Curriculum - Horticulture

Welcome to the Horticulture Department.



The Department

Mr Yeoman

BTEC Horticulture course summary

What will I study?


This course is designed for students interested in gardening and garden design. It is a  QCF BTEC level two course that will give you an understanding of how to grow plants from seed, the role soil plays and how to build and design features in the garden.  There is no wri

tten exam, but you will need to complete two units of both practical and written work.


The two units are:-


     °   Understanding the Basic Principles of Plant Science.


        ° Undertaking Nursery Stock Production.


How will I be assessed?


You will need to complete two written assignments that involve practical work.  At the completion of each assignment you will be given a grade.  The grades range from pass, merit through to distinction.  Horticulture is a level two qualification which will help you get further qualified if you intend to follow a career in this area.


What skills will I need to be successful on this course?


You need to enjoy working outdoors and have a love of plants.  Plants take a while to grow and so patience is required. An ability to work to deadlines and present your written work neatly and accurately will also help.


Which other subjects does horticulture combine with?


Biology and ICT are key subjects that will help you do well in horticulture.  If you enjoy what you do you can further your studies at Broomfield College.  It is well worth looking at the exciting courses on offer if you intend to leave school at sixteen.


Subject Co-ordinator – Mr P Haggett (HGT)


Making hanging baskets to sell to clients.

Arranging flowers isn't just for girls!

Who can grow the biggest Sunflower?

Taking a tractor tour around Broomfield College.

Visiting a nearby allotment.