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Leaving Certificate Geography

Leaving Certificate geography may be studied at Ordinary or Higher level. The course is divided into core, elective and optional units of study. Geography is assessed at Ordinary and Higher level. Students are expected to complete a report on a geographical investigation and to sit a written examination.

Leaving Certificate geography will help students develop an understanding of the changing relationships between the physical and human worlds. Through their study of geography, students will develop geographical skills that will help them to make informed judgements about issues at local, national and international levels.

Course Content

Five key sections: 

Physical geography 

Regional Geography

Human geography 


Geography Investigation (Field trip) 



Short Questions

Essay question on each topic


20% Field trip completed before the exam

Who would this subject suit at Leaving Certificate?

This subject suits a variety of students. Students that are self motivated and work hard will thrive in geography due to the exam layout. The project that is worth 20% is a draw for students as this subject is not solely exam focused. Students that enjoyed Geography at Junior cycle would enjoy this course.

Students don’t need to have completed geography at junior cycle however this can benefit students in exams.

Type of Homework/Projects/Assignments

Homework ranges from short questions, making notes to long answers. All homework is given to air student learning and prepare students for the exam.


Book: Earth

Youtube Videos

Google classroom- Notes, Powerpoints 

Map Booklet

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