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A Level Environmental Studies at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

The course is for students who are interested in the environment; how it works & the issues that affect it. This is a thought provoking and inspiring course which may appeal equally to students who are interested in the humanities or sciences. The central theme is the development of an understanding of how different events and cycles within the world interrelate; the impact that humans have and how the impact can be minimised.


Unit 1: The Living Environment

Unit 2: The Physical Environment

The Living Environment deals with issues such as Wildlife Conservation, Ecosystems and Land-Use Conflict. The Physical Environment looks at issues such as Global Climate Change, Water & Mineral Resources.


Unit 3: Energy Resources & Environmental Pollution
Unit 4: Biological Resources & Sustainability

Energy Resources & Environmental Pollution examines future problems of energy supply and how these may be resolved. The properties of pollutants are considered to explain the cause of environmental damage. Biological Resources & Sustainability is concerned with the demands placed upon the planets resources and life support systems. Food production and forestry systems are analysed and the sustainability of human lifestyles are considered.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years