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Environmental Science

This is an engaging and thought provoking A Level for anyone interested in contemporary environmental issues, systems thinking and sustainability. Real life case studies will be used to help you develop key scientific skills and knowledge as well as skills in communication, teamwork and critical thinking.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSEs English and Maths and also Grade 5 in any GCSE Science.

Future Opportunities

Careers options will include STEM (science, technology and maths) industries including engineering, food, energy, conservation and health and non-STEM opportunities in Media, Leisure and planning.

Course Content & Assessment

Course Content

You will study a range of topics including the living environment, energy, biological resources and sustainability through a combination of independent and interdependent learning. You will also have the opportunity to join the popular Biology field trip to study research methods and ecology. Environmental science is a great accompaniment to Geography, Biology, Physics and Maths, but will add breadth and depth to any A Level portfolio.


We study the AQA specification.  You will study Environmental Science in eight hours per fortnight. This qualification is linear (students will sit all the A Level exams at the end of two years). There will be 2 papers that will each be 3 hours long.  There will be various field work trips that will be done outside of teaching hours.

Science Department

Subject Leader Mrs J Pennington-Wright
Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator Mrs K Ross
Key Stage 4 Co-ordinator Mrs L Sanday
Key Stage 5 Co-ordinator Dr K Irlam
  Mrs K Brett
  Ms L Casson
  Mrs N Everitt
  Miss A McLeod
  Mrs R Monks
  Mrs A Newton
  Mrs B Povey
  Mrs M Salaga
  Mrs S Tunstall
  Miss A Waddicor
  Mr S Wright
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