Agricultural Technology Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks (PAT) for 2023 and previous years

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


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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.

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The Structure of Agricultural Technology Grade 12 Practical Assessment Tasks

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

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Teachers Guidelines

The PAT contributes 25% of the total promotion mark (400) in Grades 10–12. The practical assessment task contributes 100 marks and consists of a management overview (20 marks), practical activities (50 marks), a management test (20 marks) and a time register (10 marks).

The design portfolio and final product must be available for monitoring and moderation, and must be evaluated, checked and authenticated by the teacher before being presented as the learner’s final evidence of performance.

The teacher file of the practical assessment task must contain evidence of:
a) The PAT task
b) A complete record of all assessment and must always be available for monitoring and moderation purposes

Failure by the teacher to maintain a file of assessment tasks constitutes an act of misconduct and will be dealt with in terms of paragraph 5(3) of the policy document, National policy on the conduct, administration, and management of the National Senior Certificate: A qualification at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), or other appropriate measures.

What does the Grade 12 PAT Covers?

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

List of Agricultural Technology Grade 12 PAT

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2023 PAT

2022 PAT

2021 PAT

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