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 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 carry out a scientific investigation in an agricultural context.
  • Plant Propagation - propagate plants from seed, cuttings, and division.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.


Course Overview

Term 1
Growing Plants: Plant propagation
Pasture and Crops

Term 2
Growing Plants: Pasture and Crops
Investigation

Livestock

Term 3
Livestock

Farming and the Envrionment

Term 4
Livestock Revision

Recommended Prior Learning

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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Agricultural Field Days Term II – recommended cost of $35.00.
1B8, HB pencil, 30cm ruler, blue & black pens, Highlighter
There is a Learning Workbook available - not compulsory.

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: 3, Week: 9

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6

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: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 90923 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.9 - Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques
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: 5

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

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.

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