Environmental Studies - AL

1. Qualification details

Qualification name GCE A Level in Environmental Studies
Qualification level Level 3
Awarding organisation Assessment & Qualifications Alliance
Course type Full time
Course start date 09 September 2020
Additional price description £30 for textbooks plus £40 per year for optional field trips.
Funding information Advanced Learner Loans available
Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours
Support facilities Facilities/support for students with learning difficulties (on site)|Guidance and advice service (on site)

2. Course description

A highly topical subject, Environmental Studies will provide you with an in-depth and well informed insight into the environment and the scientific processes that control and affect it. Key areas of study include wildlife conservation, pollution, global climate change and sustainability. It bridges the gap between the science and humanities disciplines and combines well with subjects including Biology and Geography. You will examine why the conservation of life on Earth is important and efforts in key areas such as the UK, coral reefs, Antarctica and tropical rainforests. You will focus on the ecological relationships between organisms and their abiotic and biotic environment, unsustainable natural resources and our future energy needs, human exploitation and management of our physical resources, pollutants and environmental damage, food production and forestry systems and the factors controlling human population growth. This course presents a variety of opportunities to undertake fieldwork and lab investigations, with recent trips to locations including Newbury National Nature Reserve, Rushall Farm and other local on-site practical activities.

3. Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements, plus grade B in GCSE Science and English Language

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Not available

6. Venue

Address Deanfield Avenue
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7. Other dates and venues

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