In Geography you will study about places, people and what shapes the environment. You will learn how the environment influences people, and how they change the environment.You will develop your ability to draw and understand maps,graphs and diagrams, as well as studying photographs and collecting information outside the classroom through fieldwork.
Some of the things you will learn include:
Some of the things you may do with your teacher and your classmates are:
Some of the things you may do are:
Your teacher will let you know:
Other things you may do are:
In the examination, you will answer twenty short questions in the first part of the paper, and three questions requiring longer answers in the second part.There will be questions on map-reading, and on explaining photographs, diagrams and charts. There is also an optional field-study project.
You can take the exam at Higher or at Ordinary level. When the time comes to decide, your teacher will help you choose the level that suits you best.
In primary school, you have studied Geography as part of SESE.You have also learned about many geographical ideas through studying the local, national and global environment. Junior Certificate Geography builds on these geographical ideas.
In your studies of Geography, you will develop your communication skills as you would in English. You will study tables and draw graphs as in Mathematics.Geography, like Science, is concerned with the environment.Geography and CSPE both include themes such as care for the environment and issues concerned with the unequal division of the world’s wealth and resources.
Everybody uses geography in their daily lives. When you think of where to go on holiday or wonder what tomorrow’s weather will be like, you are thinking geography.When you look at an atlas map, or a town plan, or a weather map, you use what we learn in Geography.
Geography prepares you for careers in town planning, outdoor pursuits education, weather forecasting,tourism and transport.
Geography keeps you informed of topics which arise in conversation, current affairs, newspaper reports, and on TV,such as climate change,renewable energy and aid to poorer nations.
In Leaving Certificate Geography,some of the topics will be familiar and will be covered in much greater detail. New topics will also be introduced such as regions of the world. There is also a geographical investigation, involving field-work,which is a compulsory part of the examination.
[Information sourced from ncca.ie]
Total time: 2 hours (120 minutes)
Short Questions: (60 Marks)
Part 1 - 20 Short Questions
Structured and essay: (90 Marks)
Question 1:(30 Marks)
Question 2: (30 Marks)
Question 3: (30 Marks)
Short Questions (60 Marks)
Part One 20 Short Questions (40 Mins)
Structured and Essay (90 Marks)
Question 1 (30 Marks) 24 Minutes
Question 2 (30 Marks) 24 Minutes
Question 3 (30 Marks) 24 Minutes