Geology is an exciting subject to study, encapsulating all scientific aspects of planet Earth from unravelling the dynamic explosive activity of volcanic eruptions to piecing together the evolution of the billions of lifeforms that have inhabited our world. The content is applied in nature, covering areas such as hydrocarbon and mineral exploration and can be the first step to a career in any of the geosciences. As a Sixth Form subject it is refreshing in content and requires no previous knowledge except a solid background in science.
The subject attracts considerable interest with up to 36 students in a year having studied the course. Results are very positive, especially when viewed through individual students’ “value added” showing that students perform very well relative to their expected outcomes.
The subject Leader, Dr Aggett, is a PhD qualified Geologist with industrial experience in the oil industry. He also continues to undertake a small amount of consultancy as a Reservoir Quality Analyst which helps maintain the industrial input.
We follow the OCR specification which continues as a course in its current format until 2017 (i.e. AS and A2).
For further information, please feel free to contact me at the school (Dr Aggett).