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A GCSE in Natural History

Click here to replay the online seminar that launched the consultation on introducing a GCSE in natural History.. The seminar took place on 4th June, with our Director, Mary Colwell, giving a presentation and being part of the panel discussion.

The Q & A from the Launch event can be found here, and some of the many supportive comments in favour of the GCSE can be read here.

Have a look at Mary's presentation, below. It's also available on our YouTube channel - our thanks to wildlife cameraman Simon King for his help.

Click here for an article in The Independent by Carloline Lucas MP on the importance of a GCSE in Natural History.

An article in the 'i' Newspaper considers why a Natural History GCSE is more relevant than ever due to coronavirus.

Leading up to the consultation the Times Educational Supplement in January 2020 considered the good progress being made. Click here to read the article.

And click here to read a report on the subject in the 'i' Newspaper.

The curriculum will be overseen by the Oxford and Cambridge Exam Board (OCR) and they have recently published a Podcast explaining the background to what they are developing. Click here to listen to it.

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