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Subject Information 

The study of Junior Cycle Geography enables students to become geographically literate. It develops knowledge, skills, values and behaviours that allow students to explore the physical world, human activities, how we interact with our world and to recognise the interconnections between systems. 


Geography is the study of people, their environment, and the interaction between the two. The course follows from Junior Cert Geography, and covers very similar topics (such as rocks, soils, oceans, population movements, map-reading, and economic activities) in a lot more detail. There are a large number of optional sections on the course, allowing students to focus on the sections of the course which they like. 


Department Members

  • Ms Fitzsimons 

  • Ms Fulton 

  • Ms Kelly 

  • Mr Mc Dermott 

  • Ms Moynihan 

  • Ms Ní Chearra

  • Ms Sheridan 

  • Mr Murphy

  • Ms North

What kind of Student would Geography suit?

Students considering further study in areas such as geography, economics, environmental science, or politics. 

Students who achieved solid results for Junior Cert Geography. 


Students must think abstractly and in 3-D (Be careful about studying Geography if you have any problems with this). 

Subject Group: Social 

These subjects explore common issues faced by all people living in society. They develop the skills and knowledge used to manage personal resources and guide human behaviour.  

Career Sectors

This subject builds skills and knowledge that are particularly useful for careers in the following Career Sectors: 

  • Earth & Environment 

  • Business Management & Human Resources 

  • Government, Politics & EU 

  • Education & Teaching 

  • Tourism & Hospitality 

  • Transport & Logistics 

  • Security, Defence & Law Enforcement 

  • Psychology & Social Care 

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