Mr D. O’Neill (Head of Department)
Mr P. O’Neill
Mrs C Wilson
Geography is offered to students from Years 8 to Year 12. Due to the dynamic and varied nature of geography it can offer something to everyone, be it the study of rivers, the weather, volcanoes, population and settlement.
Pupils get the opportunity to work extensively with maps and atlases not only improving their map skills but also their general knowledge.
KS3 Curriculum (Years 8, 9 and 10)
Year 8: The emphasis in Year 8 is on pupils acquiring basic geographical skills, learning key geographical facts and understanding simple concepts. Pupils study Weather and Climate, River Flooding, Urbanisation and Ordnance Survey.
Year 9: Students examine, Rivers, coasts and glaciation, Economic activity, Population and World issues.
Year 10: In their final year at Key Stage 3 the students cover Environmental regions, Plate tectonics, Resources and the environment and International development.
KS4 Curriculum (Years 11/12)
Students at Key Stage 4 level are examined using the CCEA specification, it aims to encourage students to:
follow a broad, coherent and worthwhile course of study;
actively engage in studying geography to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical thinkers with enquiring minds;
develop their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate how these concepts affect our changing world;
recognise the differences and similarities between people’s views of the world, and its environments, societies and cultures;
develop their responsibilities as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a future that is sustainable and inclusive;
develop and apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork and other learning outside the classroom;
gain confidence in making informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.