GCSE Agriculture and Land Use (2019)
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Revised for first teaching from September 2019 (revisions include the assessment criteria and weightings for the controlled assessment and examinations). For information please refer to Circular S/IF/24/19.
The CCEA GCSE Agriculture and Land Use specification supports students’ development as individuals and skilled contributors to the land-based industries.
We have designed this applied qualification to appeal to young people from the changing agricultural sector and to those who are interested in working in the wider land-based and environmental industries.
Students develop their scientific knowledge in relevant, enjoyable and work-related contexts. Students appreciate how this knowledge can enhance productivity in the land-based and environmental sector. They also have the opportunity to design and plan an experimental investigation based on realistic scenarios.
This qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed through the Science and Technology Area of Learning.
This specification is unitised, so it’s possible to take part of the assessment at the end of the first year of study.
The specification has three units:
- Unit 1: Soils, Crops and Habitats
- Unit 2: Animals on the Land
- Unit 3: Controlled Assessment – Contemporary Issues in Agriculture and Land Use.
Revised for first teaching from September 2019 (revisions include the assessment criteria and weightings for the controlled assessment and examinations)
Skills developed through our GCSE Agriculture and Land Use
This specification supports the Northern Ireland Curriculum at Key Stage 4 and gives students further opportunities to achieve their potential and develop skills for life. These skills include:
- application of number;
- improving their own learning and performance;
- problem-solving; and
- working with others.
Students develop core knowledge about the land-based and environmental sector and the skills required to work in it. They also develop skills to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices in this sector.
Students and teachers can find useful information for Task 2 on the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs website.
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