Aims of the Geography Department

  • To stimulate student curiosity, interest in and enjoyment of Geography.
  • To cultivate a sense of location, a knowledge of places and respect for differing cultures.
  • To develop an understanding and appreciation of the human and physical dimensions of the environment and recognition of environmental links at varying scales from local to global.
  • To enable students to perceive Geography in the context of a wider body of knowledge, vocabulary and skills.
  • To encourage open, enquiring minds that are aware of contemporary issues, to encourage the development of informed opinions and support of such opinions with reasoned arguments.
  • To enable students to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as politeness, perseverance, initiative and independence.
Broad General Education (BGE)
National 4
National 5
Advanced Higher