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STUDENT ACCESS TO SUBJECT

Geography is a compulsory subject in Junior Cycle for all pupils.

All Transition Year students must also complete the Geography module. Teachers of TY include a taster programme of the revised Leaving Cert syllabus in the year’s work.

At Senior Cycle Geography is optional. Students choose Leaving Certificate subjects based on formal career guidance and informal consultation with parents and teachers. The choice is made at the end of third year or TY.

Geography is always a very popular option for the Leaving Certificate here in St. Muredach‘s College. Uptake in Geography in 2008/09 was 73%.


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TIME ALLOCATION & TIMETABLING (2009-2010)


Junior Cycle (1, 2 & 3 year) 120 minutes
Three class periods per week

Transition Year 120 minutes
Three class periods

Senior Cycle (5 & 6 year) 205 minutes
Five class periods per week


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The study of Geography at second level


  • Physical geography:

- Plate tectonics, volcanoes & earthquakes, rocks, soils, rivers, glaciation, coastal environments, weather and climate etc.

  • Human Geography: Population studies, culture and identity etc.
  • Economic Geograph
  • Regional Geography
  • Fieldwork


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