Emerson Park Academy

Endeavour, Persevere, Achieve

Geography

We are a well-qualified department with an excellent track record of good and outstanding teaching.  We believe in delivering lessons which inspire our students to think about many of the dominant issues that make up the nightly news; ranging from decision-making exercises on whether or not to protect the rainforests, role plays about attitudes to coastal management or creating a home-made volcano complete with explosions!

 

The curriculum at Key Stage 3 helps to engage and inspire pupils, with many of them opting to take the subject at GCSE. The content is focused on enquiry and decision making, which aims to help the students become more competent and confident geographers.

 

The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.

 

The Geography department uses fieldwork to enhance learning outside of the classroom.  Last year the department ran successful trips to the Olympic Village as well as a Coastal fieldtrip to Walton-on-the-Naze. Recently, we have run successful trips to the Netherlands, Iceland, Porlock Bay in Somerset and Epping Forest. 

 

 

Staff

Mr B Cannon (Head of Faculty)

Mr S Thurley (Lead Practitioner Geography)

Miss F Landy-Till

Mr Hope