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Qualification name GCE A Level in Environmental Science
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 13th September 2022
Cost description Please refer to our website
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Our A-level Environmental Science course will help to inspire students and nurture their passion for the subject and lay the foundations for further study and the workplace.Environmental Science is a highly relevant interdisciplinary fourth science option. It is ideal study for anyone interested in contemporary environmental issues, systems thinking and sustainability.There are 6 different units covered over two years:1. The living environment2. The physical environment3. Energy resources4. Pollution5. Biological resources6. SustainabilityThroughout the course students will also cover a variety of research methods.You will have the opportunity to work in groups and individually to complete your work. Tasks are varied and are based around ‘real world' examples which explain and highlight environmental theories and concepts. You will also complete a number of practical experiments both in class and outside.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in Maths, Science and English Language.Students need an interest in the world around them, particularly in climate change, pollution, sustainability and conservation.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Paper 1: The physical environment Energy resources Pollution Research methodsStudents will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study to show a deeper understanding of the interconnections between topics.Paper 2: The living environment Biological resources Sustainability Research methods

Many students who are interested in pursuing a career in Environmental science will combine Environmental Science and Geography as well as another Science (Biology is the most common). The course has been designed to prepare students either to enter the workplace in a related career, or to go on to higher education or further training.

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Name Haywards Heath College
Address Harlands Rd
Haywards
RH16 1LT
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