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Vocational: Animal Care

In Key Stage 3 students will have the opportunity to learn about the animals we have on site in special Animal Care lessons and they will also be able to visit the animals during break and lunchtimes.  Key Stage 4 Students studying for the BTEC Level 2* in Animal Care spend time caring for our animals, studying their habits and behaviour. Students also learn about animal health, handling and welfare and, as part of the course to study animals elsewhere, undertake visits e.g Bristol Zoo.

They complete practical and written assignments and an external exam worth 25% of the final mark, which must be passed at Level 2 in order to achieve certification.