Title - Where practical outline the local market

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Where practical outline the local market chain for broilers, and the processes involved in actually presenting the product to the market.

    Gosford High School


    Teaching and learning program

    Stage 6

    Year 12 HSC course

    ? State of New South Wales through the Yr12_ag.doc NSW Department of Education and Training, 2009. Page 1 of 28


    Agriculture at Gosford High School provides opportunities for students to extend their knowledge, skills and appreciation for plants and animals and the food and fibre they produce. The course is relevant to the needs of students in both urban and semi-rural communities. Further, it provides a basis for which to seek employment or pursue further studies in Agriculture after completion of the HSC, e.g. Agricultural Science, Horticulture, Rural Science, Agricultural Economics etc. at Universities/TAFE Colleges throughout Australasia. School situation

    Gosford High School is a selective high school on the Central Coast of NSW with a school population of 1080 students. Agricultural production lies on the perimeter of the urban fringe. Most agriculture/horticulture is performed in intensive and semi-intensive systems. The major plant enterprises include hydroponic greenhouse lettuce, tomato and flower production, carried out in the Somersby Kulnura Warnervale areas. There has been a marked increase in greenhouse horticulture (including hydroponics) since 1990. The major animal enterprise is broiler production carried out in the Kulnura Peats Ridge area. Beef cattle and Alpacas are also raised on smaller holdings in the area. The school has a teaching staff of 70, with 12 Agriculture teachers. A farm assistant is employed for 22 hrs 48 mins/week over 3 days. Resources

    The 3 hectare school farm provides an outstanding resource for teaching and learning, with areas designated for growing fruit, vegetable crops and pasture production for the school’s cattle, sheep and alpacas. Other animal enterprises include a new two sow piggery and a poultry (broilers and layers)

    production unit. In addition, a poly tunnel and a shade house are used for plant propagation. Students use these facilities to develop skills and knowledge relevant to many aspects of their agricultural studies. The positive school/community interaction also enables students to experience a wide range of activities beyond the classroom, including farm and agribusiness visits, junior judging competitions, steer preparation and showing, along with equestrian activities.


    The HSC course incorporates the study of Plant/Animal production, a Farm product study and an Elective. There has been some adjustment to the HSC syllabus since 2009 in order to update the course and provide a fresh insight into the dynamic nature of this subject.

    ? State of New South Wales through the hsc_ag.doc NSW Department of Education and Training, 2010. page 2 of 28

Table of units:

    1 Plant/ Animal Production (Core)

    2 Farm Product Study (Core)

    3 Elective: Climate Change

Internal school-based HSC course assessment schedule

    1 Farm Product Study Research task 20% Week 5, Term 1 2 Mid- Year Revision Content revision 20% Week 9, Term 1 3 Elective Investigation Research study 20% Week 10, Term 2 4 Trial HSC Examination Examination 40% Week 5, Term 3

Agriculture HSC course outcomes mapped against content

    H1.1 * *

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    H2.2 * *

    H3.1 *

    H3.2 *

    H3.3 *

    H3.4 * *

    H4.1 * *

    H5.1 *

    ? State of New South Wales through the hsc_ag.doc NSW Department of Education and Training, 2010. page 3 of 28

HSC course assessment grid

    Syllabus Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 components, weightings and Outcomes: Outcomes: Outcomes: Outcomes: related H3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 H1.1,2.1, 2.2, 4.1, H3.4, 4.1,5.1 All outcomes Content: Content: Content: Content:

     Farm Product Study Mid-year exam Elective Trial HSC Examination

    Date: Date: Date: Date:

    Week 5 Term 1 Week 9 Term 1 Week 10 Term 2 Week 5 Term 3 Plant /Animal 10 20 Production