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Overview

Framework:
Access to HE
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
QU019880
Credits:
6
Guided learning hours:
Not available

Qualification Grading Type

Graded

Grade Descriptors

  • GD1-Understanding the subject
  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand plant structures and physiology.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Explain the function of plant structures.

  • 1.2

    Explain the process of photosynthesis.

  • 1.3

    Analyse the factors that can affect photosynthesis.

  • 1.4

    Explain the principles of plant respiration.

  • 1.5

    Analyse the processes involved in the uptake, movement and loss of water within a plant.


2.

Understand plant growth and development.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Explain a plant life cycle.

  • 2.2

    Evaluate nutrients required by the plant and the symptoms of nutrient deficiency in the plant.


3

Understand the principles of soil science.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Explain soil types and their constituents.

  • 3.2

    Analyse soil pH.

  • 3.3

    Explain the effects of soil structure on plants, explaining the impact of cultivation.


4

Know ways in which people can influence plant and soil processes.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Analyse how plant communities and soil formation are affected by people.


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