Study Geography at Ashfield College

Leaving Certificate Geography can be studied as a one or two year programme as a full-time day school student.

Geography is the study of people, their environment, and the interaction between the two. The course follows from Junior Cert Geography, and covers similar topics in more detail. There are a large number of optional sections on the course, allowing students to focus on the sections of the course which they like.

Subject Group; Social


Teacher Profile

jenny1Jennifer Skelly BA, PGDE,

B.A (Hons) (Joint Major in Geography and English), PGDip Ed, M.A. (Geography), UCD

Subjects:  Geography & English Higher

Jennifer is an exceptionally popular and effective teacher who has taught both Geography and English at Ashfield College for over five years. She is passionate about her subjects, and has a gift for inspiring her students. Having completed a Master of Arts degree in Geography, she aims to promote the subject among students in order for them to recognise its importance in a world plagued by environmental problems and issues of sustainability.

“Jenny is a very helpful and kind teacher who teaches with passion, making the subject enjoyable and easy to learn”

Charleen Murphy, Leaving Cert


Subject Content
The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of Geography under the following headings:

  • Pattern & Processes in the Physical Environment
  • Regional Geography
  • Geographical Investigation & Skills
  • Patterns & Processes in the Economic Environment
  • Global Interdependence
  • Map & Aerial Photograph Interpretation

Exam Structure

The Geography Leaving Certificate exam is 80% written examination and 20% Geographical Investigation Report. Students complete two questions on the core units, one question on an elective unit, and one question on an optional unit.

To discuss whether Geography would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.

Data Source: Department of Education and Science and www.education.ie – data correct as of 27/7/2014