Qualification Grading Type
- GD1-Understanding the subject
- GD2-Application of knowledge
Unit Learning Outcomes
Understand the structure of ecosystems.
Explain the components of ecosystems.
1.2Discuss how abiotic factors affect distribution of species.
Analyse inter-relationships between species.
Understand the flow of energy in ecosystems.
2.1Explain food chains and food webs.
Analyse the flow of energy through a food chain.
It is important that assessment tasks allow genuine ANALYSIS of energy flow, e.g. using examples of energy values
2.3Explain photosynthesis as a cellular process which introduces energy and food chains.
Know some of the influences of humans on ecosystems.
Discuss causes and effects of global warming.
Discuss causes and effects of loss of biodiversity.
3.3Discuss one other human influence on ecosystems.
Know how to carry out ecological sampling and understand conservation techniques.
4.1Analyse sample data from a habitat to explain distribution of species.
Compare conservation techniques used in more than one habitat.
Explain two ecological sampling techniques.