HTC2

Horticulture Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Horticulture Level 2

In this course there is a strong practical component with the production and care of cuttings, the planting and maintenance of larger plants, the design, carrying out and reporting of a practical investigation and the detailed design of landscapes. 

Topics and Key Concepts




Topic

Key Concepts


  1. Practical investigation


  • good experimental design

  • accurate experimental work

  • appropriate reporting of experimental work


  1. Growing plants from cuttings

  2. caring for trees and shrubs


  • familiarity with equipment used in making cuttings

  • familiarity with materials used in making cuttings

  • appropriate cuttings techniques

  • care for young plants, trees, shrubs and maintenance of growing areas in the greenhouse

  • maintenance of logbooks to record work 


  1. Scientific naming of plants


  • recognising the rules used when naming plants

  • understanding why names may change

  • using keys to identify unknown plants

  • application of the rules used in naming plants


  1. Landscape design


  • Understanding of user requirements

  • use of appropriate symbols and plants/materials

  • appropriate design of a stated landscape plan


Course Overview

Term 1
Practice and completion of the practical investigation
Working on the plant nomenclature (naming) assessment
Setting up of cuttings assessment

Term 2
Maintenance of cuttings for assessment purposes
completion of plant nomenclature assessment

Term 3
care and maintenance of trees and shrubs
completion of cuttings assessment (if needed)
preparation and research for landscaping assessment

Term 4
Completion of landscaping assessment

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Living Science is an advantage.

Recommendation of Level 1 Science teacher. 


Assessment Information

Assessments
AS 91289 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation Internal 4 Credits
US 829 v5 Demonstrate knowledge of plant nomenclature Internal 5 Credits
US 23781 v2 Grow and pot up plants from cuttings Internal 5 Credits
US 29663 v1 Care for trees and shrubs under close supervision Internal 5 Credits
AS 91296 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.8 - design a landscape plan Internal 4 Credits

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 829 v5
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of plant nomenclature
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 23781 v2
NZQA Info
Grow and pot up plants from stem cuttings
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29663 v2
NZQA Info
Care for trees and shrubs
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91289 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91296 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.8 - Produce a landscape plan
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.