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Environmental Science at The Sixth Form College Colchester

Course description

This science-based subject is for those who have a genuine interest in envornomental issues connecting the natural world with human ctivities and development. Scientific study of environment connects the fields of Biology, Geography, Geology, Chemistry, Physics and Law and applies the concepts to past and current issues, many of which threaten our very existence. 

Fieldwork and practical activities are an integral part of the course and allow students to develop their understanding and skills. Topics covered include fundamentals of ecological unerstanding; the threats to the natural world; conservation of species, habitats and global systems; human interaction and reliability on the atmosphere, hydrospher and lithosphere; and environmental ussues surrounding mining, agriculture, forestry, energy generation and sustainability. 

Entry requirements

Student will be expected to have achieved GCSE grade B or better in both Core and Additional Science (or two single subject sciences), together with passes at grade C (or 4) or above in GCSE English or English Language, and GCSE Mathematics. 

Further information

We do, in a small number of exceptional cases, consider late applicants , especially if there are extenuating circumstances.
Please contact our Admissions Team directly if you wish to explore this possibility further.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Colchester directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS and A2 are each one acdemic year