Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. ScogginsRecommended Prior Learning
Active participation in Year 10 core Science, especially in relation to experimental design and use of basic scientific lab equipment.
Horticulture Level 1
In this course, which has a strong practical component, we cover the appropriate tools, techniques and materials used in the planting and maintenance of plants grown in an outside area and in a greenhouse. The design of landscapes is also covered.
Topics and Key Concepts
Identification of equipment, plants and materials used in the propagating of plants
Setting up and maintenance of plants grown from seed in outdoor plots
Preparation and practice of the scientific investigation
Continued maintenance, growing and completion of the assessment of different crops in the outdoor plots
Carrying out of the practical investigation and the writeup
Setting up of the growing plants from seed in containers assessment
Continuation of the growing plants from seed assessment and completion of the assessment
preparation for the landscaping design assessment
Completion of the landscaping design assessment and clearing up of the Horticulture area
Landscaper, horticulture, farmer, soil analyst, dairy farmer, forestry, forestry contractor, horticultural worker, vet nurse, Amenity Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Viticulture, Floristry, Landscaping, Horticultural Consultant, Science technician, Crop Production Manager, Forestry, Marketing Manager, Orchard Manager, Insectary Manager, Vegetable Farm Manager, Quality Controller
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.