Year 10 Agricultural and Horticultural Science

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. McKoy

Agricultural and Horticultural Science

Assessment: NCEA Level 1 – 4 credits.

This course has a large practical component. The students are expected to maintain their own garden plot at school. It is designed to give an appreciation for creation and encourages students to be good stewards of the resources we have. The course covers the basics of plant structure, function and propagation, and an understanding of agricultural products. It also gives an overview of the agricultural and horticultural industries, and the wide range of career opportunities available. This course contributes towards the Level 1 NCEA certificate.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Fee: $10 for consumable products.


Ag/Hort Science is a core subject for any environmental science, agricultural or horticultural based career. It would also be an advantage for teacher, science, biology, economics, earth science or managerial degrees.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90157 v4
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production

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

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 4
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0


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