13 Agriculture and Horticultural Science 1
Teacher in Charge: Raechel Milich
The course includes the study of profitability of farming and how a farmer works out how to produce steak that consumers want and will pay a premium for. The environmental impact of production systems are studied. The specific production practices that are used to meet market requirements are studied. Production systems analysed include fine wool, dairy and kiwifruit.
The subject builds on Level 2 Agriculture, which emphasises the central role primary industries play in the New Zealand economy.
There are four assessments in total. Two are external (exam) and two are internally assessed.
At least 10 credits in Level 2 Agriculture & Horticulture (12AG1)
OR at least 10 credits in Level 2 Chemistry or Biology
OR HoD approval
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
*13AG1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $25
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 10
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
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.
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,