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Geology A Level

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSE's graded A*-C including Science and Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?
Do you enjoy the physical aspects of Geography? Interested in how the Earth is formed and what it is made of? Do you have an interest in Science?


Course content
- Solve problems by applying theories
- Understand how the Earth works
- Study a wide range of topics including foundations of geology, hazards and civil engineering
AS: Year 1:
Modules 1 and 2 - Foundation Geology, Maps and Practical Work.
Module 3 - Geology and the Human Environment.
A2: Year 2:
Module 4 - Extension Geology
Module 5 - Two Geological Themes: Geological Evolution of Britain and Geology of Natural Resources.
Module 6 - Geological Investigation: One on fieldwork (residential) and one on lab work.

How will I be assessed?
The Course is examined in modules, three of which are for AS and a further three for A2. Assessment styles include Coursework, written and practical exams.

Are there any special expenses?
Students will be required to undertake a
residential trip.

What could I do next?
The role of Geoscientists is central to the major challenges facing the world in the 21st Century.
These include demand for natural resources, climate change and resilience to hazards.
Geology is offered as a single subject or joint degree. Professional geologists are employed in many fields including oil exploration and extraction, construction of roads and buildings, mining and mineral exploration, climate prediction and monitoring, satellite exploration and environmental monitoring.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post