You can complete the first year of the Geology A Level qualification by selecting this learning opportunity.
Importantly, it has the added convenience and flexibility associated with being delivered mostly by distance learning.
Teaching & learning
Learning will be mostly through self-study using a textbook and online support.
You will find an extensive range of learning resources at the College's virtual learning environment (eBrock).
There will also be a practical component to the course, and you will be guided through all fieldwork locally.
Minimum entry requirements
You will need good independent study skills. A minimum of GCSE grade 2 in Mathematics and Science is preferable.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through a two hour 30-minute examination containing multiple choice questions, short-answer questions and questions requiring an extended response.
This exam will also test fieldwork skills as well as knowledge of geological processes and concepts.
Information & support
- All students will be required to attend a two-hour group induction workshop.
- There will be a series of group workshops in the evenings, lasting up to two-hours, at approximately five-weekly intervals.
- Evening workshops may include fieldwork or lab-based activities.
- There will be exam workshops prior to the examination.
- You will receive a minimum of four-hours’ individual support via email, telephone, skype or face-to-face.
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Course fees & Duration
This course costs £525, which includes your exam entry fee.
What can I do with this qualification?
Completing this course will allow you to progress onto further study in Geology or other science-related subjects.