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A-Level Environmental Science


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Advanced Level Environmental Science


Subject Leader

Dr S Smith


Entry Requirements:

Minimum Entry Requirements:

5 x 5s
4 in English and Maths 
Subject Specific Entry Requirements:
5,5 in Trilogy Science (or a 5 in Biology if taking seperate sciences)
5 in GCSE Maths
5 in GCSE English
5 in GCSE Geography if taken

Why study Environmental Science? 

Living in an age with increasing numbers of environmental challenges  we need to find real life solutions to ensure the sustainability of our planet. This makes studying environmental science a key part of this process. The course will make you more aware of what is happening to the Earths environment and the issues we are currently facing. Using real life case studies,  you will investigate and conduct experiments researching the best methods to obtain data.  Applying biological, chemical, and physical principles to environmental issues and to provide solutions to environmental problems. 

What can I do with Environmental Science after A-Level?

You can study environmental science degree leading to careers in environmental management, horticulture, minerals surveyor, water quality scientist. You may also work for the environmental agency and DEFRA.

What will I study?

  1. The Living Environment
  2. The physical environment
  3. Energy resources
  4. Pollution
  5. Biological resources
  6. Sustainability
  7. Research methods