Field          Sciences


Revision of Agricultural and Horticultural Science achievement standard






Agricultural and Horticultural Science



The Ministry of Education has completed the revision of the achievement standard listed above.


Date new version published                                                             19 November 2015


Planned review date                                                                           31 December 2018




The Secondary Examinations business unit in NZQA raised a concern with the Ministry of Education about an issue arising in the assessment of the external agricultural and horticultural science achievement standard 90919.  This issue has arisen because of the wording of explanatory note 4 in the standard.


Main changes


The Ministry has amended the wording of explanatory note 4 to make it clear that soil management practices relate to soil properties and where relevant, to soil components, soil textures and soil structure.  There is also a wording change to the introductory statement to bring it into line with current achievement standard structure.


This is a minor change that clarifies the intention of the standard.