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Environmental Studies AS/A Level Science, Psychology & Engineering Board and Syllabus details Board: AQA - Syllabus: AS Level (5441), A Level (6441) About the subject Environmental Science work is taught in GCSE Science and Geography. Students will be familiar with much of the subject material. Topics such as food webs, ecosystems, pollution, acid rain, weathering/erosion, photosynthesis and National Parks will have been covered in some way at GCSE. The key point about Environmental Science is that it is a topical subject. The press and media have a big interest in environmental issues. Food production and global warming have a big profile at the moment. Students must be prepared to read material and watch TV programmes to be aware of major issues. Students must have an interest in the planet and environmental issues. A range of field trips will be run during the first year. These will be one day trips to places like a local Nature Reserve, Sewage Works, South Downs, St Leonard's Forest. There is no coursework for AS Level, Learning Styles Learning is based on structured lessons and student research. All lesson notes and data sheets are available on the College intranet. Students will be given weekly research assignments. A key part of the course is individual student learning. Exam questions will be set weekly, and one piece of writing approximately every month. Basic GCSE Maths will be used to analyse data. Subject combinations and progression Suitable combinations to go with this subject would be Biology, Geography, and Geology. If students are thinking of taking up an Earth Science degree in this field then they should study 2 science courses. Subject modules and assessment Biosphere Module is taken in January of the first year. All other Modules taken in June. AS LEVEL Modules . The modules become worth 16.6% when added to the A Level grade. Biosphere - 33.3% (January exam) Lithosphere - 33.3% (May/June exam) Atmosphere/Hydrosphere - 33.3% (May/June exam) A LEVEL Modules . No January Modules. Biological Resources - 33.3% (June exam) Pollution and Physical Resources - 33.3% (June exam) Practical Skills Exam - 33.3% (June exam) Entry Requirements GCSE Science, Additional Science and Mathematics grade C. It is not necessary to have studied Environmental Science before.

Environmental Studies AS/A Level Science, Psychology & Engineering Board and Syllabus details Board: AQA - Syllabus: AS Level (5441), A Level (6441) About the subject Environmental Science work is taught in GCSE Science and Geography. Students will be familiar with much of the subject material. Topics such as food webs, ecosystems, pollution, acid rain, weathering/erosion, photosynthesis and...

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