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23/01/18

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Off to Academy this morning to deliver an assembly with on all things

16/01/18

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Brilliant sessions and today. Only week 2 and already some fantastic progress being made. Helping Young People Grow 💪🏻 https://t.co/bYycvAoViK

20/12/17

It was really great to have students at Priscilla Wakefield house this week, to perform for the residents.

20/12/17

Such a successful Winter Show last week - huge thank you to Ms O'Keeffe and the Performing Arts team for an outstanding production! https://t.co/jPOpaoEmBN

09/12/17

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Looking back on our visit to with our Year 10 students last week - a fantastic time had by all! https://t.co/rcGKOogeXv

07/12/17

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Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

07/12/17

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Great to be at today for the Post 16 event. Very much hope to see you at our forthcoming events. https://t.co/OouM5uCBhZ

05/12/17

Great speeches for our Student Parliament elections across the whole Academy last week! Well done to all! https://t.co/d0OAdFiH5e

05/12/17

Great to have our Road Safety theatre production for Year 7 today! https://t.co/sdKNXUuVL4

05/12/17

Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

05/12/17

Our teachers are running a marathon this December for . See the link below: https://t.co/WjRNVVDwY4 https://t.co/ulVy10w1sO

30/11/17

Thank-you to all those involved in the primary bake sale. We raised £130 for Children in need! https://t.co/lf69nkXAF6

30/11/17

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Sixth Form

Great to be at tonight for the Post 16 evening. Great students! https://t.co/qmtvq7qtj1

30/11/17

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the phonics workshop today in Primary.

23/11/17

Thanks to all who attended our Y10 intervention evening tonight - a helpful reminder of the journey ahead towards fantastic GCSE results!

23/11/17

Reminder: Academic Review Day is this Friday. Please make sure you have your appointment time with your child's tutor.

23/11/17

Thank you to those who attended our EYFS Open evening last night. Places available for September 2018.

23/11/17

Thank you to those who attended Open Evening last night. Applications now open online

23/11/17

We had a very special visitor last week! Looking forward to sharing photos soon! Thank you to all parents who attended

23/11/17

Great PSHE day on Friday. Thank you to for your support

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Geography

’An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.’’

David Attenborough

Geography plays an important role in ensuring that exploration is at the heart of our curriculum. Students have at least two lessons a week, in which they delve into the human and natural phenomena that occurs around them locally and globally. Through investigations, data analysis, decision making and writing scientifically our students become attuned to identifying issues and to calculating solutions to these.

The skills employed within Geography are seldom compartmentalised, rather they are fluid, crossing over into many disciplines such as the sciences, mathematics and other humanities subjects.  In studying Geography, our students mature into well rounded beings who are socially, economically, politically and environmentally aware.

Staff

Mr S Kacar - Faculty Leader for Humanities

Mr A Kleanthous - Teacher of Humanities, Geography.

Ms N Brobbey - Subject Leader of History

Ms H Cobbson - Teacher of Humanities, History.

Mr K Gray - Teacher of Humanities, RE

Mr A Paltzer - Teacher of Humanities, History.

Ms Z Suleman - Subject Leader of Relgious Studies

Key Stage 3

For information on the curriculum for Year 7, please click here.

For information on the curriculum for Year 8, please click here.

 

Year 7:

In Year 7, Students complete the following units:

 

Term

Unit Title

Overview

Autumn 1

The Hitchhikers guide to my Galaxy

Focus on London, with an introduction to the fields of physical and human geography - Include local enquiry based research.

Autumn 2 From Cairo to Cape Town Focus on Africa and the UK - How and why is Africa changing.
Spring 1 Geography: My Passport to the World! Focus on mapping and orienteering through practical project.
Spring 2 Behind the Brand Students explore Asian and the UK, with a focus on environmental costs of shopping.
Summer 1 Gazing at Glaciers An insight into the price of global warming, looking at the formation of glaciers.
Summer 2 From Pole to Pole Students explore the Artic and Antarctic and changes through climate and environmental factors.

Assessment will take place at the end of each unit, and will test the skills explored in each unit. This will include short answers and extended essays, using data analysis and practical skills.

 

Year 8

In Year 8, Students complete the following units:

Term

Unit Title

Overview

Autumn 1

Amazing Environments

What are the world's main biomes and how do humans interact with them?
Autumn 2 Angry Earth! An exploration into the tectonic processes of the earth, and how humans and affected.
Spring 1 Borders, Borders everywhere - and not a wall in sight! Exploration of how borders are formulated, and how far these are sociologically created. An introduction to Geopolitics.
Spring 2 The Rise and Rise of India How is India becoming a superpower in today's world, and what is the impact of this.
Summer 1 The role of stones Looking at the ways in which stones and rocks are formed.
Summer 2 Land Ho! How and why are the UK's rivers and coastlines changing and why?
     

Assessment will take place at the end of each unit, and will test the skills explored in each unit. This will include short answers and extended essays, using data analysis and practical skills.

Key Stage 4

In Year 9, Students begin the GCSE course. They are using the Edexcel specification.

 

Units are;

Autumn 1 - The UK - A Nation of Change

Autumn 2 - The BRICS

Spring 1 - Global Hazards (T1)

Spring 2 - Global Hazards (T2)

Summer 1 - Distinctive Landscapes (T3)

Summer 2 - Fieldwork skills (Linked to T5)

 

Students are provided with a course text book, which provides further information on the topics taught. For further information, please contact Mr Kacar, Faculty Lead for Humanities.

 

Key Stage 5

Year 12

Students are following the OCR course for Geography.

Units Studied:

 

Unit 1 – Physical Systems (24% of A Level – 1 Hour 45 Minute Examination)

 

Landscape Systems:

You will study ONE of the following; Coastal Landscapes, Glacial Landscapes or Drylands. You will focus on examining the following aspects:

a)       Factors affecting the land

b)       Landform Development

c)       The influence of Climate Change

d)       The Impact of Human Activity

 

In addition to this you will study the Earth’s Life Support Systems to include:

 

• Importance of water and carbon to life on earth

• Case studies of Tropical Rainforest and Arctic Tundra

• Change over time

• Links and interdependence between the cycles

 

Unit 2 – Human Interactions (24% of A Level – 1 Hour 45 Minute Examination)

 

Changing Spaces; Making Places:

 

a)       Two contrasting places at a local scale

b)       How place is understood and represented

c)       Economic Change and Social Inequality with players involved

d)       Place making processes in creating places

 

In addition to this you will study Global Connections to include:

An increasingly interconnected world with patterns, unequal flows, challenges and geopolitics, studied through:

 

• Global Systems: Option A – Trade in the contemporary world or Option B – Global Migration

• Global Governance: Option C – Human Rights or Option D – Power and Borders

 

Unit 3 – Geographical Debates (32% of A Level – 2 Hour 30 Minute Examination)

This Unit contains five topics:

•        Climate change

•        Disease Dilemmas

•        Exploring Oceans

•        Future of Food

•        Hazardous Earth

You will study TWO of the Debates. There will be a mixture of short medium and extended response questions in this paper.

 

Unit 4 – Investigative Geography (20% - Conducted during the Summer Term of Year 12)

Non-examined assessment, which is an independent geographical investigation conducted by you based on primary and secondary data.

 

Extra Curricular

Students can explore the role of Geography through the debating society - led by Mr Awan.

Useful Resources

Independent Learning Resources

Full details of Independent Learning can be found on our 'Show My Homework' page.