Dr. G Irvine

Welcome to Geography

“Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world’s current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them.” Michael Palin.

Geographical knowledge plays a leading role in addressing the key challenges we face and helps us make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. Geography is a popular subject at National 5, which challenges learners to deepen their understanding of a spectrum of global themes, including Climate Change. It is this multi-disciplinary approach that allows the study of geography to bridge the gap between the natural and social sciences.

Geography asks and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, viewing them from different perspectives. As a subject it develops knowledge of people, places and environments that helps learners to understand how nations rely on each other and the level of interconnectivity between the natural and man-made world.

Geography can inspire learners to think about their own place in the world, their values and attitudes, their rights and responsibilities beyond their own experiences.

Careers in Geography

  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Geospatial analyst
  • Hydrologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Water conservation officer
  • Town planner
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Pollution Analyst
  • Location analyst
  • GIS specialist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Climatologist
  • Cartographer

Study class times

Tuesday 3:40-4:40pm

Useful Links

National 4

National 5

Past Papers