Senior Cycle Agricultural Science - Curriculum Resources

Welcome to the CURRICULUM RESOURCES section for Senior Cycle Agricultural Science. For ease of access, this section of the PDST website contains the following nodes:




Animal Classsification

Plant Classification


Animal Physiology

Plant Physiology


Animal Production

Crop Production




Transition Year


As Gaelige


The following assessment pages contain SEC resources and teacher generated resources. Click on the links below to access content.


State Exam Material
Assessment  By Topic
Practical Assessment




Syllabus and Guidelines


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.


The Following Documents are available to download to assist you in your planning and teaching of Agricultural Science


DES Documents





Leaving Certificate Agricultural  Syllabus


Download Syllabus

Siollabus As Gaelige

Íoslodáil Siollabus

DES 2012 Practical Assessment  Guidelines for LC 2014


Download Guidelines



PDST Support Material



Ag Science Timeline Exemplar Download Document
Ag Science Information Booklet for New Teachers Download Booklet

A Guide to Subject Inspection

Download Guide

A Guide to Incidental Inspection

Download Guide
Curriculum Plannning - Unit 9 SDPI Download Unit 9