13HOR

Level 3 Horticulture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee

This is a Unit Standard (open-book assessment) style course that continues on from the NCEA Level 2 Horticulture that is available to students in Year 12.  It is an even split of theory in the classroom and practical work in the horticulture gardens.  The course is designed for those students considering a trade or Wintec course in Arboriculture, forestry, production and amenity (landscaping) horticulture.  Major topics covered include; Amenity Horticulture – Basic Botany (plant identification) as well as the variety and uses of plants in Landscaping; Plant Husbandry - plant cultivation and propagation, protection and maintenance of plant health, plant processes and plant life cycles; Soil Media – Properties that make up soil and their effect on plant growth. Soil improvement and conditioning.

 

Recommended Prior Learning

Having done Yr 12 Horticulture is preferable but not essential.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 towards the cost of seeds. All produce grown in the Horticulture gardens is the students and as such can be taken home.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22175 v3
NZQA Info
Describe soil properties and their effect on plant growth
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24648 v2
NZQA Info
Identify the physical characteristics, and range of, plants used in amenity horticulture
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 7
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29829 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of plant structure, functions and processes
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0