Geography Department


  • Mrs Sheena Grant (HOD)
  • Mrs Mairead Greene
  • Mrs Annita Jain
  • Mrs Jennifer Mawhinney
  • Mrs Grainne Millar



At KS3 the geography department provides a varied curriculum for its pupils. A range of topics are studied and a conceptual development of knowledge approach is followed. Opportunities for fieldwork are provided as appropriate and these include activities both around the school and further afield. Many of the topics covered are driven by what is happening in the world around us today. Geography is a “living” subject and we all experience aspects of it every day.


Topics covered at KS3 are shown in the table below.


Year 8

Year 9

Year 10


What is geography?

Map of Northern Ireland

Map skills including OS maps

Endangered Species




Map of Europe

Population and Migration

The Weather

Global warming

Renewable Energy



Map of the world


Tectonic activity

Development and Globalisation



We currently offer 2 pathways at KS4 which include:

  • Geography (CCEA)
  • Travel and Tourism (BTEC)



At Post 16 there are 2 pathways offered by the geography department:

  • A Level Geography (CCEA)
  • BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism



Fieldwork opportunities are provided for pupils at all levels. At KS3 these are to enable pupils to see geography in action. At GCSE and A Level these are primarily focused on exam preparation but also afford pupils the opportunity to experience geography in the world around them. Pupils are encouraged to participate in geography related competitions.


The Eco-Club

What do we do?

  • We aim to make our school as eco- friendly as possible by making the environment cleaner.
  • We start with the school, our homes, our community and hopefully one day we can do our part in saving the environment and having a positive impact on climate change.
  • This year the Eco-  Club will be focusing on reducing litter around the school and saving electricity throughout our school.

The Eco -Club meet once a month, on Tuesday, from 2.30 – 3.30 with Mrs Jain



St Ronan’s College
Francis Street, 
BT66 6DL

Telephone: 028 38 323 192




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