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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 20242717Apply 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

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

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.

Career opportunities

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How do I apply?

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