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Qualification name GCE A Level in Geology
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2022
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

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Geology is the study of the Earth, using scientific principles and methods derived from each of the ‘core’ sciences and geography. The course provides a knowledge and understanding of the processes that formed and shaped our planet over 4,600 million years; how the climate and life evolved and diversified; how continents move creating earthquakes and volcanic activity, and how geology influences our everyday lives. COURSE STRUCTURE The AS course comprises: 1. Global Tectonics; Planetary Geology, Earth structure, earthquakes, plate tectonics and geological structures (such as folding and faulting). 2. Rocks – Processes and Products; Minerals, the ‘rock cycle’, igneous processes (including volcanoes), sedimentary processes (evidence for past environments) and metamorphism. 3. Practical Skills; a laboratory and/or field-based task. The A2 course comprises: 1. Environmental Geology; water supply, energy resources, mineral deposits and engineering geology. 2. Evolution of Life, Earth and Climate; fossils (including dinosaurs!), past environments, mass extinctions, dating methods and climate change. 3. Practical Skills; a second laboratory and/or field-based task.

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Although there are no specific stated GCSE requirements in preparation for the course, students are required to have achieved at least a grade 6 in Additional Science, or a 6 in GCSE Chemistry/Physics.

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Name Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle
Address West Street
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Phone 01507 522465

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