Geography

Mission Statement:

We want our Geography pupils to learn about today’s world to enable them to make sustainable choices about planning for tomorrow’s.

 

Teaching Staff:

Mrs S. Byrne – Head of Department

Mr P. Rodgers – Senior Teacher

Mrs M. McKibbin – KS3 Year Head

Mr C. O’ Mairtin – IMU Teacher

 

Curriculum

The Geography courses followed deal with important aspects of modern Geography. They focus our human endeavour to make the most effective use of world resources and to live in harmony with the environment.

Key Stage 3:  Northern Ireland Curriculum

 

There is an external exam at the end of each unit. This test lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes and includes 3 questions based on the themes above. This exam is available to sit every summer.

Unit 1 and Unit 2 are both worth 37.5% of the total GCSE grade.

The remaining 25% is completed in a controlled assessment task.

Website Link – CCEA

BBC Bitesize

Geography You Tube Channel

 

AS/A-Level

Pupils study the CCEA GCE Geography course and complete 4 assessment units over two years.

Two units are completed at the end of Year 13 and each module is outlined below:

Two units are completed at the end of Year 14 and each module is outlined below:

 

AS/A2 – CCEA Website Link

S-cool Revision

Geography YouTube Channel

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Geography Department organises the Environmental Club. This is an after school club that allows pupils to improve an aspect of their local environment. The Club is organised by Mrs S. Byrne and is on every Tuesday after school in DG1.

There have been outstanding successes since the Environmental Club started in 2002 including:

Eco Unesco Award Winners: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015

Repak Recyclers of the Year: 2008

Tesco Green School of the Year: 2010

Sustianble Ireland Award Winners: - 2009 and 2012

Impact Award Winners: June 2010

Green Flag Award: June 201

 

Geography outside the Classroom:

Developing opportunities for students to study Geography outside the classroom is a key element of our policy. Pupils experience different places and environments.

Click on the video link below to find out a little more about the Geography experience in our school.

You can follow us on twitter and Instagram - @stcatsgeog or subscribe to our You Tube Channel – geographystcatherines

Geography Video Link:

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