Students in Year 12 study the level 3 Certificate in Agriculture. This consists of 3 units chosen from an extensive list. Some examples include Livestock Husbandry, Estate Skills and Grassland Management.
Students wishing to continue into year 13 then study a further 3 units to gain a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Agriculture. A compulsory unit (Animal Anatomy and Physiology) is followed by any two optional units e.g. Participating in Business Planning and Improvement in the Land-based Sector.
For a full list of units please visit the EDEXCEL website. Since Years 12 and 13 are taught as one teaching group, students are usually asked to sign up for two years in order to gain a valid qualification.
After completing the programme, successful candidates may progress onto multiple courses at University, as well as various employment opportunities within the industry.
Here is what former or current pupils had to say about Agriculture: