GCSE Geology at Morton Academy is a fascinating and engaging course that offers students the opportunity to explore the Earth's structure, natural resources and geological history.

Throughout the course, students will cover a variety of topics including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earth processes such as erosion, climate change and weathering, geological time periods, fossils, and the use of geological resources.

The course is divided into two exams, each lasting one and a half hours. The first exam assesses students on their knowledge and understanding of rocks, minerals, and plate tectonics. The second exam focuses on earth processes, geological time periods, fossils, and the use of geological resources.

In addition to regular classroom learning which will include a lot of practical activities, students will have the opportunity to participate in a field trip to explore local geology and witness geological processes in action.

GCSE WJEC Geology is a course intended to provide students with a broad and inclusive introduction to the world of geology. The curriculum is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of the Earth’s structure, its processes, and the materials that it is made up of. The course aims to develop students’ scientific skills and knowledge, as well as their analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking ability.

Through studying GCSE Geology, students will learn how to identify and classify different types of rocks, to interpret geological maps, to examine geological features, and to develop an understanding of geological hazards and their impact on the environment.

The curriculum intends to provide students with a strong foundation in geology, enabling them to progress onto further study in this field or other scientific disciplines. Additionally, the GCSE WJEC Geology course is designed to support students in developing transferable skills that are valuable across a range of subjects and for future employment. These skills include, but are not limited to, data analysis, critical thinking, and scientific problem-solving.

GCSE Geology at Morton Academy is beneficial for developing cultural capital because it provides students with a deeper understanding of the physical world, including the processes that shape the Earth, the geological history of our planet, and how humans interact with geological processes. This knowledge is essential for understanding and appreciating various aspects of cultural heritage, such as the formation of landscapes and geological features, the origin and use of various natural resources, and how geological events have influenced human history. In addition, it helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are important for success in a variety of cultural and professional contexts. Overall, studying GCSE Geology at Morton will help students to build a broad and diverse base of knowledge, which is an essential component of cultural capital.

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