A Level Environmental Science

Course code: OSC1286
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Study A Level Environmental Science from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Explore the living and physical environment
  • Develop your understanding in the need to provide food and forest resources for a growing human population
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with
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Course Overview

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level. You will be responsible for booking your exams.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

A Level in Environmental Science (you must take the A Level exam to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Fieldwork and 2 paper-based exams.

Course Content

Specification: AQA 7447

  • Conditions for life on Earth
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Life processes in the biosphere and conservation planning
  • Opportunities for skills development and independent thinking
  • The hydrosphere
  • Mineral resources
  • Biogeochemical cycles
  • The importance of energy supplies in the development of society
  • The impact of the features of energy resources
  • The sustainability of current energy resource exploitation
  • Strategies to secure future energy supplies
  • New energy conservation technologies
  • The properties of pollutants
  • Strategies to control pollutants
  • Ionising radiation
  • Noise
  • Solid wastes
  • Heavy metals
  • Acid mine drainage
  • Nutrient pollution
  • Pesticides
  • Agriculture
  • Agroecosystems
  • Sustainability of agriculture
  • Aquatic food production systems
  • Forest resources
  • Dynamic equilibria
  • Energy
  • Material cycles
  • The circular economy
  • Scientific methodologies
  • Sampling techniques
  • Specialist techniques
  • Fieldwork and laboratory activities
  • Standard environmental techniques