NCEA Course Booklet

Year 13

Prerequisites Studying Agribusiness at Level 2 is an advantage. Exclusions A student can take only Business and Enterprise OR Agribusiness. Unless approved by the Assistant Principal – Curriculum. Description Agribusiness at Christ's College is a subject which combines Achievement Standards from two different subject areas – agribusiness and agricultural/horticultural science. Students are able to select Achievement Standards depending on their area of interest, and can concentrate on 'agribusiness' standards such as cash-flow forecasting and business structures, or 'on-farm' standards such as livestock reproduction or land use. As such, Agribusiness at Christ's College helps prepare students for a career in the agribusiness world and/or the agricultural sector. Students also learn about the environment, climate change, and sustainability. To assist learning, we have high-calibre guest speakers and field trips to places of interest. It is a fast-paced, fun environment where students engage with real business leaders and grapple with the real problems of running a business in the primary sector.

Topics may include:

• Profitability of primary produce

• Environmental issues

• Strategic investment

• Future-proofing

• Innovation in the value chain

It will contribute about 20 credits towards NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance, with at least 4 credits externally assessed by examination.

NB: Please note that Agribusiness is not an extension of the Agriculture Certificate offered through the National Trades Academy.

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