Environmental Science

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Environmental Science – AQA

Course Summary

Environmental Science asks you to consider the sustainability of our way of life, focusing on debates at the forefront of modern discussion surrounding our planet.

After studying Environmental Science at Barton Peveril you will have formed the ability to delve into and assess the science surrounding our environment, seeing how everyday issues arise, why they need to be solved, and how to create the best solution.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in Combined Science, English and Mathematics
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 4



  • Diversity of Planet Earth
  • Species Conservation and Their Habitats
  • Physical Resources
  • The Atmosphere, Hydrosphere and Lithosphere
  • Energy and Pollution
  • Farming and Food Production
  • Sustainability of Our Way of Life

Why choose this course?

  • State-of-the-art £5m Science Centre
  • Strong practical elements
  • Field trips and guest speakers to experience the most current research and developments in science

Where might it lead?

Students progress to a diverse range of further study and employment in the Environmental Sciences, Management, and Conservation sectors.


This course is 100% examination based.


Khadija Hire

I was impressed with the sheer amount of support and facilities that were available for students at Barton. I felt that Barton had a healthy environment a positive space, and most importantly it is a place that promoted hard work self improvement.

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