Geology is the study of the earth. It is mainly about the processes that have made the physical world we live in. It examines how, over time, these have produced the landscape that surrounds us and the resources we rely on.
Students enjoying the terrain on their field trip
Here are some of the topics we cover:
- Rocks and geological structures
- Plate tectonics
- The geological history of the British Isles
- The Lithosphere
You will do this investigative work in the class, laboratories and most importantly the field. The local geology is world famous and you will have many field trips in the South West and also a week’s residential trip in the second year.
There are two exams and two pieces of coursework. The coursework is done in the field on the residential trip. The residential trip has been to Spain in the past recent years.
I took this as a fourth subject to start with and I am now doing it at uni!
Watch a video of Poppy talking about studying Geology at Huish here.