Year 10 & 11

Horticulture Curriculum


This course is a very practical ‘hands on’ course that operates outside in all weathers. It offers students an experience of horticulture which will improve employment skills.

Topics covered

The Core Units are:

  • Preparing the ground for sowing and planting
  • Plant a container for display
  • Plants bulbs for naturalisation
  • Sow seeds
  • Assist with planting and establishing plants


Students are encouraged to practise the skills they have learnt at home.


The qualification is based on practical, directly observed assessments undertaken on site at school over the two years and the completion of worksheets making up a portfolio of evidence. In total there are 5 units to be undertaken. Student portfolios are assessed by the teacher and then internally and externally verified.