13AGR

Agricultural Science & Agribusiness

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. McNaught

Agricultural Science & Agribusiness is an achievement standard course that is available at both Level 2 and Level 3. At Level 3 it is also a University Entrance Subject. The course covers a wide range of topics from Agriculture and Horticulture.



Level 2: The course combines Agricultural Science with Business.  Students will discover the diverse range of essential food crops and animals that South Canterbury grows and exports to the rest of the world.  Students will explore business structures of local agribusinesses and make sense of some of the challenges businesses face to become profitable and viable.

Students will plan a scientific investigation with a horticultural or agricultural focus.  They will analyse the results and  compare these to other scientific papers. 

 


Level 3: Agribusiness course is a fully internally assessed, academic, University Entrance course. The course focuses on various aspects of Agricultural Science and Business Studies and develops skills and knowledge acquired during the Level 2 course.  

Students will study bio security and analyse the potential problems this could cause for a local Agribusiness.  You will offer strategies to ensure the long term viability of the business.  The Agricultural investigation investigates sensory attributes of local primary product.  Students will discover what a producer can do to ensure that they are producing a product that the consumer wants.  The financing unit gives students an understanding of what finance is required to operate within the primary sector.  

Adding value to primary products is one way that producers and manufacturers ensure that they are producing a product that the consumer wants to purchase while also adding making money.  The value added unit analyses how innovation is used to add value to products.  

There is no requirement to have taken Agriculture in Year 11. If students take Year 13 Commerce there may be a double up of some achievement standards and will only be able to count one subject towards UE. Please note that this course is NOT a unit standard based course. 

For more information please see Mrs McNaught.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 42 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 38 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. 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. 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
A.S. 91383 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 3.5 - Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91528 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.1 - Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91865 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of future proofing influences that affect business viability
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91867 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a primary industry business structure that best meets the strategic needs of a business
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91869 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 3.8 - Analyse future proofing strategies to ensure long term viability of a business
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91870 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 3.9 - Analyse the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91871 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 3.10 - Analyse how a product meets market needs through innovation in the value chain
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 42
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 42
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 11
Total Numeracy Credits: 8

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.