This new specifications have been developed as part of the AS and A-level science suite or courses. The subject is unique among awarding bodies, providing a highly relevant interdisciplinary additional science option and is ideal for anyone interested in contemporary environmental issues, systems thinking and sustainability.
These courses provide a foundation for the development of key scientific skills and knowledge to assist progression to further study and beyond. Career options include working in the STEM industries of engineering, food, energy, conservation and health, as well as non-STEM opportunities in media, leisure or planning. These draft qualification have not yet been accredited by Ofqual, but have been published to enable prospective learners to have early sight of the proposed approach to the new specification. Further changes may be required and no assurance can be given that this proposed qualification will be made available in its current form, or that it will be accredited in time for first teaching.