A Level Environmental Science

Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points

Course Codes

OSC1286 / OSC1402 / OSC1403

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  • Official AQA Environmental Science A Level
  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Same course as sixth form or college
  • Enrol today and start your studies straight away
  • Explore the living and physical environment
  • Develop your understanding in the need to provide food and forest resources for a growing human population
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with
  • Choose to include exams and fieldwork and save up to £770*

Study A Level Environmental Science from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

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Course overview

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

A Level in Environmental Science (you must take the A Level exam to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Fieldwork and 2 paper-based exams.

Course content

Specification: AQA 7447

Extra info


As part of this course, students must undertake fieldwork which meets the minimum requirement of 4 days. You can choose to add this on with us. The fieldwork will be based on a range of habitats in Lincolnshire.

Assessment of the knowledge and understanding of the fieldwork skills in this course will be by written exams only. Overall, at least 15% of the marks for A-level Environmental Science qualification will require the assessment of fieldwork skills.

To achieve the full Environmental Science A Level you will need to sit the exams. You will be assessed across the 7 sections and practical assessment. All units will be assessed by two paper-based examinations.

These can also be added on with us. If you add on the exams with us the exams are based in Coventry, Bolton and Wimbledon. You need to ensure you can travel to either of these locations.

Your practical assessment will be based on a range of habitats in Lincolnshire and will run from Mon 22 March – Thu 25 March.

A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

Your fieldwork skills will be assessed within the written exams only.

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Environmental Science by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post. Tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the exams and coursework, you will receive an A Level in Environmental Science issued by AQA. All examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A Level.

Thinking of Going to University?

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade, our courses include carefully-devised learning activities, as well as a number of tutor-marked assignments, so you get detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you take the exam. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required for your university application.

Exam details

Paper 1

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Weighing: 50% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 120
  • Assessed: Any content from sections 2, 3, 4 and 7
  • Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Paper 2

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Weighing: 50% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 120
  • Assessed: Any content from sections 1, 5, 6 and 7
  • Assessment format: A combination of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

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