AGH3
This course requires 2 options.

Agricultural & Horticultural Science - Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Davie

Level 3 achievement standards course that covers horticultural and agricultural science. 

This course is designed for students that are considering going to University to study Primary Industries which include Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Viticulture etc. 

Areas covered include: 

  • Research.
  • Marketing and product attributes.
  • Manipulation of primary production.

Also included:

  • Visits to orchard, marketing company and Hamilton Fieldays Days.
  • Potential Massey University Palmerston North visit.







Course Overview

Term 1
Investigation of an exported horticultural crop and how key attributes are managed by the growers.

Term 2
Research and reporting on key attribute of a horticultural crop that are required by an export market.

Term 3
How export markets shaped the horticultural sector in New Zealand.

Prerequisites

1. 12 credits in any Science subject at level 2 or by prior permission from TIC.

2. A proven record of self managment give the research requirement of level 3 standards.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91528 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.1 - Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 2

A.S. 91529 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.2 - Research and report on the impact of factors on the profitability of a New Zealand primary product
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8

A.S. 91531 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how the production process meets market requirements for a New Zealand primary product(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

A.S. 91532 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.5 - Analyse a New Zealand primary production environmental issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 15
TotalNumeracy Credits: 10

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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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