THE GCSE SYLLABUS
The aim will be to teach young people, in a systematic way, the vital skills of the naturalist.
kk Receive an understanding of the variety of habitats and ecosystems in the UK and visit as many as possible.
kk Track local wildlife through the seasons, monitoring resident species as well as the patterns of migrations.
kk Demonstrate the links between the UK and the wider world through the eyes of wildlife, giving a broad perspective. This will require good computer, field, data-handling and interpretation skills.
kk Learn about invasive and introduced species and the effect of climate change on the potential re-distribution of animals and plants. kk Understand the contribution of natural resources to the world’s economies, and the role nature plays on the economic and political stage.
kk Make connections between nature and culture, and understand how much nature underpins our lives. kk Use current and historical data to give a sense of the changes that have taken place and what we can expect to happen this century.
kk Put all of these into the context of future decision-making, to make informed contributions.