NCEA L2 Agriculture and Horticulture 2B
Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Kane
Agriculture and Horticulture
A course suited to those interested in persuing a career in Agriculture/Horticulture.
The course includes
Safe operation of a Quad bike
Safe Operation of a Motorcycle
Management Practices to Influence Animal Growth and Development
Stock Care and Management Practices
Safe operation of a Quad bike- this Unit Standard looks at the legal requirements and the safe operation of a quad bike.
Safe Operation of a Motorcycle - this Unit Standard looks at the legal requirements and the safe operation of a motorcycle.
Stock Care and Management Practices- this Achievement Standard looks at animal behaviours and how we can reduce stress and improve efficiency in carrying out management practices. Students can focus on their chosen livestock and find out how tasks such as mustering, tailing, walking cows to the shed, drenching etc are carried out to be efficient but also reduce stress on the animals.
Management Practices to Influence Animal Growth and Development- This Achievement Standard looks at different management practices and how they can be used to alter animal growth and development and how this affects farmer profit. For example how unfavourable environmental conditions are managed- using feed, timing, and/or placement to reduce the effects. It has an external exam so it will be optional.
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
Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.