30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 613215

Y7-11 Absence: 01803 653 750

South West Secondary
School of the Year 2019

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E:   T: 01803 613215
Y7-11 Absence Line: 01803 653 750

South West Secondary School of the Year 2019


Current Teaching Staff:  

Mr G Neighbour FGS - Head of Department


Examination board and syllabus:    

​​WJEC/Eduqas Geology

This is an optional twilight subject for students in KS4.


Geology is taught as a GCSE subject in twilight sessions at key stage 4.  It is an exciting and stimulating subject that studies the science of the planet we live on. Study the subject and embark on a "Journey of Discovery" into the world around you...​

​​​​​​The course provides students with an up-to-​date view of what Geology (sometimes called Geoscience or Earth Science) is all about, both in an academic sense and in relation to employment.

Throughout the course the emphasis is very much on practical learning in a group context, though there are ample opportunities for students to display their own individual skills and learning.  Learning in a personalised way will be at the core of the subject, with the teacher taking the role of a guide rather than the font of all knowledge.  The subject lends itself perfectly to this type of learning, given that good observation is the key to things geological. 

Students will learn how to think differently – they will start thinking like a Geoscientist!  


Rock Head Sciences 

International GeoScience Education Organisation

Read more about how this subject is taught HERE.




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