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A Level Geology

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title A Level Geology
Code Geology
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have an interest in the structure and formation of the Earth and the dynamic processes which affect the world we live in. Within the course students will learn about earthquakes, plate tectonics, geological structures, the rock cycle, the Earth’s structure and the metallic mineral deposits.

Students will have the opportunity to go on trips and visits in this subject area to complement the course.

Details

The Units are:

  • Unit 1 Practical skills in geology: a minimum of 4 days fieldwork is an essential component of the A Level course and will be assessed in a written exam.
  • Unit 2 Foundations in geology: fossils and time; minerals and rocks
  • Unit 3 Global tectonics: earth structure; plate tectonics and geological structures
  • Unit 4 Interpreting the past: sedimentary environments in time and geochronology
  • Unit 5 Petrology and economic geology: applied sedimentology; fluids and geological processes; igneous petrology; metamorphic petrology; mining geology
  • Unit 6 Geohazards: geohazards; engineering geology
  • Unit 7 Basin analysis: key concepts in basin analysis; basin analysis in practice

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed by exams.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 in Science and Maths, grade 4 in English with an average points score of 4.9 or above.

Your next steps...

This course is ideal for students who would like to progress in the environmental field. 

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