Geology AS – Distance Learning with Tutorials

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SDAS021G11

Course introduction

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.
  • Our progression experts will help you select from your future options.

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.

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