A Level Environmental Science is a two-year course. Environmental Science is a holistic subject with many interconnected systems and processes. A change to one process can affect many other processes to different degrees. Consideration of environmental issues is based on evidence-based information and an understanding of how society works – student will develop an in-depth understanding of both of these approaches.
The Environmental Science course enables students to gain a well-informed insight into the environment, and the scientific processes that control and affect it. The central theme is an understanding of how different events and cycles within the environment interrelate, the human impacts on these events and cycles, and the strategies that can be used to minimise the problems caused.
- The Living Environment
- The Physical Environment
- Energy Resources
- Biological Resources
- Research Methods
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language, Maths, and two Science subjects (these can be core and additional science or any two separate science subjects) at GCSE grade 4
An A Level in Environmental Science is an excellent combination with science and humanities subjects. It can lead to further study in a scientific or geographic field.
Career options directly related to this pathway include:
- Environmental consultant
- Environmental education officer
- Environmental manager
- Nature conservation officer
- Recycling officer
- Sustainability consultant
- Waste management officer
- Water quality scientist
Jobs where this pathway would also be useful include:
- Environmental health practitioner
- Landscape architect
- Town planner
- Transport planner