A level, colleges and universities

Students at these higher levels will find their critical understanding of several subject areas reinforced by a visit to the Chillingham Wild Cattle and their parkland habitat.

The following subject areas in A level science syllabi will have counterparts in college and university courses in biological sciences, ecology, countryside management, conservation, and veterinary subjects. At more advanced levels, the scientific studies listed in the academic bibliography  and other material on this website can be used in classes before or after the visit.

Components of A Level Biology syllabus illustrated by Chillingham Wild Cattle
13. Biodiversity

  • adaptations of organisms… can be behavioural, physiological and anatomical
  • adaptation and selection are major factors in evolution and make a significant contribution to the diversity of living organisms
17. Ecosystems

  • ecosystems range in size from the very large to the very small
  • ecosystems are dynamic systems, usually moving from colonisation to climax communities …
  • the dynamic equilibrium of populations is affected by a range of factors
  • humans are part of the ecological balance and their activities affect it …
  • effective management of the conflict between human needs and conservation help to maintain sustainability of resources
19. Genetics and evolution
  • reproductive isolation can lead to … formation of new species
  • sequencing projects have read the genomes of organisms …


Powerpoint presentations which they can modify for their own use can be provided to teachers and lecturers booking student group visits.