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Geology is a practical, multidisciplinary science. Geologists are scientific detectives who try to reveal the past and predict the future of the Earth, studying rocks, earthquakes, volcanoes and the landforms of the planet. Fossils are studied to help understand the evolution of life. Geologists also play a leading role in managing natural materials such as water supplies, energy resources and mineral deposits.

Pictured - Trip to Iceland (Autumn 2014)

Assessment

There are two written exams plus coursework each year.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language and a Grade 5 or higher GCSE Maths. Two C grades or higher in GCSE Sciences (Core, Additional or Biology, Chemistry or Physics). An average GCSE score of 5.20 or higher. Grade C or higher in GCSE Geography is desirable.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

  • Global tectonics
  • The rock cycle
  • Environmental geology
  • Evolution of life, earth and climate
  • Coursework for AS and A2

Outcome/Progression

The future of science is interdisciplinary and geology is a naturally interdisciplinary science. It involves aspects of physics, chemistry and biology, as well as concepts and phenomena unique to our discipline. Geology is a fantastic choice if you want to follow any earth sciences degree or career.

The map here shows just how far a career in Earth Sciences can take you. Look at all the destinations our former students have traveled to. 

Inspirational Link

17 Pictures that will make you want to become a Geologist - http://www.zmescience.com/science/geology/awesome-geology-pictures-17/

Course Information

Level

A level

Course Work

Exams

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