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A Level Environmental Science Course

A Level Environmental Science Course

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UCAS points UCAS points: Yes

Hours to complete Hours required: 360

Support Support: 2 years

Course Format Course format: Online

Course Information

This A' Level Environmental Science course will give you a great understanding in the sustainability of our planet. Key topics include bio-physical environment, energy resources, pollution, circular economy and sustainability.

Environmental Science is a highly relevant interdisciplinary fourth science option. It’s ideal study for anyone interested in contemporary environmental issues, systems thinking and sustainability.

For this subject we do not offer the AS Level as a standalone qualification. If you decide to enrol onto this course, you would need to complete the Full A Level.

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Modules A Level

  • Conditions for life on Earth
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Life processes in the biosphere and conservation planning
  • Opportunities for skills development and independent thinking
  • The atmosphere
  • The hydrosphere
  • Mineral resources
  • Biogeochemical cycles
  • Soils
  • The importance of energy supplies in the development of society
  • The impact of the features of energy resources on their use
  • The sustainability of current energy resource exploitation
  • Strategies to secure future energy supplies
  • Opportunities for skills development and independent thinking.
  • The properties of pollutants
  • How environmental features affect the severity of pollution
  • Strategies to control pollutants based on their properties and features of the environment
  • Opportunities for skills development and independent thinking.
  • Agriculture
  • Aquatic food production systems
  • Forest resources
  • Dynamic equilibria
  • Energy
  • Material cycles
  • The circular economy
  • Opportunities for skills development and independent thinking
  • Scientific methodologies
  • Sampling techniques
  • Opportunities for skills development and independent thinking

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy and be educated to at least Maths Level 2 standard. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations/practicals at an AQA approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

A Level Exams
There are two exams for the full A Level qualificaiton. The length of each exam is three hours long.

Practical Assessment
Please note that any examination centre accepting private candidates has to give them an opportunity to complete the fieldwork with them if they so wish. This means that the school will have to organise the fieldwork. However the student can choose not to complete the practicals but should be aware that by choosing not to do them they may be unable to access certain marks if they do not have the necessary knowledge available.

Please note 10% of the overall assessment of A-level Environmental Science will contain mathematical skills equivalent to Level 2 or above. At least 15% of the overall assessment of A-level Environmental Science will assess knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to practical work.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan. The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


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A Level Environmental Science

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A Level Environmental Science

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£60.00 x 4 months


Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

AQA - The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA's primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.

Specification code

A' Level Environmental Science AQA: 7447
AS Level Environmental Science AQA: 7446


Students in the past have progressed onto the following degree courses:-

  • Environmental Science
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Ecology
  • Energy Studies
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Chemistry.

Studying A' Level Environmental Science at University gives you all sorts of exciting career options, including:-

  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental education officer
  • Environmental manager
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Recycling officer
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Waste management officer.

Before you start your tutor will contact you to welcome you and, if you’re new to Learn Now, help you understand what study will be like. They’ll also clarify how and when they can be contacted, and how quickly they will respond to you.

Once you’ve started your tutor will mark and provide feedback on your assignments and support your progress throughout the course.

With our A Level courses you receive support and access for up to two years. You can however complete the course much sooner if you wish to. You will need to check the exam dates for your A Level subject and the number of guided learning hours to ensure that you can achieve your goals.

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