Aerial photographs and ordnance survey maps are topics that come up every year on the Junior Cert Geography paper, in both the short and long questions.
Michael Doran, who has been teaching Geography at The Institute of Education since 1995, explains how students can prepare effectively for this part of the exam…
There are a total of 150 marks awarded for the exam paper. There are two parts to the exam paper, Section 1 and Section 2.
There are twenty questions in this section. You have to answer all of the questions. If you do not answer a question, you will lose marks. Even if you are not sure of some of the answers, make sure that you at least try to answer each question. Section 1 accounts for 40% of the total exam mark.
NOTE – The Section 1 folder must be handed back with your answer book.
There are a total of five questions in Section 2. Each question is worth 30 marks. Students must choose three questions to answer. It is better to focus on answering three questions well rather than trying to answer four or five of the questions poorly.
Published on Thursday, 6th March, this supplement focuses on Junior Certificate Geography.