12 Agriculture and Horticultural Science 1
Teacher in Charge: Raechel Milich
The course includes the study of the environmental impact of farming, reproductive techniques, animal production. The practical component of this course includes assisting with caring and feeding livestock among other practical farm tasks.
The subject builds on learning from Level 1 Agriculture, which emphasises the central role primary industries play in the New Zealand economy.
There are six assessments in total. Two are externals (exams) and three are internally assessed. The remaining standard is based on practical work completed throughout the year.
This subject leads on to Agriculture and Horticultural Science at level 3 which is a University Approved subject. From there it can lead to tertiary qualifications which can be undertaken at farm cadet school, training college or (for 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.
At least 10 credits in Level 1 Agricultural and Horticultural Science (11AG1)
OR at least 10 credits in Level 1 Chemistry and/or Level 1 Biology
OR HoD approval
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
*12AG1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $25
An optional day or field trip to a commercial farm may be offered - cost to be determined.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 2, Week: 3
Term: 2, Week: 10
Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Beekeeper, Arborist, Farmer/Farm Manager, Biosecurity Officer, Farm Assistant, Science Technician, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Forestry Scientist, Landscaper, Groundsperson, Nursery Grower/Worker, Orchard Farmer/Manager,