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Agriculture and Land Use

FSC Northern Ireland offers a range of courses to meet the requirements of GCSE Agriculture & Land Use. In partnership with NIEA, FSC Northern Ireland runs GCSE Agriculture & Land Use courses at Peatlands Park in County Armagh whilst our FSC Derrygonnelly centre offers a two day course aimed at those wishing to investigate rural environments and modern farming practices in Fermanagh.

CCEA GCSE Agriculture & Landuse2 day

Students will research and undertake fieldwork in an appropriate environment in order to carry out a practical investigation task/develop a research project meeting the requirements of their Unit 3: Controlled Assessment – Contemporary Issues in Agriculture and Landuse.
The fieldwork will be based on a comparative study between traditional and modern farming practices and includes a range of primary data collection techniques (Grassland surveying, hedgerow surveying, freshwater invertebrate surveying and the collection of associated abiotic data. This short course will cover all aspects of the preparation, research, planning, processing and presentation necessary to start to create a portfolio to take back to school or college.

This course develops students' knowledge for Unit 1: Soils, Crop and Habitats and Unit 2: Animals on Land. Students will cover content relating to soil composition, plant biology, crop production, care and management of the countryside and pollution and farm waste.