S1 1 period per week
S2 As for S1
S3 3 periods per week
S4 5 periods per week
S5 6 periods per week
S6 For AH – arranged as required but usually 2 periods
All S1 pupils study a unit of work called ‘Scotland’s Journey’ during which they cover topics as diverse as plate tectonics, why the weather is so different in the west of Scotland, the geology of Scotland and how the shape of our land makes us farm in particular ways.
S2 pupils continue with ‘Scotland’s Journey’ but additional opportunities to study Japan, Pompeii and Maps and Mapping are also offered.
S3 is largely a fieldwork based year where skills such as data gathering and the processing of data are studied. Contrasting environments of coastal sand dunes and urban studies in Elgin allow variety and skills development. Traditional geography units such as population studies are covered to give a flavour of course work in S4.
S4 pupils are offered SQA courses at National 4 and 5.
S5 pupils will progress on to the Higher course if N5 taken in S4. Other S5 pupils take N5 depending on their individual course progression from S4.
S6 pupils are offered N5 and Higher or, if they have taken Higher in S5, they can progress to take Advanced Higher. Many S6 pupils return to Higher after a break to ‘crash’ the subject, often leading to very successful outcomes.
Help with Revision:
Residential fieldwork to complete NAB1 of AH course
Residential fieldwork and revision weekend prior to exams Lunchtime revision and tutorial sessions
Extensive use of websites for classwork and revision.
http://www.japan21.org.uk/ http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/flamborough.html http://www.ersdac.or.jp/ASTERimage/ASTERimage_library_E.html http://geoearthkam.tamu.edu/ek-mg2.htm http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/blog/category/geography/ http://www.waveofdestruction.org/
http://www.wildlife-international.org/index.html http://www.griffith.edu.au/ins/collections/webb/content1.html http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/index.php?old=world.html http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml
http://www.physicalgeography.net/home.html http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images/about.html http://geographyatthemovies.co.uk/index.html