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About the course

The A Level Environmental Science course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of environmental issues and the scientific principles that underpin them. By exploring a diverse range of topics, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse and address the complex challenges facing our planet today.

Entry requirements

A minimum score of 5 from 7 GCSEs to include English, Maths, and science along with four other GCSE grades or equivalent (not including short courses or Citizenship). See Subject Requirements Guide for details.

GCSE English Language or English Literature at score of 5 or above.

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 16-18

There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

You will be expected to pay for stationery and textbooks.

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Why study?

Emphasis will be placed on fostering a deep understanding of environmental concepts, as well as the ability to communicate scientific ideas effectively and ethically. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to sustainable environmental management and shape decisions that promote a more sustainable future.

Where will this course take me?

Possible careers:

  • Research
  • Conservation 
  • Policy-making
  • Environmental consultancy
  • Teaching

Core modules

  • The living environment
  • The physical environment
  • Energy resources
  • Pollution
  • Biological resources
  • Sustainability
  • Research methods

How will I be assessed?


What should I do now?

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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.