Horticulture

Objectives:

To Identify plants; to be able to assess soils and understand  their physical and chemical properties ; to know the physical structures of plants and to understand their development and physiology, to know how to grow cops outdoors and in protected environments.


Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

 

Plant Identification: Trees, Conifers, Deciduous and Evergreen Shrubs, Climbers, Herbaceous Plants – Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, Pests, Beneficial Organisms

Unit

2: Understanding the Basic  Principles of Soil Science

1: Understand the Basic  Principles of Plant Science

8: Participate in Horticultural Crop Production Outdoors

12: Participate in Protected Horticultural Plant Production

Time

12 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

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Be able to assess physical and chemical characteristics of soils

Understand the physical properties of soils

Understand  the chemical properties of soils and fertilisers

Know the physical structure of plants

Understand the development and physiology of plants

Outdoor Crops:

Know how  to produce crops outdoors

Be able to prepare sites and plant crops outdoors

Be able to maintain and harvest crops outdoors

Be able to prepare cropping schedules for outdoor crops

Indoor Crops:

Know the range of protected growing environments used in plant production

Be able to establish crops in the school polytunnel

Know how to maintain plants in the school polytunnel

Be able to prepare plants grown in protection for sale or display


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

 

Plant Identification: Trees, Conifers, Deciduous and Evergreen Shrubs, Climbers, Herbaceous Plants – Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, Pests, Beneficial Organisms

 

Unit

8: Participate in Horticultural Crop Production Outdoors

12: Participate in Protected Horticultural Plant Production

 

Completion of Assignments

 

Time

10 weeks

2

12 weeks

3 weeks

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Outdoor Crops:

Know how  to produce crops outdoors

Be able to prepare sites and plant crops outdoors

Be able to maintain and harvest crops outdoors

Be able to prepare cropping schedules for outdoor crops

Indoor Crops:

Know the range of protected growing environments used in plant production

Be able to establish crops in the school polytunnel

Know how to maintain plants in the school polytunnel

Be able to prepare plants grown in protection for sale or display

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