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Understand the impact of plant and animal interaction on the environment.
. Clearly describe one relevant circumstance, showing how one plant and one animal relationship might affect their environment.
Understand plant structures and their purpose(s).
. Name constituent parts of all the main plant structures and describe their functions in non-technical terms.
Understand the basic principles of species evolution.
. Clearly describe, in basic terms, separate species development by genetic change.
. Outline what the concept of ‘survival of the fittest’ means.
. Concisely define populations and communities.
Understand eco-system development.
. Outline eco-system development using standard terms.
. Concisely describe mature vegetation zones using standard terms.
. Describe in outline the process of succession with examples of associated plant and animal groups.
Explore an environmental issue.
. Identify key facts in relation to a chosen topic, for example, peat cutting/use of pesticides, that reflect the pros and cons.
Understand the need for plant and animal conservation.
. State the main principles of conservation.
. Outline basic environmental and social benefits in natural and man-made environments.