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Geography

Geography allows learners to consider the physical environment around them and the ways in which people interact with this environment.

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of our changing world and its human and physical processes.  Opportunities for practical activities, including fieldwork, will be encouraged, so that learners can interact with their environment.

In the 21st century, with growing awareness of the impact of human activity upon the environment and scarce resources, the study of Geography fosters positive life-long learning attitudes of environmental stewardship, sustainability and global citizenship.  This will enable learners to contribute effectively to their local communities and wider society.

S1 and S2

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S3

pupils will study the following topics in preparation for their National 4/5 course

  • Rivers
  • limestone
  • rainforests
  • droughts
  • population

Homework

Pupils will be given homework on a weekly basis.   This will either consist of revising work covered in class and will involve familiarising themselves with new geographical concepts and vocabulary or completing written work to assess their understanding of the work covered.   Pupils will also be required to carry out research for projects or for their mock Added Value Unit.  

Nat 4/ 5 Geography

The Physical Environment

  • Glaciation, processes of formation
  • conflicts over land use
  • tourism in National Parks
  • Weather in the UK.

The Human Environment

  • Population
  • Settlements
  • comparing
  • developed and developing countries

Global Issues

  • Causes, effects and solutions of a chosen global issue e.g. climate change

Homework

Pupils will be given homework on a weekly basis.   This will either consist of revising work covered in class and will involve familiarising themselves with new geographical concepts and vocabulary or completing written work to assess their understanding of the work covered.   This will include, practice exam questions and skills based activities.   Pupils will also be required to carry out research when working on the National 4 Added Value Unit or the National 5 Assignment and may involve fieldwork.

 

Higher Geography

Physical Environment

  • Rivers
  • coasts
  • limestone
  • glaciation
  • conflict and management

Human Environment

  • Population
  • global
  • urban
  • rural
  • M.E.D.Cs.
  • L.E.D.C
  • industrial location and change.

International issues

  • Development
  • Health (Malaria, Heart Disease)
  • Environmental Hazards - tropical storms, volcanoes & earthquakes.
  • Rural Land Degradation, desertification, deforestation.

Homework

Pupils will be given homework on a weekly basis.   This will either consist of revising work covered in class and will involve familiarising themselves with new geographical concepts and vocabulary or completing written work to assess their understanding of the work covered.   This will include, practice exam questions and skills based activities.   Pupils will also be required to carry out research and preperation work for the Higher Assignment and may involve fieldwork.

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