This course is right for you if you: have a real interest in the environment and sustainability; enjoy science and want to apply your understanding in real-world contexts; want to develop your skills in research, evaluation of information and data analysis; like debating and problem solving.
You will explore the key challenges facing our planet, how our environment supports us, how we threaten these support systems and strategies for a more sustainable lifestyle. Studying wildlife conservation, resource management, energy use, pollution and food production you will develop an in-depth understanding of the problems…and the solutions.
The specification covers many aspects of the world around us including conservation methods, land use conflict, global climate change, pollution, energy resources, sustainability, evolution, biotechnology, ecosystems and population dynamics. It’s a diverse range of topics which are also very much contextualised to relate them to how the world works around you. Additionally, there is an element of field-study where students can apply research methods covered in class.