AGH100

NCEA L1 Agriculture and Horticulture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Kane

This is a foundation course if you are interested in primary production. During the course you will learn topics such as:

  • Agriculture/Horticulture production and its impact 
  • Practical skills 
  • Soil management 

 The course will cover the ways life processes and growing environments affect end products of primary production as well as appreciate that management practices have impacts on the environment and the wider community.


You will also will learn practical skills in soil cultivation, seed germination, wire tying, and using a sprayer. 

Course Overview

Semester A
Students will look at soil structure and soil management practices to ensure we can grow our crops and livestock to maintain a healthy sustainable soil. Students will use this knowledge to help them sow seeds and grow a small crop on the school grounds. They will also learn different skills such as wire tying that are useful in many primary industries.

Semester B
Students will continue to manage crops in their small plots. They will also look at New Zealand regions and their climatic, physical, and marketing factors that allow primary industries to thrive in that region.
Students will also look at how primary industries can affect the soil, air, water and living organisms and how those affects are managed.
They will continue to build on their skills used within primary industries such as using a sprayer.

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior knowledge is required but an interest in primary industries is recommended.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will need a 1B5 book

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90157 v4
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90160 v5
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90919 v3
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.3 - Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90920 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.4 - Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0