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Geology (Earth Science) at The Sixth Form College Colchester

Course description

This is science course has aspects of and links to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science and Geography. Topics covered include plate tectonic theory, earthquakes, volvanoes and the formation of sedimentary, igneous and metmorphic rocks. Fieldwork is an essential part of the course and is very important to aid the understanding of geology. We hope to be in a position to offer some day or residential trips which could include a study of the cliffs at Cudmore Grove on Mersea Island and a residential trip to the Isle of Arran in Scotland. Optional field trips on offer fo vary from year to year and may include Iceland, Southern Italy or Arizona to study tectonic landforms, sedimentary rocks and erosion processes. 

Entry requirements

No previous study is required. Students must have achieved a grade C (or 4) or above in GCSE Mathematics and grade B or above in two GCSE Science courses. If triple science is taken BCC or above would be required and a grade C (or 4) in English Language, or English Literature, or English. 

Further information

We do, in a small number of exceptional cases, consider late applicants , especially if there are extenuating circumstances.
Please contact our Admissions Team directly if you wish to explore this possibility further.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Colchester directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS and A2 are each one acdemic year