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A Level Environmental Studies course Fast Track

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  • The course notes are well laid out with great illustrations before a task toward the end of every unit. The notes contain all the pertinent data required to achieve great score in the examinations.The guide input is immediate inside the predetermined timescales and with great useful help. It is simple to get to the mentor help by means of email.
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A Level

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£ 449 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Class hours

    700h

  • Duration

    Flexible

Description

Home based distance learning. This A Level can be completed from home with full support for a maximum of 1 year.

To take into account

Aimed at students looking to further their interest in this specific area or those looking to gain UCAS points for UNI.

Aimed at students looking to enter higher education.

Students are recommended to posses the ability to read and write english to GCSE standards, Mathematics knowledge also to GCSE level and be over 16 years of age.

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

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

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4.0
  • The course notes are well laid out with great illustrations before a task toward the end of every unit. The notes contain all the pertinent data required to achieve great score in the examinations.The guide input is immediate inside the predetermined timescales and with great useful help. It is simple to get to the mentor help by means of email.
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Former Student

4.0
25/01/2017
What I would highlight: The course notes are well laid out with great illustrations before a task toward the end of every unit. The notes contain all the pertinent data required to achieve great score in the examinations.The guide input is immediate inside the predetermined timescales and with great useful help. It is simple to get to the mentor help by means of email.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Achievements for this centre

This centre has demonstrated its quality on Emagister
11 years with Emagister

Subjects

  • Environmental Impact
  • Learning and Development
  • systems
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Learning Processes
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Conservation
  • Personal Development
  • A Level
  • Personal skills

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Course programme

Unit 1: ENVS1 – The Living Environment
An introduction to the biodiversity of life on Planet Earth.

The reasons why the conservation of life on Earth is important are investigated, as are the methods which may be used to achieve effective conservation.

Conservation in the UK, coral reefs, Antarctica and tropical rainforests are used to develop these issues further.

‘Life Processes in the Biosphere’ allows consideration of the ecological relationships between organisms and their abiotic and biotic environments in order to understand conservation problems further and how these may be managed.


Unit 2: ENVS2 – The Physical Environment
This unit introduces the available physical resources essential to life on Earth, how humans utilise these resources and issues relating to resource over-exploitation.
Additionally, the naturally occurring resources such as atmospheric gases, water and minerals, and cycles involving them are explored. The uses, management and threats to these resources are also investigated, including global climate change, water demands and management as well as mineral exploitation.

Unit 3: ENVS3 – 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.
The properties of pollutants are considered to explain why some materials or forms of energy cause environmental damage. These issues are developed through the study of a range of atmospheric, aquatic and terrestrial pollutants.
The strategies which may be used to minimise releases, treat effluents and manage the damage caused are considered. These issues allow consideration of the issues related to Units 1 and 2 which involve pollution.


Unit 4: ENVS4 – Biological Resources and Sustainability
The factors controlling human population growth are considered in relation to the demands placed upon the planet’s resources and life-support systems.
Food production and forestry systems are analysed, with particular emphasis on the limiting factors affecting productivity, the environmental problems caused by these systems and the ways in which problems can be addressed.
The study of the sustainability of human lifestyles allows synoptic consideration of the other modules of the specification.

Additional information

Students have a maximum of 1 year to complete. Course duration is approx. 700 hours.

A Level Environmental Studies course Fast Track

£ 449 VAT inc.