AGH3
This course requires 2 options.

Agricultural & Horticultural Science 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Davie

Level 3 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.
  • Massey University Visit staying in students Halls of Residence (two nights).
  • 2020 visits have included:
    • Mr Apple, Hastings.
    • AgResearch, Grasslands, Palmerston North.
    • Kiwifruit packhouse, Trevelyan's Pack & Cool.
    • Deer farm, Te Puke.
    • Kiwifruit Orchard, Tauranga.
    • Kaituna Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority, Kaituna.


Photo: Massey University visit.

Course topics covered include: 

  • Research investigation of product attributes.
  • Primary production profitability.
  • Market requirements of a primary product.
  • Environment and sustainable production.

Total of 19 credits made up of 2 externals (9 credits) and 2 internals (10 credits) with excellence endorsement.


University Entrance (UE) literacy and numeracy credits.


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





Photo: Massey University 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

Open entry. 


Photo: Massey University visit

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: 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
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
Total Numeracy 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.