In 5th and 6th year particularly there were many opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities such as First Aid, Friend in S6 and Duke of Edinburgh. This has given me many skills which I'm sure will continue to prove useful.

Jonathan Buwert
Head Boy 2006/2007

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Advanced Higher Geography

The Advanced Higher in Geography is designed to develop a greater maturity of outlook by providing the opportunity for independent study in depth.

 COURSE CONTENT

 The course consists of three units:-

  • Geographical Methods and Techniques –  examination paper - 30% of final award.
  • Geographical study. This is a piece of work to cover a maximum of 25 A4 pages –    40% of final award.
  • Geographical Issues. An issue must be investigated and sources critically evaluated – 30% of final award.

 METHODOLOGY AND HOMEWORK

The pupil, in consultation with the teacher, must select from the content of the course, original pieces of work to complete on a thematic basis. This demands great maturity as the award is based upon a considerable amount of independent study. Integral to the course is a number of fieldwork excursions in the local area.  This takes place throughout the year in order to prepare the students to complete their own Geographical study.