Mrs S McMenamin (Head Of Department)
Miss L Diffley
Miss P Fleming
Mrs M T Meenan
Mrs S Deery (Head of KS4)

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Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, we have a stimulating and topical, challenging and engaging programme of study. Pupils are given opportunities to develop their Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities in a variety of ways in addition to the cross-curricular skills (Communication, Using ICT and Using Mathematics). They also have the chance to develop their practical skills when they plan and carry out an investigation of the Curly Burn river in Year 9.

Year 8

  • What is Geography?
  • Map Skills & GIS
  • N. Ireland Rocks
  • Lignite Issue
  • Rain, rain go to Spain
  • Ecosystems and People
  • How much do we know about our food?

Year 9

  • What a disaster?
  • The Geography of Europe- Physical & Political maps
  • Cities
  • Stansted Airport Decision-making exercise
  • Our Crowded World
  • Rivers
  • Fieldwork Investigation.

Year 10

  • If the world was an orange & I want you on my team
  • Our Changing World
  • Threatened, fragile ecosystems
  • Geography Matters
  • Panama Canal
  • Is everyone playing fair?
  • Cotton on to this
  • Plastic Oceans

By the end of Key Stage 3, it is hoped that pupils will not only have a good grounding in the skills needed to make sense of the world around them, but also be confident in applying their geographical skills to research, understand and communicate those ideas that they have studied


Students who select GCSE Geography will follow the CCEA Specification. This course includes Controlled Assessment worth 25% of the final GCSE result. This takes the form of a fieldwork investigation which is completed in the first term of Year 12 in conjunction with Magilligan Field Centre. The course also includes two modular exams each worth 37.5%. Students sit one module at the end of Year 11 and the remaining module in Year 12.

Pupils follow the GCSE Geography CCEA Specification.

A' Level

A' Level Geography students learn about geographical concepts and processes, interactions between people and their environment, the challenges of sustainability and the importance of attitudes and values. They acquire and develop skills of problem solving, decision-making, communication and managing information as well as interpersonal skills, ICT and practical skills gained through fieldwork investigation.

Two days are spent in Year 13 completing a study of plant succession along the Umbra Nature Reserve at Benone and a further day is spent conducting a land use survey of Coleraine. In Year 14, pupils survey the attitudes of local people in Derry to Global Warming.

Pupils follow the A ‘Level Geography CCEA Specification.

Extra Curricular

Lumen Christi College is an ‘Eco-School'. The Eco-Committee consisting of a group of students representing Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 have introduced initiatives for waste, energy and biodiversity which resulted in the school being awarded the ‘Green Flag'. The focus for the Eco-committee in 2012/13 is energy, waste and healthy living.

The department also provides after school GCSE revision classes.

"Geography is the subject that holds the key to all our futures." Michael Palin

Other articles of interest:

March 2017

AS Irish Workshop UU

» 3rd March 2017

Year 12 Retreat

» 6th March 2017

Year 14 Retreat

» 7th March 2017

Year 8 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 7th March 2017 at 1:00 - 3:30pm

Reconciliation Day

» 8th March 2017

Fainne Airgid

» 10th March 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 11th March 2017

Unity Project 10A and 10E

» 13th March 2017

PTA / Student Council - Irish Night

» 14th March 2017 at 8pm

Year 14 Spanish Debate QUB

» 14th March 2017

Aifreann La Feile Padraig

» 15th March 2017

Exceptional Closure

» 16th March 2017

Year 11 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 16th March 2017 at 9:00am - 11:30am

Year 13 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 16th March 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Silver DoE Expedition

» 16th March 2017

St Patrick's Day Holiday

» 17th March 2017

History Berlin Trip

» 17th March 2017 ~ 20th March 2017

Year 12 GCSE PE Moderation

» 21st March 2017

Netball Finals

» 22nd March 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 25th March 2017

Bronze DoE

» 25th March 2017

A2 Irish Work Shop UU

» 31st March 2017