The Study of Geography: The study of the elements that constitute the delicate balance of our Planet
Junior Certificate - Aims to give students knowledge of their immediate environment, concentrating on Weather and climate, rock structures and formation of our landscape, rivers and coastline. The modern day problems and patterns that are emerging are also studied, for example Acid rain, pollution, river and coastal management.
The second part of the course focuses on the broader world, looking at patterns of life in other countries, studying the historical background, world economic patterns, with case studies of some Third World economies.
Skills of map reading and photograph interpretation are on going skills being taught in all of the Junior Certificate years.
Leaving Certificate - Is an in depth study of the physical world and the development of mapping skills. Students study the economic and social criteria that aims to give an understanding of the current world economic dynamic. Europe is studied on a thematic basis, with the emphasis on the changing pattern of today's economies in relation to their historic past.
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Physical Geography in animation