Students who took a study shortcut by skipping the soil section of the agricultural science Leaving Cert course this year would have had their options limited on a higher level paper that teachers agreed was reasonably fair, but no walkover. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Students who took a study shortcut by skipping the soil section of the agricultural science Leaving Cert course this year would have had their options(...)

The Leaving Cert agricultural science course is to be updated, following complaints from teachers and the agri-food sec(...)

Edmond Harty of dairy equipment company Dairymaster said it was “unbelievable” that the Leaving Cert agricultural science syllabus was so out of date, given the importance of the sector.

Teachers of the Leaving Cert agricultural science courses have said the syllabus is 40 years out of date and has been neglected by the Department of E(...)