11HOR

Level 1 Agricultural and Horticultural Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee

This course introduces students to basic horticultural skills, the agribusiness sector in NZ and the science that supports it. Major topics include: Soil science – Soil types and their effect on soil properties, soil management practices; Plant Husbandry – plant cultivation and propagation, protection and training, maintenance of plant health; Distribution of Primary Production in NZ – physical, climatic and market factors that influence agribusiness in NZ; and Amenity horticulture – landscape plans and design.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 23780 v1
NZQA Info
Undertake general garden maintenance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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. 90920 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.4 - Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90922 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.8 - Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4