Agricultural & Horticultural Science - Level 3

AGH3
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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91528 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.1 - Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91529 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.2 - Research and report on the impact of factors on the profitability of a New Zealand primary product
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
3
I
6
Y
6r,6w *
Y
A.S. 91531 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how the production process meets market requirements for a New Zealand primary product(s)
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91532 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.5 - Analyse a New Zealand primary production environmental issue
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
Total Credits
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.

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