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Agricultural Science

In 2000, Hewitt College was the driving force behind the exponential growth of Agricultural Science from a minority subject to a mainstream, extremely popular option. Agricultural Science is a popular option for those who are also studying Biology, as there is significant overlap. There is also a project, worth 25% of the overall mark. Students are examined on the practical aspect of the course, such as plant identification and experiments in May of 6th year. Our teacher, John O’Brien is a member of the Agricultural Science Teachers Association.

An exciting, new Agricultural Science will be introduced from 5th year, September 2019. Hewitt College aims to offer continued excellence to Agricultural Science students and will be at the cutting edge of the new developments in this area. In the new specification, the project will be worth 20% and will be completely different from its predecessor.

As there is no restriction on subject choices at Hewitt College, students that are interested in Science and STEM subjects may choose all or any of the following: Agricultural Science, Applied Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.

Complementary Subjects: Biology, Geography. Students of the new syllabus will find studying Social & Scientific complementary.
At Hewitt College, we offer grinds in this subject. These classes are taught by our expert and excellent teachers and places fill fast. If you would like to receive information on our September 2019 – May 2020 classes, please complete this form.

Availability at Hewitt College

  • Full Time
  • Weekly Grinds
  • Courses
  • Leaving Cert Agricultural Science: Higher

Our Leaving Cert Programme has full time 4th Year, 5th Year and 6th Year classes, and includes Agricultural Science as a core subject.

Agricultural Science is currently available as a weekly grind:

Grinds or Evening Classes in Agricultural Science are regularly available for the following exams.

  • Leaving Cert Agricultural Science: Higher

Courses in Agricultural Science for the following exams are regularly available.

  • Leaving Cert Agricultural Science: Higher
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