SC Geography - Curriculum

Geography is concerned with the study of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries. Through their study of geography, students develop both an understanding of the changing relationships between the physical and human worlds and geographical skills that will help them to make informed judgements about issues at local, national and international levels.


Curriculum Specification


Leaving Certificate geography may be studied at Ordinary or Higher level. The course is divided into core, elective and optional units of study. Ordinary level students study all core units and one of the elective units. Higher level students study all core units, one of the elective units and one of the optional units.


C3: Geographical Investigations and Skills

General Resources

Introduction to the Geographical Investigation Click here to download

Devising Questionnaires

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Aims and Hypothesis

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Fieldwork Booklet Click here to download


E4: Economic Activities Resources
Introduction to Electives Click here to download


05: Human Environment Resources
Population Presentation Click here to download
Human Elective Population Click  here to download
Weblinks CSO


06: Global Interdependence
PowerPoint Click here to download


07: Geoecology
Resources Geoecology Resources Texture Grid


08: Culture and Identity  
PowerPoint Click here to download



Geographical Investigation

GI Session 1
GI Session 2
GI Session 3



Senior Cycle Curriculum Resources

Core Units

1. Patterns and processes in the physical environment

2. Regional geography

3. The Geographical Investigation and skills unit

Elective Units

4. Patterns and processes in economic activities

5. Patterns and processes in the human environment

Optional Units

6. Global interdependence

7. Geoecology

8. Culture and identity

9. The atmosphere-ocean environment