A Level

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSE Grade 4s including Maths & English Language.

Additional entry requirements:    

Grade 5 in Maths, Grade 5 in Biology or at least one Grade 5 in Combined Science.

What is it?    

Develop your understanding of contemporary environmental issues and investigate the impact of human activity on our planet. You should be keen to explore how we can create strategies for a sustainable lifestyle. This is a subject that helps you to develop professional research skills that will assist you in a range of future career pathways.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

This is an exciting course that can help change the world for the better. You will enjoy exploring the contemporary environmental issues that face the world today, and also learn practical and problem-solving skills relating to environmental issues and the sustainable use of resources. You should have an interest in learning about conservation methods and the creation of new technology to help improve the planet.

What will I study?    

Seven modules including: The living environment; the physical environment, research methods; energy resources; pollution, biological resources and sustainability

How will I be assessed?    

All assessment for this course is through written examination. You will sit two exams at the end of Year 2.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

You could decide to study Environmental Science at Degree Level. Environmental scientists work in a number of different areas ranging from agriculture to healthcare. It can lead to jobs within a range of applied fields and interdisciplinary settings like conservation, environmental planning, microbiology, water management and environmental law.

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