Geography is the study of people and how they interact with their world. It helps students to develop an understanding of the physical, social and economic processes which shape the environment which we live in. Young people today are living in an ever increasing multi-culturally society where there are vast inequalities (both socially and economically) and in a time where there is growing concern over the world’s environment.
“The study of Geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world…” Barack Obama 2012
First and second years are currently following the new Junior cycle Geography course where classroom-based assessments (CBAs) are completed in 2nd and 3rd year and go towards the final grade. In TY students get the opportunity to get a feel for Geography as a leaving certificate subject by completing a mini field study of the local River Brosna. Senior cycle Geography involves the study of physical, regional and economic aspects of Geography. A Fieldwork study must also be completed by all students on a chosen topic.