Agriculture & Horticulture

Key Stage 3

Our aim is to inform the children as consumers of the future of exactly how their food is produced. We want the children to understand the various production methods involved and enable them to make the choices that are right for them in their lives. We aim to cover all areas of food production whether it be free range, intensive or organic. Developing the necessary skills to do this has a vital role in what we do to. Full use is made of the working farm, its livestock and the Victorian walled Garden to grow plants and vegetables.

The subject is hugely experiential. An absolute mixture of classroom theory backed up by practical lessons depending upon the season and subject involved. By the end of Key Stage 3 all students will have interacted with the farm livestock and small animals as well as having grown vegetables and tomatoes from seed until they are harvested to be taken home All the students are encouraged to participate whether their strength lies in the Indoor or “Outdoor” classroom provided. There are also unmeasurable aspects from group working, therapeutic and health benefits which add to their Ripley experience.

KS4 Overview

BTEC Level 2 Overview
The animal care course is designed to provide entry and progression into the animal management industries. Throughout the course pupils will learn in a hands on, practical way and get fully involved in the care of animals and the running of the school farm. This course will help learners develop a wide range of skills and experience in the important aspects of animal care and livestock husbandry.

The course will cover 4 units with a predominantly coursework based method of assessment.

  1. Animal Handling
  2. Animal Housing
  3. Principles of Animal Behaviour
  4. Animal Health

Level 3 Animal Management
This BTEC National Extended Certificate offers an engaging programme to support learners who want to pursue a career in an animal-related industry. When taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications, it supports access to a range of higher education courses in the animal management sector. Throughout this course you will gain relevant work experience and develop a thorough knowledge of the animal care industry from practical animal husbandry to animal welfare and ethics.

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