

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) has announced plans to run its first-ever virtual conference. Organisers have big hopes...

February 21, 2021

Numbers doing ag science for Leaving Cert ‘could fall away’ due to curriculum confusion

Numbers doing ag science for Leaving Cert ‘could fall away’ due to curriculum confusion

There are worries that a “downward trend” in numbers taking up agricultural science in secondary school may begin, due to...

January 25, 2021

Leaving Cert exams to begin today…but agri science candidates have further wait

Leaving Cert exams to begin today…but agri science candidates have further wait

2,569 candidates will commence the postponed 2020 Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied exams today (Monday, November 16). The first...

November 16, 2020

Teachers write to minister about ‘fundamental problems’ with ag science curriculum

Teachers write to minister about ‘fundamental problems’ with ag science curriculum

The Irish Agricultural Science Teachers’ Association (IASTA) has written to Minister for Education Norma Foley expressing concerns over the Leaving...

November 2, 2020

CAO Round 2: UCD Agri Science only Level 8 agri course to see change in points

CAO Round 2: UCD Agri Science only Level 8 agri course to see change in points

The Level 8 Agricultural Science course in University College Dublin (UCD) was the only Level 8 agriculture course to see...

September 23, 2020

IASTA ‘not consulted’ on new agricultural science project guidelines

IASTA ‘not consulted’ on new agricultural science project guidelines

The Irish Agricultural Science Teachers’ Association (IASTA) has said it was “not consulted” before the revised guidelines for the agricultural...

September 21, 2020

CAO: Did points for agricultural courses increase this year?

CAO: Did points for agricultural courses increase this year?

The Central Applications Office (CAO) has issued Round One offers today (Friday, September 11). The CAO has issued 78,950 offers...

September 11, 2020

‘Sir, when are we going out on the farm?’ – Teacher raises concerns over curriculum

‘Sir, when are we going out on the farm?’ – Teacher raises concerns over curriculum

According to teacher Eddie Holton, the first question he will be asked next week when he and his students return...

August 27, 2020