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Part IB ESA Course Information

Whereas, the IA Earth Sciences course took a holistic view of the Earth, the IB Earth Sciences A course is necessarily more reductionist, tackling the fundamentals of each topic. This approach gives you the rigorous grounding that you need to continue to Part II Earth Sciences or to complement other subjects that you study within NST.

Part IB ESA Course Information

Use the links below to find out more information about the Part IB Earth Sciences A course:

Field trips

  • Sedbergh—ten day mapping field course in Cumbria at the end of September before second year.
  • South West England—ten day field trip exploring the SW coast during the Easter break.
  • Skye—12 day mapping field course in Scotland immediately after Easter term of second year, in preparation for independent mapping projects (if you are continuing to Part II Earth Sciences).

For more information on field trips, please refer to the course guide.

Part II mapping project

Students who continue onto Part II Earth Sciences will have to do a mapping project in the summer between Part IB and Part II, and should begin planning their project in Michaelmas Term. Useful information for mapping is available in:

Once students have decided upon a mapping location, they need to notify Department using the Part II Field Project form.

If you have any questions, please contact our .

All course materials can be found on the Earth Sciences Moodle course pages.

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Whether in the lab or out on fieldwork, you need to be aware of your health and safety, and what responsibilities you have to look after yourself and your colleagues. Please refer to the Safety Handbook.

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