Aims of the Geography Department
In First Year, pupils will have the opportunity to study and take part in a huge variety of topics whilst looking at Scotland & the Local Area and Scotland & the Wider World including;
In Second Year the range of topics studied in Weather & Climate and Earth Forces include;
In Third and fourth year pupils study topics such as;
At “Higher” level we study a wide range of topics ranging from Development and Health to Land use in the English Lake District.
In the Advanced Higher class pupils learn about statistics and how to interpret them, advanced level mapping skills and they undertake an essay style study of their choice along with a large field work based exercise.
The Geography department is very heavily involved in the wider life of the school and you will probably meet some or all of the staff during walks with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, climbing Ben A’an with the Geog Soc, playing chess in the chess club, during visits to Stirling, Edinburgh, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales or the Ardeche Gorge on a water sports trip. Pupils are pictured below enjoying some of the varied activities offered by the Geography department.