Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

13 Agriculture and Horticultural Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Coadette Low.


At least 10 credits in Level 2 Agriculture & Horticulture (12AG1) or Level 2 Agribusiness (12AB1)

OR at least 10 credits in Level 2 Chemistry or Biology 

OR HoD approval

The course includes the study of profitability of farming, environmental issues, and meeting market requirements. 

The subject builds on Level 2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science understanding of the environmental impact of farming, livestock production, and horticultural production, and the importance of the primary industries to the New Zealand economy.

There are four assessments in total. Two are externals (exam) and two internally assessed.

At Level 3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science is a University Entrance Approved subjects.  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.



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

*13AG1* - 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.