Geography at Newtownhamilton High School 
Welcome to the World Around Us and the People In It! 
Geography in Room 2 with Mrs Flanagan 
 
Geography is a vibrant and interactive subject that allows students to prepare for life and work as individuals and contributors to society, the economy and the environment. Geography plays a significant role in helping pupils understand major issues that directly affect their lives and possibly communities. This is an important time and opportunity in pupils’ lives to help them explore their sense of identity and belonging, as well as investigating the world around them and valuing its diversity. 
 
In geography lessons, pupils will acquire a wide range of thinking skills and personal capabilities including: Managing Information, Decision-Making, Creativity, Working with Others and Self Management. These skills will be put to good use whilst studying a plethora of physical and human topics, as well as assisting students during fieldtrips. 
 
Geography Fieldtrips: 
 
Year 8 students complete a local weather study of Newtownhamilton 
Year 10 students go to Killowen overnight, for a two day action-packed programme, focusing on team-building, decision-making, self-confidence as well as mapskills! 
Year 12 students complete a river study of the Yellow Water River in Rostrevor as part of their controlled assessment data collection.  
 
 
Last Killowen Residential for Year 10 Students will be on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October 2017 
 
 
Possible Careers: 
Geography Teacher 
Travel Agent 
Town Planner 
Meteorologist 
Weather Presenter/Forecaster 
Refuse Collector 
Pilot 
Lorry Driver 
Sailor 
Farmer 
Tourist Information 
Botanist 
Local Council Explorer 
Horticulturist 
TV Presenter 
Flight Attendant 
Landscape Gardener 
Archaeologist ............................................. 
Recycling Plant 
Explorer (like Bruce Parry from TRIBE) 
 
KS3 
Topics 
 
Year 8 
Year 9 
Year 10 
What is Geography? 
Tectonic Activity 
Climate Change 
Mapskills 
Renewable Energy 
Ecosystems 
Weather and Climate  
Our Crowded World 
Water 
Farming Today 
Rivers 
Trade and Development 
GCSE Assessment Component Content Weighting  
 
Exam Paper 1  
Theme A - Atmosphere  
Theme B - Earth Structure & Landscape Development 
Theme C - Ecosystems  
37.5%  
 
Exam Paper 2  
Theme D - Population  
Theme E - Economic Activity and Development  
Theme F - Settlement  
37.5%  
 
Coursework  
Topic from Theme B - River Study at Killowen  
25%  
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