Junior Cycle - Science





Coursework B Spring 2018 workshops


Click here or on the flyer to book your place for our Coursework B workshops.  Please note substitution cover will be provided for ONE teacher per school.



SciFest Ezine, Volume 9, Number 1, September 2017


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Amgen Teach

Click here to access the Amgen Teach section of our website.


Database Registration 


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PDST Coursework B Support Team


Amgen Teach 2016/2017



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The specification for the new junior cycle science can be found here






The Scifest programme aims to encourage a love of science, technology and maths through active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning. Click here to access the Scifest website.


Latest Scifest ezine





Scifest ezine September 2016 







We are updating our database. Please register your details here with the PDST Sciences eso that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information



Continuous Professional Development - CPD

Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. 

The PDST is the national contact point for Scientix in Ireland.  

Checkout their website scientix.eu for resources, information and international workshop opportunities on  STEM.


AMGEN Teach 

We would like to invite you to participate in the European Amgen Teach initiative. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences.  These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland. 


Information Page


The PDST will run three Amgen Teach workshops in 2014 – 2015. 





All schools can apply for subject based support. To avail of school based support for science: Follow this link to our online form   Email sciences@pdst.ie with any queries. 






The ISTA supports science teachers of all science subjects through their network of branches thorughout the country.Details of events can be found on their website www.ista.ie


Seán Fogarty is the current chairperson of the ISTA.





Should you require any assistance with science please email us at sciences@pdst.ie or phone 061 585064

We can offer support for any science related topic. Areas of support include:


  • Science subject planning
  • Literacy and Numeracy in Science
  • AFL in science
  • Lab organisation, chemical storage and safety
  • Coursework B

This can be done through a school visit to assist science teachers or a science department.

We can also offer support via email or telephone. Feel free to contact us anytime.


Some aims of our service are:


  • to promote student centred learning and investigation
  • to assist teachers to work together effectively in school
  • to assist non subject specialists
  • to help teachers to integrate ICT in science teaching and learning