The Geography Department staffing comprises five members of staff. Lessons are taught in a suite of three dedicated classrooms.
Key Stage 3
All students at Emmanuel College study Geography at KeyStage 3. For further details on the course structure please see this file: 'EC KS 3 Geography Overview'
Key Stage 4
Geography is offered at GCSE and is one of the core subjects.
GCSE Syllabus: AQA C Geography 4030
The course looks at aspects of physical, human and environmental geography and concentrates especially on the relationship between people and their world.
The course is thus very practical, looking at how we can manage the problems that confront us at this time. Students will be trained in decision-making techniques; this makes the course popular with employers who value the Geography student’s ability to deal with information on maps and from graphs and charts as well as from written sources, to make informed, practical decisions.
Key Stage 5
AS/A2 Level Syllabus: EDEXCEL Geography
The AS specification examines topics including the WORLD AT RISK, where we study Hazards, Global Warming ans Climate Change.
GOING GLOBAL looks at Globalisation, World Cities and Urbanisation.
EXTREME WEATHER and CROWDED COASTS are also studied at this level.
The final two topics that make up the AS specification are UNEQUAL SPACES where inequality around the world is examined and REBRANDING PLACES - both in rural and urban areas.
The A2 specification covers ENERGY SECURITY - looking at the problems of supply and demand of energy; WATER CONFLICTS and the risks of water insecurity. Topics also covered include BIODEIVERSITY under threat; SUPERPOWERS and geopolitics.
BRIDGING THE DEVELOPMENT GAP and TECHNOLOGICAL FIX where technology and the environment in the future are examined.