A LEVEL

GEOLOGY

Course Overview

Why do earthquakes occur where they do? Why don’t all volcanoes erupt the same way? How did dinosaurs become extinct? If you’re intrigued by the Earth’s structure, composition and development over time and enjoy learning in a hands-on environment, then Geology is the subject for you.

A Level Geology will introduce you to the science which studies the whole Earth. It covers a range of real life geological contexts (e.g. geohazards in Britain and the evolution of flight) and the challenges that face contemporary geoscience. You will learn about Geology in a range of different contexts.

The course assumes no prior experience of Geology but builds on GCSE Science concepts to develop an understanding of ideas that have both an academic and practical application.

Geology (A-Level)

Find Your Feet 2020

Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.

  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
  • It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
  • It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.

Download your A Level Geology Find Your Feet task here

Course Topics

  • Development of practical skills in Geology
  • Foundations in Geology
  • Global tectonics
  • Interpreting the past
  • Petrology and economic geology
  • Geohazards
  • Basin analysis

Course Features

You will learn about the history of the earth and how it’s hazards are managed in a hands on practical way.

By studying this course you will use the science skills you have already gained to understand the mechanisms that shape our planet and provide our resources.

You will learn a range of valuable skills, such as 3D visualisation of structures, data handling and analysis, problem solving, interpreting information and synthesising it to form conclusions.

We have excellent links with both local and Russell group Universities, who contribute to the learning on this course.

ASSESSMENT

Exams – 100% + practical endorsement

Awarding Body: OCR

Results

2018 Results: 100%

Where Courses Become Careers

Around half of all UK Earth Science undergraduates studied Geology A level and it is also an accepted science qualification for progression to other science courses (including marine science), archaeology and civil engineering.

Geologists are important for the future of resources on earth; fuels, metals, water resources amongst a few, as well as possibilities in engineering and construction, making a degree in Geology highly valuable for future employment.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will develop your independent and teamwork skills through practical work, as well as technological and mathematical skills through the modelling and visualisation of geological structures.

You will become resilient. Field work can be challenging but rewarding, and you will develop a love for the subject as well as learning more about the world around us.

HELP!?

If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

E: admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk

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