AGS23S

AGRICULTURE 23S - Semester

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss L. World

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.


Recommended Prior Learning

Students are required to have gained their 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: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 18192 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of how cows produce milk

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24641 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of features, attributes, identification, and records for sheep

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
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
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
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: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0