St Brigid's College, Loughrea

Geography

St. Brigid’s College Geography Department

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download.jpgOverview: 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 and Claire O Connell

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 will complete two classroom based assessments in second and third year. The first CBA will look at Geography in the News, whereby students will have to report a recent geographical event and secondly students will carry out a structured geographical inquiry on a geographical aspect in their local area. There will be one examination paper at a common level, set and marked by the State Examinations Commission (SEC). The examination will be no longer than two hours in duration and will take place in June of third year.

Booked Used: Real World Geography (Folens)

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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Ms. O Connell's First Year Geography class making some excellent Volcanoes!

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First Year students taking part in our annual Geography Table Quiz

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Leaving Certificate Students taking part in the Geographical Investigation in The Burren, Co. Clare in October 2018.

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Second Year Students visited Lahinch as part of their school tour, where they examined features of coastal erosion and defensive features which have been implemented in the area.

Events
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10 2019
Christmas Service for St. Brendan's Nursing Home
Dec
11 2019
College Expo @ St. Brigid's College
Dec
12 2019
Volleyball Finals
Dec
12 2019
Junior Cert Parent Teacher Meeting
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St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland

091 841 919

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