S1: We start with an Atlas and Mapwork unit in which we aim to give pupils an understanding of where they live in the world. We then study ‘ Life in Zambia’ looking particularly at Schools, Food and Tourism. In the Spring term , we study Fairtrade – bananas, chocolate and Footballs.
S2: In S2, we learn Map skills including, measuring distance, compass direction, contours and 4 figure/ 6 figure references. We then look at the eruption of Mount St Helens and the pupils produce their own report on the eruption. During the Spring term, we study landscapes – coasts and rivers.
S3: In S3, we start the course by studying Developed and Developing countries. We then study the course of a river – upper, middle and lower course and take part in some River fieldwork. We then look at’ Food for Thought’ in which we study types of Farming and Desertification.
S4: In National 4 /5 Geography, we further develop a range of geographical skills and techniques. We study a range of topics including Limestone scenery, Rivers and Settlements ( Glasgow and Mumbai). Environmental Hazards (Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tropical storms) and Population.
S5 - S6: Higher Geography develops learners understanding of our changing world and its human and physical processes. We study a range of topics – Physical, Human and Global. These include Lithosphere – Coastal scenery and Glaciation, Biosphere , Atmosphere. Human topics including Population ,urban studies and Rural. Global Studies include Climate change and Development and Health.
Principal Teacher: Karen Highmore