Environmental Science


Environmental Science is a course for students who enjoy a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and have a keen interest in the sustainability of our planet.  The course includes popular content such as the biophysical environment, energy resources, pollution, circular economy and sustainability.

Environmental Science is a great accompaniment to A-level Geography, Biology, Physics and Maths and develops key skills including communication, teamwork and critical thinking

Study Units include:

  • The living environment
  • The physical environment
  • Energy resources
  • Pollution
  • Biological resources
  • Sustainability
  • Research methods

5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including 5 in Science and 5 in Maths.

There are 2 papers sat in the summer, both are 3 hours and contain multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. Students are also required to undertake 4 days of fieldwork and a range of practical activities to cover the required skills.

The course provides an ideal base for employment in ecology and wildlife conservation, land management, town planning, architecture, forestry as well as geology or archaeology.  It can also be used to progress to HE in degrees such as Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Marine Science or Climate Studies.

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