• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyWJEC Educas


The key features of the WJEC Educas Geology A Level are exciting content, the choice of of themes to apply your knowledge and understanding of the core content and a minimum of four days fieldwork.

You will also develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of geology and how they relate to each other, to include civil engineering, engineering geology, hydrogeology, mining geology and petroleum geology.

You will develop through critical practice, the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods as applied in geology through a practical endorsement.

You will also develop competence and confidence in selecting, using, evaluating and applying a range of quantitative and qualitative skills, (including observing, collecting and analysing geo-located field data, and investigative, mathematical and problem solving skills).

You will understand how society makes decisions about geological issues and how geology contributes to the success of the economy and society.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

September - June

Entry requirements

  • 5 or more GCSEs (not equivalents) including English and maths at grade 5 or above.

You will be assessed through examinations.

This qualification will provide you with a range of transferable skills so that you can progress onto a range of our HE courses.

Past students have progressed onto our BSc (Hons) Housing and Urban Community Design, BEng (Hons) Engineering, Fd/BA (Hons) Social and Public Sector Development and BA (Hons) Education.

The course provides a suitable foundation for the study of geology or a related area through a range of higher education courses.

It also provides a good basis for many vocations, not just geological, which require initiative in thought and problem solving.

In addition, the course provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for learners who do not wish to progress to further study in this subject.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.