Level 1 Agriculture

AGR101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Lincoln

Level 1 Agriculture 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 yoghurt production.  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.



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1 v5 Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually
1
I
5
U.S. 23783 v1 Grow and maintain plants in containers from seed
1
I
5
A.S. 90155 v4 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.7 - Demonstrate knowledge of pasture/crop management practices
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90160 v5 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90918 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90919 v3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.3 - Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90920 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.4 - Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.