Science Department

Science is an optional subject and an excellent subject choice for any student with an inquisitive mind. It gives students a broad understanding of the natural world and the changes made to it through human activity. Students of science use scientific knowledge to identify questions and to set up experiments. From these experiments, the students draw evidence-based conclusions.

At Junior Certificate level, we teach students the fundamentals of the subject and show them science at work in their lives. Science is interesting and the experiments make it fun.

Following on from their experience at Junior Cycle, it is hoped that students will study one or more of the science subjects at Leaving Certificate level, thus preparing themselves for further study or work in this area. Science branches into three disciplines in the Senior Cycle: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All of these subjects are offered at Tullamore College.

Hands-on engagement is encouraged in our school Science Department and students learn the information on the syllabus by carrying out experiments in small groups.

Two fully-equipped laboratories provide space for lessons and practical experiments in Tullamore College. Teachers make use of interactive whiteboards to enhance learning.

Latest News in the Science Department

Tullamore College's SciFest@School 2016


Exciting Science Week 2015 at Tullamore College


Success at A.I.T. SciFest  2015 - Tullamore College win 17 prizes including best overall school.


Tullamore College's SciFest@School 2015


Science Week 2014


Click here for more information on both of these very successful events.


Junior Certificate Science

Click here to find out information about science at junior certificate level.

Leaving Certificate Physics, Chemistry & Biology

6th Year Biology Students embarked on their Ecology Field Study to the

Rocky Shore of Barna Co. Galway


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I.S.T.A. Science Quiz


Daragh Fogarty, Alana Baker and Ethan Cox (Leaving certs) represented the school for the I.S.T.A. annual science quiz in Athlone IT where they came 2nd overall.  We wish them the very best of luck in the final in Trinity College on November 30th. Thanks to their teachers Ms. Flynn and Ms. Howlin for their mentoring.

Scifest National Final -  Chemistry Award

We would like to congratulate Daragh Fogarty for representing the school at the SciFest National final in Trinity in the Chemistry award section. Daragh’s chemistry project involving analysis of phosphates for renal dialysis patients won best chemistry project at AIT Scifest and was then selected as one of the top 3 Chemistry projects to go the National final from all the regional winners.




Useful Links for Science Revision

Check out the following links. They are very useful for revising the main topics of your science course, especially coming up to exam time!

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Leaving Certificate Applied - Agriculture and Horticulture



Agriculture, Horticulture is an option within the Leaving Certificate Applied course. The course is designed to introduce students to the knowledge and basic skills which apply to the efficient and productive use of natural resources.


The course is practical in nature with an emphasis on the out-of-school environment as an important learning resource. The course will contribute to the social and personal development of the individual through the use of a broad range of teaching methodologies.


Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science is Tullamore College's newest science subject at senior cycle. Agricultural Science is the study of the science behind the practices and principles of modern Irish agricultural. It aims to develop a set of scientific skills and knowledge that will be transferable in a wide range of careers based in science, not only agriculture. The subject is by no means restricted to those students from a farming background. To find out more information on the Agricultural Science syllabus please click here.


Click below for the latest Agricultural Science news at Tullamore College.