Geology A Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Geology is the study of the Earth, its structure, processes, materials, history, and effect on humans and life in general. Understanding rocks, minerals, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, fossils, dinosaurs, glaciers, landslides, tsunamis, floods, and much more is what this subject is all about.

Geologists perform a range of important services for our civilization; they determine the stability of building sites, find abundant supplies of clean water, search for valuable deposits of natural resources such as iron, coal and oil, and they also try to minimize the threat to communities at risk from geologic hazards. It is a visual science, a practical science, a science that involves fieldwork, map work and laboratory investigations.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written examinations with the opportunity to take an Extended Project Qualification based on an aspect of the fieldwork conducted.

Progression Options

A Levels are still the most traditional route to university. Many Bridgwater & Taunton College students pursue environmental/earth science related programmes as their chosen BSc or MSc degree after study at Bridgwater.

Course Summary

Course Title Geology A Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 5 range, including
Maths and English. A curiosity to explore and discover different ways of viewing
the world would be an advantage. It is strongly recommended you take at least
one other science, or Geography as part of your Earth Science A Level

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I chose to study at the College as it offered me the chance to study the subject I was most interested in and it has an excellent reputation, so I knew I could achieve here.

Callum Sherwood

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