Geology AS/A2 *Fees payable* at Sheffield High School
What will I be studying?
How the Earth works, aspects of Earth history, glaciation, climate change, formation of mountains and oceans, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, evolution of life and mass extinction, formations of rocks, minerals, gemstones and fossils.
What does this subject involve?
Field excursions, map work, experimental analysis, developing an understanding of past climates, how volcanoes and meteorites contribute to climate change and mineral resources and rock structures.
Field Trips to: Castleton, Bridlington, Lake District, one foreign trip to Iceland, Italy or another volcanic region.
A good understanding of physical geography not necessarily from GCSE.
A grade B in Science.
Enjoy working outside the classroom
Ability to observe and solve problems
An interest in the environment
An interest in living things
An enquiring mind
Geologists are very much in demand. If you want to travel with your work and enjoy a challenge this could be for you. Other careers followed by geology graduates are risk assessment, museum work, journalism, pollution control, architecture, engineering, exploration geology or space research. Most girls go on to study the subject at University.
How to apply
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