Geography is a core subject in the Junior Cycle. Forms 1-3 have 3 class periods per week. It is studied as a core subject in Transition Year with students attending 2 periods per week.
In the Senior Cycle, Geography is offered as a choice. A popular subject, it is chosen by a significant number of Leaving Certificate pupils each year. Form 5 and 6 pupils attend five class periods per week.
Teaching methods throughout the six years are varied and assist pupils to establish a solid understanding of the course material, as well as helping them to form attitudes and values in relation to the modern world. There is also a major focus on the learning of geographical skills.
The recently restructured Leaving Certificate course includes a geographical investigation involving a fieldwork excursion. This is worth 20% of their final grade at Leaving Cert and is completed by the April of 6th Year.
Annabel Browne, BA (Hons) (TCD), HDipEd(NUI) Co-ordinator
Oliver Malone, BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Paul O'Donoghue BA (Hons), PGDE (UCD)
Lizzie Peoples BA (MA), HDipEd (TCD)
Jenny Wilson BA (Hons), HDipEd (NUI)
Emma Ryan, BA (Hons), QTS (Brunel)
Michelle Murray BA(Hons), HDipEd, MEd (UCD)