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Geology A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Discover the origin and evolution of our dynamic Earth. Investigate the processes and changes which have shaped our planet.

In your first year of study you get to investigate all about minerals, rocks and fossils formed in different places and times as well as tectonics. Rocks tell the history of the Earth and are a fascinating subject to study. There is an opportunity to study in the field in the Lake District, including a visit to a working quarry. In your second year you will build on the knowledge to investigate the subject to a greater depth, including a fieldtrip to Dorset. There are many career pathways which lead on from a Geology course. For example volcanology, civil engineering, environmental engineering, forensic science, mining and the study of ancient environments which helps us to understand climate change. Studying Geology at A level provides a unique opportunity to take a new and dynamic science subject. This can be taken further at degree level or as a supporting subject for other degrees in Earth and Environmental sciences. Students have the support and guidance of well qualified Geologists and access to a specialist laboratory and a rich collection of rock and fossil samples to analyse.

"Geology has taught me lots about the natural Earth and made me see the world's physical history in new ways. Each topic explores something interesting from teachers clearly passionate about geology." Holly Burford



Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Geology: GCSE grade 6 in Mathematics AND a Science.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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