12AGR

NCEA Level 2 Agriculture Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Millichamp

Content/Skills:

  • Crop growth and development;
  • Livestock reproduction techniques;
  • Livestock growth and development;
  • Primary production land use; and
  • Environmental impact of a local primary product.

Field trip:  One trip to Lincoln University and one trip to the Get Ahead Agricultural Careers Day.

There may also be the opportunity for some students to do a two-day tractor and three-day chainsaw course which is worth an extra Unit Standard.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Agricultural Science or by consultation with Head of Agriculture.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary course contribution: Approximately $20 towards field trip transport, to be advised at the time.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91289 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91292 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91293 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of livestock reproductive techniques in commercial production in New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91294 v3
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of how NZ commercial management practices influence livestock growth and development
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91297 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of land use for primary production in New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
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: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.

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