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Curriculum 2023

Agriculture B

 

Subject Name Agriculture B
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway Year 12 Agriculture Production
Staff Contact Edwin Chen
edwin.chen129@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

Students handle cattle and learn ringcraft (performance in the judging ring) with school steers in preparation for the Royal Adelaide Show. Students will explore A2 milk production – processes and benefits. They will also conduct a self-designed plant experiment to determine boron toxicity. Students complete a practical dissection on a preserved stillborn piglet to learn about anatomy and physiology. 

Assessment

Agricultural Reports  50%

  •  ‘A2 Milk’ Science as a Human Endeavour: Essay - maximum 1000 words or equivalent multimodal
  • Boron Toxicity Experiment: Investigative Report - maximum 1000 words  

Applications  50% 

  • Cattle Handling and Ringcraft: Practical - maximum 1000 words or equivalent multimodal
  • Piglet Dissection: Evaluation - maximum 1000 words

Additional Information

Students may need to purchase specific materials for their experiment if they are not available at school. This would only occur if the experiment proposed is realistic and achievable after a discussion with the teacher.