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03/07/19

Fab job Year 4 for taking part in the Bikeability level 1 - we are all proud of you!

24/05/19

Well done to all the children in Primary for their great efforts in the walk to school week

17/05/19

Our students are enjoying the sunshine in Alicante https://t.co/tAKKjl4DlQ

17/05/19

Our students are really getting stuck in on their trip to Alicante https://t.co/FmFOIhZ0Bn

14/05/19

Our trip to the Science Museum was so much fun - very proud of our student's behaviour https://t.co/px0JAtoERH

14/05/19

Our Year 8 students had a wonderful time visiting Alexandra Palace https://t.co/MpEHGvI23D

07/05/19

Congratulations to Columbinus Louisy - Chartwell's unit manager and team - who achieved the top rating 5 for food hygiene at Harris Academy Tottenham. Well done!

03/05/19

The opening of our sports hall was a great occasion https://t.co/1RcOe92p8t

03/05/19

Very proud of our students at the opening of our new sports hall https://t.co/O9ZM0deX9k

03/05/19

Impressed by the talent performing at the opening of our new sports hall https://t.co/A7uy6kHCg0

03/05/19

A lovely picture of our principal, Ms Kattenhorn, with Stormzy as he opened our fabulous new sports hall yesterday https://t.co/mnP3uIfANq

03/05/19

A message from Stormzy who opened our fabulous new sports hall yesterday https://t.co/UDEH2hpmh8

26/04/19

Looking forward to our workshop for students interested in a career in medicine

25/04/19

Looking forward to DofE and planning our next steps at the meeting on Friday

05/04/19

My tutor group are keen to start using our new sports facilities https://t.co/maTSju2wnp

05/04/19

Excited to take my house to see the new sports hall https://t.co/GkoFI7YgF1

04/04/19

Looking forward to our celebration assemblies tomorrow

04/04/19

A huge well done to Year 3 and 4 for such a great music performance today. We were all very impressed!

04/04/19

Well done to all our Year 3 and 4 children who made excellent egg scenes for our Easter Exhibition. They were all amazing!

04/04/19

A huge well done to our Reception, Year 1 and 2 children for making wonderful Easter bonnets and putting on an amazing Easter Bonnet Parade!

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A-Level Geography

A Level Geography

Specification: OCR

Method of Assessment: Examination – 80%, NEA 20%

Course Overview:

A Level Geography provides you with a dynamic, contemporary and exciting opportunity to engage with the world around you.

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.

Entry Requirements:

Students require a minimum of 7 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above or equivalent, including English (Literature or Language) and Mathematics, with at least a grade 6 in Geography.

Reading Materials / Resources: (Please do not purchase as they are not finalised).

Any pre- reading about topics is highly recommended. Students invited to taster day will be given a reading list for the Summer holidays.

Career Opportunities

A Level Geography is a means of entry to both Science and Arts courses in colleges and universities.  Many employers welcome the study of A Level Geography.  Specific careers involving Geography include:

  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Regeneration Officer
  • Government Policy Officer
  • Journalism
  •  Tourism
  • Teaching and Surveying
  • Cartography
  • Town Planning 

Concern for the environment has risen sharply in many walks of life.  Geography provides a particular insight into work geared to the protection and appreciation of both rural and urban environments.

For more information, please contact Ms Crisp  c/o sixthform@harristottenham.org.uk

Please mark FAO and contact name in the subject of the email. 

 

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