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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

 

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***COVID-19 guidance reminder for staff and pupils returning to the classroom***(Lorraine) The Council is reminding school staff and pupils of COVID-19 measures still in place to try and keep everyone safe as they return to the classroom after the October break.The Scottish Government have been asking for some time now that people undertake twice-weekly lateral flow device tests and this has also been the case for staff and secondary pupils in schools. With all schools across the county due back on Monday, 25 October, we would appeal to all our school staff and secondary pupils to schedule one of their regular LFD tests shortly before they return – as was the advice following the summer break.Orkney Islands Council Executive Director of Education, Leisure and Housing, James Wylie, said: “Following the recent outbreak and in the build up to the October holidays we saw significant engagement in the LFD process. It is imperative that we pick up where we left off. All school staff and secondary pupils are strongly encouraged to restart twice-weekly at-home LFD testing in the week prior to return. The advice states that ideally, staff and secondary pupils should take the second weekly test either in the morning before leaving for the first day of school or the evening before.“It is really important that you record your results online, whether positive, negative or void. This helps public health experts understand what levels of COVID-19 are and can inform policy on things like future mitigations in schools.“Testing can help reduce the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools. This, in turn, can help reduce the numbers of staff or children and young people that will have to self-isolate due to outbreaks.”All schools offered test kits to staff and pupils prior to the October break, which can be used for these purposes. If any staff or pupils have not received test kits, they can access them in a range of different ways, including ordering online for home delivery, or collecting kits from your nearest test site or pharmacy, such as Sutherlands in Kirkwall and Stromness, and Boots.

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