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Geography

Staff

  • Ms A. Lidwell (PT)
  • Mr O. Grieve

Department

“ Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future. It is a living breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. For me Geography is a great adventure with purpose.” Michael Palin

Geographers are observers and analysers of the world around us. Our courses encourage pupils to think about both physical and human environments and current global issues. We equip pupils with skills to gather, process and analyse so that they can suggest, discuss and communicate solutions that prepare them to be the future custodians of this planet.

 

We are a busy, active and creative department. Passionate about the environment and equipping our pupils to understand and appreciate how their decisions impact other people and places, now and in the future.  We work hard to get out to see and explore new environments that will inspire. Geography comes to life when it is experienced and we aim to give all pupils at all level opportunities to learn outdoors.

Courses

Topics are linked to relevant LiveBinders, which contain links to relevant websites. These can also be found on the School Library Blog.

BGE S1-S3

S1

European Country Investigation
Environmental Issues
Farming
Map Skills
Natural Environment
Weather & Climate

S2
International Development
Earth Quake Assignment
Japan
Rivers & Coasts

S3
Geographical Skills
India
Glacial Landscapes
Climate Change
Urban

Senior Phase S4-S6

National 4 Higher
National 5 Advanced Higher

Extra-curricular

  • Homework Club for S1-3 pupils at lunchtime
  • Supported study for Senior Phase after school
  • Eco Warriors in Activities time
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Field trips at all levels including the bi-annual Swiss Trip

Links

BBC Bitesize – N5

BBC Bitesize – Higher

Scholar

A Different View: Promoting Geography

 

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All parents and carers of pupils currently in S3, S4 and S5 are invited to attend the course choice information evening being held in the Academy from 17:00 – 19:00 on Wednesday 4th December. You will be able to find out more information on course option choices for our pupils and attend a talk which will explain more about the Senior Phase course organised across Orkney schools and colleges within ‘Orkney Offer’. Talks start at 17:00 and will be repeated at 18:30
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