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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown



Department Teacher: Miss M Barker

Geography includes the study the environment and our interaction with the world around us. Geography relates itself to the world on a local, national and international level and aims to provide students with a key understanding of world issues and problems.

The aim of the course is to allow students to develop a sense of place and a passion for their world. Geography is a subject which enables students to enhance and gain skills in numeracy, literacy, and extended writing. In Geography, students are given the opportunity to experience both human physical and human Geography at a local, regional and global scale, whilst using a range of teaching styles. Students will be taught a range of Geographical skills which will equip them for taking Geography at GCSE level.

We believe passionately in the value of Geography and the opportunities it provides for students to learn about their world, to explore how the world works, and to develop opinions, attitudes and decision-making skills which they will carry into life-long learning.

Useful Websites for Geography Include:


KS3 Overview

Year 8

  • What is Geography?
  • Map Skills including OS Mapping
  • Ireland
  • The Weather

Year 9

  • Rivers
  • Flooding
  • The Restless Earth (Earthquakes and Volcanoes)
  • Rocks

Year 10

  • Population and China
  • Development
  • Coasts



KS4 Overview

Year 11

  • Rivers
  • Coasts
  • Weather and Climate
  • The Restless Earth

Year 12

  • Population and Migration
  • Changing Urban Areas
  • Contrasts in World Development
  • Managing our Environment

Careers in Geography

Geography is appealing to those with a curious mind, those who enjoy the outdoors and those who have an interest in the issues surrounding today’s world. Geography is a highly sought after subject for those planning on perusing a range of careers in future in particular Teaching, Planning, Civil Service, Law, Biologist, GIS Mapping, Accountancy or the Emergency Services.


2nd May 2024
8A have been studying the effects of climate change on the environment as part of...
30th Apr 2024
8A have been working on cloud types this morning in Geography with Miss Barker. Well...
26th Apr 2024
10E getting hands-on in Geography today as they learnt about how to measure the weather....
30th Jan 2024
Amazing map designing in Geography from Alannah in Year 8. Well done!
21st Sep 2022
Our Year 11 GCSE Geography students were modelling the formation of waterfalls and...
8th Sep 2022
Homework Club is back from Monday 12th Sep. Join us Mon - Thu each week at the Nurtury
25th Aug 2022
SJBC leading the way in its first year of GCSE Results! Results day 2022 has been...
29th Nov 2021
A huge well done to Year 9 Geography student Brendan Breen who created a 3D model...