Geography

Staff​

Head of Department

Mrs Sineád West

Subject Teachers

Mr D Stewart

Mr F Hughes

The Geography department aims to provide a positive learning experience to all pupils. It is intended that they will acquire a positive attitude towards themselves, fellow citizens and others in the wider world when they participate in our programmes of study. Pupils are also encouraged to have a positive attitude towards their environment. The department will strive to give all pupils the skills and knowledge that will allow them to become informed and concerned citizens and gain, in the future, meaningful employment. 

GCSE (CCEA)

This is a modular syllabus with assessments in Year 11 and Year 12. This exam consistsof two papers, at higher or lower level and coursework. ( 25% of final mark)Six themes are studied in three units and units are examined at the end of Year 11 & Year 12 as can be seen from the table below: 

At least 40% of the assessment (based on unit weightings) must be taken at the end of the course as terminal assessment.

AS/A Level

- Examing Board: CCEA

Subject Introduction

The Geography department aims to provide a positive learning experience to all pupils. It is intended that they will acquire a positive attitude towards themselves, fellow citizens and others in the wider world when they participate in our programmes of study. Pupils are also encouraged to have a positive attitude towards their environment.

The Geography department aims to provide a positive learning experience to all pupils. It is intended that they will acquire a positive attitude towards themselves, fellow citizens and others in the wider world when they participate in our programmes of study. Pupils are also encouraged to have a positive attitude towards their environment.

The department will strive to give all pupils the skills and knowledge that will allow them to become informed and concerned citizens and gain, in the future, meaningful employment.

Qualification & Specification details:

The full Advanced GCE A level award is based on students’ marks from the AS (40 %) and the A2 (60 %).

The full Advanced GCE A level award is based on students’ marks from the AS (40 %) and the A2 (60 %).

Specification

Below are pictures of year 13 students on a field trip to Magilligan:

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Careers

Geography can help students develop a wide range of skills that are attractive to employers, including investigative, evaluative, problem-solving and decision-making.

The most obvious career is teaching but there are many other options open to graduates. These include; Town and Country Planning, Quantity Surveying, Estate Management, GIS specialists, Climatologists, Weather Forecasters, Environmental Managers and Researchers. Geography students can also develop specialist expertise in geophysical exploration methods as well as skills in physics, mathematics and IT. Developing these skills can lead to employment across a wide range of Geoscience industries, from hydrocarbon exploration and production to hydrogeology, mineral exploration, engineering site investigation and environmental monitoring.

Address

St Michael's College

Enniskillen

Chanterhill Road

County Fermanagh

Northern Ireland

BT74 6DE