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.

Learning Areas:



Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2, Biology 2, Science 2 (internally assessed)

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

Nursery Grower/Worker, Packhouse Worker, Quarantine Officer, Marketing Specialist, Farm Assistant, Data Analyst, Science Technician, Communications Professional, Dairy Farmer, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Environmental Scientist, Beekeeper, Arborist, Food Technologist, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Landscaper, Gardener, Farmer/Farm Manager, Agricultural/Horticultural Field Representative, Groundsperson, Health and Safety Adviser, Biosecurity Officer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B8 exercise book

Pathway Tags

Agricultural/Horticultural, Farming, Horticulture, Forestry, Arboriculture, Viticulture., Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Beekeeper, Arborist, Biosecurity Officer, Farm Worker, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Crop Manager, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Landscaper, Agricultural Field Representative, Groundsperson, Nursery Grower/Worker, Packhouse Worker, Quarantine Officer, Agricultural Technician, Statistician, Technician, Farmer/Farm Manager, Health and Safety Adviser

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