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AQA A Level Environmental Science at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

New Environmental Science course offered, which covers areas across all disciplines of Science and Geography. 

The course is designed to engage pupils in this subject and provide effective assessments across the ability range. 


Course content

Units include:  The physical environment, the living environment, energy resources, pollution, biological resources, sustainability and research methods. 

Environmental Science offers to teach skills such as analysis, planning, and data collection which are useful for the following university courses and careers; Oceanography, Marine Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Agriculture, Pollution and Water control amongst others.  Environmental Science compliments other ‘A’ level Science subjects as well as Geography respectively.  There is a focus of gathering data, for use of planning and sustainability, which is carried out on field trips.  This is a perfect qualification for anyone who is interested in both science and geography, who may not want to study all 3 science disciplines.     

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C Grades at GCSE

(With a minimum of Grade 4 in Maths and English)


Paper 1 -   50% written paper (120 marks) 3 hours

Paper 2 – 50% written paper (120 marks) 3 hours


Future opportunities

AS or A level qualification.  Many Universities offer Environmental Science degrees or similar Environmental Science courses.

Other higher education opportunities:  This course tests skills learnt during lesson times which are essential for other higher education opportunities.  Skills include, analysis of problems, planning data collection, data collection, data analysis, planning further study. 



Further information

Environmental Science offers pupils to explore their own interests and enthusiasm in the subject areas, studying contemporary issues related to the environment and the effective planning of conservation and sustainability.  It allows pupils to improve their skill set so that they become analytical, organised and rounded individuals.  There is an emphasis on scientific understanding to deal with problems related to the environment, allowing pupils to apply prior knowledge of science and geography rather than repetition of knowledge. 



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs R. Gashi
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0121 706 4200