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IB Earth Sciences A

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

Key information

Part II Mapping Project

Those students who go on to take Part II Earth Sciences will have to do a mapping project in the summer between Part IB and the Part II course.  Students need to begin thinking about this in the Michaelmas Term.

Previous Part II Mapping Projects

Field trips

There are two field trips for the IB courses:

  • Southwest England: a 10 day trip in the Easter vacation
  • Isle of Skye: at the beginning of the Summer vacation (if you are continuing to Part II Earth Sciences)

Refer to the Course Guide for further information about field trips.

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.

Safety Handbook

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