A suite of GCSE science courses developed in partnership with the University of York

A2 Agriculture and food: module summary

The Agriculture and food module provides an insight into three vocational areas:

  • farming, horticulture, and garden centres
  • the food and drinks industry including dairy products, baking, and brewing
  • the work of people involved in monitoring and regulating the ‘food chain’ to protect the health and welfare of people, animals, and the environment.

Agriculture and food builds on the science of the environment and human health covered in the GCSE Science course, especially
B1 You and your genes

B2 Keeping healthy

B3 Life on Earth

C3 Food matters

The module will come across to students as more authentic if you are able to organise either trips out to organisations that are involved in farming, horticulture, food processing, and food retailing, or to set up visits to the class by practitioners.