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Environmental Studies A Level at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

Course description

Environmental Studies involves gaining a deep and well informed insight into the environment and the scientific processes that control and affect it. The course aims to consider environmental events and cycles, the human impacts on these, and the strategies that can be used to reduce problems caused. Students are also taught how to collect, analyse and interpret information

Why study Environmental Studies?
Our world is changing – population is increasing, resources are diminishing and ecosystems are threatened. Environmental Studies offers the opportunity for students to understand our environment and develop sustainable strategies for environmental management.

Course content

AS Modules

Unit 1 – The Living Environment
- Biodiversity of Life on Earth
- Conservation
- Coral Reefs, Antarctica, Tropical Rainforests
- Life Processes in the Biosphere

Unit 2 – The Physical Environment
- Resources and Exploitation
- Air, Water and Land
- Sustainability

A2 Modules

Unit 3 – Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution
- Energy Supply and Resources
- Atmosphere, Terrestrial and Aquatic Pollution

Unit 4 – Biological Resources and Sustainability
- Population Growth
- Food Production and Forestry Systems
- Sustainability

Entry requirements

You must have attained at least a GCSE Grade C or above in Science and/or Geography as well as Mathematics and English.

Future opportunities

Environmental Studies is particularly good for careers relating to Environmental Management, Planning, Conservation or Industry. The wide range of skills taught in the classroom are very attractive to both employers and universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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