AGH2
This course requires 2 options.

Agricultural and Horticultural Science - Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Davie

A level 2 achievement standard course that covers Horticultural and Agricultural science.

Areas covered include:

  • Advanced plant propagation techniques.
  • Extended investigation.
  • Physical factors affecting growth.
  • Plant management practices.
  • Advanced propagation techniques.
  • Livestock reproductive technologies.

Also included:

  • Grower and commercial visits.
  • Hamilton Fieldays visit.



Course Overview

Term 1
Commercial propagation and an extended investigation. Field visit to a commercial propagator and marketing company.

Term 2
Techniques used to modifiy the physical environment that are used in commercial primary production.

Term 3
Environmental impact from primary production. Plant management practices or livestock reproductive technologies.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

IB8 exercise book
Field trip fees

Prerequisites

  • 12 level 1 credits in any Science subject or by prior permission from TIC.
  • A proven record of self management is required given the need to work outside of the classroom, use of commerical tools and off site visits.
  • If a student demonstrates value for this subject, an alternative pathway that consists Unit Standards can be offerred.


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.

This leads onto Level 3 Agriculture and Horticulture which is the prerequisite for university study.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91289 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7

A.S. 91290 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of techniques used to modify physical factors of the environment for NZ plant production
Level: 2
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. 91291 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of advanced plant propagation techniques used for commercial production in New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

A.S. 91292 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 91293 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of livestock reproductive techniques in commercial production in New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 91298 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

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