When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Elizabeth Downey
  • Course Code W23SCIC04A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Sharks and rays evoke a range of emotions from fear to fascination. Develop knowledge and gain insights into the life histories of these survivors from an ancient age.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • State the taxonomic group of sharks and rays
  • Describe the main anatomical and physiological features of sharks and rays including their senses
  • Outline some of the science of shark attacks
  • Explain the threats to sharks and rays, conservation efforts to help them and ways in which you can make a positive difference


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This course will be offered as an in centre course. You will be taught in a number of different ways including presentations with visual examples, discussions and problem solving activities. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above.

    Entry requirements

    This in an introductory course and is open to all. No prior knowledge of the subject is required.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course will be offered online and you should be prepared to participate in discussions virtually. For further course information please email science.enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk

    What you need

    A notepad and pen would be useful.

    What you can do next

    Explore other areas of Science wtih our Key Concepts courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, and Microbiology.