Agricultural Management Practices Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks (PAT) for current and previous years

On this page, you will find Agricultural Management Practices Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks (PAT) for current and previous years (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019). Memorandums for previous PATs are included where possible.

Why PATs are Important for Grade 12

A practical assessment task (PAT) is a compulsory component of the final promotion mark for all candidates offering subjects that have a practical component and counts 25% (100 marks) of the end-of-year examination mark. The PAT is implemented across the first three terms of the school year. This is broken down into different phases or a series of smaller activities that make up the PAT. The PAT allows for learners to be assessed on a regular basis during the school year and it also allows for the assessment of skills that cannot be assessed in a written format, e.g. test or examination. It is therefore important that schools ensure that all learners complete the practical assessment tasks within the stipulated period to ensure that learners are resulted at the end of the school year. The planning and execution of the PAT differ from subject to subject.

The Structure of Agricultural Management Practices Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks

Below is the structure that Grade 12 Agricultural Management Practices  students should follow:

An extensive production plan for a plant- or animal production enterprise that will include the following content issues covered in Grade 12:

  • Physical and natural resource management
  • Holistic planning/Whole enterprise production planning/Strategic enterprise production planning (from beginning to end)
  • Financial aspects/Implementation and control of enterprise budget
  • Labour management
  • Record-keeping (physical and financial records)
  • Harvesting/Post-harvesting procedures (handling, transportation, storage)
  • Grading/Product differentiation/Sorting
  • Product processing/Value-adding
  • Product Marketing/Distribution
  • Agritourism/Niche markets opportunities

General remarks about the management overview

The issues mentioned above must be presented for a complete production cycle and should include all appropriate practices for the relevant enterprise (e.g. beef cattle production for Grade 10, the management overview will include a general overview of management aspects required; for Grade 11 it will include all the processes needed to produce a weaner; and for Grade 12 the finishing of the weaner in the feedlot, slaughtering and marketing of beef and financial aspects. The scenario could be compiled to show a timeline for the product shown by the production cycle. Challenges and successes must be listed, e.g. Code of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) as prescribed by each relevant industry. The assessment tool used for this activity could be a checklist, rubric or memorandum.

List of Agricultural Management Practices Grade 12 PAT

2023 PAT

2022 PAT

2021 PAT

2020 PAT

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