The horticulture course we follow has been designed to allow pupils to develop their practical skills as well as develop their  understanding of the Horticultural industry, techniques and practices.

By studying this course pupils will be prepared for their next steps in education or training, whether it is within the industry or elsewhere. This is done by:

  • Empowering pupils to take responsibility for their plot and for looking after their plants
  • Giving them real life problems to solve, the results of which will be left in legacy within the school
  • Be one step ahead when entering the horticulture industry, where there is a skills shortage.

Pupils have five one hour lessons per fortnight. Four of these lessons are practical in nature,
whilst one is classroom based. The practical lessons take place in our specialist area that has been developed on the school site, including a polytunnel, raised beds and greenhouse.

Throughout the horticulture course we develop our students’ enterprise skills by making and selling horticultural related products including hanging baskets and seedlings. To foster and develop such skills is vital to ensure our pupils can compete into today’s society, as well as the pupils getting a sense of satisfaction and making a profit.

Please see detailed information about the Horticulture course below.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Information – Hort