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List of Geography essays?

Does anyone know if there is a list/does anyone have a list of all the geography essays that need to be learned off for the Leaving Cert?


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MikeO87
MikeO87
Physical: Theory of Plate Tectonics Ireland's Tectonic Journey Convergent Plate Boundaries Divergent Plate Boundaries Passive Plate Boudnaries Distribution of Earthquakes Measurement and Effect of Earthquakes Factors Affects Effects of Earthquakes and how they can be reduced Volcanic distribution Volcanic landforms (volcanic and plutonic) Positive effects of volcanoes Negative effects of Volcanoes Measurement and Prediction of Volcanoes Distribution of Fold Mountains Impacts of Folding on the Irish Landscape Impact of Volcanic Activity on the Irish Landscape Impact of Tectonic Activity on the Irish Landscape Formation of Igneous Rocks Igneous Rock and Associated Landscape Formation of Sedimentary Rocks Sedimentary Rock and Associated Landscape Formation of Metamorphic Rocks Metamorphic Rock and Associated Landscape (Highly unlikely to be asked but if it is - formation of caps to create sharp mountain peaks is the landscape associated with it e.g. Mount Errigal, Sugarloaf etc) Human Interaction with the Rock Cycle (if you have studied Geothermal Energy as part of positive impact of volcanoes then that covers this essay) Active and Trailing Plate Margins Mechanical Weathering processes Chemical Weathering Processes Surface Karst Landscape Underground Karst Landscape One of the flooding chapters: Mass Movement (two processes - I recommend Soil Creep and Mudflow/Lahar) Rivers (Landform of Erosion/Landform of Deposition - know a second one of each in case the question asks you for two - a question on erosion or deposition has appeared on every paper so it is only a matter of time before either the question is changed slightly or not on) Coasts (Landform of Erosion/Landform of Deposition - know a second one of each in case the question asks you for two - a question on erosion or deposition has appeared on every paper so it is only a matter of time before either the question is changed slightly or not on) Glaciers (Landform of Erosion/Landform of Deposition - know a second one of each in case the question asks you for two - a question on erosion or deposition has appeared on every paper so it is only a matter of time before either the question is changed slightly or not on) Human interaction with either mass movement/rivers/coasts - i.e. one essay on human interference with surface processes Higher Level Only - Isostatic Movement/Fluvial Adjustment to Base Level (Potentially you could be asked a question on River Catchment - consequent and subsequent streams but it has yet to appear on the paper as an S.Q. or a 30m but it did appear as a 20m 2/3 years ago (Peneplain was the topic)) While this seems like a colossal number of essays for what is only one section of the paper you must remember that - A) Most of these essays use the same information but it is just presented in different ways and B) That a quick scout through the 2016, 2015 and 2014 exam papers should allow you to prioritise some essays over others I can post the regional and elective/options lists for you also if you wish.
katie2698
katie2698
This is so helpful, could you post the regional options as well ?
SStudent
SStudent
yes please post regional
kez.ottman
Please post regional and elective options! This is very helpful!!! Thank you!!
MikeO87
MikeO87
Hi Guys - sorry for the delay in replying. The regional geography section is the lowest scoring nationally so it is an important one to get right. I will start by dividing the regional section into three sections: - Concept of a Region - Socio-Economic Activities - Complexities of Regions I stress the importance of not just relying on Primary, Seconday and Tertiary activities for this section as they typically cover a maximum of 3/6 30m which appear on the paper. Concept of a Region: This section tests a student's ability to understand what defines a region/the theory of regionalism Essays include: Physical/Geomorphological Regions - The Burren/North European Plain - you could also do the Munster Ridge Valley if studied Climate Regions - Cool Temperate Oceanic Climate Administrative Regions - Ireland and/or France Cultural Regions - Language: The Gaeltacht/Belgium Cultural Regions - Religion: Northern Ireland/Islamic World Industrial Decline - Sambre Meuse Region/The Nord/Limerick/Greater Cork Area (which ever you have studied) Socio-Economic Regions - Defining Core and Peripheral Regions Next Up are the Core/Peripheral Socio-Economic Regions studied: The West Region/BMW/North & Western Region: Primary/Secondary/Tertiary/Human Processes The GDA: : Primary/Secondary/Tertiary/Human Processes Mezzogiorno: Primary/Secondary/Tertiary/Human Processes Paris Basin: Primary/Secondary/Tertiary/Human Processes Sub-Continental Regions: Brazil/India/American Southwest - : Primary/Secondary/Tertiary/Human Processes/Culture Finally, you have the Complexities section whereby you are expected to understand how regions are often complicated. Essays include: - Conflict - The Basque Region/Pakitstan & India/Northern Ireland - Political, Economic and Social Coplexities in Northern Ireland - Expanding Boundaries - the GDA - Shrinking Boundaries: The Gaeltacht Region (Technically the EU can also be used here due to Brexit) - Implications of EU membership on Ireland - Impact of EU membership on Ireland You are also required to be able to draw a region or regions onto a map the country they are in (e.g. The BMW & GDA drawn into Ireland with physical/transport/urban features included). While I would like to tell you to pick and choose your regions, recent exam papers have asked students to compare or contrast regions - therefore you must know all Hope this helps
Kylie Jenner x
oh hell no that's a lot of essays wtf
shane coyle 999
Im quite late to this but still seems realivant in 2019. Thanks
Cudi
Cudi
Thanks for bumping this @shane coyle 999. Really useful, thanks.
shane coyle 999
No worries @cudi was just looking around and found this i feel it needs some attension as geogerphy can be heavy if you dont know what to study properly.
ciara_os
ciara_os
I'm so late to this but @Mike087 if you have a list of essays for the Patterns and Processes in the Human Environment elective (elective 5) that would be absolutely amazing
terst
terst
I agree with Tristan's comment from 2017! Tristan_5055 — 08/01/2017 aint nobody got time for that!!!! Check out www.precisionrevision.com - it's a much better option.
MikeO87
MikeO87
Hi everyone, the list of all topics does make geography seem very heavy, but there is a huge amount of repetition. For example, if you understand plate boundaries (the collision and separation of plates), then the same information covers the global distribution of volcanoes, earthquakes, fold mountains, the impacts of plate tectonics on Ireland etc etc. In relation to the comment above, the website given may be very useful, but it is a promoted and subscription service and promises to cut-corners which is never wise if you are aiming for a H1/2/3. If any of you need a study plan or focussed plan of essays (in which I link topics together) let me know here and I will upload one.
Cameron11t7
@Mike087 I would love a study plan, it would be very helpful.
Katiehar13
how many essays do you actually need to know for the leaving
Erica_6247
I would love a study plan please! @Mike087
delaoi
delaoi
precisionrevision.com is the best site for geography - dont know what the biology is like. Yes you have to pay but it is seriously worth it. It even has a fieldstudy guide
Abhiram
Abhiram
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Rosline
Rosline
@MikeO87 hey could please please post essays for the elective 5 7and 8
orlaafitzgeraldd
@mike087 can you upload a focussed plan of essays in which you link topics together please
taram123
taram123
@mike087 i was just wondering could you give keypoints or anthing on human interference in relation to quarrying please
louis619
louis619
this is beast
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