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Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science


Agricultural Science is the study of science and technology as they relate to 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 course includes practical work and field studies. 


The examination in Agricultural Science consists of terminal examination paper (75%) and a practical assessment of  the candidate’s work over the two year course under the headings (25%):              

  • identification of plant and animal types associated with agricultures;   
  • practical experience with crops, livestock, house and farmyard layout;
  • investigations carried out related to ecology, soil science, animal physiology, plant physiology, genetics and microbiology.

5th Year


Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
  • Agricultural Science Introduction 
  • Plants in Agriculture - (Ballaly Park) (4 plant families)
  • Animals in Agriculture (production/pests (4 animal phyla)
  • Soil Science 
  • Farming Machinery 
  • Plant + Animal cells 
  • Cell Division 
  • Grassland
  • Crops  - Production and Principles 
  • Sheep Production  
  • Plant Physiology (Structure and Photosynthesis)
  • Barley Production  
  • The Digestive Systems
  • Circulatory/Blood/Lymphatic/Respiratory Systems
  • The Skeletal System
  • Soil Science 
  • Potato Production
  • Dairying   
  • Animal Nutrition, Feeds and Body Condition
  • Beef Production
  • Grassland
  • Animal Classification
  • Plant Identification and Ecology
  • Agriculture, Pollution and the Environment

6th Year


Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
  • Genetics  
  • Microbiology
  • Nervous/Endocrine/Reproduction Systems
  • Project 
  • Pig Production and Management
  • Fertilisers and Manures
  • The Kidney and Urinary System
  • Catch Crops
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Forestry 
  • Horse module
  • Agricultural Science Project Assessment 

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