2HORT

L2 Sustainable Horticulture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Neville

Level 2 Horticulture & Sustainability

Students will learn advanced propagation techniques such as taking cuttings and grafting. They will grow a garden from seed, as well as growing seeds and cuttings in the hothouse.

They will also carry out an extended practical investigation into an area of interest, such as the effects of light, heat or water on growth or germination, and related to promoting optimum growth in food crops.

The third standard is on landscape design, where students will use their plant knowledge to design an outdoor area.

Lastly, the will complete a sustainability standard in a horticultural context.  This usually involves a field trip that includes planting trees and water testing.  The issue they will be addressing is the sediment in the Kaipara River.


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Year 10 Horticulture & Sustainability OR Level 1 Horticulture & Sustainability OR L1 Biology are recommended.


Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90810 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.1 - Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
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. 91291 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of advanced plant propagation techniques used for commercial production in New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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