St Colm's High School

2 Magherafelt Road

Draperstown

Co Derry

BT45 7AF

 

info@stcolmshigh.draperstown.ni.sch.uk

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028 79628377

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Geography

Staff:  Miss S Tracey, Mrs M McKernan, Miss L Murray

Introduction

Geography is a key part of the curriculum taught in St. Colm’s High School through all key stages. It is consistently one of the most popular subject choices for both GCSE and A Level. Through the study of Geography students have the opportunity to study the earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments – both its physical features and its political and cultural characteristics. In Geography students learn about important contemporary issues like global warming, desertification, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, groundwater pollution and flooding. We also aim to enable students to critically assess the merits of different approaches to reduce global poverty and inequality and to encourage students to take action for a fair and sustainable world.

KS3 Subject Overview

 

Our Key Stage 3 Geography programme is designed to give students a flavour of physical, human and environmental Geography. Students study the natural environment and how people interact with it at local, national and global scales. We take every opportunity to encourage students to investigate the world around them through interactive activities both inside and outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to become global citizens who care for and work to protect our world and the people who inhabit it.

KS4 Subject Overview

 

GCSE Geography specification gives students a fascinating insight into how human and physical processes interact. Students develop their understanding of how geographical concepts affect our changing world. They examine how the growing worldwide population increases the demand on Earth’s systems. Students also develop as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a sustainable and inclusive future.

Exam Board: CCEA

AS/A2 Subject Overview

Exam Board: CCEA

Career Opportunities

Geography can lead to a wide range of Careers including Airline Flight Attendant, Air traffic Control, Archaeologist, Botanist, Careers in Agriculture/Horticulture, Cartographer, Civil Engineer, Countryside officer/ranger, Ecologist, Environmental Health Officer, Geography Teacher, Geologist, Highways Engineer, Hydrographic Surveyor, Journalist - Foreign/Travel correspondent, Land Manager, Landscape Architect, Land Surveyor, Marketing, Meteorologist, Navigator, Oceanographer, Pilot, Property Developer, Quantity Surveyor, Renewable Energy Engineer, Tourist Information Officer, Town Planner, Transport Manager, Travel Agent, Zoologist and many more.