A Level

Environmental Science

  • Course type

    Level 3

  • Awarding Body


  • Duration

    2 years

Introduction to Environmental Science

A multi-disciplinary approach to learning about the threats, management and sustainability of our planet. Environmental Science is an exciting and hugely relevant course that provides a detailed picture of our planet and our relationship with it: the living and physical environment, its biological and natural resources, and how these are interconnected.

Entry requirements

  • Subject grades: option a

    GCSE grade 6 in Mathematics and one Science (same as geology)

  • Subject grades: option b

    GCSE grade 6 in Geography and grade 6 in Mathematics or one Science

  • Required Admissions Score

    The indicative Minimum Entry Admissions Score for ​​Environmental Science is 58.

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About the Course

In studying Environmental Science A level, you will explore the key challenges facing our planet, learning how the environment supports us; how we threaten these support systems and how we can embrace technologies and strategies that deliver a more sustainable lifestyle. Studying wildlife conservation, resource management, energy use, pollution and food production, you will develop an indepth understanding of the problems the planet faces and the solutions.

We will look at the many aspects of the world around us, including conservation methods, land use conflict, global climate change, pollution, energy resources, sustainable biological resources, evolution, biotechnology, ecosystems and population dynamics. You’ll gain important knowledge about how society makes decisions about environmental issues and how these contribute to the success of the economy and society: a key 21st century skill set!

2022 Environmental science A level results

Course information

Nowadays, we are all more aware of the need to protect our environment. This course will help you to develop the skills you need to engage in the hugely relevant and important dialogue around sustainability and progress. The course will appeal to students who enjoy a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and have a keen interest in the sustainability of our planet.

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It’s surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth

Sir David Attenborough

Quick facts


72 year 12 students take Environmental Science

4 hrs 20 mins

4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time

5 hrs

Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.