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Environmental Studies A Level at Strode College

Course description

Environmental Studies is fundamental to our existence. The central theme involves developing an understanding of how different events and cycles within the natural and anthropogenic world catalyse, function and interrelate. What is our place in the world and if we are the guardians of the planet, how might we better perform those duties responsibly?

Course content

The subject covers marine biology, geography and ecology along with other earth and physical sciences. Areas of study will include biodiversity, conservation and ecological relationships; exploitation of physical resources; the problems of energy supply and environmental damage by pollutants; and human population growth in relation to the demands placed upon the planet's resources.

The course complements Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology and Sociology. Students study a range of other subjects, so lessons are lively with many perspectives. There will be many opportunities for laboratory experiments, practical fieldwork and site visits such as waste recycling centres, water treatment works, power stations and local centres of biodiversity. You may be able to join Geology students on an optional field trip to Iceland.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A* - C or equivalent including grade C or above in Maths and English Language.


This course is assessed by exam.

Financial information

Lab coat.

Future opportunities

Many students choose to progress to university courses in Environmental Science or related disciplines. For a prospective engineer who is interested in alternative technology, this is
a good introduction. Environmental Studies also pairs nicely with Geology to offer a stepping-stone to Earth Sciences at University. It is widely considered to be an essential subject for those looking to pursue careers in countryside management, wildlife conservation and environmental planning.
Former students have progressed to the universities of Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield, Southampton and Brighton to study environmental disciplines, including Hydrology, Ecology
and Resource Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Strode College directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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