Highgrove Education

Exploring Sustainability

This course will delve into the three pillars of sustainability and look at crucial, global issues from protecting our planet’s biodiversity to fostering equitable communities. Join this elective programme to ignite your passion to create positive change and discover how you can make a difference in the world, one sustainable action at a time, for a brighter, greener future!

Private Tuition

Key Information



Access Course Enrolment:
  • Enrolment in our pre-GCSE or pre-A level access course.
  • Access to our self-study materials and platform, live class lessons, and individual teacher support in Office Hours.
  • Weekly teacher-marked homework.
  • Half termly reports.
  • Support from our SENDCo for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities, including assessment for access arrangement entitlement.
  • Support with English for pupils whose first language is not English.
  • A Highgrove Education Office365 account, including Teams, SharePoint and a school email
DepartmentSocial Science
TeacherMr Duncan McCulloch, Head of Geography
Course Length10 weeks 
Live LessonsOne 45-minute lesson per week
HomeworkApproximately half an hour a week 
Entry RequirementsNone 

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1Introduction to Sustainability
Lesson 2Environmental Sustainability
Lesson 3Social Sustainability
Lesson 4Economic Sustainability
Lesson 5Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Lesson 6Sustainable Consumption and Consumerism
Lesson 7Sustainable Cities and Urban Planning
Lesson 8Water Conservation and Management
Lesson 9Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Protection
Lesson 10Taking Action for Sustainability

Teacher Profile

Mr McCulloch has been teaching Geography for almost twenty years and has served as both a Head of Geography and Head of Humanities during that time. He is an examiner for two exam boards and subject advisor for Oxford Study Courses, and is a published author, having released a study guide for IB Geography on Urban Environments. After gaining an Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Glasgow and a PGCE from the University of Leeds, Mr McCulloch spent the first seven years of his teaching career in his homeland Scotland before embracing the international teaching landscape in Belgium, Germany and Canada.