Environmental Science AS/A Level

Environmental Science AS/A Level

Environmental Studies link together, in an exciting way, the subjects of biology, chemistry, physics, geology and geography. On the course you will investigate local and international environmental issues, topical and current policies and issues and learn to evaluate and assess data and information from a number of different sources. You will look at how the planet works; the soil and rocks, the oceans, the atmosphere and the complex living world that depends upon these systems. How man is upsetting and damaging the environment is contrasted with sustainable management of the planet. Environmental scientists are actively tackling a range of issues facing the world, such as climate change, pollution, desertification and GM technology. Guest lecturers will visit the college and you will participate in field trips including a visit to Marwell Zoo to look at captive breeding programmes.

Additional
Two grade 5s in Science plus maths at grade 4.
Assessment
External assessment only
Progression
Environmental Science is a worthwhile choice for students who are particularly interested in studying Biology, Geography and Environmental Science or who are considering a career in ecology, countryside management, wildlife conservation, marine biology and planning. Career prospects following on from a degree in Environmental science could include Environmental consultant, Environmental education officer, Environmental manager, Nature conservation officer, Recycling officer, Sustainability consultant, Waste management officer, Water quality scientist, Environmental health practitioner, Landscape architect, Town planner, Toxicologist or Transport planner.