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AS and A2 level: Geology at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study Geology? Because you’re interested in it. Geology looks at rocks (of course) but a great deal more. It explains how the earth works. We do some fieldwork as well as theoretical work, but you do it because you have an interest, nothing more. What will I study? Apart from the three main rock groups, you will learn about plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes-both here on earth, and a little further away, on Mars, Venus and Io. In the second year we look at resources and fossils; from a bit about dinosaurs to those marvellous creatures, Trilobites. How will I study? You will study in the classroom from texts, from observation of rocks and fossils and from practical experience in the field wherever possible.

Entry requirements

C in English required. C in Maths preferred. CC in science.

Future opportunities

Progression. Lots of students go on and study Geology at university. They are involved in oil, PhD research, mineral exploration, engineering, and working abroad in a variety of different fields.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year