In Geography, we  develop our pupils understanding and interest  in the world around them at a local, national and global scale.


We study the Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments.

We develop the pupil’s geographical skills and techniques and give them the opportunity to take part in fieldwork.


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What we teach

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.

The Staff

Principal Teacher: Karen Highmore

Teacher:Wendi Massey

Earlier this year S2 pupils had been studying the rainforest as part of their homework. The pupils were also asked to design a model of a Rainforest as part of the project. Click on the image to the right to see some pictures of their work. The winners were Jacob Sutherland in 2A and Emily Barnes in 2C.

ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL “Working together for success”