St. Mary’s Geography department has a shared vision namely ‘to generate an interest in Geography that will last beyond the students’ school career’. We also aim to provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages the student to take an interest in all Geographical matters. In addition it is hoped that by studying the subject general skills such as communication, expression and evaluation will be fostered
Subject Specific aims include:
All pupils study Geography in Years 8, 9 and 10. Our KS3 Programme provides varied and interesting learning experiences under the following headings:
At St Mary’s at GCSE level we follow the CCEA specification for geography. At GCSE level the subject is divided into 2 modules:
KS5 (A Level) Post 16
In Year 13 pupils have the opportunity to study BTEC Travel and Tourism Level 2
This is a one year course that allows pupils to progress to A Level or Level 3 qualifications.
Pupils will study:
Controlled Assessment in:
Other Information e.g. Awards, extra activities etcThe Geography Department believes that providing students with the opportunities to study and engage with geography outside of the classroom are vital to enhance their overall learning experience. We therefore in the department organise a number of fieldwork opportunities in the department. These include The Giant’s Causeway, Whiterocks Beach, Roe Valley Country Park, a variety of field studies and Magilligan Field Centre.