Pembrokeshire College Online is a new way of learning A-level Geology with Pembrokeshire College.
You will have access to 120 x 1 hour A-level Geology lessons delivered live by your course teacher (2 per week during term time throughout the course). All of these live sessions are also recorded to allow you to access any of your previous lessons whenever you want to…which is very useful for revising!
Pembrokeshire College Online also includes revision and exam preparation sessions towards the end of the course to prepare you for your exams.
Qualification: Geology A-level
Awarding Body: WJEC / EDUQAS
Start Date: September 2022
Exam Date: May/June 2024
Lesson 1: Wednesday 09:00 – 10:00
Lesson 2: Wednesday 10:15 – 11:15
Duration (including self study): 360 hours
Live Lessons: 120 x 1 hour sessions
Class Size: 8 students
Support: Teacher support and exam preparation
Fee: £2250 – (Two year course)
payment plans available
Course Specification: Geology A-level
The A-level Geology specification is structured in three sections:
- Fundamentals of Geology
- F1 Elements, minerals and rocks
- F2 Surface and internal processes
- F3 Time and change
- F4 Earth structure and global tectonics
- Interpreting the Geological Record
- G1 Rock forming processes
- G2 Rock deformation
- G3 Past life and past climates
- G4 Earth materials and natural resources
- Geological Themes
- T1 Geohazards
- T2 Geological map applications
- T3 Quaternary geology
While there are no formal requirements to study A-level Geology, we recommend that you have a keen interest in science as well as a strong grasp of English and Maths.
Included with your A-level Geology Course is:
- 24/7 access to the online training platform – so you can study anytime
- ALL learning documentation (including text books)
- Access to media-rich interactive learning resources
- 120 hours of A-level Geology online lessons (including recordings)
- Lively and interactive lessons, where you can engage with other students
- Dedicated course teacher
- Teacher-marked homework assignments + feedback
- 24 months priority support from your course teacher
- Teacher-marked past papers
- Revision support and examination preparation
As part of your A-level Geology course you will be required to complete regular homework assessments.
While your homework does not count towards your final grade, it is used to monitor your progress, ability, and to enable your teacher to support your learning and ensure you are prepared for the exams.
All homework assignments have been designed to prepare you for your examinations, and questions are based on examination style questions.
Your homework assignments have been designed to match a specific Pembrokeshire College Online live session, so it is easy to go back and revisit the relevant lesson if you get stuck.
The most important part of your A-level Geology course (apart from you) is your dedicated teacher.
All our teachers have extensive academic experience and have taught in the classroom as well as online.
You will be assigned a course teacher when you enrol on your course who will support you for the duration of your studies.
You can contact your teacher via email or messaging with any questions.
24 months of tutor support is included with this course.
Component 1: Geological Investigations
Section A: Two stimulus response questions requiring short and structured answers.
Section B: An investigation of the geology of an area shown on an accompanying simplified geological map, involving:
- the interpretation of hand specimens and photographs of minerals, rocks and fossils
- map interpretation and cross-section construction
- the completion of questions using short, structured and extended answers
Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes
35% of qualification
Component 2: Geological Principles and Processes
Six stimulus response questions requiring short, structured and extended answers.
Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes
30% of qualification
Component 3: Geological Applications
Section A: Geohazards.
Two stimulus response questions requiring short and structured answers.
Section B: Geological map applications.
An investigation of the geology of an area shown on a Geological Survey map extract using stimulus response questions requiring short, structured and extended answers.
Section C: Learners answer questions on one option from a choice of three.
Each comprises three questions requiring short, structured and extended answers.
- Quaternary Geology
- Geological Evolution of Britain
- Geology of the Lithosphere
Written examination: 2 hours
35% of qualification
Examination Fees are not included with your course.
As part of the enrolment process, a member of the examinations team will contact you to discuss your examination arrangements.