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PERFORMANCE BAND DESCRIPTIONS

AGRICULTURE


The typical performance in this band:

Band 6
  • demonstrates an extensive understanding of the role of the Agricultural sector in the continuing social and economic development of Australia

  • displays an extensive knowledge and understanding of the interactive nature and diversity of agricultural production systems

  • demonstrates knowledge of the production, management and marketing principles involved in modern Australian agriculture

  • demonstrates an understanding of the complex economic, social and environmental relationships associated with sustainable agriculture

  • critically analyses and evaluates data and information and, from this, predicts consequences for specific agricultural situations and the wider community

  • communicates agricultural concepts effectively in a comprehensive, integrated and creative manner

  • uses appropriate research methods, data presentation and analysis skills to investigate agricultural problems and issues

Band 5
  • demonstrates sound understanding of the role of the agricultural sector in the continuing social and economic development of Australia

  • displays an understanding and knowledge of the interactive nature and diversity of agricultural production systems

  • describes major features of production, management and marketing principles involved in modern Australian agriculture

  • uses data and information presented in a variety of forms to make valid conclusions and relates this to other agricultural situations

  • communicates principles effectively in a variety of forms

  • designs appropriate trials to investigate agricultural problems and current issues, analyses the data and makes appropriate conclusions or recommendations

Band 4
  • identifies some interactions between the agricultural sector and the wider community

  • demonstrates a knowledge of aspects of production, management and marketing of an agricultural product

  • describes and interprets agricultural information and data presented as either tables, graphs or diagrams and derives conclusions

  • organises information and communicates it in textual and graphic forms

  • designs appropriate trials to investigate the effects of variables on plants or animals, and interprets that data and makes conclusions

Band 3
  • describes basic principles involved in production, management and marketing of an agricultural product

  • interprets simple tables, graphs and diagrams and make basic judgements from this information

  • communicates information and data in simple forms

  • designs and conducts simple trials and performs basic analysis of the results

Band 2
  • identifies some factors which affect agricultural production systems and recalls some agricultural products and processes

  • draws some basic information from simple tables, graphs and diagrams

  • presents data in simple tables, graphs and diagrams and communicates ideas using simple statements

  • performs simple trials with guidance

Band 1  

 

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