Aims: The Horticulture Department aims to help pupils develop an understanding of gardening. Students are encouraged to take an active interest in learning how to sow, plant, nurture and harvest a wide range of plants. They also learn plant physiology and structure.
This horticulture course leads to a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate and is taught in partnership with NRC.
It involves 4 areas of study:
Unit 2: Understand the Basic Principles of Soil Science
Unit 5: Establish and Maintain Plants Outdoors
Unit 8: Participate in Horticultural Crop Production Outdoors
Unit 17: Participate in Propagation Techniques
Assessment and Grading
Assessment is by written coursework and practical activities.
Grading criteria is used to record the evidence that each learner produces and they will receive a pass, merit or distinction grade.