11ASC

NCEA Level 1 Agriculture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Simpson

This course is designed for students with an agricultural focus who may be going on to work or study in the agricultural or horticultural science sector.

  • Environment – production practices that have a positive and negative impacts on the environment.
  • Livestock Management – livestock physiology, feeding, breeding and genetics.
  • Pasture/Crop Management – impacts on production, grazing management and pasture conservation.
  • Investigation – plan and carryout a scientific investigation in an agricultural context.
  • Plant Propagation - propagate plants from seed, cuttings and division.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Agricultural Field Days Term II – recommended cost of $35.00.
1B8, Calculator, HB pencil, 30cm ruler, blue & black pens, Highlighter

Recommended Prior Learning

Overall teacher recommendation across the year and performing at 5P or higher across the Nature of Science strands over the semester.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

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. 90921 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of livestock management practices
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 90923 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.9 - Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

POLICY
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Credits listed may change.