S1-3 Geography
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St. Andrew's & St. Bride's High School Platthorn Drive East Kilbride G74 1NL
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WHAT DO WE STUDY?

Throughout S1-3 pupils follow what is known as the Broad General Education. During their S3 pupils will start looking at topics covered in the National 4 and 5 curriculum.

In S1 pupils look at the following during their 13 week block of Geography:

Introduction to Geography 
  • Types of Geography                                        
  • Using an Atlas                                                                                              
OS Mapping
  • Map symbols
  • Grid References (4 figure and 6 figure)
  • Latitude and Longitude 
  • Scale     

                               
 In S2 pupils attend Geography once a week and will study:

Earthforces                                                                
  • Structure of the earth
  • How earthquakes happen?
  • Tsunamis
  • How Volcanoes happen?
  • Predicting, Protecting and Preparing for natural disasters
  • Lesson 1-3 Powerpoint
 
Rainforests
  • Location of Rainforests
  • Climate of a Rainforests (Climate Graphs)
  • Structure of the Rainforest
  • Animals of the Rainforest
  • Tribes of the Rainforest
  • Destruction of the Rainforest

Career Opportunities
Higher Geography is an entry requirement for University courses in Social Science, Science and Arts Faculties. Geography is a very diverse subject so graduates are highly sought after due to the variety of skills learned. Jobs with Geography include meteorology, cartography, international aid work and environmental consultancy.
Further information can be found here.