In today's climate, the understanding and appreciation of the natural processes of our planet has become paramount.
Big business, local councils and national governments are all having to become more environmentally aware. Environmental sustainability as a course is designed to give you the skills to monitor, investigate and critique local and global environmental issues as well as create new ideas for the future.
Areas of study covered include:
- Principles of Sustainable Development
- Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation
- Sustainable Transport
- Water Quality
- Sustainable Communities
- Fieldwork Techniques
Added November 2018
Students will be considered on their overall GCSE profile, however GCSE C grades are required in maths and science with a B in one of these desirable. If taken, a C grade in Geography would also be desirable.
The course is classroom based with a mixture of taught theory and practical sessions. There no exams as each module of study is assessed through an assignment (reports/investigation write-ups/presentations etc)
Due to the breadth of sustainability and environmental management and the need for modern businesses and councils to be environmentally aware, there are numerous university and career paths available i.e. conservation, hazard management, marine biology, climate change research, environmental consultancy, international relations, tourism consultancy, pollution analysis and Earth science.
The costs for all compulsory fieldwork trips are covered by the College but there may be charges for optional field trips.