Geography is all around us. The weather, the people, food, the land and sea - all Geography. Now more than ever, Geography is a very relevant subject to study regardless of level. Geographers can make an impact on the world of the future.

The Geography courses develop a range of geographical skills and techniques.  Learners consider the ways in which people and the environment interact, in response to physical and human processes at local, national, international and global scales. Through the study of Geography pupils will learn and appreciate how various aspects of the world are linked.

Physical Environments

Key topics include location of specific landscapes; formation of key landscape features; land use management and sustainability; and weather.  These landscape examples will be taken from within Scotland and/or the UK.  Landscape types will be chosen from glaciated upland; upland limestone; coastal landscapes; and rivers and valleys.

Human Environments

Key topics include contrasts in development; reasons for world population distribution and change; and issues in changing urban and rural landscapes.  Learners will study and compare developed and developing countries drawn from a global context.

Global Issues

Key topics include climate change; the impact of human activity on the natural environment; environmental hazards; trade and globalisation; tourism and health. Learners will study two of these major global issues and the strategies adopted to manage them.

Added Value Unit: Geography Assignment

In this unit, learners will choose an issue for personal study drawn from geographical contexts.  They will research their chosen issue and present their findings in the form of a written report. Through this activity they will have opportunities to experience challenge and

application as they further develop and apply the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired in the other three units of the course.