A Level Environmental Science (September 2024 Start)
Start Date: 05/09/2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 26/06/2026
End Time: 17:00
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: College Main Site
If you have a keen interest in the sustainability of our planet you will find this A Level engaging and thought provoking. With topics that include the biophysical environment, energy resources, pollution and sustainability there is plenty to explore and research. Environmental science is a holistic subject covering many interconnected systems and processes and delves into how humans and the natural world are intrinsically linked together. A deeper understanding of evidence-based information and quantitative data is also developed through a range of practical activities.
- GCE A Level in Environmental Science
After The Course
You could go on to study a degree level qualification in Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or Biology. Alternatively, you might want to start an Apprenticeship, or enter the world of work. There is a wide range of job opportunities for you, from conservationist to sustainability officer, and with employers such as The Environment Agency.
What Will I Learn
Topics include: Paper 1 - The physical environment, Energy resources, pollution and research methods. Paper 2 – The living environment, biological resources, sustainability and research methods.
The course is taught by well qualified and experienced lectures who are dedicated to ensuring student success through effective curriculum delivery and high-quality pastoral support. The team includes staff with relevant sector expertise.
Teaching Learning and Assessment
Variety of delivery methods including classroom activities, professional discussions, digitally-enabled activity, presentations and directed study.
As a student, you will have weekly tutorials that are used for one to one support, progress updates, employability skills and preparation for University.
How Will I Be Assessed
You will be assessed by 2 exams at the end of the second year.
- You will need five GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C).
- Geography GCSE is an advantage but students who have not studied this may be considered.
- GCSE Maths and English at Grade 5 or above are needed to study this course.
No specific experience is required for this course but a keen interest in Environmental Science is essential.
How To Apply
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