About The Course
Are you interested in finding out more about the impact of human activity on our planet? Perhaps you are interested in discovering ways in which environmental damage can be halted, or even reversed?
If this sounds like you, then come and join with like-minded people by choosing A Level Environmental Science. As a student, you will have the opportunity to gain insights and understanding of how geographical and biological components are interrelated in terms of the environment. Assessment is 100% exam based with two three hour exams at the end of the second year.
Some of the topics studied include:
- The physical environment
- Energy resources
- Biological resources
- Research methods
What We Add
You will be taught by experienced and enthusiastic staff, with opportunities to work in both a laboratory and field environment. Our local landscape lends itself perfectly to exploring a range of different habitats and their associated management issues, and you will have the opportunity to visit locations further afield on a residential trip.
Lessons are a mixture of whole class teaching, small group work and independent research. During your studies you will become more confident in microclimate analysis, assessing biodiversity using techniques such as kick sampling and exploring how a biotic index can be used to assess air and water quality.
How Can I Standout With Environmental Science?
A Level Environmental Science is the perfect course if you want to go on to study ecology, wildlife conservation, environmental impact assessment, aquaculture, local government, town planning and transport design, geology or earth sciences.
It also provides you with the opportunity to enter new fields of study such as ecotoxicology, climatology, geobiology or marine biology.
– Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
– Grade 6 in GCSE Core and Additional Science
– Grade 5 minimum in GCSE Maths