NCEA Level 1 Agriculture

11ASC
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.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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

Pathway

NCEA Level 2 Biology, NCEA Level 2 Farming Skills, NCEA Level 2 Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


Recommended Prior Learning

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90155 v4 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.7 - Demonstrate knowledge of pasture/crop management practices
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
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
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90918 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90921 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of livestock management practices
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
E
5
Y
A.S. 90923 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.9 - Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

dairy farmer, forestry contractor, horticultural worker, vet nurse, Amenity Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Viticulture, Floristry, Landscaping, Horticultural Consultant, Science technician, Crop Production Manager, Forestry, Marketing Manager, Orchard Manager, Insectary Manager, Vegetable Farm Manager, Quality Controller


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.