St Brigid's College, Loughrea

Agricultural Science

18-September-17
Agricultural Science
Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science


Subject Overview
Agricultural Science is the study of the science and technology underlying the principles and practices of agriculture. It aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes concerning the factors that affect the long-term well-being of agricultural resources, and places emphasis on the managed use of these resources.

Subject Teacher
Helena Kennedy

Content
The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of agriculture under the following headings:

Soils
Plant science
Tillage crops – cereal, root and horticultural
Grassland
Trees and shelter
Animal science
Principles of genetics
Dairy, beef, sheep and pig production
Farm buildings
Farm-house environment
Agriculture and the environment


Assessment
The examination in Agricultural Science will consist of:

(a) a terminal examination paper (worth 75% of the total mark)

(b) an assessment of the work of the student during the course (worth 25% of the total mark). This course-work will be assessed under the following headings:

Identification of plant and animal types associated with agriculture
Practical experience with crops, livestock, house and farmyard layouts
Investigations carried out related to ecology, soil science, animal physiology, plant physiology, genetics and microbiology.


Subject Organisation in St. Brigid’s Vocational School
Agricultural Science is taught in mixed ability classes.

There are two levels in Agricultural Science, Higher Level and Ordinary Level. Most pupils study Higher Level.

The Science Department of St. Brigid’s is extremely well resourced and these resources are available to students when carrying out their practical investigations.

Students visit an Agricultural College and a number of farms during the course, typically sheep, dairy and beef farms.

Career Prospects
The course is typically aimed at pupils who wish to pursue a career in Agriculture, Horticulture, Zoology, Food science, Microbiology, Forestry, Rural Diversification or Veterinary Medicine.

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St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland

091 841 919

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