Subject Information


Environmental Science



Students interested in geography should also look at this course as an alternative if their focus is primarily on physical geography.

Important skills are developed, including writing chemical formulae, constructing equations, and calculating chemical quantities using the concept of amount of substance. The role of acids, bases, and salts in chemistry is investigated, and the central role of electrons in ionic and covalent bonding is studied. You will explore periodic trends to extend their understanding of structure and bonding.

Environmental science is ideal for those with a strong interest in conservation and the impact of humans on the planet. It covers topics as diverse as the physical environment including changes to the atmosphere and weather patterns; the living environment including the evolution of life on Earth to the research methods which underpinned the theories being studied and how the data used is gathered and used to model the processes studied.

Students who enjoy a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and have a keen interest in the sustainability of our planet will find the course engaging and thought-provoking.)