12AB1

12 Agribusiness 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms E. Hancock

This course capitalises on Mount Albert Grammar School’s role as a Centre of Excellence for Agribusiness where it was a lead school in developing this programme nationally that commenced in 2017. The teaching will make best use of industry visits and speakers with the aim of opening student minds to the employment and entrepreneurship possibilities available in Agribusiness. The range of standards available is shown below but will be trimmed slightly to best meet the needs and aspirations of the students whilst utilising the strengths and passions of the teaching staff.

Topics covered will range widely and cover such esoteric topics as insect farming, ethical farming and consumerism and use primary industry examples to learn important skills like cash-flow forecasting.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

12AB1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $25 – This course contains field trips. The cost of these will be given prior to each trip.

Prerequisites

12 credits in either or both of Level 1 Business and Science with at least Achieved in at least one external in these subjects. 

OR HoF approval.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91868 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 2.10 - Demonstrate understanding of cash flow forecasting for a business
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91866 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 2.8 - Conduct an inquiry into the use of organisms to meet future needs
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91865 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of future proofing influences that affect business viability
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91530 v3
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how market forces affect supply of and demand for New Zealand primary products
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91295 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of interactions between livestock behaviour and NZ commercial management practices
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 5

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.