AGS23S

AGRICULTURE 23S - Semester

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Taylor

Agriculture: Animals and the land

This course provides an introduction to livestock agricultural science and explores how agriculture impacts the NZ environment. 

  • Livestock anatomy, attributes and features
  • Livestock reproductive techniques and features
  • Impacts of animals on the land

Students may select from the industry-based or theoretical standards that are related to agriculture and will NOT complete all of the standards listed below. 2-3 standards will be selected and students can expect to attempt a maximum of 10 credits. 


Future Possibilities 
This course lead well into Agriculture/Horticulture/Viticulture industry training courses, or entry level positions within the associated industries.

Please note: This course may run in conjunction a combined AGS/HTS depending on student enrolment numbers. In this case a combination of Agricultural and Horticultural standards will be assessed. These may come from Primary Industry unit standards or Agricultural and Horticultural Science Achievement Standards

Recommended Prior Learning

Students are required to have gained 10 Level 1 Literacy credits and it is recommended that they have gained at least 12 credits in Level 1 Science achievement standards. 

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 18 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91293 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of livestock reproductive techniques in commercial production in New Zealand

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91298 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0