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UK Open College

A Level Environmental Science course – AQA

UK Open College
Online
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Typology A Level
Methodology Online
Duration 24 Months
Start Different dates available
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • A Level
  • Online
  • Duration:
    24 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes
Description

Environmental Science A Level Course. The Environmental Science specification enables students to gain an insight into the environment, and the scientific processes that control and affect it.

The central theme is the development of an understanding of how different events and cycles within the environment interrelate, how they influence subsequent environmental events, the human impacts on these events and cycles, and the strategies that can be used to minimise the problems caused.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

Criminologists will study certain areas and aspects of crime including Frequency of crimes Location of crimes Causes of crimes Types of crimes Social and individual consequences of crimes Social reactions to crime Individual reactions to crime Governmental reactions to crime

· Who is it intended for?

This home learning course in Criminology is aimed at students interested in criminology and learning more about crime, its causes and prevention

· Requirements

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria: Be aged 16 Years or above Possess a solid knowledge of the english language Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc Have a genuine desire to succeed

· What marks this course apart?

Students are able to enrol online at any time of the year. No specific enrolment dates.

· What happens after requesting information?

Once your information is received one of our course advisers will provide you with further information via email or telephone.

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What you'll learn on the course

Environmental Science
Criminology
Anti-terrorist measures
Level 3
Crime
Crime Prevention
Definitiion
Violence
Types of Crime
Youth crime
Anti social behaviour
Criminology
Anti social behaviour

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Course programme

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 7 units of study in total as listed below.

SECTION 1: THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT
  • Conditions for life on Earth
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Life processes in the biosphere and conservation planning
  • Opportunities for skills development and independent thinking
SECTION 2: THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
  • The hydrosphere
  • Mineral resources
  • Biogeochemical cycles
SECTION 3: ENERGY RESOURCES
  • 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
SECTION 4: POLLUTION
  • The properties of pollutants
  • Strategies to control pollutants
  • Ionising radiation
  • Noise
  • Solid wastes
  • Heavy metals
  • Acid mine drainage
  • Nutrient pollution
  • Pesticides
SECTION 5: BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES
  • Agriculture
  • Agroecosystems
  • sustainability of agriculture
  • Aquatic food production systems
  • Forest resources
SECTION 6: SUSTAINABILITY
  • Dynamic equilibria
  • Energy
  • Material cycles
  • The circular economy
SECTION 7: RESEARCH METHODS
  • Scientific methodologies
  • Sampling techniques
  • Specialist techniques
  • Fieldwork and laboratory activities
  • Standard environmental techniques
Assessment

To achieve the full Environmental Science A Level you will be assessed across the 7 sections and practical assessment. All units will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment detail is provided below:

Paper 1:

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Assessed: Any content from sections 2, 3, 4 and 7
  • Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Paper 2:

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Assessed: Any content from sections 1, 5, 6 and 7
  • Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Please note: It is your responsibility to source and book your fieldwork and examinations. Your practical skills will be assessed within the written exams only. Overall, at least 15% of the marks for A Level Environmental Science qualification will require the assessment of practical skills.

Additional information

Students have a maximum of one year to complete. Course duration approx. 90 hours.