Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of four grade 5s at GCSE including Additional, Double or Triple Science. You should also have a grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths.


Two year course.

What will I study?

You will study topics including earthquakes, continental drift, sea floor spreading and plate tectonics, igneous rocks and volcanoes, metallic minerals and formation of fossils. Local and residential field courses will allow you to extend your class-based learning. The course is taught in a purpose built geology laboratory with access to specimens that are used in lessons.

Good course combinations

Geology works well with Geography and will complement both science and humanities subjects.

What could it lead to?

Many students find work in environment-based public service, planning, engineering, mining and quarrying, the oil and gas industries, conservation and heritage. Past students have gone on to university to study Geology or Physical Geography and into careers in the petrochemical industry.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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