11AG1

11 Agriculture and Horticultural Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms E. Hancock

Agricultural and Horticultural Science in level 1 provides students with a basic understanding of livestock and pasture management, environmental impact and practical farm skills. Science is studied in the form of applied anatomy and physiology of both plants and animals and an investigation. The subject builds on their learning in year 10 which emphasises the central role primary industries play in the New Zealand economy.

There are five assessments in total. One is an external (exam) and the remaining four are internally assessed. 

This subject leads on to Agriculture and Horticultural Science at level 2 and 3. At Level 3 Agriculture is a University Approved subject.  From there it leads to tertiary qualifications which can be undertaken at farm cadet school, training college or (for the more academic students) university. N.B. to study agricultural or horticultural science at university it is recommended that a student studies chemistry to level 3. There is a vast range and number of employment opportunities in the primary industries.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

11AG1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $65
The fees include workbooks, materials and a trip to a farm for research

Prerequisites

At least 35 Academic Graduation Points in the Year 10 Agriculture & Horticulture course.

OR HoD approval


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90921 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of livestock management practices
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90918 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90160 v5
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90157 v4
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90155 v4
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.7 - Demonstrate knowledge of pasture/crop management practices

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4