Agricultural Science

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The Agricultural Science Syllabus is designed to allow students to develop knowledge and understanding of the interaction between the component parts of agriculture and the scientific principles that explain the processes that take place when inputs are transformed into outputs. The syllabus requires students to treat with certain conceptual and theoretical issues associated with the discipline, while at the same time providing them with the opportunity to develop a wide range of practical skills and an awareness of the technologies associated with agriculture.

The syllabus provides for study leading to a Single Award or a Double Award in the subject and is arranged in five sections:

Section A The Business of Farming
Section B Crop Production
Section C Animal Production
Section D Horticulture
Section E Animal Management

Candidates presented for the Single Award examination must complete Sections A, B and C only, while candidates presented for the Double Award examination must complete Sections A to E (all five sections).