Level 3 Horticulture

13HOR
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22175 v2 Demonstrate understanding of soil properties and their effect on plant growth
3
I
6
U.S. 24648 v2 Identify the physical characteristics, and range of, plants used in amenity horticulture
3
I
7
U.S. 29829 v1 Demonstrate understanding of plant structure, functions and processes
3
I
5
A.S. 91528 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.1 - Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.