Environmental Science (4440)
GCSE Environmental Science gives students the chance to study a hands-on science subject. The course raises students' environmental awareness by looking at important global environmental issues.
GCSE Environmental Science can be taken alongside or after GCSE Science. It can be taken as an alternative to GCSE Additional Science or GCSE Additional Applied Science by those candidates who wish to specialise in an environmental approach. It can also complement students' pure science options. It can be studied as a one or two-year course.
The specification integrates the principles of 'How Science Works' throughout the units and in the controlled assessment. The course helps students see environmental issues in the context of their own lives with topics ranging from how energy resources are used to how wild food can be exploited sustainably
Teachers are encouraged to develop students' practical skills in ways which help engage and motivate them. These skills are tested in the investigative skills assignment (ISA).
It is suitable for students of all abilities, whether they intend to study science at a higher level or not. It forms part of AQA's flexible suite of GCSE Science exams, which offer teachers a variety of possibilities and combinations to help students achieve to the best of their abilities.
Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.
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