Geography in junior cycle aims to develop students’ understanding of the world they live in, what shapes the environment and how the environment is influenced by people in different ways. Students learn how to source and use information from different sources including the internet, books, maps, photographs, graphs, diagrams and newspapers. As students learn in Geography they are encouraged to collect information related to their learning beyond the classroom through fieldwork studies.
The syllabus is provided at two levels only – Higher and Ordinary. It is assessed at Higher and Ordinary levels.
Note: A new specification for Geography will be taken by first year students from September 2018.