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Environmental Studies A Level at Burnley College

Course description

Environmental Studies is the investigation of the planet as a whole, including its location within our solar system, answering questions such as why life exists on the planet and the ecological impact of human behaviour. We look at case studies involving extinct animals, threatened animals and the impacts of cities on the planet. The aim of this course is to give students a holistic view of conservation of the planet in its entirety.

The course covers a wide range of topics and issues including: Conservation of Life on Earth, Methods of Conservation, Rainforest and Antarctica Conservation, Ecological Relationships between Organisms and Atmosphere, Human Resources, Exploitation and Sustainability.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. At least a grade B in GCSE Science (Dual Award).

Future opportunities

Environmental Studies prepares students for careers and university study in areas such as: Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology and Conservation.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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