Skip to main content

Bo'ness Academy Geography Page


Geography is a diverse subject which looks at the physical features of our planet (e.g. rivers, coasts) and how humans impact on the environment (e.g. rainforests, climate change). It is important that we look after our planet for future generations.


Pupils learn core skills which are crucial for almost any career including communication, problem solving, numeracy, ICT and working with others. In addition, they also learn to develop specific skills such as map skills, fieldwork, research for assignments and taking notes from documentary clips.


For Assessment and Homework updates please see below or at the following Twitter page: Miss Risk Twitter


S1 Geography

Pupils learn about Tourism in Scotland (within the S1 Social Subjects Scotland Unit).

  • Map Skills
  • Landscape features of the Scottish Highlands and how this has influenced the way the land is used
  • The impact of tourism on Scotland and beyond 
  • ICT Project on tourism in a local area

S2 Geography

Pupils learn about:

  • environmental hazards: disasters caused by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in different countries around the world.
  • China: the physical and human geography, climate, population and migration
  • Climate: different environments on the planet (e.g. deserts, rainforest, arctic) and the impacts humans are having on these

S3 Geography

Pupils learn about:

  • OS Map Reading
  • The formation of rivers and how they influence land uses
  • Challenges of food production for a globally increasing population and how to reduce the impact on the environment
  • Cities in the developed world (Glasgow) and the developing world (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Computer research on the development of countries (Italy and Brazil)
  • Environmental Hazards: their cause, impacts and solutions including case studies (e.g. Mt St Helens, Kobe, Hurricane Katrina)

National Geography

In National Geography pupils learn:

Human Environments:

  • Development and Population
  • Urban (Edinburgh and Mumbai)
  • Rural (UK and India)

Global Issues:

  • Climate change
  • Health

Physical Environments:

  • Weather
  • Landscapes (Glaciation and Coasts

There are Revision Resources for Pupils below.

Higher Geography

In Higher Geography pupils learn:


Human Environments:

  • Population
  • Rural (Amazon Rainforest)
  • Urban (Edinburgh and Mumbai)

Global Issues:

  • Development and Health
  • Global Climate Change

Physical Environments:

  • Atmopshere
  • Hydrosphere
  • Lithosphere (Glaciation and Coasts)
  • Biosphere

There are Revision Resources for Pupils below.