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Geology Course Profile

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Course Summary:

As a Geology student you will be concerned with a fascinating branch of science which deals with the structure, evolution and dynamics of the Earth and the exploitation of the mineral and energy resources that it contains. You will be applying sound scientific principles to the investigation of the earth using a range of scientific techniques and skills. You will see how geology influences the human environment and how humans will ignore geology at their peril when you study the natural hazards unit.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Manchester – Geography and Geology
  • The University of Leeds – Geological Sciences
  • The University of Derby – Environmental Hazards and Geology
  • The University of Keele – Geology with Science Foundation Year
  • The University of Derby – American Studies and Geology

Career destinations:

Entry Requirements:

You don’t need to have studied Geology before. Grade 4 or above in Core, Additional or Applied Science is essential. Students with a BTEC Science will be considered. GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 would be ideal due to geological data analysis and interpretation.

Assessment Method:

AS 100% exam
A Level 100% exam

Student Case Studies:

Eleanor Capuano

Eleanor Capuano

“I love Geology because it is fascinating to learn about the power of the Earth, from the slow processes of forming the rocks we walk on to the devastating tectonic forces that shape our planet. There is a friendly atmosphere and the tutors are enthusiastic and supportive. I’ve also enjoyed the opportunity to go on amazing field trips and am looking forward to the residential in Arran next year.”

Eleanor wants to go on to study Environmental Earth Science at university when she leaves College.