Evidence of past life
It's not just rocks! Could you picture yourself studying earthquakes, dinosaurs, volcanic eruptions, analysing maps in search for oil and gas or analysing fossils to further understand evolution? If so, an A-level in Geology could be for you.
During the course you will get the opportunity to study the origin and evolution of our planet; the chemical and physical properties of minerals, rocks and fluids (water and oil); the structure of our mobile crust - its newly forming ocean floors and its ancient drifting continents; the history of life on Earth; and structural Geology to name just a few units!
- To study both modern and ancient environments, interpreting the processes at work on our planet
- To understand and discover the natural resources upon which the modern world is based
- Geology is a study of history that extends back billions of years
- Geology helps us identify and mitigate natural hazards such as earthquakes, coastal erosion, flooding and landslides.
Many students go on study subjects such as Environmental Science, Geology, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Earth Science, Town Planning, Surveying and Geophysics to name just a few.
Any special requirements?
No previous study of Geology or Geography is required. A minimum of grade 6 in Science and Mathematics at GCSE.
What will I study?
How will I be assessed?
Please click here for a course leaflet. If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Course Leader of Geology, Miss K Hodgkinson at: