NCEA Level 2 Agriculture Science

12AGR
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.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


Recommended Prior Learning

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


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91289 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91292 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91293 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of livestock reproductive techniques in commercial production in New Zealand
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91294 v3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of how NZ commercial management practices influence livestock growth and development
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91297 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of land use for primary production in New Zealand
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91298 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

dairy farmer, forestry contractor, horticultural worker, vet nurse, Amenity Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Viticulture, Floristry, Landscaping, Horticultural Consultant, Science technician, Crop Production Manager, Forestry, Marketing Manager, Orchard Manager, Insectary Manager, Vegetable Farm Manager, Quality Controller


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.