To understand our earth; its history, resources and limitations; responsible and sustainable resource use; and the sheer wonder of the planet we step out onto everyday look no further than the Greene’s Geoscience Diploma.
The urgent issue of climate change has made the study of Geoscience more relevant than ever before.
As the University of Birmingham says: from unravelling the mystery of the disappearance of the dinosaurs to finding acceptable ways to dispose of nuclear waste, Geoscience plays a role.
The Greene’s Geoscience Diploma is the perfect alternative to A levels for those wishing to study Geoscience or a related undergraduate degree at university. Success on the Greene’s Geoscience Diploma is recognised by the University of Birmingham, UK as meeting the entry requirements for a number of undergraduate and graduate degree level courses.
Geoscience, or Earth Science, is the scientific study of our planet, including its formation, its structure and its evolution. Learning from our planet’s history helps us to plan and be better prepared for the future.
Almost every aspect of modern life has a Geoscience connection, from building materials for the houses we live in, to the fuel for the cars we drive. It is truly a global science and includes, among other disciplines, aspects of Biology, Geography, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Resource Management and Government Policy. Studying Geoscience will assist you to develop an understanding of long-term climate change and how this has shaped, and continues to shape, the world we live in. As change accelerates, studying Geoscience enables you to comprehend the impact of human and natural activity on our planet, anticipate future change, and how we may manage these changes.
Through studying Geoscience you will develop essential knowledge and understanding of some of the earth’s most challenging problems – and how society can work towards finding solutions. The science comprises a multitude of specialties, and draws together a range of disciplines. You will learn to appreciate how different areas of the subject relate to each other; how scientists inform society and its politicians to make decisions about the management and use of the earth’s resources; and how Geoscience contributes to the success of the economy and society. You will develop a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge of how science works in practice; to value geo-diversity, the finite nature of the Earth’s resources and so the need for geo-conservation. Field visits to compelling geological locations in the U.K. and Portugal (Azores) and Oman will enable you to observe and record the phenomena at first hand, which are covered in online interactive classes and tutorials. You will become equipped with the critical and analytical skills needed to succeed at university and beyond.
A diploma in Geoscience will provide a highly effective foundation for further studies in Geology, Palaeontology and related degree subjects at U.K. universities. Such degrees lead to a wide range of careers: prospecting for oil or minerals worldwide, analysing geological data for government geological surveys, civil engineering and construction, and the mitigation and control of hazards. An understanding of how the Earth works, and the risks and opportunities presented, are also increasingly important in fields as diverse as urban and rural planning, energy management, and surveying.
The Greene’s Geoscience Diploma is the beginning of a journey where you will acquire sought-after skills that will enable you to forge a career in a range of related economic sectors – from mining to engineering – as well as much more broadly, using a host of generic transferable skills. Employers particularly value the critical thinking and data handling skills of Geoscientists.
Saif tutors Biology and Chemistry and has been running Biology A level practicals at Greene’s for the last two years. He is a passionate tutor and keen scientific researcher – even building his own artificial coral reef. Saif has a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, U.K. and a doctorate [...]
John is a graduate of Cornell University in the USA. During his time at Cornell John also found time to row for the USA in three consecutive world championships. Now in Oxford, John rowed for the university and completed his University of Oxford, Master’s Degree in Sociology. John specialises in Psychology and Sociology tuition and [...]
Julian has a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Post-graduate qualification in Education from the University of Oxford. Since then he has taught Physics at a range of top independent schools in the U.K. and has been tutoring at Greene’s for the last three years. Julian is an experimental Physicist who strongly believes in learning [...]
Brian teaches English Literature and Government & Politics. He did his undergradaute, masters and doctorate degrees at Oxford and his academic research specialism is the Old Icelandic language. Brian frequently acts as an examiner for several of the major examination board and is passionate about education and the tutorial method of learning. Brian is also [...]
Jenny has postgraduate qualifications from both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. From Oxford Jenny was awarded her Masters degree in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) and from Cambridge a post-graduate teaching qualification. Jenny has almost 30 years of experience teaching Latin and Ancient Greek in range of top schools in the U.K.
Cressida has a post graduate Master’s qualification in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) from the University of Cambridge, U.K. that was followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, U.K. on the literature of Sophocles. Cressida is currently a lecturer in Classics at the University of Oxford, and has a long list of publications [...]
Geography, Sociology Alex holds a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from University College, London (UCL). Following his doctoral research, Alex completed a post-graduate training in teaching and has 20 years of tutoring experience in Geography, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Geology and Sociology. He continues to work as a lecturer for the M.Sc. course in Applied and [...]
Matthew is a tutor in Science and Mathematics and holds a Pre-Medical Certificate from San Francisco University, USA. He is also a linguist with degrees in modern languages and comparative literature – English, French, Spanish and Italian – from Columbia University, USA and the University of Oxford, U.K. Matthew has been a full-time tutor for [...]
Anne completed her joint honours postgraduate qualification in Physics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge, U.K. in 1995. Since then she has been tutoring at a range of colleges in different places and has been at Greene’s for the last three years tutoring Physics and Mathematics. Anne is a highly experienced professional tutor [...]
Rowena is a chemist and after having received First Class Honours in Chemistry at the University of Oxford she went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham on “Zeolites and other molecular sieves for chromate remediation”. Rowena has been tutoring in Chemistry for the last ten years and during that time was [...]
Jamie is an Economist and Historian holding postgraduate qualifications in these subjects from the Universities of St. Andrews and Durham in the U.K. He specialised in a wide range of historical periods but especially Scottish History from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries.
An extremely accomplished actor and a graduate of the University of London, Kieran is an extremely experienced English Language teacher. He specialises in all aspects of English Language tuition including IELTS preparation and holds the prestigious CELTA qualification for teaching English Language. After an extensive career in television, film and theatre, Kieran has taught English [...]
Matthew has a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a D.Phil. in Mathematics from the University of Oxford. Since he was awarded his doctorate in 2011, Matthew has been tutoring Mathematics at all levels for Greene’s. Mathew’s D.Phil. was on Graph Theory, the title being ‘Cycles in edge-coloured graphs and sub-graphs [...]
Patrick is Greene’s Head of Mathematics (the Senior Mathematician). He is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he was awarded a master’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics. He also completed a post-graduate qualification in Mathematics Education at the Department of Education, University of Oxford.
Angus lectures in English Literature at the University of Oxford, UK from where he was also awarded his D.Phil. for his work on James Joyce. Angus has numerous publications to his name covering a wide spectrum of English Literature. He has also written on comparative literature specialising in the works of Marcel Proust. Angus achieved [...]
Agnieszka teaches both Government & Politics and Law. She holds an M.A.and LL.M. in law as well as a Ph.D. from Oxford Brookes where she was a univesity lecturer. Agnieszka is passionate about tutoring and runs the College’s debating society.
Anders holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA in Psychology and is also a specialist in Environmental Science – his first degree from the University of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Anders’ specialist area is Sports Psychology – training athletes to achieve effective and healthy mental approaches to achieve peak performance. In 1996 [...]