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Environmental Studies A Level at The Grove School

Course description

Environmental Studies enables students to gain a deep and well-informed insight into
the environment and the scientific processes which control and affect it. The central
theme is the development of an understanding of how different events and cycles within
the environment interrelate, how they influence subsequent environmental events, the
human impacts on these events and cycles and strategies that can be used to minimise the
problems caused. Key aspects within the specification include areas such as ‘Wildlife
Conservation’, ‘Pollution’, ‘Global Climate Change’ and ‘Sustainability’.
Environmental Studies is a worthwhile choice for students who are particularly interested
in studying Biology, Geography and Environmental Science or who are considering a career
in ecology, countryside management, wildlife conservation, marine biology and planning.
There are two units at AS Level and two units at A2 Level which add together to make the
full A Level.
The two AS units cover the study of the biodiversity of life on Planet Earth. You will learn
the reasons why conservation is important on Local, National and International levels. You
will also learn about the physical resources which are essential for life and how humans
exploit and manage them in an unsustainable way to provide higher material living
The two A2 units include the study of future energy supply problems and how these may
be resolved. It also looks into the properties of pollutants and how they can be managed
to reduce their environmental impact. Food production, forestry and human population
growth are studied to finally arrive at an appreciation of the sustainability of human

Entry requirements

College entry requirements: 6 GCSE s at grades A*-C in six
different subjects including English and Maths
+ GCSE Grade BB in Core and Additional Science or at least
one B and two C grades in separate Sciences

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grove School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years