The extinction of coral reefs. By Lucy Barber.

The Extinction of Coral Reefs By Lucy Barber A coral reef is an underwater structure composed of the skeletons of marine invertebrates called coral which live off calcium carbonate exoskeletons. Currently, coral reefs occupy 0.1% of the ocean but the support 25% of marine species and surprisingly, also support a lot of the human population […]

The environmental impacts of the oil industry. By Lucy Barber.

The Environmental Impacts of the Oil Industry By Lucy Barber   Crude oil is a naturally occurring deposit of hydrocarbons and other organic materials. Once extracted from the ground the oil can be cracked into different hydrocarbon lengths and used for jet fuel, road tarmac, diesel and much more. The oil industry is globally massive […]

Kitty Hawthorne blogs about a global water shortage

Global Water Shortage   As the world faces more and more environmental problems, one essential, and often forgotten about problem is water. With an ever-growing population, an increased demand for agriculture, climate change and overuse of the finite resource, the lack of clean, fresh water becoming available should be more of a concern. Globally there […]

Nayana Mould blogs about the Ribblehead Viaduct

During half term, I visited Ribblehead viaduct, a crucial section of the Settle-Carlisle railway in the beautiful yet unforgiving North Yorkshire landscape. I have often visited this impressive structure as much of my family live in surrounding areas, however this time, I was inspired to research how such a remarkable thing was built and what […]

Grace Kendall discusses if biofuels are the future of energy

Grace Kendall discusses if biofuels are the future of energy. Everyone knows that burning petrol is very bad for the environment, but it is an inevitable necessity for modern life. Roughly 74% of all people over age 17 in the UK own a car and on average a car emits 6 tonnes of CO2 (a […]

Grace and Darcy blog Year 12 Geography Field Trip

Y12 Geography Field Trip to Wales Write-up By Grace Newton and Darcy Johnson   On Friday, the 8th February 2019 the year 12 A Level geography students went to the Rhyd-y-Creuau Field centre in Snowdonia. It was a 5-day trip to collect data to prepare for our compulsory personal investigation known as the NEA (Non-Examined […]

Mattias and Eloise Blog about the amazing Iceland Geography Trip.

Iceland 2018 During the Autumn half term, a group of 57 year 11 Geographers had the amazing opportunity to go on a ge-ographically filled tour of Iceland’s south coast to see its many amazing sights, giving us also fascinating in-formation and insights into the GCSE modules we are studying. Day 1 – 31st October 2018 […]