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Geography

Subject Overview

Geography is concerned with the study of people and their environment. The subject will help students develop an understanding of the changing relationships between the physical and human worlds. Through their study of geography, students will develop geographical skills that will help them to make informed judgements about issues at local, national and international levels.

Content

Leaving Certificate geography may be studied at Ordinary or Higher level. The course is divided into core, elective and optional units of study. Students are expected to develop important geographical skills as they study these units.

Core Units
1. Patterns and processes in the physical environment
2. Regional geography
3. The Geographical Investigation and skills unit

Elective Units
4. Patterns and processes in economic activities
5. Patterns and processes in the human environment

Optional Units
6. Global interdependence
7. Geoecology
8. Culture and identity
9. The atmosphere-ocean environment

Ordinary level students study all core units and one of the elective units. Higher level students study all core units, one of the elective units and one of the optional units.

Assessment

Leaving Certificate Geography is assessed at Ordinary and Higher level in ascending order of difficulty. There are two assessment components:

  • Examination paper 80%
  • Report on a Geographical Investigation 20%

Documentation

PDFLeaving Certificate Geography Syllabus (Ordinary level and Higher level)
PDFLeaving Certificate Geography – Guidelines for Teachers

 Related links

State Examinations Commission
Department of Education and Science
Geography Support Service
Association of Geography Teachers in Ireland (AGTI)
Scoilnet


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3rd year trip to the Dunmore Caves

November 7, 2016 |

The Dunmore Caves

Our third year group went on a school trip to the Dunmore caves. It was a limestone cave with features such as passages that get bigger over time. Passages are long tunnels formed by underground water dissolving … Read More


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2C raise €250 for Focus Ireland

May 30, 2016 |

CSPE Action Project – 2C – Focus Ireland

This year the second year group of 2C decided to undertake their action project for Focus Ireland. The students’ voluntarily took part in a 1st year sports day within the school and … Read More


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1st Year Trip to Waterford Crystal

May 16, 2016 |

1st Year Geography Trip to Waterford Crystal – May 2016

This years the first years went on a trip to Waterford Crystal manufacturing factory. It was a great experience and we got to go inside the factory to see the … Read More


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Geography PowerPoints – Revision

February 22, 2016 |

Click on the links below to view Ms. McNeill’s Powerpoints

Earthquakes

Economic Activities – 3 Types – TERMS

Fold Mountains – K.McNeill

Mediterranean Tourism

Rocks

Volcanoes

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