Year 13 Science Primary Industries

13SPI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

Level 2 and Year 13 Secondary Primary Industries are highly practical courses for students who are interested in a career in primary industries and learning practical skills.

What will I learn and how will I learn?
Students will learn about Mustelid pests and how to trap and control numbers. They will also learn basic fencing practices and will build a fence as a team and have the opportunity to gain a safety certificate in the safe operation of a chainsaw. The course will provide further instruction in skills need to work in the primary industries, eg, Agrichemical use.

Conditions of Assessment
NCEA internal assessments allow a flexible approach to the collection of achievement evidence. Therefore, assessment conditions will vary from theoretical assessments, supervised by the teacher, to practical performance assessments. All assessments will be monitored by the subject teacher to ensure authenticity of student work. Specific assessment conditions will be provided for individual achievement standards.

Submitting Internal Assessments
All work for assessment must be submitted to the teacher by the due date.  Any work not submitted for assessment by the deadline will receive a ‘Not Achieved’ grade. If students are sick on the day their work is due, they must get a doctor’s certificate.  (Read over Student Handbook for full assessment details).  APA Referencing must be used if relevant to the task.

Resubmissions and Further Assessment Opportunities
All standards have a resubmission opportunity.  Time and pace of learning will dictate whether further assessment opportunities can occur.


Course Overview

Term 1
The timetable of teaching, learning and assessment of these standards will be advised by letter at the commencement of the 2021 school year.

Term 4
Revision and further assessment opportunities
KEY DATES: Week 4: Further assessment opportunities

Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have succeeded in Level 2 Secondary Primary Industries or Level 2 Science Practical, and/or have approval from the Teacher in Charge and/or Head of Learning Area.  This class is limited to fourteen students.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 561 v5 Install, dismantle, and store temporary electric fences
2
I
2
U.S. 6916 v8 Demonstrate knowledge of the rules relating to chainsaw use
2
I
5
U.S. 6917 v8 Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation
2
I
8
U.S. 20778 v2 Describe and use traps to control mustelid pests
3
I
9
U.S. 20788 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of mustelid biology and environmental impact as a pest species
3
I
6
U.S. 21563 v4 Demonstrate understanding of the legislation, regulations and standards for the use of agrichemicals
3
I
5
U.S. 23542 v1 Identify factors, and describe how to manage factors, that contribute to injury in a rural workplace
3
I
4
U.S. 24822 v2 Install wooden battens for fencing
2
I
4
U.S. 24832 v2 Open and draw out a coil of wire, tie knots, join wire, and prepare wire for transport and storage
2
I
5
U.S. 24833 v2 Identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment, and identify fencing construction materials and wire types
2
I
3
U.S. 24834 v2 Replace a broken post and repair a broken wire in fences
2
I
5
U.S. 24835 v1 Identify the location of a fault in electric fences, and replace electric fence components
2
I
3
U.S. 24836 v3 Describe nonelectric fences, fence support materials, and safe practices in fencing
2
I
2
U.S. 27215 v3 Prepare to apply and apply agrichemicals using hand held equipment
2
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 66 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 66 credits.

Pathway Tags

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