11AGR

Level 1 Agricultural Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Carson-Iles

Level 1 Agricultural Science will allow students to explore and make sense of a variety of different aspects of Agriculture and Horticulture. This course is designed to take full advantage of the school gardens and farm area. In this course you will learn to grow plants from seed, maintain a small garden and learn the correct use of a variety of different garden tools. 

You will also be introduced to wide range of agricultural and horticultural primary production methods used in New Zealand. Agriculture is a very important industry in South Canterbury and this course will help you understand the processes from paddock to plate. During term one the aim will be to spend at least one lesson a week in the garden, so you must enjoy being outdoors to take this course.

We will look at Primary production management practices in farming that have both positive and/or negative impacts on the environment. Later in the year there will be a practical investigation into an aspect of agriculture or horticulture.  There is also an external exam for the Soil Science unit, which we will start preparing for in term 3 for those students who are interested.

For more information please see Ms Carson.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 23783 v1
NZQA Info
Grow and maintain plants in containers from seed
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90155 v4
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.7 - Demonstrate knowledge of pasture/crop management practices
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
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
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90918 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90919 v3
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.3 - Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices
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
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: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4