Welcome to Geography

Dalriada Geographers ask the Big Questions.

Who gets what, where and why?

Why do environments change?

Who are we? Where are we from? Where are we going?

Can we control the sea?

What role does culture play in today’s global society?

Do politics control water distribution in the USA?

Is China’s One Child Policy a violation of their human rights?

Geography is the subject which opens the door to a dynamic world of amazing beauty, infinite complexity and rigorous challenge; it prepares each one of us for the role of global citizen in the 21st century. By studying geography, we begin to appreciate how places and landscapes are formed, how people and environments interact, what consequences arise from our everyday decisions, and what a diverse range of cultures and societies exist and interconnect. It develops an appreciation of the complexity of attitudes and values which shape the way we use and misuse the environment. Through geography, people learn to value and care for the planet and all its inhabitants.

Geography at Dalriada is a lively and enlightening experience (mostly!). Pupils and teachers work closely together to provide a learning environment which builds on young people’s own experiences, helping them to formulate questions, develop their intellectual skills and find answers to issues affecting their lives. Skills (including map work, ICT, digital communication technologies such as GIS, source analysis, quantitative and qualitative techniques, numeracy and literacy) are all taught alongside the core content of geographical concepts and this is what makes geographers good university applicants and strong candidates in the wider workplace.

geography staffGeographers are a special breed. Many geographers share similar interests, traits, and characteristics such as a wonder and curiosity about the world and everything on/in it, a need to have all those …….. ‘where, why, how, who, when, what’ questions about the world answered and a never ending appetite to travel to places.

Meet the team and join us in our travels……