EnviroScienceQRThe Course

“Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.” - James Lovelock

This quote, from the father of environmental science, tells us that the different spheres of this planet – the biosphere, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the lithosphere are locked in a dance. This tightly coupled partnership of the living and non-living elements of the planet brings us the natural wonders we see today. How do salmon fertilise a forest? How does the colour of the land relate to climate and climate change? How do the choices we make influence living things thousands of miles away? 

Most importantly, what can we do to change the direction the planet is going in? We will be trying to find answers to some of the greatest threats facing the planet today – the problems of plastic pollution, climate change, industrial and domestic pollution and many more. You will study how conservation is not just stopping hunting of rare animals but an ongoing, developing and ever-changing set of policies, influenced by the prevailing political climate and public attitudes. 

By studying environmental science, you will gain a deep understanding of these concepts and so much more. You will not be able to look at the world in the same way!


The A-level is two 3 hour exams.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Biology grade 6 or Trilogy Science grade 66
  • GCSE Maths grade 6
  • GCSE English grade 5

Careers & Higher Education

Careers in environmental science are so varied it is difficult to consider them as one category. You could end up working from home most of the time or traveling around the world on an annual basis. You could be doing desk work, field work, or some combination thereof. Your focus could be mathematical, physical, or written. Of course, the majority careers in environmental science are some blend in-between.

Some examples of possible careers are:
Wildlife Manager, Zookeeper, Horticulturalist, Conservationist, Mining and the Extraction industry, Environmental Consultant, Construction and, especially the growth industry of Sustainable Construction, Chemical Engineering, Astrobiologist, Planet hunter

Further Advice & Information


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