11AGR

Level 1 Agricultural Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Spindler

Note:

Science at Level 1 splits into two courses: General Science and Agricultural Biology 

 

Students who are considering taking Physics or Chemistry at Levels 2 and 3 should select General Science. This will prepare them to take any of the Sciences at levels 2 and 3, including Biology and Agriculture. Students will take a selection of internal and external standards worth up to 20 credits from the available standards listed below. The standards offered will be on a class by class basis at the discretion of the head of Science, Mr Kurian.

 

Students who are considering taking Biology or Agriculture at Levels 2 and 3 should select Agricultural Biology. Agricultural Biology will consist of two externally assessed Achievement Standards, with three internally assessed standards. Your options are open in terms of doing Biology or Agricultural at level 2 but not for Physics or Chemistry. 

Agricultural Biology  

Course Highlights: Gaining knowledge of plants and their cultivation with a biological context. Gaining knowledge of farm animal biology with associated reproductive, health and social issues.

 

Vocational Pathway: Primary Industries, Biological Sciences

 

This course can lead to: Livestock management, primary industries, horticultural industries, vocational biology, and science courses. 

 

For more information, please see Mr Kurian or your year 10 Science teacher

 



Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90923 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.9 - Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90925 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90926 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.2 - Report on a biological issue
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90928 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4