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Environmental Studies A Level

/ AQA A Level / UOL27

The Environmental Studies A-Level course enables students to gain a deep and well-informed insight into the environment and the scientific processes that control and affect it.

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WAS £480.00

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course duration: 360 hrs

study type: paper

Course Description

Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Environmental Studies is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university. It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment.

This specification is designed to:
- Develop an understanding of how different events and cycles within the environment interrelate
- Draw on experiences of human impacts on environmental events and cycles, and the strategies that can be used to minimise the problems caused
- Enable students to gain a deep and well-informed insight into the environment, and the scientific processes involved
- Prepare students for a very wide variety of higher education courses and be an ideal base for employment

How Science Works

An understanding of How Science Works is a requirement. How Science Works is an underpinning set of concepts and is the means whereby students come to understand how scientists investigate scientific phenomena in their attempts to explain the world about us. Moreover, How Science Works recognises the contribution scientists have made to their own disciplines and to the wider world.

Recommended reading:

AQA A Level Environmental Studies Student Book, Richard Genn, 2008, Nelson Thornes ISBN-10: 1408513900 ISBN-13: 978-1408513903
Environmental Science: A Global Concern (Ninth Edition), William P. Cunningham, Mary Ann Cunningham and Barbara Woodworth Saigo, 2007, McGraw Hill Higher Education Publisher: ISBN-10: 0071105964 ISBN13: 978-0071105965

Modules

Unit 1 The Living Environment
An introduction to the biodiversity of life on Planet Earth.

Unit 2 The Physical Environment
Physical resources such as atmospheric gases, water and mineral nutrients are essential for life on Earth.
Humans exploit and manage physical resources to provide higher material living standards.
The use of many of these resources is unsustainable.

Unit 3 Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution

Future problems of energy supply and how these may be resolved are investigated through the study of the energy resources which are available for use.

Unit 4 Biological Resources and Sustainability
The factors controlling human population growth are considered in relation to the demands placed upon the planets resources and life-support systems.

Previous Knowledge

This course builds from the knowledge gained in a range of GCSE science subjects, including GCSE Environmental Studies, although its study is not essential to undertake the A Level course. Some knowledge of biology or other GCSE Science subjects or Geography would be useful, so you may find the following books useful for revision.

AQA Science GCSE Science Students Book by Ann Fullick, Patrick Fullick, J Breithaupt, Lawrie Ryan (2006) Published by Nelson Thornes ISBN-10: 0748796347 ISBN-13: 978-0748796342
Understanding GCSE Geography: For AQA Specification A (Understanding GCSE Geography) by Ann Bowen and John Pallister (2006) Published by Heinemann Educational Publishers; 3Rev Ed edition ISBN-10: 0435351710 ISBN-13: 978-0435351717

Assessment

AS Level

At AS, this specification develops a foundation of scientific knowledge and skills associated with the environment and how it works. Candidates study the biodiversity of life on Planet Earth and Physical resources which are essential for life on Earth:

Unit 1: ENVS1 The Living Environment
Written examination: 1 hour

Unit 2: ENVS2 The Physical Environment
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

A2 Level

At A2, the specification enables candidates to further develop their skills and understanding of 'How Science Works'. Candidates examine Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution, and Biological Resources and Sustainability:

Unit 3: ENVS3 Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 4: ENVS4 Biological Resources and Sustainability
Written examination: 2 hoursFor further details visit 

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Support

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 18 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

course description

Course Description

Do you need an A Level within 12 months to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Environmental Studies is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university. It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment.

This specification is designed to:
- Develop an understanding of how different events and cycles within the environment interrelate
- Draw on experiences of human impacts on environmental events and cycles, and the strategies that can be used to minimise the problems caused
- Enable students to gain a deep and well-informed insight into the environment, and the scientific processes involved
- Prepare students for a very wide variety of higher education courses and be an ideal base for employment

How Science Works

An understanding of How Science Works is a requirement. How Science Works is an underpinning set of concepts and is the means whereby students come to understand how scientists investigate scientific phenomena in their attempts to explain the world about us. Moreover, How Science Works recognises the contribution scientists have made to their own disciplines and to the wider world.

Recommended reading:

AQA A Level Environmental Studies Student Book, Richard Genn, 2008, Nelson Thornes ISBN-10: 1408513900 ISBN-13: 978-1408513903
Environmental Science: A Global Concern (Ninth Edition), William P. Cunningham, Mary Ann Cunningham and Barbara Woodworth Saigo, 2007, McGraw Hill Higher Education Publisher: ISBN-10: 0071105964 ISBN13: 978-0071105965

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

This course builds from the knowledge gained in a range of GCSE science subjects, including GCSE Environmental Studies, although its study is not essential to undertake the A Level course. Some knowledge of biology or other GCSE Science subjects or Geography would be useful, so you may find the following books useful for revision.

AQA Science GCSE Science Students Book by Ann Fullick, Patrick Fullick, J Breithaupt, Lawrie Ryan (2006) Published by Nelson Thornes ISBN-10: 0748796347 ISBN-13: 978-0748796342
Understanding GCSE Geography: For AQA Specification A (Understanding GCSE Geography) by Ann Bowen and John Pallister (2006) Published by Heinemann Educational Publishers; 3Rev Ed edition ISBN-10: 0435351710 ISBN-13: 978-0435351717

assessment

Assessment

AS Level

At AS, this specification develops a foundation of scientific knowledge and skills associated with the environment and how it works. Candidates study the biodiversity of life on Planet Earth and Physical resources which are essential for life on Earth:

Unit 1: ENVS1 The Living Environment
Written examination: 1 hour

Unit 2: ENVS2 The Physical Environment
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

A2 Level

At A2, the specification enables candidates to further develop their skills and understanding of 'How Science Works'. Candidates examine Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution, and Biological Resources and Sustainability:

Unit 3: ENVS3 Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 4: ENVS4 Biological Resources and Sustainability
Written examination: 2 hoursFor further details visit 

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

support

Support

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 18 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

modules

Modules

Unit 1 The Living Environment
An introduction to the biodiversity of life on Planet Earth.

Unit 2 The Physical Environment
Physical resources such as atmospheric gases, water and mineral nutrients are essential for life on Earth.
Humans exploit and manage physical resources to provide higher material living standards.
The use of many of these resources is unsustainable.

Unit 3 Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution

Future problems of energy supply and how these may be resolved are investigated through the study of the energy resources which are available for use.

Unit 4 Biological Resources and Sustainability
The factors controlling human population growth are considered in relation to the demands placed upon the planets resources and life-support systems.

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.