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“Three or four times only in my youth did I glimpse the Joyous Isles, before they were lost to fogs, depressions, cold fronts, ill winds, and contrary tides... I mistook them for adulthood. Assuming they were a fixed feature in my life's voyage, I neglected to record their latitude, their longitude, their approach. Young ruddy fool. What wouldn't I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.” 
― David MitchellCloud Atlas

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Higher/ N5 Supp Study?

Organised by A. Gilmour. 3 x lunchtimes per week

Broad General Education in Geography S1 - S2

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Experiences & Outcomes

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Standards
Assessment?

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Progression
Progression

Towards the end of S2 pupils can choose to study Art & Design in S3 and then later in S4 and S5.

Guidance and Subject staff will provide advice on the best way to proceed. [... more]

Level 4 @ S3

Pupils have to make a choice at the end of S2 about the subjects they want to study further in S3 and perhaps take it to the next level.

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Who for?

Geography as a Social Subject, is seen by employers and universities, as very academic with lots of merit. Especially in the way that it develops many transferable skills and demonstrates a high degree of numeracy and literacy.

The Geography Level 4 course aims to provide pupils with a wide range of learning and social skills through the study of physical environments and human activities and the way in which they affect each other.

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Topics

Throughout the course pupils are encouraged to work on their own and cooperatively thus developing initiative and a sense of responsibility. The course is based on three themes:

  • The Physical Environment including weather, climate, coastal landscape formation and its use and conservation.
  • The Human Environment including British and global farming systems and industrial change in Scotland.
  • Global Issues including climate change and international trade.
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Subject Elements

The course is designed to help pupils develop their abilities in the following areas:

  • Knowledge And Understanding – being able to take in and understand the most important points about the key ideas and concepts in Geography.
  • Enquiry Skills – being able to give opinions and reach conclusions based on geographical information; identifying the techniques required to gather and process geographical information.
Additional Activities
Progression

Level 4 Geography is a natural progression from experiences and skills learned in levels 1-3.

In S3 you will explore and learn more new skills to help you develop your ideas further leading to certification at National 4 or 5 at the end of S4.

National 4

Equivalent to General level at Standard Grade, the National 4 course consists of two units with an added value practical activity project.

physical geography
Physical Environments

(Coastal and Glaciated) Detail to be added ...

human environment
Human Environments

(Scotland and Glasgow/ India and Mumbai) Detail to be added ...

global issues
Global issues

(Earthquakes, Volcanoes and the disease Malaria) Detail to be added ...

assessment
Assessment

Practical units and critical activity will be assessed in school on a continuous basis throughout the course and will be subject to external verification by a moderator from the SQA.

Added Value

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National 5

Very similar to National 4 but taken to a more advanced level, developing ideas in greater depth and detail

physical geography
Physical Environments

(Coastal and Glaciated) Detail to be added ...

human environment
Human Environments

(Scotland and Glasgow/ India and Mumbai) Detail to be added ...

global issues
Global issues

(Earthquakes, Volcanoes and the disease Malaria) Detail to be added ...

assessment
Assessment

Practical units and critical activity will be assessed in school on a continuous basis throughout the course and will be subject to external verification by a moderator from the SQA.

Exam

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Higher

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Careers In Geography

Geography is accepted as an entrance qualification for Further and Higher Education as both a science and an arts subject. The wide ranging nature of the subject makes it an important qualification for a large variety of jobs.

land management
town planning
cartographer
meteorologist
transport management
environmental management
demographer
many many more