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Oct 26 - 30 2020

October Half-Term Holiday

Dec 18 2020 - Jan 04 2021

Christmas Holidays

Feb 15 - 19 2021

February Half -Term Holiday

Mar 17 2021

Holiday

Mar 26 2021 - Apr 09 2021

Easter Holidays

May 03 2021

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Geography

COURSE CONTENT

Paper One

Rivers                                                                                Coasts

Volcanoes and Earthquakes                                 Weather

 

Paper Two

Population                                                                              Settlement

Development                                                                        Resource Use

 

ASSESSMENT

 Exams at the end of each year- modules can be retaken. We will have a minimum of two days of fieldwork for Geography GCSE. One day will be in Belfast and the other will be looking at physical geography e.g. a coastal area or a river.

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR?

 A student who

  • is a good communicator
  • is a problem solver
  • likes to work with pictures and graphs
  • has a sense of wonder about the world
  • likes a challenge

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

The transferable skills which Geography fosters (like literacy, numeracy and communication skills) are useful in the world of employment. Geography is about the future of our world and encourages flexible thinking, as well as providing a firm base for life-long learning. It links well with other GCSEs such as Science, Maths, English and Business. 

Many past students have gone on to study ‘A’ level Geography in other schools.