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Geography

In Geography you will study about places, people and what shapes the environment. You will learn how the environment influences people, and how they change the environment. You will develop your ability to draw and understand maps, graphs and diagrams, as well as studying photographs and collecting information outside the classroom through fieldwork.

Students study a variety of topics throughout their time in Larkin Community College. This provides the student with the opportunity to interact with both the theory and practical side of the subject. Students will participate in numerous field trips/studies. 

Junior Certificate

Example of topics in Junior Certificate include:

Physical:
The Earth
Rocks
Climates
Soils
Social:
Population
Settlement
Urbanisation

Economic:
Primary Economic Activities (Farming, fishing & Bogs)
Secondary Economic Activities (Industries and their impacts)
Tertiary Economic Activities (Transport and Tourism)
Economic Inequality (Fair Trade)

Maps and Aerial Photographs:
OS Map Skills
Aerial Photograph Skills

(Link to another webpage where they can add notes on powerpoints, documents and general information.  2 files in Junior Geography Folder)

Leaving Certificate 

Example of topics in Leaving Certificate:

Physical:
Plate Tectonics
Volcanoes &Earthquakes
Coastal Processes
Rocks
Weathering

Regional:
The Greater Dublin Region
The Western Region
The Mezzogiorno 
The Paris Basin
The Amazon
South West USA

Economic & Environment:
Multi-National Companies (Danone &Dell)
Colonisation
European Union
Globalisation
Fossil Fuels
Maps, Aerial Photographs Skills

Biomes:
The Amazon Biome
The Desert Biome

Field Study:
Based on coastal processes and their impacts on the environment

 


Junior Certificate Geography

Leaving Certificate Geography