L3 Horticulture & Sustainability - Semester A

3HSUA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Neville

L3 Horticulture & Sustainability - Semester A

This course can be focused around Sustainability or Horticulture (or a mixture of both) depending on student interest.  

Sustainability offers three internal assessments with a total of 15 credits meaning that UE can be achieved in the sustainability learning area (this needs to be completed over both Semester A and B for UE ).  The standards include: creating a strategy for sustainability, taking a personal action based on the strategy, and the evaluation of a marine reserve (a field trip is required for this standard, either to Goat Island or Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve).

Horticulture offers two internal assessments, a research project and an extended investigation.  

If you would like this course to count as an approved course for University Entrance, then you must take both semesters.


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

The Level 2 Action Internal is useful prior knowledge for a sustainability based course. 

Some prior horticultural knowledge (L1 or L2 Horticulture standards) is recommended for the Horticultural course.

In order to achieve in either of these areas, it is recommended that the course is taken for a full year. 

If you would like this course to count as an approved course for University Entrance, then you must take both semesters.

If you wish to take Level 3 Sustainable Horticulture but did not take the subject in Year 12, you will need to explain why you wish to take the course in the notes section when you select this course.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90828 v3 Education for Sustainability 3.1 - Evaluate a personal action that contributes towards a sustainable future
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 90832 v3 Education for Sustainability 3.5 - Develop a strategy for an organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91528 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.1 - Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91529 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.2 - Research and report on the impact of factors on the profitability of a New Zealand primary product
3
I
6
Y
6r,6w *
Y
A.S. 91735 v2 Education for Sustainability 3.2 - Evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment
3
I
4
4r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 25 credits.

Pathway Tags

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Beekeeper, Arborist, Farmer/Farm Manager, Biosecurity Officer, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Forestry Scientist, Landscaper, Groundsperson, Nursery Grower/Worker, Packhouse Worker, Quarantine Officer, Orchard Farmer/Manager


Related Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2019/06/opinion-celebrating-sustainability-in-horticulture.html
Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.