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.
- Team building
- Practical life skills
- Problem solving
- 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
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.
|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 English
Physics - B Science, B General Mathematics, and a C English
|Science in Practice - no prerequisite
Aquatic Practices - no prerequisite
Agricultural Practices – no prerequisite
|Agricultural Shows: produce competitions/displays such as honey, mead, wax, flowers, vegetables, fruit.