Environmental Systems and Societies at Hugh Christie School
Through studying environmental systems and societies (ES&S) students will be provided with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies; one that enables them to adopt an informed personal response to the wide range of pressing environmental issues that they will inevitably come to face.
The teaching approach is such that students are allowed to evaluate the scientific, ethical and socio-political aspects of issues.
Topic 1: Foundations of environmental systems and societies
Topic 2: Ecosystems and ecology
Topic 3: Biodiversity and conservation
Topic 4: Water and aquatic food production systems and society
Topic 5: Soil systems and terrestrial food production systems and society
Topic 6: Atmospheric systems and society
Topic 7: Climate change and energy production
Topic 8: Human systems and resource use
Students must achieve a C grade in GCSE Science or GCSE Geography.
Students are assessed both externally and internally
External assessment consists of two written papers and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate an understanding through the application, use, synthesis, analysis and evaluation of environmental issues, information, concepts, methods, techniques and explanations.
Internal assessment accounts for 20% of the final assessment and is comprised of a series of practical and fieldwork activities. This assessment component enables students to demonstrate the application of their skills and knowledge, and to pursue their personal interests, without the time limitations and other constraints that are associated with written examinations.
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