Level 3 Horticulture
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.
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.
Recommended Prior Learning
Having done Yr 12 Horticulture is preferable but not essential.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 4
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.