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Animal Care

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                                          Animal Care

Mahadma Gandhi: "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

Meet the Animal Care Department



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Mr P. O'Hagen

Farm Manager

Mr A. Caveney

Head of Year, Teacher of Animal Care & Science

Mr C. Sullivan

Teacher of Animal Care & Science


Our BTEC First in Animal Care provides pupils with an introduction to the animal care sector, and links to our long established school farm.  Animal care is an important part of Britain’s land-based economy.  The course provides pupils with the key principles, knowledge, understanding and skills, all relevant to the animal care sector. Learners will study: practical aspects of animal care; animal behaviour and safe handling; feeding, accommodation and safe handling; pupils will also undertake work placements on the school farm. 

Scheme of Learning/Courses/Curriculum Map

Exam Board Specification - Pearson Edexcel

Feedback Policy

The primary purpose of feedback is to move students on with their learning. Students receive feedback on their learning in a number of different ways, both formally and informal.

Formative Assessment takes place every lesson in many forms including:

  • Low stakes quizzing
  • Live marking in lessons
  • Questioning
  • Peer and self-assessment
  • Examination style questioning

Students are provided with detailed written feedback on longer pieces of written work and key pieces. Next steps marking is implemented, alongside other techniques to promote learning and progress. Students are expected to respond to their feedback and make improvements to their work by acting upon it immediately using purple pen.