Geology involves the scientific study of the history and development of the Earth, its resources and the biodiversity that has existed throughout its lifetime. It is a broad-based and highly practical science subject, which combines well with Geography, Environmental Studies, Maths, Physics or Chemistry.
100% Exam + Separate Practical Endorsement
Standard entry requirements to include grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and 4 in GCSE English, plus grade 5 in GCSE Biology, Physics or Chemistry, or 55 in Core Science and Additional Science.
£29.60 for textbooks plus expenses for four days of mandatory field trips.
This programme is designed to support students with the potential of achieving high grades at A Level and Vocational Diploma and helps to prepare them for Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group Universities.
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I joined the Henley College in September 2016. I had looked at various local sixth forms and had initially been very drawn by their updated facilities. What made Henley my unequivocal first choice was the obvious quality, expertise and passion of the teaching staff and the breadth of A levels on offer. I alone of my close school friends chose Henley and I have never looked back.
The environment at Henley is friendly and, importantly, encourages independence. I soon had a great working relationship with my lecturers, who took an interest in both my academic progress and my well-being generally. Henley may be a large college, but to my lecturers I was one of just a handful of students. You are trusted to manage your own workload and are treated as an adult; it is a fantastic preparation for university and adult life in general.
I am now at Imperial College studying Geology. Imperial College is amongst the top ten universities in the world, and its earth science degrees are ranked second in the UK, so the application process is highly competitive. I put getting to Imperial entirely down to my decision to study at Henley. Henley is the only State-funded institution in Oxfordshire to offer Geology A level; the course and my lecturer were amazing and changed my life. I am sure that it was this unique course and the confidence Henley has given me which made me stand out, and impressed Imperial College enough to make an offer; it was my lecturers, and many hours of hard work, which enabled me to beat predictions and to get the grades to secure the place.