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L1 Agriculture


COURSE TITLE:

Level 1 Agriculture

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Level 1 Agriculture/ Horticulture will explore many aspects of Agriculture including a study of soils, crops/pastures and livestock management. There will be an opportunity to learn and practice a variety of basic skills. The course provides the background needed to study Agriculture or Agribusiness at the higher levels.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

 Practical skills associated with Ag/ Hort
The geographic distribution of Primary Production in NZ
The impact of Ag/Hort on the environment
Soil management practices
Knowledge of livestock management
Plant, crop and pasture growing techniques 

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

There are no prerequisites for this course
Students should have an interest in NZ Primary Production and Sciences

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:

Agricultural and Horticultural Science  Level 1

Choose the 1/2 externals plus 3 or 4 internals for 19-20 credits 

lit

num

90918

AS 1.1

Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation

4 credits

internal

 

Y

90157

AS 1.2

Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production

4 credits

internal

 

 

90920

AS 1.4

Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand

3 credits

internal

Y

 

90160

AS 1.5

Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices

3 credits

internal

 

 

90155

AS 1.7

Demonstrate knowledge of pasture/crop management practices

4 credits

Internal

 

 

90919

AS 1.3

Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices

4 credits

external

Y

 

90921

AS 1.6

Demonstrate knowledge of livestock management practices

5 credits

external

Y

 

 

 

 19-20 credits

Select 3-4 internal

2 External

 

 

Possible alternative standards for those interested in Horticulture

 

 

90922

AS 1.8

Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements

3 credits

internal

 

 

90923

Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques

4 credits

internal

Y

 

90924

Demonstrate knowledge of horticultural plant management practices and related plant physiology

5 credits

external

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

There will be three/four internal assessments during the year.   There WILL NOT be any reassessment opportunities offered.

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:

Late Work

Work submitted late for the internally assessed standards will not be marked.  

If you have a genuine reason why you are unable to submit work by the due date or are unable to take part in an assessment on the set day, then you are able to apply for an extension.  This should occur prior to the due date/date of assessment, not after.  Approach your subject teacher and make your case.  Read the NCEA Student Handbook for more detail.

Authenticity and Appeals

These issues are dealt with by the college’s assessment procedures.  Essentially all work must be your own.  If you copy anything from the internet or a book, you must attribute the source of the work. Do not claim it as your own! You have the right to appeal a grade if you consider you have been treated unfairly. Read your NCEA Student Handbook for details. 

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

L1 Agriculture provides a background for further study. At Year 12, the follow on courses will be Agriculture and Agribusiness depending on interest. Students will need to pass Level 1 standards to take part in Level 2 courses. These could come from Science, English and Maths

http://www.mtaspiring.school.nz/academic-programmes-enrolment/curriculum-documents

INDICATIVE COSTS:

You will be expected to purchase L1 Agriculture workbook. These will be ordered by the school and you will be invoiced for the cost (approx. $30). These are used for both classwork and homework.