Upcoming Branch Meetings – Dublin / East, Cork / Kerry, Midlands, Mid-West

IASTA are delighted to announce a series of branch meetings in the coming weeks. These meetings will take place in four locations around the country and will focus on plant identification and a review of the most recent LC Agricultural Science examinations. The dates, times and venues are detailed below. To book a place at any […]

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New Syllabus for Agricultural Science by 2017 

This article originally appeared in the Country Leaving section of the Irish Farmers’ Journal and is reproduced here with permission. The new ag science syllabus is expected to be in schools by 2017, writes Mary Phelan. The development of a new ag science syllabus is well under way. The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment […]

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Western Branch Meeting

The Western Branch of IASTA will hold a meeting for in Galway Education Centre on Tuesday September 22nd 2015 to discuss a wide range of Agricultural Science teaching and learning issues including:   Summative Assessment of learning for Agricultural Science. Agricultural Science – New specifications. Annual Conference hosted by Western / North Western Branch(s) / Aurivo. Teaching Council […]

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Study Guide 2015

Study Guides are an essential. Produced with support from IASTA and Agriaware, this year’s The Farmers’ Journal Agricultural Science Study Guide is back and better than ever! There are some fantastic offers this year – the 10th year of the Study Guides! Students who subscribe will receive:  – 28 editions of the Irish Farmers Journal during the […]

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South East Branch Meeting

The South East Branch of IASTA are holding a meeting in the FCJ Secondary School in Bunclody on September 10th at 5pm. Zoe Devlin, author of Wildflowers of Ireland and compiler of the website of the same name, is going to give a practical presentation on plant identification. The evening will also include a review of the 2015 Ag […]

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IASTA Executive Meeting & Exam Review

IASTA will hold a meeting of their executive on Monday next, June 22nd, at Luttrelstown Castle and Golf Club, Castleknock. One item on the agenda will be the review of the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science examinations, both Higher & Ordinary Level. There seems to have been a positive response to the Leaving Cert Agricultural Science papers […]

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Invitation to Teachers of Agricultural Science

These are exciting times for Agricultural Science as a subject on the Leaving Cert curriculum. The current 1969 syllabus is about to be replaced. The NCCA syllabus committee have held four meetings to date  with Liam Coyle acting as the IASTA NCCA representative on the committee.   IASTA ( Irish Agricultural Science Teachers Association): 1: Assist colleagues, […]

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UCD Summer School – Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

On Thursday June 4th, UCD will host a Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Summer School for (current) 5th Year pupils. This will be of particular interest to thinking of studying one of UCD’s degree programmes in Agricultural Science, Food Science or Human Nutrition. It should provide a great insight into life at the university as well as their leading […]

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IASTA Conference 2015 – A Huge Success

This year’s IASTA Conference was held in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel in Limerick last Saturday, 7th March 2015. The conference was entitled “Towards a New Agricultural Science Syllabus” and proceedings were opened by Mr. Mattie Kilroy. Ultimately today’s conference was an opportunity for Agricultural Science teachers to have their collective voice heard and to give […]

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Conference 2015

Registration is now open for the IASTA Conference 2015, which will focus on a discussion surrounding the new syllabus being developed by the NCCA and the formation of an informed and reflective response to their background paper. There is no cost to attend the conference but members are asked to register for the event. Lunch […]

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