NCEA Level 2 Agriculture Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Clark

Recommended Prior Learning

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


  • 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.

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


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.