KS3 Geography

Key Stage 3 Geography


Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils follow a varied program of study covering a wide range of Human and Physical geography.  Physical geography is studiedin all years and includes Weather, Climate, Rivers and Water, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. See what you already know and try out the British Antarctic Survey's photo quiz?


In Year 8 we investigate a wide range of topics, including Map Skills, Weather and Climate and a study of our home region, Northern Ireland.  Throughout the year pupils will have an opportunity to avail of the school’s highly developed and modern ICT suites, extensive departmental video library and well-resourced classrooms, which greatly assist in the teaching and learning. 


Throughout years 8-10, pupils experience a wide range of pedagogies including group work, active learning and ICT.  In addition, their studies are enriched through selected fieldwork opportunities: in Year 8, students carry out a ‘Microclimate study’ within the school grounds; in Year 9, pupils embark on an educational trip to the ‘Tayto Crisp’ factory in Tandragee and in Year 10 pupils carryout settlement studies within the InishowenPeninsula.  The breakdown for Key Stage 3 is shown below:




Year 8

What is Geography?

Map Skills

Weather and Climate



Year 9


Weathering and erosion (including rivers and coasts)


World development

Year 10

Inishowen Settlement study

World Climates


Natural Hazards