Climate Change and Global Warming

We are pleased to offer this online facilitated course for students in years 11, 12 and 13 looking to explore the causes of climate change and the impact of human activity.

This course sets out to inspire and challenge young people in a non-competitive environment, mixing with like-minded students from across the UK delivered by subject experts. Participation can be acknowledged under Preparation for HE on UCAS application forms.

Course objectives:

o To explore the causes of climate change and the impact of human activity
o To consider the effect of climate change on ecosystems and biodiversity
o To provide opportunities to develop research and study skills.

Students should have a keen interest in Climate Change and the motivation to explore it in more depth.


Course dates

Tuesday 6th - Thursday 8th April 2021

2pm - 5.30pm


Online via Zoom - link will be sent upon registration

Course format

The course will be delivered online using a variety of methods, including lectures, presentations and class discussions. There will be some preparatory reading and expectation of completion of two self-directed online units.


Some elements of the course will be delivered by research students at Bath University and the University of East Anglia. Other elements will be completed by the students in their own time through self-directed online units.


Course topics

The Global Picture, including an overview of the current issues and why they are happening.

Planning for the future, including a discussion on how we anticipate, prepare for, and respond to hazardous events, trends, or disturbances related to climate.

The Nature Crisis, including a consideration of the loss of biodiversity in nature and a debate on whether we are living in an age of extinction.

Course composition

Two self-directed online units

One three day facilitated unit

Registration closing date

Friday 19th March


The cost of the course is £125 per student (plus school administration fee*).

Register your interest for this course

Learn more about Villiers Park's courses