Environmental Science

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 in-depth understanding of the problems the planet faces and the solutions.


Two written exam papers (3 hours, 120 marks each). A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.


To study A level Environmental Science, you will need a minimum Grade 5 in GCSE Geography or any Science subject.

Where can it lead?

Students wishing to study this subject at degree level may also consider the following: zoology, marine biology, biotechnology, animal science, sustainable civil engineering, journalism and urban landscape design. Environmental experts are needed in business, industry and government as well as estate management, land reclamation, environmental surveying & policymaking, sustainability consulting, countryside management and conservation.