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L2AGR Agriculture


COURSE TITLE:

Level 2 Agriculture

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course will be a mixture of theory, hands on practical work and lots of classroom

discussion. There will be field trips to emphasise learning.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The Level 2 Agriculture course will explore aspects of soil science, environmental

modifications caused by farming, livestock reproduction and plant propagation and

how livestock behaviour affects productivity. It will also allow students to learn more of the

practical skills associated with agriculture.

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

Have an interest in agriculture or horticulture and a desire to have a future in the

farming industry or further education.

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE
Literacy
91298 Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product.
4 credits Internal X
91297 Demonstrate understanding of land use for primary production in New Zealand 4 credits External X
91290 Demonstrate understanding of techniques used to modify physical factors of the environment for NZ plant production 4 credits External X
91295 Demonstrate understanding of interactions between livestock behaviour and NZ commercial management practices 4 credits Internal X
91289 Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation 4 credits Internal X
91292 Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production 4 credits External X


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

24


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

The final examination in November assesses the two external standards.It is vital that you read and understand the rules relating to NCEA in the Student Handbook.  The following rules are emphasized here:

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

Level 2 agriculture leads to the Level 3 Agribusiness course and is also useful for students who plan to leave at the end of year 12.

INDICATIVE COSTS:

Course book $30

Field trips, (maximum of $30)