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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 2
Unit No:
K/504/9339
Credits:
6
Guided learning hours:
48 hours

Assessment Guidance

N/A

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand the interaction of plants and animals in a given eco-system.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Describe the main plants and animals in a habitat or eco-system.

2

Understand plant structures and their purpose(s).

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Identify the constituent parts of the main plant structures.
  • 2.2
    Describe the functions of the parts identified.
  • 2.3
    Describe adaptations to the environment.

3

Understand the basic principles of species evolution.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Describe separate species development by genetic change.
  • 3.2
    Explain what is meant by the concept of 'survival of the fittest'.
  • 3.3
    Define concisely populations and communities.
  • 3.4
    Describe the make-up, location and function of genes.
  • 3.5
    Describe the contribution of genetic variation to species adaptation.

4

Understand eco-system development.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Describe eco-system development.
  • 4.2
    Describe mature vegetation zones.
  • 4.3
    Describe succession.
  • 4.4
    Describe the eco-system development in one British environment.
  • 4.5
    Identify associated plants and animals at each stage and in each habitat.

5

Explore an environmental issue.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Investigate an environmental issue.
  • 5.2
    Discuss the environmental issue selected.
  • 5.3
    Develop a personal evaluation and conclusion of the environmental issue.

6

Understand the need for plant and animal conservation.

Assessment Criteria

  • 6.1
    Describe the principles of conservation.
  • 6.2
    Describe the environmental and social benefit.

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