Higher Geography

Higher Geography

This page is for the existing National Qualification Higher Geography Course.

Access information on the new NQ (CfE) Higher Courses.

The Higher qualification in Geography gives learners a sophisticated understanding of geographical processes and information. This covers a range of topics, from glaciation to the growth of the human population.

Independent study and cooperative learning are encouraged. Learners will gain sophisticated skills in analysing and communicating complex geographical ideas using maps and other diagrams.

The Higher Geography Course is at SCQF level 6.

For more information on SCQF levels and how Higher fits in to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit our SCQF section.

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