Geology is the study of Earth, its structures, evolution and dynamics. If you’ve ever wondered how Earth was formed, why dinosaurs didn’t survive, if a supervolcano could erupt or whether fracking should be allowed then A Level Geology is for you.
|Qualification name||GCE A Level in Geology|
|Awarding organisation||WJEC (Formerly Welsh Joint Education Committee)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||5th September 2022|
|Cost description||Usual concessions and support available. More information is available on the college website.|
Five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language. You will also need at least a grade 5 in Mathematics and in two sciences.
You will complete three written examinations and a practical endorsement. Written exams include: Component 1: Geological Investigation (2 hr 15 mins worth 35%) Component 2: Geological Principals and Processes (1 hr 45 mins worth 30%) Component 3: Geological Applications (2 hr worth 35%)
You may progress onto Higher Education courses and employment in mining and exploration, oil and water companies, engineering, volcanology or hazard management.