Junior Certificate Geography

Junior Cert Geography covers a huge range of topics from third World aid to Volcanoes. It's really important to cover all topics as you can get caught out in the short questions. Study each topic and then try to answer the questions on Studyclix checking the marking schemes as you go. 

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What's on the Junior certificate Geography course

  • Aerial Photos
  • Economic activities
  • Economic inequality
  • Glaciation
  • Karst regions
  • Mass movement
  • Ordanance Survey Mapwork
  • Population
  • Regions & Europe
  • Resources & Energy
  • Rivers
  • Rocks & Weathering
  • Soils
  • The Earth & Plates
  • The Sea
  • Urban Geography
  • Weather & Climate

What's the Junior certificate  Geography  exam like?

The first part of the paper is 20 short questions (60 marks) covering all areas of the course. In section 2 of the paper  you must do three long questions. Each long question contains A,B and C parts. The exam lasts for 2 hours so you should spend about 40 mins on the short questions and 24 minutes on each of the long questions. 

Any tips for doing well in Junior certificate Geography  ?

The short questions examine all aspects of the course so it's best not to take short cuts by leaving out sections of the course. Make sure all your diagrams and sketch maps are clearly labelled. Make sure you know how to answer the question on a landform (rivers/sea/glaciers) as one of these comes up every year. 

Download the Junior certificate Geography Syllabus

Download the Junior cert  Geography Chief examiner's report (2011) 

Download the Junior cert Guidelines for Teachers

18 Topics for Geography

18 Past papers for Geography

Geography Discussions

Resources for Higher Geography