Leaving Certificate

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5th & 6th Year

The following topics will be studied in 2017/2018:

Sept- Oct MTB:

  • Intro to Leaving Cert. Geography
  • Structure of the Earth
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Rock Types /Uses
  • Folding & Faulting
  • Weathering/Mass Movement
  • Karst Landscapes: Processes and Features

Nov-Dec: 

  • Work of Rivers
  • Work of the Sea (IN DETAIL CHOICE)
  • Glaciation
  • Isostatic Change (relating to Sea)

Jan- Feb. MTB: 

  • Concept of Regions
  • Concept of Core & Periphery
  • Dynamics of a region 1 – 2 Irish examples
  • Dynamics of a region 2 – 2 European examples

Mid-Term to Easter:

  • Dynamics of a region 3: Sub-Continental region – Brazil

April-May:

  • Map & Photograph Skills

Revision and Summer Test Preparation

Fieldwork for 6th year students will take place this academic year:
Details to follow

Useful websites/videos (Click on the links below)

Documents/Presentations

Revision

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