HOR8

Horticulture - NCEA Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Brownlee

This course continues to build students Horticultural knowledge from Level 1 and Level 2 Horticulture in following areas:

The aims of this course are

•    To develop an appreciation of New Zealand’s native plants and animals

•    To re-vegetate certain areas

•    To learn how to propagate native plants


The main topics covered in this course are:

•    Propagation and naming of native plants

•    Planting of trees and shrubs 

•    Weed identification and control

•    Rural pest animals and their control

This course leads into different horticultural fields such as Amenity, Arboriculture, Landscape design and Landscape construction at tertiary level. This course will also gives students a good level of horticultural knowledge and skills so they can go into employment.

Depending on cohort requirements, appropriate standards will be chosen at start of year

Recommended Prior Learning

HOR7 recommended, do not necessarily need to have passed NCEA Level 2. Get HOD approval

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 31 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 31 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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

U.S. 29335 v2
NZQA Info
Describe rural pest animals, monitoring and control operations in New Zealand

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29338 v2
NZQA Info
Prepare and use traps to control rural pest animals

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 31
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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