Geography

Course Level:  National 4

Geography develops the learner’s knowledge and understanding of our changing world and its human and physical processes. Opportunities for practical activities, including fieldwork, will be encouraged, so that learners can interact with their environment.

The Geography course consists of 4 units:

Unit 1: Physical Environments

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions at work within physical environments. Topics include: location of landscape type; formation of key landscape features; land use management and sustainability; and weather.

Unit 2: Human Environments

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions at work within human environments. Topics include: contrasts in development; world population distribution and change; and issues in changing urban and rural landscapes.

Unit 3: Global Issues

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of significant global geographical issues. Topics include climate change and sustainability; the impact of world climates; environmental hazards; trade and globalisation; and development and health.

Added Value Unit: Geography Assignment

Learners will choose an issue for personal study drawn from geographical contexts. They will research their chosen issue and present their findings.

Course Level:  National 5

Geography develops the learner’s understanding of our changing world and its human and physical processes. Opportunities for practical activities, including fieldwork, will be encouraged, so that learners can interact with their environment.

The Geography course consists of 3 units:

Unit 1: Physical Environments

Learners will develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions at work within physical environments. Topics include: location of landscape type; formation of key landscape features; land use management and sustainability; and weather.

Geography: Human Environments

Learners will develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions at work within human environments. Learners will study and compare developed and developing countries drawn from a global context. Topics include: contrasts in development; world population distribution and change; and issues in changing urban and rural landscapes.

Geography: Global Issues

Learners will develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of significant global geographical issues. Topics include climate change and sustainability; the impact of world climates; environmental hazards; trade and globalisation; and development and health.

Added Value at National 5 - Added value will be assessed in the course assessment.

Further information can be obtained from:

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45627.html