Katherine Donnelly: Getting the chemistry right with the sciences
What Leaving Certificate students in physics, chemistry and biology are studying today was shaped by curriculum advisers about 20 years ago.
Some things, like Boyle's Law, never change. On the other hand, there has been a veritable explosion in fields such as biotechnology in the past two decades.
The reforms promised in the teaching, learning and assessment of physics, chemistry and biology in Leaving Certificate classes are necessary and overdue.