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“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?”
Michael Palin, 2007

Geography is a subject which transcends boundaries and enriches us with an education for life and living. In its broadest sense geography is the study of earth and its relationships with mankind. It interlinks the physical, the human and the global spheres. Studying geography in the classroom and outside during fieldwork helps pupils become socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens.

Future Careers in Geography

Geographers have many important transferable skills which are valued by employers. Geography teaches us important life skills, personal learning and thinking skills and functional skills, as well as a critical way of thinking about the world. Some of the many geographic career paths include:
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Climate Scientist
  • Surveyor
  • Geographical Information Systems Officer
  • Cartographer
  • Town Planner
  • International aid/development worker
  • Meteorologist
  • Meteorology Researcher
  • Teaching

The Geography Curriculum

In S1, pupils will have the opportunity to study a vast variety of topics within the context of the local and the global environment. Topics covered include:
  • Scotland’s physical and human features
  • Map skills in the local and global environment
  • Development
  • Climate
In S2 we study a range of topics including:
  • The structure of the Earth
  • Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift
  • Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis
  • Weather and Climate
  • World Climatic Zones
  • Case Study of the Amazon Rainforest
  • Climate Change
  • In Third Year pupils have the opportunity to study;
  • OS Map Skills
  • Glaciated landscapes
  • Rural landscapes
  • Development and Health

In National 4 and 5 Geography we study a range of topics including:
  • Weather
  • Glaciation and Coasts
  • Land use conflicts
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Population
  • Health
  • Trade and Globalisation
In Higher Geography there is a vast variety of topics studied including:
  • Atmosphere
  • Biosphere
  • Lithosphere
  • Hydrosphere
  • Population
  • Rural Land Degradation and its management
  • Urban change and its management
  • Development and Health
  • Climate Change

In Advanced Higher Geography pupils explore:
  • Geographical Methods and techniques
  • Advanced Mapping skills
  • A geographic fieldwork study of their choice
  • A geographic issues essay project.

Geography Field Trips 2015