Geology at Runshaw College
Why should I come to Runshaw to study Geology?
Geology is an exciting subject with appeal to Physical Geography and Science-based students. On average, only medical and dentistry graduates earn more than geologists and students who go on to study subjects such as Geology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geophysics and Geochemistry.
The course outlines the history, evolution, practicality and beauty of our planet. It will give you the opportunity to take part in enjoyable and relevant fieldwork as you are taught by experienced teaching staff in a friendly and supportive environment.
The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 84% of students achieving A*-B grades.
What will I study?
- Plate tectonics
- Earthquakes and volcanoes
- Rock processes and products
- Environmental, economic and engineering Geology
- The evolution of life, oceans and the atmosphere
Due to Geology’s scientific nature, we advise that you take at least one other science subject as part of your study programme.
For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x Grade 5 equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.
For Geology specifically, this should include:
- Grade 6 in Maths; AND
- Grade 66 in Combined Science OR Grade 6 in Geology
How is the course assessed?
- A written examination worth 80%
- Coursework and practical work worth 20%
No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.
What will this course prepare me for?
Careers open up for geologists in a large number of areas such as mineral exploration and mining, hazard prediction and management, hydrology, metallurgy and industrial chemistry, mapping and surveying, engineering, and the energy and resource industry. On average only medical and dentistry graduates earn more than geologists!
Where are you going?
- Climate Scientist
- Environmental Scientist
Which subjects complement this A Level?
Due to the scientific nature of the course we would advise students to take one of the above subjects alongside Geology.
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How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.