GCSE Natural History Consultation Hub

I’d love to be able to contribute to the consultation below but don’t feel I have the necessary background. However, I’m pleased that the government is planning a GCSE in Natural History. Wouldn’t this have been great to study at school?

If you feel that you can contribute to the development of the GCSE, here is the link:


Looks like the onion is saying it wants to be replanted and eaten!

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to GCSE Natural History Consultation Hub

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Sounds very good Helen, something that would be very well worth to study. I hope that many people take advantage of it when it comes off the ground.

    • Helen says:

      I’m wondering what the difference between this and biology will be – perhaps more in the humanities and less in the sciences.

      • gaiainaction says:

        Perhaps, it does look interesting all right Helen.
        I started a new course with Coursera the other day, a week ago in fact, it is the second part of Understanding plants, it goes into the cell, genetics, and a whole lot more, plant biology actually. So interesting but also a bit challenging, there is no end to what there is to learn about plants biology.

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    When I was a child my aunt, my mother’s oldest sister, and her husband both lectured at a Teacher Training College. She taught craft which included things like hand weaving, basket making and bookbinding whilst he taught Rural Studies which was studying the natural world, identifying plants, animals, bugs, birds and beasties and partly things like keeping chickens, bees, goats and rabbits. I wish now that I had paid a lot more attention to their fund of knowledge! What they offered their students was so much more practical than science as taught in schools now and so much more relevant to children who do not take to an academic approach. I don’t feel qualified to comment in the consultation but I do hope some of that more down to earth subject matter can find its way back into schools.

  3. That would be good. Hopefully it would beat the disecting of a dead frog that I had to do at school

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