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On our way to Ghent, and then on to Switzerland!Orkney has sent us off with its finest weather, as we leave for the Swiss Trip 2024.Thanks to NorthLink Ferries for providing us with sponsorship to help with the costs.Keep up to date with the trip each day on our Facebook page. We’ll try to provide an update each evening if time and signal allows.

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


“ 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.


Course Choice

Geography BGE

Geography N4 N5

Geography H

Geography AH



Topics are linked to LearnPath guides  on the library catalogue, OLIVER, and LiveBinders (being phased out), which contain links to relevant websites. These can also be found on the School Library Blog.


Map Skills
Weather (Wild Weather news report)
Natural Environments (Model making)


Environmental Issues (IDL with RME)
Earth Forces
Global Development (Fair trade essay)
Geographical Assignment (West Mainland field trip IDL with Art and Biology)

Geographical Skills
Human Environments: Settlements
Geographical Assignment (Kirkwall field trip)
Glacial Landscapes: The Cairngorms
Global Issues: Climate Change

Senior Phase S4-S6 (SQA)

National 4 Higher
National 5 Advanced Higher

Local field trips are a part of all courses.

Pupils are also required to plan and carry out their own fieldwork for geographical assignments.


  • Supported study for Senior Phase after school
  • Environmental Action in Activities time
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Field trips at all levels


BBC Bitesize – N5

BBC Bitesize – Higher

Scholar – N5 Geography


Geographical Society – Choose Geography

Information can be found on OLIVER, the library catalogue, in the LearnPath Geography Guide. Topics are added as required.





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