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Geography

Welcome to Geography Department

Staff

Mr Anderson

Mrs Augustyniak

Mrs Sinclair

 

Geography is the study of the earth, looking at the interactions between the physical world and the humans who live upon it. It is very varied – one day you are studying the local beaches or hills and the next you’re thinking critically about the global impact of the development gap. 

Please read below to find out about our courses and scroll to the bottom to see some of the exciting projects we are working on!

S3- There are Three units of work in S3;

Globalisation and Trade.

The world is becoming a smaller place and we are more connected than ever before to partners all over the world . This unit explores the term Globalisation and focuses on Global trade, technology and the implication of these for all global citizens. We also focus on the resource of metal and how it can be reused and recycled.

Energy and Climate change.

This unit focuses on where our energy comes from and goes onto explore all the different sources of power available in Scotland and the world. This leads into an investigation into the causes, effects and solution to climate change.

Scotland unit

The final unit is an introduction to Human Geography focusing on Scotland. Its, landscapes, culture, cities and people. We link this into an interdisciplinary day of learning with all the other Social Subjects pupils doing an exercise called “People on the move.” We then study demographic patterns and look at comparisons of Health and Development around the world. 

N3/4/5 - These courses will develop knowledge and understanding of the changing world and its human and physical processes.  Many opportunities for field work are offered so that learners can interact with their environment.

The course is made up of three units:

Physical Environments

Human Environments

Global Issues 

In addition to this you will need to complete a piece of independent research which includes fieldwork. This work will be assessed and counts towards your final grade. 

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Higher- This course comprises four mandatory units:

Physical Environments

Human Environments

Global Issues

Added Value Unit ; where you will need to complete a piece of independent research which includes fieldwork. This work will be assessed and counts towards your final grade. 

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Revision and coursework

BBC Bitesize Higher Geography

Glow - Higher Geography