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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Geology A Level

Level 3

Course code: AG3379K
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 2 years
Subject area: A Levels,Humanities & Social Sciences
Location: Ludlow
Additional Costs - £20.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

Geology is an amazing opportunity to study our planet – it’s an exciting, new science to most, and is completely different to anything you have learnt before. So, if you like the outdoors, beaches, volcanoes, dinosaurs, fossils, oceans and mountains, this might be for you. This course encompasses everything on Earth: landscapes, oceans, atmosphere, and all life there ever has been, in a hands-on, interactive learning way.

Why choose us

Practical investigations and outdoor fieldwork, both locally and farther afield. The chance to go abroad, to visit Iceland or Italy in your second year. Varied teaching techniques, projects and practicals throughout the course. 100% pass rate achieved since 2015.

What you could do next

Students can progress to study for a degree in Geology, Earth or Environmental Science. Geology graduates are highly sought after by employers, and are amongst the highest paid, with excellent opportunities for travel. Careers are wide ranging and can include environmental management, mining and academic research.

Popular modules

  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes

  • Fossils and Evolution, including dinosaurs!

  • The History of the Planet

  • Fieldwork – practical investigations and mapwork in interesting locations.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via 3 written exams plus a practical assessment

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including preferred grade 5 (or grade B) in Maths and in Science.