AGH2A

NCEA L2 Agriculture and Horticulture 2A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Kane

Agriculture and Horticulture

A course suited to those interested in pursuing a career in  Agriculture/Horticulture. It contains both Achievement Standards and Unit Standards so we can cater the course for an academic or workplace pathway. 

The course includes

Farm Safety

Safe Operation of a Tractor

Environmental Impacts of Primary Production

Sowing and monitoring seeds





Course Overview

Semester A
Farm Safety- this Unit Standard looks at Health and Safety from a rural perspective. It looks at the role of ACC and Worksafe, as well as the effects an injury can have on the worker, employer and their families. It requires students to use their own exerice in a rural setting to show their understanding of Health and Safety regulations in New Zealand.

Safe Operation of a Tractor- this Unit Standard looks at the legal requirements of tractors and how to use them safely. Students will learn about the hazards associated with tractor use and how they are minimised, isolated or eliminated.

Environmental Impacts of Primary Production- this Achievement Standard looks at the effects primary industries can have on the soil/land, water/seas, air and living organisms. Students will choose a primary industry and explain how that industry affects the environment. They will discuss the changes industries have made to improve their environmental impact as well as the negative effects that can occur with poor management.

Sow and monitor seeds require students to grow 4 different seeds in at least 2 different media. It requires students to sow and monitor the seeds until the seedlings have true leaves. Students are expected to provide photographic evidence and will link their learning to nurseries and how they operate.

Recommended Prior Learning

We recommend that you achieve 14 credits in Science at Level 1, or higher. However, if you are really keen and are willing to work hard, we will consider you.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will require a 1B5 book

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 19044 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the legal requirements and hazards associated with tractor use
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 23540 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and the consequences of injury in a rural workplace
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29508 v2
NZQA Info
Sow seeds and monitor germination and emergence
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91298 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0