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Environmental Studies A Level at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

Environmental Studies is the scientific study of how humans are interacting with our planet, examining impacts on the biological, physical and chemical cycles of Earth.

It covers a broad scope of topics, all extremely relevant to anyone living on our planet and wishing to keep it habitable for the future.

Course content

You will study wildlife conservation and ecology, examining the need and methods of protecting natural habitats.

The atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere are studied in terms of harmful human influences to vital Earth processes; possible solutions and their efficacy are investigated.

For practical investigations we take local trips to carry out ecological fieldwork, plus visit the Safari Park, Elan Valley and more.

As the course continues we delve further into current important issues such as pollution and energy use in a global context, food production, fishing, forestry and sustainability.

The year culminates in a weekend visit to the Centre for Alternative Technology.


Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above. A GCSE grade B in Science and Maths is preferred.

Future opportunities

Environmental Studies provides an ideal base for degrees such as Forestry, Geography, Geology, other sciences, and teaching.

Students may also progress directly into employment or vocational courses; ever evolving legislation and deepening concerns about environmental change mean that there are more careers in environmental management and research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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