Animal Care is an Option subject, studied in Years 10 and 11. Students follow the BTEC Firsts Animal Care (2014) specification from Pearsons, which is assessed through both coursework and external exam - taken in the spring or summer of Y11.
Students are required to complete and achieve all three components in the qualification.
- Animal Handling
- Animal Housing and Accommodation
- Animal Health and Welfare
Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment involving assignments that are assessed by the teacher but monitored by the exam board. Component 3 is the externally-assessed examination. Learners will have 2 hours to complete a formal written task. Each component is worth 60 marks and is equally weighted towards the final grade.
For a more detailed overview, please click on the appropriate link below, and for further information, please contact Mrs Rice.