This A Level course is about the study of the Earth, its structures, evolution and dynamics. It looks at how the different areas of geology relate to each other, including civil engineering, engineering geology, hydrogeology, mining geology and petroleum geology. The course places problem solving at the heart of learning.
Students are encouraged to respond to geological information in both familiar and novel situations in the laboratory and in the field, so there will be trips to places of significant geological interest.
A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4)
Minimum of grade 6 in English and another essay based subject
Minimum of grade 6 in Science and Maths.
Studying geology opens up an array of employment opportunities. Students will be able to seek employment in the following sectors:
- Oil companies
- Engineering geologist
- Environmental consultant
- Environmental engineer.
Fundamentals of Geology
- Elements, minerals and rocks
- Surface and internal processes
- Time and change
- Earth structure and global tectonics
Interpreting the Geological Record
- Rock forming processes
- Rock deformation
- Past life and past climates
- Earth materials and natural resources
- Geological map applications
- Quaternary geology
- Geological evolution of Britain
- Geology of the lithosphere
Planned Trips & Guest Speakers
- Wren’s Nest
- Jurassic Coast
- Lapworth Museum
- Adero Harris
- Ekbal Hussain