New Zealand Scholarship Agricultural and Horticultural Science

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Agricultural and Horticultural assessment specification

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Agricultural and Horticultural Science assessment specification

Scholarship Performance Standard (93105) Agricultural and Horticultural Science
Method of assessment Written examination
For year 2023

Format of the assessment

The paper will comprise 3 questions. Candidates are required to answer ALL questions.

Questions will have a focus on:

  • export-orientated primary production systems
  • issues, perspectives, and conflicts that occur in attempting to achieve sustainable production systems
  • contemporary issues that have an impact on the production part of the primary production system.

Special notes

Candidates will be required to have detailed understanding of TWO primary production systems from producer to consumer. A primary production system involves the production of one or more products from producer to consumer, e.g. a sheep system might produce wool and meat.

Candidates will be required to have an understanding of the following contemporary issues:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions from primary production systems.
  • Growing the value of New Zealand's Agri-food exports.

It is recommended that candidates familiarise themselves with the Agricultural and Horticultural Science Scholarship resource material on the Horticultural and Agricultural Teachers Association (HATA) website.

Also note the Agricultural and Horticultural Science NCEA Level 3 Assessment Specifications.

Agricultural and Horticultural Science resources

The links listed below are for resources to help teachers and students understand what is required for success in New Zealand Scholarship.

Performance standard

Exam materials (question books, resource books, reports, schedules, etc.)

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