Assessment Specifications

Level 3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2020

General information

Domain

Agricultural and Horticultural Science

Mode of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91530  91531  91532

Information relating to all achievement standards

The assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format. Further information about digital external assessments can be found on the Digital Assessment: NCEA Online page. 

The context for all standards will be suitable for candidates studying agriculture or horticulture.

Equipment to bring

Calculators are permitted.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91530

Title

Demonstrate understanding of how market forces affect supply of and demand for New Zealand primary products

Version

3

Number of credits

5

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to demonstrate understanding of supply and demand forces for two primary industry products that earn significant export revenue. There will be ONE question with multiple parts, similar to AS91531 and AS91532.


Standard

91531

Title

Demonstrate understanding of how the production process meets market requirements for a New Zealand primary product(s)

Version

2

Number of credits

4



Standard

91532

Title

Analyse a New Zealand primary production environmental issue

Version

2

Number of credits

5

Special notes

The environmental issue will focus on how production systems and their management practices have changed over time to allow for more intensive production, often at the expense of environmental sustainability.

Candidates should be familiar with the Explanatory Notes in the standard.

Agricultural and Horticultural Science subject page

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