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Geography

The staff: Mr Mike Creamer, Mrs Lee Paton

Twitter: @BCHS_SocStud

Broad General Education (S1/2/3)

From S1 to S3, pupils will experience a broad general education (BGE) as part of the Social Studies faculty.  Geography is the study of the Earth’s landscapes, people, places and environments and topics studied include Landscapes; Environmental Issues; Global Development and Natural Hazards.   Throughout the course pupils will develop their knowledge of world and how humans interact with the planet. The skills they will develop include describing and  explaining, interpreting and analysing, comparing and contrasting to reach balanced conclusions, and researching and presenting information. Pupils are taught using a variety of methods including whole class, group, paired and individual work. 

Senior Phase

As part of the Senior Phase S4 to S6, Geography is taught at National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels.  Pupils are given opportunities to develop fieldwork and research skills in gathering and analysing geographical data. The courses encourage pupils to gain an appreciation of the ways in which people and the environment interact in response to physical and human processes at local, national, international and global scales.

Qualifications

National 3 Geography Physical Environments, Human Environments and Global Issues
National 4 Geography

Physical Environments, Human Environments and Global Issues

Geography added value assignment

National 5 Geography

Physical Environments, Human Environments and Global Issues

Geography Assignment

Higher Geography

Physical Environments, Human Environments and Global Issues

Geography Assignment

Advanced Higher Geography

Geographical Skills, Geographical Issues,

Geographical Assignment

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Edinburgh Road
Penicuik
Midlothian
EH26 0QF

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