Agricultural and Horticultural Science - Level 1

AGH1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Davie






Level 1 achievement standards that provides an entry into New Zealand Agricultural and Horticultural Industries.

Areas covered include:

  • Practical skills.
  • Soil science.
  • Agricultural and horticultural investigation.
  • Environmental impact. 
  • Horticultural plant management or livestock management. 

Also included:

  • Classroom & outdoor learning.
  • Field trips to growers, farm and marketing companies.
  • Literacy and numeracy credits.




Course Overview

Term 1
Soil science principles and their appliation within an experimental investigation. Planned field trip to the New Zealand's largest kiwifruit nursery and Zespri head office.

Term 2
Class splits between Horticulture or Agriculture. Horticulture students consider management stratergies to optimise crop production while agricultural students consider the livestock managment of deer, pigs, cows, lamb and beef.

Term 3
Environmental impact of New Zealand primary industry. Field visit to a kiwifruit orchard and progresses of student practical skills and potential farm visit for Agricultural students.

Term 4
Complete of practical skills and examination revision.

Pathway

Agricultural and Horticultural Science - Level 2, Biology - Level 2, Science - Level 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.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B8 exercise book


Prerequisites




Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90157 v4 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production
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1
I
4
A.S. 90160 v5 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices
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1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90918 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90919 v3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.3 - Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90921 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of livestock management practices
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
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Term: null, Week: null
1
E
5
Y
A.S. 90924 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.10 - Demonstrate knowledge of horticultural plant management practices and related plant physiology
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
E
5
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

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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