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Environmental Studies A Level at Liskeard School and Community College

Course description

The world we live in is facing enormous environmental challenges. From global climate change to the acidification of our oceans to the destruction of our natural habitats in the UK the threats faced are serious and growing. 

Course content

This course provides an excellent introduction to these issues as well as solutions to many of them.

  • You will begin by studying the Living Environment, an introduction to the biodiversity on Planet Earth.
  • You will learn why the conservation of life on earth is important and how effective conservation can be achieved. UK conservation, tropical coral reefs, Antarctica and tropical rainforests are all studied.
  • We will also be studying fascinating deep water coral reefs, mangrove swamps, oceanic islands and temperate broadleaf woodland.
  • You will also gain an understanding of the relationship between the biotic and abiotic environments and how they affect living organisms.
  • Physical resources are critical for all life on Earth. Understanding how these are cycled through the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere is essential for the achieving more together 19 sustainable exploitation of these resources by humans. Unfortunately, most exploitation of these resources is unsustainable.
  • Food production and forestry systems are analysed with particular emphasis on the limiting factors affecting productivity, the environmental problems caused by these systems and the ways in which problems can be addressed.
  • Practical techniques for studying ecosystem, populations and their interaction are an essential part of the course, as is the study of edaphic (soil) and hydrological (water) conditions.

Entry requirements

GCSE C in Science A and Additional Science. This MUST include Cs in the examined modules GCSE C in Maths GCSE C in English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Liskeard School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 February 2017

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