Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Davie


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

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.

Learning Areas:



Agricultural & Horticultural Science 3

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

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

IB8 exercise book
Field trip fees

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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