HTC3

Horticulture Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Horticulture Level 3

This Science-based course combines horticultural theory with practice. It is best suited to students who have an interest in Horticulture. You will be learning about plant processes, weed growth and control, carrying out a practical investigation and looking at profitability and plant processes. 

Topics and Key Concepts


Topic

Key Concepts


  1. Profitability of NZ primary products


  • importance of a selected primary product

  • what are the profitability components involved in the production of the product

  • what factors affect the profitability of the primary product


  1. Practical investigation


  • good experimental design

  • accurate experimental work

  • appropriate reporting of experimental work


  1. Plant processes


  • Categories and growth of plants 

  • processes that are important for plant survival

  • factors that affect the life processes of plants




  1. Weeds and their control


  • Types of weeds and what makes them weeds

  • their impact on humans 

  • different control methods


Course Overview

Term 1
Research on a selected NZ primary product and factors affecting profitability
Creation of the report of factors affecting the profitability of the product
introduction of practical investigation work

Term 2
Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
Complete the writeup for the practical investigation
start research on knowledge of plant processes and plant life cycles

Term 3
complete knowledge of plant processes and plant life cycles assessment
start research to identify and describe weeds, and note methods of prevention and control

Term 4
complete the assessment to identify and describe weeds, and note methods of prevention and control

Assessment Information

Assessments
U.S. 29829 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of plant processes and plant life cycles Internal 5 Credits
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 Internal 4 Credits
U.S. 27210 v2 Identify and describe weeds, and methods of prevention and control Internal 6 Credits
A.S. 91529 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.2 - Research and report on the impact of factors on the profitability of a New Zealand primary product Internal 6 Credits
Total Credits =21

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27210 v2
NZQA Info
Identify and describe weeds, and methods of prevention and control
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
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
A.S. 91528 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.1 - Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91529 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.2 - Research and report on the impact of factors on the profitability of a New Zealand primary product
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
Total Numeracy Credits: 10

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.