Aims and Overview of the Geography Department
Our aim in the Geography Department is to equip students with the skills and knowledge that allow them to become positive contributors to society, the environment and economy and in doing so enable them to develop as individuals.
The knowledge and skills that pupils develop in Year 8 will be built upon in the years to come and will have significant links with the core skills of Numeracy, Communication and ICT.
Mrs Campbell (Head of Geography)
Mrs C McAlister
Four modern and well equipped classrooms, all with Promethean ActivPanel screens and Apple TV.
Why study Geography?
“More than ever we need the geographer’s skills and foresight to help us learn about our planet … ….how we use it and abuse it. Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future.” Michael Palin
- Blue or black pens
- Colouring pencils
- Glue Stick
Useful web links
http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/weather.html - the animations for high and low air pressure are good on this site.
http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/interactivegames.htm - lots of interactive games relating to all aspects of geography.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm - test your knowledge and speed with regard to world oceans and continents – a fun revision activity.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ - use this site to find out about geography in the news.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ - a fantastic site with film clips, quizzes and information on geography and other subjects.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2527 - look up the weather for the next five days, find out about weather warnings and weather news and pictures.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/landscapes/focus.shtml - learn all about northern Ireland e.g. mountains, lakes, rivers and towns (settlement)
http://www.kids.esdb.bg/basic.html - find out about non-renewable resources.
http://www.alliantenergykids.com/EnergyandTheEnvironment/RenewableEnergy/index.htm - find out about renewable energy resources.
http://tiki.oneworld.net/energy/energy.html - a great site with lots of easy to understand information about different types of energy and the problems of pollution and global warming. It also looks at the nuclear energy debate.
BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - Video and audio teaching resources for primary and secondary school teachers. - a super site where you can watch short film clips on a range of geographical topics.
http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography - a really useful site for GCSE and A-Level, a range of topics and covered for revision purposes.
http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/microsites/geography/ - this is CCEA’s geography site where you can access the GCSE and A level Syllabi and download past papers and mark schemes to help with your exam preparation and view podcasts.