Senior Cycle Geography - Curriculum Resources




Curriculum Resources




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.



Senior Cycle Curriculum Resources


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.


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