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Environmental Science A Level - Level 3


Studying the natural environment has never been more important and relevant than today.

On this course you will learn about the conservation of diverse species and habitats around the world, the composition of the atmosphere, nutrient cycles and the soil, methods of energy generation and climate change, different types of pollution and how to reduce them, sustainable agriculture and fisheries, forestry and deforestation, recycling and sustainability.

If you want to learn about how science and humans affects the world today, then this is the perfect course for you.

What does it combine with?

Start dates and fees

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September 20232717Apply online

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including:

  • English Language (Grade 4)
  • Maths (Grade 5)
  • Double Science (Grade 5/6) or Triple Science (6/5/5)
  • Plus, one other GCSE at grade 4 if you only have GCSEs in Double Science. 

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

What does the course lead to?

Careers are often pursued as an environmental scientist, marine biologist, town planner, environmental analyst, scientific adviser and many more.

What can I progress onto?

Further study at university-level in a range of courses including environmental science, geography, marine biology, geography and geology.


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How do I apply?

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