St Brigid's College, Loughrea

Geography

St. Brigid’s College Geography Department

Overview: Geography is a popular subject provided at Junior and Senior Level in St. Brigid’s College. Geography is concerned with the study of people and their environment. The subject will help students develop an understanding of the changing relationships between the physical and human world. Through their study of geography, students will develop geographical skills that will help them to make informed judgements about issues at local, national and international levels.

Teachers: Niall Canavan, Ger Lyons, Ciara Murphy, Lisa O Connell, Claire O Connell and Emma Donnellan

Junior Cycle Geography

The study of Junior Cycle Geography enables students to become geographically literate. It develops knowledge, skills, values and behaviours that allow students to explore the physical world, human activities, and how we interact with our world. As part of the new Junior Cycle, students complete two classroom based assessments in second and third year. The first CBA looks at Geography in the News, whereby students have to report on a recent geographical event. Students carry out a structured geographical inquiry on a geographical aspect in their local area for the second CBA. There is one examination paper at a common level, set and marked by the State Examinations Commission (SEC). The examination is two hours in duration and takes place in June of third year.

Books Used:

Real World Geography (Folens)

Compass (Educate)

More information on the New Junior Cycle can be found here: https://www.jct.ie/geography/geography

Leaving Certificate Geography

Leaving Certificate geography helps students to develop an understand of the changing relationships between the physical and human worlds. Through their study of geography, students will develop geographical skills that will help them to make informed judgements about issues at local, national and international levels.

The course is divided into core, elective and optional units of study. Geography is assesses at Ordinary and Higher level. Students are expected to complete a report on a geographical investigation and to sit a written examination.

Leaving Certificate Syllabus Higher and Ordinary Level

Core Unit 1: Patterns and processes in the physical environment

Core Unit 2:Regional geography

Core Unit 3: Geographical Investigation and Skills (20%)

Elective Unit 4

Patterns and processes in economic activities

Or

Elective Unit 5

Patterns and processes in the human environment

Higher Level Only (one option)

Optional Unit 6: Global interdependence

Optional Unit 7: Geoecology

Optional Unit 8:Culture and identity

Optional Unit 9:The atmosphere and ocean environment

Book used: Earth by Educate

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Gallery

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Leaving Certificate students taking part in the Geographical Investigation in Liscannor Bay in October 2023.

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Third Year students visiting Thomond Park Stadium and Museum where they learned about what Thomond Park means for tourism in the Limerick and wider Shannon Region.

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Third Year students visiting Ardnacrusha Generating Station, Co. Clare where they learned the history of what was once the largest HEP station in the world.

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First Year prize winners at the annual Geography Table Quiz in December 2022.

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Art

21-May-2024
St. Brendan's CNU in conjunction with Loughrea Lions Club launched a CD of songs and poems by the residents. The beautiful art work for the CD was created by our 5th year student, Hannah Greybe.
21-May-2024
Our TY students received certificates for the numerous activities and programmes they completed throughout the year last week. Their fantastic year was ended with a BBQ and games at Loughrea Driving Range, thanks to Greg Kennedy and his team once ag
21-May-2024
Congratulations to our Leaving Cert Class of 2024 who graduated in style last Friday. Well done to all of our singers, musicians and speakers it was fantastic to watch how you have grown and matured over the past six years. We wish you every success
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St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland
H62XF63

091 841 919

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
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