12AB1

12 Agribusiness 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Coadette Low.

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. The agribusiness teaching and learning programme involving aspects of all four key strands, as they are all essential to the understanding of Agribusiness; Innovation, Science, Management and Finance, and Marketing.

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


Prerequisites

12 credits in one of Level 1 Commerce and/or Science and/or Level 1 Agriculture with at least Achieved in one external in these subjects. 

OR HoD approval.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12AB1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $30 for resources
NB: This course may contain field trips that will be offered, but are not compulsory. The cost of these will be given prior to each trip.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90844 v3
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
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: 0
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: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91867 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a primary industry business structure that best meets the strategic needs of a business
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0