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This AS Level syllabus develops scientific knowledge and understanding of global environmental issues and theories, and of the policies and strategies for managing the environment. The course covers the sustainable use and management of resources, and strategies that aim to protect environments. Learners will interpret and analyse data and do investigative work. Case studies allow teachers to choose their own examples to investigate, which may be local, regional or global.
Although Cambridge International AS Level Environmental Management extends and complements the relevant Cambridge O Level and Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses, learners do not need to have studied the subject before starting the course.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
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We have worked with teachers and universities around the world to update this syllabus as part of our on-going review process. Following the review, we have made some changes to this syllabus for examination from 2022.
To make this subject clearer and easier to teach we have:
The 2022-2024 assessment will give candidates a good foundation for progression to university level study and includes the following changes:
The updated syllabus is for examination from June 2022 onwards. Please see the 2022-2024 syllabus above for full details.
We are working on a Resource list to help you deliver the updated syllabus. This will be available from April 2020 onwards through our School Support Hub