Level 1 Agriculture and Horticulture

11HOR
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.


Pathway

Level 2 Agricultural & Horticultural Science, Level 2 Horticulture

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$40. Includes $20 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home. Also $20 towards a field trip to the Hamilton Gardens for our Landscaping Assessment.


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. 90922 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.8 - Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements
1
I
3
A.S. 90920 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.4 - Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90919 v3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.3 - Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90918 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90157 v4 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production
1
I
4
U.S. 1 v5 Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually
1
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.