We aim to understand the geography of past times and how geography has played important roles in the evolution of people, their ideas, places and environments.Geography can help us to be more conscious-minded about the world around us and make the earth a more liveable one.
Studying Geography in St. Mary’s
All students study Geography at Junior Cycle. There are three strands to be studied at Junior Cycle:
Strand 1 – Exploring the Physical World
Strand 2 – Exploring how we interact with the Physical World
Strand 3 – Exploring People, Place and Change
Transition Year Geography
All Transition Year students study a Geography module. Topics covered include Global Citizenship Education, Environmental Issues, Land Use, Urban Planning and Natural Disasters.
Senior Cycle Geography
Geography is an optional subject at Leaving Cert Level. Students will study the following units:
Core Unit 1 – Physical Geography
Core Unit 2 – Regional Geography
Core Unit 3 – Geographical Skills and Fieldwork
Elective Unit 5 – Human Environment
Optional Unit 7 – Geoecology (higher level only)