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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 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.

S1

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

S2

Environmental Issues (Poster presentations)
Earth Forces (Earthquake news report)
Japan
Development (Fair trade essay)
Orkney Landscapes (West Mainland field trip)

S3
Geographical Skills
Settlements (Kirkwall field trip)
Glacial Landscapes
Climate Change (Campaign leaflets)
India (Tour guide)

Senior Phase S4-S6 (SQA)

National 4 Higher
National 5 Advanced Higher

Local field trips are a part of all courses.

Extra-curricular

  • Homework Club for S1-3 pupils at lunchtime
  • Supported study for Senior Phase after school
  • Eco Schools 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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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