February 16, 2018

The Package

Breaking Ground, new edition, has been written specifically for the new Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science specification.

Our highly successful authors, both experienced written and practical examiners, have developed a new and exciting package suitable for both Ordinary Level and Higher Level which includes:

  • Student Textbook
  • Free Student e-Book
  • Free Digital Resources

Student Textbook

  • Breaking Ground comprehensively covers all aspects of the new Agricultural Science specification and uses up-to-date, relevant content throughout
  • It is subdivided into each of the four strands in line with the specification
  • Learning objectives at the start of each chapter highlight key concepts from each of the strands
  • Material in Strand 1 builds on, and expands on, students’ understanding of scientific practices
  • All specified practical activities have been outlined in the text
  • Additional experiments and investigations have been included to aid understanding and enhance learning
  • Photographs and clear diagrams are used extensively throughout
  • A wide selection of questions has been covered, including short-answer questions, multiple-choice questions, structured questions and synoptic questions to suit all levels
  • Key agricultural terms and definitions are highlighted
  • Literacy boxes help students to understand the language in key areas
  • Farm safety is covered in full in Strand 1 and integrated into the other three strands
  • Worked examples are included to aid students in their understanding and learning
  • A scientific study is provided to help students in examining the scientific process used to present a scientific claim
  • Summaries are featured at the end of each chapter
  • A comprehensive glossary and index are included
  • An exclusive range of resources has been provided to assist with the delivery of the new specification, including media and internet articles
Breaking Ground New Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science Specification


Breaking Ground New Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science Specification

Digital Resources

Teachers can access the Breaking Ground interactive e-book at www.edcolearning.ie, plus a bank of free digital resources, including:

  • PowerPoint presentations that highlight the main themes and topics
  • Solutions to textbook questions
  • Animations that bring diagrams to life and reinforce the topic at hand
  • A range of videos that allow students to observe agricultural science in action
  • A comprehensive list of weblinks as an additional resource

FREE e-book

  • Students and teachers can download their free Breaking Ground e-book by visiting www.edcolearning.ie/code and entering the code from inside the front cover of the textbook.