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Geology A level at King Edward VI Sixth Form College

Course description

Geology is a detective story where the evidence is old, fragmented and tortured by the earth’s heaving. In this course, you will develop the skills and techniques to solve some of the earth’s puzzles.

The AS course introduces you to the ideas of geology and is equally divided between theory and practical. The A2 course develops the AS ideas further and includes modules on natural resources and climate change.

Fieldwork is a vital component and you will spend several days out locally as well as on residential trips in the Lake District and North Wales. There will also be the opportunity to join the annual field courses further abroad – recent trips have been to the Himalayas, Iceland and Kenya.

Entry requirements

We do not expect you to have studied Geology before and there are no specific GCSE subjects required

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 36000511644016


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