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03/12/21

Retweetd From LDNMayor Environment

Excellent blog from on the Mayor's Climate Kick-Start tree planting project at Academy https://t.co/C1PjpJ2bRZ

24/11/21

Amazing turnout for Year 7 and 8 girls football today. Lots of talent on show and some unbelievable moments! It was great to see everyone playing with a smile, while still being very competitive. Congratulations to Enterprise and Creative Voice who came out on top.

24/11/21

Good turnout today for the Year 7 & 8 Boys' inter-hub competition. There was lots of intense games and quality on show today. Congratulations to Enterprise who came out on top today!

23/11/21

Dezi, Michael, Dawid and Bolu celebrate winning 'Character Trait' prizes. They were amongst 60 winners in Term 1a, who showed traits including Determined Resilience, Aspirational Work Ethic and Moral Awareness and Tolerance. Well done! https://t.co/2sK8uK76WZ

15/11/21

Sixth Formers Yusuf, Lydia, Aleksandra, Javier, Lujain and Pavan plan their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) projects by learning how to use Gantt charts - a popular project management tool. https://t.co/DdSbsHrYkl

15/11/21

Each Friday our Sixth Form students spend an hour learning about mindfulness strategies. On Friday they took some time out to colour, read and listen to music. Sometimes 'stillness' is hard to come by, but our students know how important it is. https://t.co/e8kqNe6s8V

10/11/21

Year 12 students took part in a rigorous interview process yesterday with and as part of a fantastic year-long employability programme - including mentoring, masterclasses and work experience https://t.co/EPgBFKnpmP https://t.co/ZhErJwTtqH

10/11/21

Last night, 19 A Level English Literature students were treated to a trip to to see an incredible performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet! Alas, poor Yorick! https://t.co/oKVlQkEUKP

10/11/21

Find out what's happening at our Sixth Form Open Evening, tomorrow 11th November, 5-7pm. Includes subject demonstrations. Come along! No registration needed. Details at https://t.co/XkfmlThIRn

08/11/21

Don't miss our Sixth Form Open Evening this Thursday 11th Nov 5-7pm. Meet our students and teachers and find out what our Sixth Form has to offer. No need to register - just come along! https://t.co/2KAdqHEiiU

08/11/21

Students attended a star-studded ceremony at the Barbican on Fri, hosted by TV presenter, Paralympian and climate activist, Ade Adepitan MBE. They were recognised for the work they did in planting 500 trees to launch the Climate Kick Start Campaign. https://t.co/QcxZ5HBLQa https://t.co/Sw86OncVZn

08/11/21

Our students are very proud to have been part of this. https://t.co/xps4Q5CIcZ

03/11/21

Delighted and proud to be involved in this! https://t.co/pWJIzHSpxg

03/11/21

Retweetd From Peter Hutchings

First tree planting of the season! It really was a pleasure to work with the students they are so switched on to the issues we face due to climate change. A very inspiring bunch and a great start to the London Schools’ Climate Kick-Start https://t.co/7M4nUBNjXU

03/11/21

Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening next week, Thurs 11th Nov, 5-7pm - no need to register. We look forward to showing you around! https://t.co/2KAdqHEiiU https://t.co/zqKI9WV1YD

27/10/21

Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening. Thursday 11th November, 5-7pm - no need to register. It has never been easier to apply for Harris Garrard Academy's Sixth Form, thanks to our new online application form. Find out more at https://t.co/2KAdqHEiiU

14/10/21

Come to our 'Listening Ear' drop-in sessions, open to all families and students (primary, secondary and Sixth Form) on Wednesdays (9am to 1pm) during the holiday. It means we're OPEN during the break if you need to speak to someone. Details at https://t.co/6OzPjTl9L4 https://t.co/L0KRv2vTvU

13/10/21

Thank you to for excellent sessions on sexual harassment and gender-based violence at our Sixth Form yesterday. "A lot of teens do not acknowledge their actions, or the words they use, and the effects that these might have." Lydia, Year 12 https://t.co/NMwgA0ynfs https://t.co/RyGQ65R9M1

12/10/21

Retweetd From The Edible Bus Stop® ⧖⃝

What incredibly inspiring workshops w/30 awesome kids ranging from 11-15yrs old today academy. Delighted to co-host them w/#Andree & THE KIDS REALLY ARE ALRIGHT! 500 tree whips are going to a very deserving home🌳👏🏻 https://t.co/5BO8E2RP7T https://t.co/CRSGhTG2kE

12/10/21

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Geography

Our aim in the Geography department is make students aware of their place in the world and how they interact with its constituents; from the local level looking at, for example, regeneration in Thamesmead to global issues such as climate change, migration and global population growth.

We continually update our lessons to use current and relevant case studies that make lessons topical, challenging and engaging.

The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Our role in that change is more important than ever. Geography explains the changes and helps to prepare people. It is a subject about now and the future. As well as being a study of where places are and what they are like, the subject studies how and why they are changing and at what rate the change is taking place.

For further details of the Geography curriculum please contact Ebere Emezie e.emezie@harrisgarrard.org.uk


Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our Geography curriculum are contained in our curriculum plans, downloadable from the bottom of the page.

View/download medium term plans for all subjects. These are up to date as of 1st September 2021. Plans will be refreshed every term.

You can also download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge Organisers page.

Primary Curriculum - Geography

“You can travel the seas, poles and deserts and see nothing. To really understand the world, you need to get under the skin of the people and places. In other words, learn about geography. I can’t imagine a subject more relevant in schools. We’d all be lost without it.” Michael Palin.  

Geography is an exciting subject that through geographical enquiry helps us better understand the people, places and environments in the world. The programme of study for Geography states “a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives”.  

It is a subject that seeks answers to fundamental questions such as: 

  • Where is this place? 
  • What is it like? (and why?) 
  • How and why is it changing? 
  • How does this place compare with other places? 
  • How and why are places connected? 

Geography draws on its vast range of vocabulary to identify and name places, the features within them and the human and physical processes at work there. Such core knowledge provides the building blocks of deeper explanation and understanding; providing entry points to geographical conversations about the world. We describe this as ‘thinking geographically’ and explicitly teach this to our pupils through our use of knowledge organisers. 

We aim that every pupil leaves our primary with the key building blocks to allow them to read, speak and write like a geographer.

Miss Anderson, AAP & Primary Geography Lead

Careers

Geographers are trained to be good decision-makers who look at all aspects of a situation. Some jobs make direct use of geographical knowledge such as those in tourism, town planning and environmental management and teaching.

Geographers can

  • make a concise report
  • handle data
  • ask questions and find answers
  • make decisions about an issue
  • analyse material
  • organise themselves
  • think creatively and independently

Geographers are:

  • good communicators
  • spatially aware
  • socially, economically and environmentally aware
  • problem solvers
  • good team players
  • computer literate
  • well rounded, flexible thinkers

Possible careers for Geographers include:

  • Town Planning
  • Social Work
  • Market researh
  • Housing
  • Estate agents
  • Disaster management
  • Civil engineering

Geography is also useful for law, journalism, medicine and working in the media for example because it combines the understanding of the facts of the sciences with the perception of the arts.

Find out more about the careers programme at Harris Garrard Academy.