We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College in September! 

We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Environmental Science at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn more about the course on offer and explore the garden time-lapse activity helping you to identify the wildlife in your own back yard!

We will be regularly posting content onto this page to keep your interests going prior to the start of college in September - make sure to send us any work you complete to andoverapplicantwelcome@sparsholt.ac.uk with 'Environmental Science' as the email heading! 

Check out all the extra help and support we can provide through our experienced Careers and Health & Wellbeing teams. 

About the Course!

Environmental Science is the scientific study of how the environment supports us and our common way of life, and consequently, how we threaten these support systems. This subject will cover a range of topics including, sustainable living, environmental ethics and debates around wildlife and conservation. 

You will develop skills on how to gather and evaluate information as well as learning how best to work in a collaborative process with others. 

Take a look at the resources below put together by the Environmental Science Department and have a go at the accompanying activities, identifying bird activity and recording its frequency! 

Environmental Science Applicant Workbook

Additional Resources

Interested in learning more about the various subjects you will examine as an Environmental Science student at Andover? Take a look at the resources below including a new presentation on Biodiversity in our world. Be sure to watch all the associated TV shows and keep up to date with current affairs through the news and press. 

Watch BBC programme Planet Earth, here. 

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Watch Blue Planet season 1 here and 2 here. 

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Watch Primates here. 


Interested in more reading over the summer? Why not take a look at the book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. 

The Open University has a variety of free online courses available in an array of different subjects. Take a look at the catalogue here and explore the different course topics available. 

You could also investigate the courses offered at the EtonX web page; please note these are paid for programmes that your current school may have access to so please check with them and back here regularly for updates.

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Trips and Activities!

Student wellbeing and support 

At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible. 

We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including; 

  • Counselling 
  • Carer support 
  • Childcare support 
  • Confidential one-to-one services 

We have also recently introduced two new members to the wellbeing team ... Arlo and Romeo the Therapy Dogs!

Arlo and Romeo are part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to provisions for students. They are based on campus with their owners throughout term.

Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present. What good boys!

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Our Courses: 

A-Level in Environmental Science (2 Years) 

Careers Guidance 

Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college. 

Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College! 

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We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna! 

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Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education! 

We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna! 

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Social Media 

We love to post about all our students on our platforms including their achievements, trips and excellent work - take a look at some of the highlights below and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! 

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Not already applied?

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