/ TEACHING STAFF
Mr K McKenna (Head of Department)
Ms P Marcus
Miss N O'Hare
"Without Geography, you're nowhere. "
/ DEPARTMENT INTRODUCTION
Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.
Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography).
Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography.
Geography provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge. Today geography is one of the most popular subjects at UK schools, outside of the subjects made compulsory by the Government such as maths and science. It is also thriving in universities. Geographers and geographical research outside of formal education – in the public, private and voluntary sectors - is also in a very strong state. Geographers are highly employable and work in a wide range of sectors.
KEY STAGE 3 LEARNING INTENTIONS
Pupils follow the statutory requirements as set out in the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
YEAR 8: LONG-TERM LEARNING
What is Geography? and Who am I? - Thematic Unit
How do I read a map?
What are the weather and climate?
Geology of Northern Ireland
Investigation: Study of Belfast
YEAR 9: LONG-TERM LEARNING/PLANNING
River & Coastal Processes
Our Crowded World/Population – Using Maths Task
World Issues – Thematic Unit
Investigation: River Study of the Colin River
YEAR 10: LONG-TERM LEARNING/PLANNING
Global Risks & Hazards
Ecosystems and Tourism
Geography Choices & Where in the World?