This subject will offer students the opportunity to study geological processes that operate at and below the Earth's surface, the evidence of past life and the uses made of geological materials. Through this specification students will also cover the processes and products that form our planet and its rocks. Geology applies physical, chemical and biological principles to the investigation of the Earth. The course stresses the importance and relevance of geology to everyday life, technological applications and social, economic and environmental issues. As part of a broad A Level programme, the course compliments science courses or provides a contrasting course within humanities.
GCSE grades 6/5 in Core and Additional Science or 6/5/5 in Triple Science and a 5 in GCSE Mathematics. A grade 5 in Geography would be advantageous.