Geography in S1 (1 period per week)
The S1 course involves learning vital skills, such as analysis, interpretation and map reading that will help them throughout all levels of study. Learning is enhanced by practical activities such as mapping the school, as well as a local case study to ensure that the topics are relevant.
Pupils will learn about the elements that make up the weather, the differences between different climate zones, how the weather is recorded and the ways in which it influences our lives. Pupils will also learn about the big issues that affect our planet like; Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Renewables vs Non-Renewables, and "What Is My Carbon Footprint?"
How Will Pupils Be Learning?
Pupils will learn in a variety of ways, including fieldtrips which allow them to see topics studied in real life contexts. Pupils will be encouraged to give detailed answers, to be creative, to feel challenged and to have fun. There is a mixture of independent study, group tasks and presentations which will help pupils develop a number of important skills for learning, life and work, such as communication and teamworking.
How Will Pupils Be Assessed?
Progress will be monitored throughout and will take the form of formal written assessments, peer and self-assessments, presentations and creative writing tasks. Homework will be issued on a regular basis to extend learning beyond the classroom and enhance the activities that are completed in school.
What is Expected of Pupils?
Pupils are expected to complete regular homework tasks, contribute to the positive environment in class, be inquisitive and willing to learn.