Specification at a glance

AS Examinations (AS Award 1441)
Unit 1 – ENVS1 The Living Environment
Written unit

1 hour 
60 marks
40% of the total AS marks
20% of the total A-level marks

This unit comprises five short answer questions (45 marks) and one structured question (15 marks). 

All questions are compulsory. 

Available January and June
Unit 2 – ENVS2 The Physical Environment
Written unit

1½ hours
90 marks
60% of the total AS marks
30% of the total A-level marks

This unit comprises eight short answer questions (75 marks) and one structured question including extended prose (15 marks).

All questions are compulsory.

Available in June only
A2 Examinations (A Level Award 2441)
Unit 3 – ENVS3 Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution
Written unit

1½ hours
80 marks
25% of the total A-level mark

This unit comprises seven compulsory short answer/ structured/ comprehension questions (60 marks) and one essay from a choice of three titles (20 marks).

Includes synoptic assessment.

Available in June only
Unit 4 – ENVS4 Biological Resources and Sustainability
Written unit

2 hours
80 marks
25% of the total A-level mark

This unit comprises five compulsory short answer/ structured/ comprehension questions (45 marks), one compulsory data analysis question (15 marks) and one essay from a choice of three titles (20 marks).

Includes synoptic assessment.

Available in June only