AGH1
This course requires 2 options.

Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Davie

Photo: Lincoln University demonstration farm visit.

Level 1 achievement standards that provide an entry into New Zealand Agricultural and Horticultural Industries.

  • Tauranga Boys' College Kiwifruit block.
  • Brand new greenhouse with artificial heating and lighting.
  • Raised gardens.
  • All-day industry trips.
  • 2020 visits included:
    • Kiwifruit grower, Te Puke.
    • Kiwifruit packhouse, EastPack.
    • Maturity testing laboratory, Te Puke
    • Dairy Farm, Cambridge.
    • Deer farm, Te Puke
    • Dairy Farm, Pahoia.
    • Artificial breeding services, Cambridge.
    • OWL Demonstration Farm, Cambridge.
    • Wilcox Vegetables, Matamata.


Total of 21 credits made up of 2 externals (9 credits) and 3 internals (12 credits) with excellence endorsement.  Literacy and numeracy credits.


Separate agricultural and horticultural science achievement standards pathways:

  • Practical skills.
  • Soil science.
  • Plant propagation.
  • Horticultural plant management.
  • Pasture/crop management.
  • Livestock management. 

If you have any questions about the subject - please contact Mr Davie   [email protected]

Photo: Kiwifruit maturity testing visit.

Photo: OWL demonstration farm visit.


Course Overview

Term 1
Science investigation, soil science & practical skills.

Term 2
Internal achievement standards for agricultural and horticultural students.

Term 3
External achievement standards for agricultural and horticultural students.

Term 4
Complete of practical skills and examination revision.

Prerequisites

  • Open Entry. 
  • Students who have taken 10AGH will have priority.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B8 exercise book

Pathway

The horticulture and agriculture Industry needs talented people and is willing to pay for it.

Horticultural and Agricultural Industry provides generous scholarships and higher education grants to support your ongoing training.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90155 v4
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.7 - Demonstrate knowledge of pasture/crop management practices
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4

A.S. 90157 v4
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

A.S. 90918 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4

A.S. 90919 v3
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.3 - Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

A.S. 90921 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of livestock management practices
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

A.S. 90923 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.9 - Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4

A.S. 90924 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.10 - Demonstrate knowledge of horticultural plant management practices and related plant physiology
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 30
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4