Environmental Science

Environmental Science

A Level
Full-time, Sixth Form Study Programme
Examining Board: AQA

About the course

Do you care about the environment and the future of our planet? By doing this course you will gain a thorough scientific understanding of how planet earth functions. Much human activity has resulted in serious environmental problems. These range from air and water pollution to species extinction. You will study the technical solutions to these specific issues.

I did all three earth sciences and they worked really well for my future degree in Environmental Science.

Agatha Lacey

Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • Captive breeding programmes using Paignton Zoo as a resource
  • The role of oceans in global climatic change using the National Marine Aquarium as a resource
  • Marine conservation
  • Fisheries and Forestry management
  • Farming theory utilising the college farm test plots

There is no coursework but fieldwork is an essential part of the course and the techniques are assessed within exams.

Watch Abbie Barnes talking about Environmental Studies

For information about the course email Richard Palmer, Course Manager





Find out how to apply for A Level Environmental Science

To do this course you need the following:

  • Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language
  • GCSE Science and Maths minimum grade 5

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College facilities

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Case study

Geography A Level - Charlotte Dutfield

Geography A Level - Charlotte Dutfield

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