Rural Science

KS4

Helping our learners to prepare for life in the working world is important. The school farm allows our learners to experience a real life working farm that improves their practical skills and knowledge but also what might be expected of them in a working environment.

We enroll our learners onto the BTEC Land Based Studies qualifications which complement the day to day practical work on our school farm.

We currently offer our learners the BTEC Award or Certificate level qualifications from an expanding suite of assignments. Those learners who begin the qualification at the start of year 10 and are academically able are enrolled onto the BTec Certificate.

We currently offer our learners the BTEC Award or Certificate level qualifications from an expanding suite of assignments.

The ‘Certificate’ is a 13 credit course that is made up of several units. These are the 2 credit ‘Assist With The Care of Animals’, 4 credit ‘Farm Animal Health’ and the 7 credit ‘Assist With The Basic Preparation And Operation Of A Tractor.’

Those students who arrive throughout the school year or those not able to complete the Certificate are enrolled onto the Award level of accreditation.

The ‘Award’ is a 7 credit qualification that can be made up of several different units and allows our learners who may struggle with the workload of the ‘Certificate’ to be given more time and academic support to achieve a qualification more suited to their abilities.

Both qualifications provide recognition for our learners’ abilities and evidence of the skills required for success in the workplace. 

BTEC qualifications offered are from Pearson Edexcel.