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Environmental Studies A-Level at The Coleshill School

Course description

By taking the Environmental Studies course you will definitely have an indepth understanding of the fragile world we live in. This course involves the scientific study of how the environment supports us, how we threaten these support systems and strategies for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Environmental Studies doesn’t just help you understand ways in which we can save the planet. …it also helps you to develop valuable skills that will help in any walk of life. For example how to collect, analyse and evaluate information in order to arrive at the big picture. Environmental Studies directly links with Biology, Geography and Chemistry. The subject also has links with Geology, Economics, Politics and Sociology

Course content

The first year of Environmental Studies covers two main study topics: The Living Environment and The Physical Environment. The ‘living’ topic includes wildlife conservation, the conditions for life on Earth, and a study of land resources. Then the ‘physical’ topic introduces you to the three systems of our planet: the atmosphere, hydrosphere and the lithosphere. In the second year you’ll delve into environmental issues in more depth. The first part of the year is spent studying topics like Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution. The second part of the year looks at issues like the impact of mankind, food production systems and the important issue of sustainability

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to A Level Courses are 5 A* to C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.

Subject Specific

Grade B in a Science GCSE is preferred



One 1 hour examination which is 40% of AS and 20% of the A Level

One 1.5 hour examination which is 60% of AS and 30% of A Level


One 1.5 hour examination which is 25% of the A Level

One 2 hour examination which is 25% of the A Level

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 April 2015
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