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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

Course Choice 2021-22

Geography BGE 2021-22

Geography N4 N5 2021-22

Geography H 2021-22

Geography AH 2021-22

 

 

 

BGE S1-S3

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

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 (SQA)

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

 

Gallery

 

RSS Young Reporter

  • Easter Wordsearch
      Once you have found all the words, the remaining letters form a secret sentence! Download a copy: Easter wordsearch.  
    Mrs Sinclair
  • What is the difference between schools in Orkney and schools in England?
    What is the difference between schools in Orkney and schools in England? By Lottie  Schools in Orkney are quite different to ones down south as you would expect especially during these confusing times but how different actually are they?  Well firstly, there’s the size.  In schools in England you can expect to see about three different […]
    Mrs Sinclair
  • Outside sport – football 
    Outside sport – football  by Max Although most sports stopped and have only just started up not long-ago, outdoor football has been going since the Christmas holidays ended. Although some clubs have yet to start, some haven’t stopped apart from during the normal holidays and the time that it wasn’t possible to play due to COVID-19 restrictions. There are […]
    Mrs Sinclair

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