AGH2
This course requires 2 options.

Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Davie

Level 2 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.
  • All-day industry trips.
  • 2020 visits have included:
    • Kiwifruit grower, Tauranga, Te Puke.
    • Kiwifruit packhouse, EastPack.
    • Maturity testing laboratory, Te Puke
    • Beef and lamb farm, Katikati.
    • Deer farm, Te Puke
    • Blueberry farm, Pahoia
    • Cider Factory, Te Puna
    • Artificial breeding services, Cambridge.
    • Livestock Improvement Centre, Hamilton.

Photo: Deer farm visit.

Total of 20 credits made up of 1 external (4 credits) and 4 internals (16 credits) with excellence endorsement.  


Separate agricultural and horticultural science achievement standards pathways:

  • Extended investigation.
  • Advanced plant propagation techniques.
  • Physical factors affecting growth.
  • Plant management practices.
  • Livestock behaviour and management practices.
  • Livestock growth and development.

If you have further questions about the subject, please email Mr Davie   [email protected]

Photo: New Tauranga Boys' College Kiwifruit block.

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.

Prerequisites

4 credits from any level 1 Science external (SC1, AGH1, BIO1, etc) or approval from TIC of Agricultural & Horticultural Science ([email protected])

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

IB8 exercise book
Field trip fees

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: 32 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 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: 2021-04-24, Week: 2021-04-24

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: 2021-04-24, Week: 2021-04-24

A.S. 91294 v3
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of how NZ commercial management practices influence livestock growth and development
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: 7

A.S. 91295 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of interactions between livestock behaviour and NZ commercial management practices
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. 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: 32
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 32
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4