Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Agriculture and Horticultural Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Coadette Low.


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

The course includes the study of the environmental impact of farming, reproductive techniques, livestock production, horticultural crop production. The practical component of this course animal nutrition and husbandry, among other practical farm tasks.

The subject builds on learning from Level 1 Agriculture, which emphasises how food and fibre is produced, along with the importance of the primary industries to the New Zealand economy will be gained through the learning.

There are five assessments in total. Two are externals (exams) and three are internally assessed.

This subject leads on to Agriculture and Horticultural Science at level 3 which is a University Approved subject. From there it leads to tertiary qualifications which can be undertaken at farm cadet schools, training colleges or (for the more academic students) universities.  There is a vast range and number of employment opportunities within the primary industries here in New Zealand and abroad. 

N.B. to study Agricultural or Horticultural Science at university it is recommended that a student studies Chemistry at Level 2.




13 Agriculture and Horticultural Science 1

Career Pathways

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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12AG1* - 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.