1st Year Projects
Accounts for 20% of the November Exams
You may work individually, in pairs or in a group of 3
TASK: To complete a model based on one Geography topic of interest to you. It may be from what we have covered to date (below) or any other Geography topic assigned by the teacher.
Late projects will incur a loss of 5% out of the 20%.
Marks will be the same for each person in the group.
Mini CBA (Classroom Based Assessment) - Final term 1st Year
Click on each of the buttons above and you will be linked to the information about the Mini First year CBA
Duration: 1.5 hours
Plate Tectonic / The Earth
Natural Energy Resources
Rivers / The Sea / Glaciation
Chapters 1-12 (not including 7) plus 20
Structure: 20 short questions / 2 long questions parts A , B, C
Past First Year Models
Allows the student access to marking schemes for any subject that is on the Junior AND Leaving Certificate course. With respect to Geography, papers and marking schemes can be obtained as far back as 2001 in which students can see the division of marks for questions on BOTH papers.
Views on the 2018 Junior Cert exam paper.
Link to Junior Cert Studyclix
An Irish website which is an excellent revision tool for Junior AND Leaving Certificate students. Drop down menus allow the student access to a range of geographical topics from which they can choose a particular area for further study.
Leaving Certificate Geography syllabus
Interesting article for those considering Geography as a subject.
LC study guide
Provides information on the history, geography, communications and economy of 266 nations. Provides country comparisons on a global scale.
The United States Geographical Survey website which has an emphasis on physical geography. Contains a multitude of online videos, presentations and case studies relating to major earthquakes, volcanoes and climate change issues.
An online resource which gives the student access to over 70 areas of interest on both the Junior and Leaving Certificate syllabus. Topics include an online geography glossary, physical geography and the atmosphere.
An online resource that allows the student access to newspaper reports, multimedia presentations and photos of key earthquakes that have occurred over time. Tsunamis are also covered in this fascinating resource.
An English website that is geared towards those doing G.C.S.E.’s and A levels that can be applied to those doing the Irish equivalent. Topics for further study include physical geography, map skills and economic activities for Junior Certificate students and Population and Urbanisation, climatology and case studies for those doing the Leaving Certificate.
http://www.gatm.org.uk“Geography at the movies”
A website which allows access to a wide variety of short films designed by both teachers and students through which various units of the Junior and Leaving Certificate course can be examined. Used primarily as a tool for teachers however is very accessible for students aswell!
A site that contains over 100 games relating to Geography. Examples include Geography hangman based on countries of the world, Trivia and crossword challenges and an excellent game based on “Who wants to be a millionaire”!