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/ TEACHING STAFF

Mr K McKenna (Head of Department)

Ms P Marcus

Miss N O'Hare

"Without Geography, you're nowhere. "
 
- Anonymous

/ DEPARTMENT INTRODUCTION 

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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.

 

/ LEARNING

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?

  • Settlement

  • 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                             

  • Resources                                                  

  • Economic Activity                                                          

 

Investigation: River Study of the Colin River

 

YEAR 10: LONG-TERM LEARNING/PLANNING

 

  • Global Tectonics                                                            

  • Global Development                                                      

  • Global Risks & Hazards                                                          

  • Ecosystems and Tourism                                                        

  • Geography Choices & Where in the World?                                                         

 

Investigation: TBC

 

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