A Level
Full-time, Sixth Form Study Programme
Examining Board: Eduqas

About the course

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

Students enjoying the terrain on their field trip

Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • Rocks and geological structures
  • Plate tectonics
  • Fossils
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • 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!

A Level Geology student

Watch a video of Poppy talking about studying Geology at Huish here.

Find out how to apply for A Level Geology

To do this course you need the following:

  • Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English Language

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Case study

Geology - Alice Stanfield

Geology - Alice Stanfield

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