In the first year of this course you will learn about livestock management based on the school farm. This includes life cycles of beef, sheep, pigs and poultry. You will be working practically with these animals and learning ways in which we can increase productivity and profitability. In the second year of this module you will study a Estate skills unit; this includes modules in boundaries, surfaces and habitats. A large amount of this unit is practical work that will take place around the school’s estate.
How is the course structured and graded?
On completion of this course you will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* and this is the equivalent to a GCSE. This award is calculated based on completed written work. There is no exam for this course, and is therefore 100% coursework based.
Will this course be suitable for me?
Your time spent in lessons will be split as 60% written theory work and 40% practical lessons on the school farm. You will need to enjoy working with livestock and being in the great outdoors. Due to the amount of written work, you will need to have good literacy skills.
What could this course lead to?
After completing this course, students can go on to complete a Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture or BTEC Level 3 in Agriculture.