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Theo Townsend
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Hiya

I'm doing Geology and would like to join the society .

Not finding the theory too complex, there is alot to remember though. Good so far, though I hear C isn't bad at all after 10 weeks.
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(Original post by Theo Townsend)
Hiya

I'm doing Geology and would like to join the society .

Not finding the theory too complex, there is alot to remember though. Good so far, though I hear C isn't bad at all after 10 weeks.
Don't worry, I got C in my first exam in Jan for AS Geology, then got an A overall in the Summer.
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yay, geologists!
pleased to meet you all, i'm one of you!

how common is it to do geology for an a-level? i was told that they are quite rare and not many places will teach it at a-level, but i know quite a few people at uni with one.
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well, there are quite a few, but you have to be lucky to live in a place with either very well establishes 6th forms or large colleges, or those that specialise, like in humanities!!
but if you think about it, the proportion of people that teach geology is pretty low as there are so many places offering A-levels!!
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(Original post by Pocket Calculator)
yay, geologists!
pleased to meet you all, i'm one of you!

how common is it to do geology for an a-level? i was told that they are quite rare and not many places will teach it at a-level, but i know quite a few people at uni with one.
Depends if you are at university or not - apparently less than 10% of schools actually offer geology, whereas in my experience atleast about half of people doing it at uni have the a-level, which really shows how addictive a subject it is.
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Can I ask all those who had interviews on the 21st how their interviews went?

Any tips or hints would be much appreciated.
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I do a bit of geology at uni (not my actual degree but a bit on the side) and the only experience I had of it was physical geography, and I know quite a few people who didn't even have that. I've found it pretty easy, the only real difficulty is remembering the stuff.
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What is your major? How much geology do you do?
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My main degree is geography, and I admit that I'm more partial to the human aspects so Lord knows why I do geology and maths! I did a lot more geology last year than I do this. Last year I did the full first year course but this year I'm only picking and choosing the more interesting bits so no more fossils for me!
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Can I ask all those who had interviews on the 21st how their interviews went?

Any tips or hints would be much appreciated.
hey! I had my geology & geophysics interview at liverpool on 21st Nov.. I've repleid to your post in the University of Liverpool thread though

Just one interview left at Oxford then I can make my choices! Exciting!
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Wow, congrats southernlight! And ABB offers only! I guess it really is an undersubscribed course. :p:

Just a question, how come you applied for Geology & Geophysics @ Liverpool instead of straight geology?
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Haha thanks

I applied for Geology & Geophysics because I love my maths and physics :p: so I thought a course with them in would be good - Southampton and Bristol only offer straight Geology or straight Geophysics, but I wanted a bit of both! The courses at Durham and Oxford both have mixes of these anyway...
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Just on the subject itself;

Which topics do people find difficult? I got my AGA as a B this halfterm (just), but I find remembering all the mineral/fossil tests pretty bloody complex :/

On the other hand, volcanoes and geological engineering have been simple. Imo.
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fossils/palaeo is poo

petrology & geochem is luffly
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booo! :p:

paleo rocks

geochem and geophys suck, too much maths
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geophys is funny, it starts off as "ooh yes that's really interesting, difficult but interesting" and then suddenly turns into "holy **** what ARE you talking about? what? eh? sorry I just don't understand what you're on about"

(or maybe that's just my experience )
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Gah, you're worrying me PQ :p:!
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PQ is right about geophysics... well, that seems to be the general concensus about geophysics amongst Southampton students!
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Well, I'm applying to Southampton for geophysics; it's sort of my top choice (though the foundation year thing is really becoming a drag). It seems really exciting to get the best of both worlds (the numeracy skills and the wonders of geology!). Only thing I'm not too fond of is that Soton seems really attached to marine and exploration geophysics for the first three years of the program, EDIT: and it doesn't seem like they have as much theoretical/global geophysics? Really not sure though, the course descriptions and programme pathways don't give *that* much info :p:...
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we definitely did some theoretical geophys (although as part of an EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS module) - I remember memorising a bunch of formulae derivations for the exam and a whole bunch of stuff on the fluid mechanics behind the flipping of the earth's polarity

http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/teaching...ails.php&id=65 was the module I dropped out of in the 3rd yr (it was one of my MANY optional extras) because it was beyond me [but then it's a geophys module that can be taken by undergrad or masters students and the geophys students generally have a much more solid maths/physics background than I did]
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