A Level Environmental Science
Course code: 7447
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 24 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: AQA A Level Environmental Science
Awarding body: AQA
Understanding the planet we live on, and the holistic issues associated, is becoming not just a life skill but a major commercial focus. This course is ideal for those who want to embark in careers in ecology, conservation and marine biology.
Candidates with a broad interest in the subject who want to get a better idea of how the living and physical environment interact, will enjoy this course.
Environmental Science course overview
A Level Environmental Science covers key areas like the living environment, the physical environment, energy resources, biological resources, sustainability and environmental pollution. You will also gain an understanding of the scientific processes used to assess the subject and an appreciation for how this fits into the wider scientific context.
Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA), you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A Level Environmental Studies.
- An understanding of how different cycles and event interrelate within the environment.
- Learn how humans can impact the environment and how this stress can be minimised.
- Develop a deep and well informed insight into the environment and related scientific process.
- Preparation for a range of higher education courses, as well as being an environmentally aware citizen.
This course is divided into 7 units:
1. The living environment
2. The physical environment
3. Energy resources
5. Biological resources
7. Research methods
Environmental Science: A Global Concern
William P Cunningham, Mary Ann Cunningham and Barbara Woodsworth Saigo, McGraw Hill Higher Education Publisher
The AQA A Level Environmental Science qualification is gained once both exam papers are successfully completed as well as your course work. These exams are administered by the AQA and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Method of study
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.