Curriculum

S1

  • Our World
  • Map Skills
  • Weather and the Environment

 

Cross Curricular Projects include:

  • Allons en Haiti (Modern Languages)
  • A Cook’s Tour (HE and Maths)

 

S2

  • Explosive Earth
  • A Trip Around Europe
  • Scorching Hot and Freezing Cold
  • Globalisation -Football and Fashion

 

Cross Curricular Projects include:

  • Volcano Website (with Computing)

 

Enrichment Course – John Muir Award:

  • The Discovery Award – The 18 hour course is an environmental award focusing on the coast in East Lothian. This is a joint project between the Geography and Biology departments. There are 4 challenges at the heart of the award: discover – explore – conserve – share. The course involves lots of work outdoors with a day trip to the coast of East Lothian.

 

S3 

S3 is the final year of the Broad General Education during which pupils continue to develop thier skills and improve their knowledge of Geography. Topics covered include

 

  • Map skills
  • Fieldwork Around Edinburgh
  • Rapid Response (Cross-Curricular Project with Social Subjects and Science)
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Agriculture in the Sahel
  • Citizenship (IDL Social Subject Task

 

S4

In S4 pupils will build on what they have learned in S3, leading to presentation for National 3, 4 or 5 Qualifications at the end of S4. Further information about the National Qualifications in can be found by using this link: Nationals in a Nutshell

 

S5 / 6

National 4/5

  • Globalisation and Trade
  • Limestone Landscapes
  • Population
  • Weather
  • Assignment
  • Development and Health
  • Rivers and Their Landscapes
  • Urban and Rural Change

 

Higher

  • Paper 1: Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Rural, Population, Urban, Industry, Atmosphere, Biosphere
  • Paper 2: Rural Land Resources, Development and Health

 

Advanced Higher

  • Graphical Representation of Data
  • Statistics
  • Mapwork
  • Fieldwork Techniques
  • Geographical Issues
  • Folio Work