This qualification is a broad one that relates to Geography, World Development, Business, Economics and Science. Content is aimed at students wanting to work in the environmental sustainability and management sectors e.g. waste disposal, urban development, coastal management and the business environment. The UK government have introduced significant legislation related to international climate agreements, conservation and a low carbon economy and how to combat global warming. It is important that organisations and individuals understand why and how we can meet these agreements.
Course content will include the following:
• The principles of sustainable development
• Sustainable communities
• Science for environmental technicians
• Waste management
• Sustainable transport
• Geology of natural resources
Assessment is completed through assignment work. There will be a variety of assessments including presentations, written work, case studies and fieldwork.
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English or Maths and an interest in the environment and sustainability issues.