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Environmental Science A Level at East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Course description

Environmental Science is a very topical, inter-disciplinary A level science subject combining aspects of Biology, Geology, and Geography. You will study the science behind a range of issues including conservation in the UK and abroad, managing water and mineral resources, energy supplies, global warming, pollution, waste management, farming and food supplies. Ultimately the course provides you with an appreciation of the fact than we have an ever growing population with a limited amount of space and resources. You will investigate ways in which a growing and developing population can be supported in a sustainable way.

Course content

  • The living environment – This unit looks at why does Earth supports life, how life is threatened and methods of conservation.
  • The physical environment – This unit looks at the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.
  • Energy resources and environmental pollution – This unit looks at past and future energy use and the associated pollution problems as well as methods of reducing these.
  • Biological resources and sustainability – This unit combines farming, fishing and forestry. How the growing population will be support with limited space and in a sustainable manner is also explored.

Entry requirements

C grade or higher in GCSE Maths and two C grades or better in GCSE Sciences (Core, Additional or Biology, Chemistry or Physics).


Awarding Body – AQA

There are two written exams each year.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Norfolk Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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