Fungi in the curriculum

Teachers of Science - and particularly Biology - will be aware that there are very few direct references to fungi in Curriculum Specifications in England. We are working hard to change this; however, in the meantime it is important to note that fungi can be used to illustrate life processes, ecology, classification, biology & disease etc. and can be used to assist the development of practical skills.

  • In an article for the OCR newsletter (December 2021), Dr Linda Davies, Chair of the BMS Fungal Education & Outreach Committee explains why its crucial fungi must be included in OCR's proposed GCSE in Natural History.

KS4 Resources:

Many of our teaching resources can be found on the BMS Fungi4Schools webpages.

Why not invite an expert to give a talk in your school or invite your class to take part in our UK Fungus Day secondary school competitions . Find out more here.