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Geology A2 WJEC at Sandown Bay Academy

Course description

Geology is an exciting course which develops an understanding of the world around us. It examines the form and structure of the Earth and the development of life on Earth. Uniquely it introduces the concept of the vastness of geological time which, together with the study of the rock record and fossils, leads to a deeper understanding of the origin of the planet and the significance of life on Earth. The course studies all aspects of the earth, looking at modern and ancient examples to explain how the surface of the earth has been shaped over the millions of years of earth’s history. So if you have ever sat and wondered about this unique planet of ours, now you can find out! A2 Units: GL4 Interpreting the Geological Record (17.5% final A level mark) GL5 Geological Themes (17.5% final A level mark) GL6 Geological Investigations (15% final A level mark) EXTRA FEATURES: Geology is the study of the Earth, and as such it is essential to get out in the field and study the evidence of the rocks ‘in situ’. In Year 13 a residential trip to Tenerife to study volcanic processes. We will also go on one day trips including locations on the island and down the Dorset Coast. Over recent years our A level results have been excellent.

Entry requirements

Relevant AS qualfication

Future opportunities

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION: Many universities offer geology or related courses which are useful in today’s job market. Geology is also a science subject so would be useful to anyone requiring sciences for a university course. SUGGESTED COMBINATIONS: Geology combines well with the sciences and geography, where it extends the physical aspect well. You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in areas of Geology, Geography, Archaeology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to geology such as a Geologist or Archaeologist. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for, especially within the science-related sectors.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandown Bay Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year