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Year 10 Sustainable Agriculture

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​​​​​Subject description

Sustainable agriculture aims to produce food, fibre, plant or animal products whilst having minimal effects on the environment. Agriculture in school is a great way to introduce students to arguably one of the most important industries to the world.

Agriculture aims to provide students with an opportunity to experience inquiry based, hands-on learning. Students will explore agricultural industries in all aspects including, but not limited to farming and marketing.

Skills developed

  • Team building 
  • Practical life skills 
  • Problem solving 
  • Communication ​
  • Technology use

Out of class requirements

It is expected that students will need to complete approximately 1 hour of homework/study each week due to the demands of this subject.​

What’s important for this subject?

It is expected that students have a passion for outdoor work and enjoy planning, creating and maintaining projects in a sustainable way.

Course Outline and Assessment


Year 10​

Students will study sustainable agriculture for 1 semester in year 10. 

Students will study an agricultural industry. They will create/maintain the BSSC farm. This includes planning, designing, generating, maintaining, harvesting and marketing this industry and all its products. 

Students will explore and plan, design, generate, maintain, harvest and market a sustainable garden that meets the local & global market requirements. ​


Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
General Subjects
Applied ​Subjects
Biology - B Science, and a C English

Chemistry - B Science, B General Mathematics, and a C English

Psychology - B Science, and a C E​nglish

Physics - B Science, B General Mathematics, and a C English
Science in Practice - no prerequisite

Aquatic Practices
- no prerequisite

Agricultural Practices – no prerequisite


​Extra-curricular opportunities
Agricultural Shows: produce competitions/displays such as honey, mead, wax, flowers, vegetables, fruit.​




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Last reviewed 11 June 2021
Last updated 11 June 2021