Geology AS/A2

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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What will you be working towards?

Code SHS12
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


What will I be studying?

How the Earth works, aspects of Earth history, glaciation, climate change, formation of mountains and oceans, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, evolution of life and mass extinction, formations of rocks, minerals, gemstones and fossils.

What does this subject involve?

Field excursions, map work, experimental analysis, developing an understanding of past climates, how volcanoes and meteorites contribute to climate change and mineral resources and rock structures.

Field Trips to: Castleton, Bridlington, Lake District, one foreign trip to Iceland, Italy or another volcanic region.




How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

A good understanding of physical geography not necessarily from GCSE.

A grade B in Science.

Enjoy working outside the classroom

Ability to observe and solve problems

An interest in the environment

An interest in livi

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