Geology is an additional option in Years 9 and 10. Students study in lessons after school and complete the GCSE in Year 10.
A combination of Science and Geography, once students have studied Geology they will never look at the world in the same way.
Geology GCSE (WJEC: 4250SA)
1 Controlled Assessment (25%) - 3 exams (75%)
Students consider the earth's position in the universe, geological exposures and the rock cycle, mineral extraction, the process of weathering, erosion and transportation of sedimentary rocks, the impact of magma on the environment and formation of igneous rocks, the formation of metamorphic rocks, the instability of the earth's crust, dating rocks using geological events, changing landscapes, plate techtonics, geological hazards, fossils and the changes in global climate.
GCSE Geology continues to grow in popularity, both nationally and within the school. In 2014, 5% of girls taking this qualification nationwide did so with us, showing that we are clearly leading the way in providing a range of exciting opportunities for girls. Not only this, but our girls achieved 100% A* to B grades.
Well done to them all: what a fantastic achievement!