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16/08/19

Retweetd From Stuart Lawrence Official

What a great night I was asked to speak & to hand out awards award ceremony. my main point was With great POWER comes great RESPONSIBILITY! How are you going to make a difference? Keep doing the great work and celebrating achievements of young people

16/08/19

Harris Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving fantastic A Level results this week! These have helped them secure places at a number of top universities and vocational courses. https://t.co/n5wQuzSrpR https://t.co/glX1RFAgOr

15/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to all our students picking up their today – fantastic to see so many excellent achievements across our academies

15/08/19

Good luck to all our students today collecting their A-level results! You have worked extremely hard and we are proud of you! https://t.co/9U3PVtxPq4

19/07/19

The ETA of the French trip arrival back at the Academy is 7pm!

19/07/19

Our Year 8 students spilling the tea on History at the Imperial War Museum, come and join the tea party! https://t.co/n3PWB9NLyC

19/07/19

Our stunning piece of artwork created by our Harris Experience students called 'Our World' made from donated up-cycled materials from staff, all of which had a special meaning or story attached to it. A community project sold at auction and purchased by Lord Harris himself! https://t.co/ZaSvmtl7dK

19/07/19

The fun continues ... https://t.co/JksGZoXVDy

18/07/19

Our Year 9s are immersed in a day packed rich with history. They have enjoyed a walking tour of Whitechapel, learning all about the murders of 1888 and are currently experiencing a day in the life of an Elizabethan soldier!” https://t.co/LyLjJ2MbGN

18/07/19

Students are at the market in Mont Didier. Having a great time practising their French! Bon Appetite! https://t.co/wZFAOgX7dg

17/07/19

With auction hammers at the ready our Harris Experience students have received their training to auction their creation at Christies entitled 'Our World'; a map of the world made from up-cycled material donated from staff behind which every piece has a story or precious memory. https://t.co/1CzqilDriR

17/07/19

Students have just visited the site of "le grande mine" at the Lochnagar Crater and the Somme Museum. https://t.co/i4RyT2kz9K

17/07/19

HABE Careers Fair 2019 began with George Imafidon, who gave an inspirational speech about moving out of your comfortable zone into the growth zone! https://t.co/X0MPRbOMHU

17/07/19

Looks like our staff and students are enjoying the most wonderful time already! https://t.co/2Psn4ZNsTT

15/07/19

Well-done to our amazing PE department. A great achievement!! https://t.co/gioto1L2BU

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Last act of the day!! Looking forward to next year already... https://t.co/59GvDJW20N

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Fancy watching Wimbledon in an open air setting with food, drink and music? Head on down to ! https://t.co/jCcOjsUAc3

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

A fiery debate taking place in our Creative Canopy Tent! https://t.co/Wz7cMUqxW3

12/07/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

BREAKING NEWS: SPAIN TRIP UPDATE...they have landed earlier than expected and arrival at HABE is expected at 4:45pm 🇪🇸

12/07/19

IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding . We have just received news that flight is now delayed. Estimated time of arrival back to the Academy is now 6.00pm.

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Geography

Year 7

Year 7 Geographers will be starting the year by mapping connections. The unit will be taught in Autumn 1 and will introduce students to the subject of Geography and the world in which they live. Once students become confident with the key concepts of Geography they will begin to develop mapping skills to develop an understanding of geographical processes and responses.  This will help them throughout every unit in KS3 and 4 Geography.

Once the Year 7 Geographers have equipped themselves with a wealth of map skills we introduce them to the local and national Geography of the UK. The bigger Geographical concepts of the UK are then considered; UK climate, population structures, settlement development and the employment structure of UK businesses.

Students’ learning is then transported as we begin to discover the geography within the African continent. Within this module students learn the basic concepts of hydrology and the climate of African countries whilst comparing this new knowledge to each and the UK.  Students will discover how the process of urbanisation is impacting both positively and negatively on African countries.

In the Summer term students are transported to China. This module continues to build students Geographical vocabulary as they learn about the changes that have taken place over the past hundred years in regards to China’s population. China has rapidly become one of the leading countries in the economic world and students will be discovering how China has secured this position. To finish the unit students will be looking at the Geographical impacts involved in building the Three Gorges Dam from a range of different viewpoints. 

Autumn Term 2014

Spring Term 2015

Summer Term 2015

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Mapping Connections

Assessment Method: Baseline Formative written test. End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Africa

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: China

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: The United Kingdom

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Africa

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: India

Assessment Method: End of unit formative written test.

 

Year 8

The year 8 Geography Curriculum has been developed to ensure that all students are prepared with a dynamic set of skills and the knowledge to begin GCSE Geography in Year 9.

In the first unit students will focus on the countries that make up Asia. Asia provides the students with a wealth of knowledge of tectonic activity and the vulnerability of communities due to proximity to these plate margins along with a lack of development.  Using these case studies students will be able to discover how susceptible some countries are to tectonic activity with specific reference to the ring of fire and how tectonic plates were responsible for separation of the super continent Pangea.

In the second unit students will develop their understanding of how less economically developed countries have responded to changes in population. The students will have previously looked at the population of the UK in year 7 and at will be able to compare the changes in population from the point of view of an LEDC and MEDC. This skill of in depth comparison is required at GCSE so is an important skill for students to master.

The Spring term is focused around the Middle East and the Geographical processes that take place in hot deserts and how water conflicts occur due to the lack of availability. The year 8 curriculum allows students to discover how the Middle East have been able to develop Dubai and the changes that have taken place in a relatively short period of time, in what could be described as an environmentally vulnerable location.

The final units that students will be taught looks predominantly at the extreme environment of Russia and how Glaciation has shaped the landscape we see today. 

Autumn Term 2014

Spring Term 2015

Summer Term 2015

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: People and resources

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Geography of disease

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Global Fashion

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Antarctic and beyond!

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Violent Earth

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus:

  • CSI Geography

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

 

GCSE Overview

Why choose Geography GCSE?

Geography is the study of the Earth’s landscapes,peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Statistics show that compared to other subjects, Geography University graduates are among the most employable. This is probably because they have the skills that employers look for.

What will I study?

Geography at GCSE covers two taster units and six modules of study. These include Development, Global Futures, Population issues, Restless Earth, Coastal environments, Living World, Tourism and Globalisation.  Students will also carry out fieldwork looking at the sustainability of the London Docklands. Students will collect data from this trip to enable the completion of a Controlled Assessment

Qualification: GCSE

  • Exam Board: AQA A
  • Key Skills:
  • Problem solving
  • Collaborative and independent enquiry
  • Decision making
  • Analytical and evaluative skill
  • ICT

Geographers are:

  • Good Communicators
  • Socially and environmentally aware
  • Problem solvers
  • Good team players
  • Computer literate
  • Well rounded, flexible thinkers
  • Independent thinkers

Fieldwork

There will be some exciting trips that take place in Year 9, 10 and 11. Fieldwork is a vital part in students’ understanding and enjoyment of the subject so will be an integral part to the GCSE course.

Assessment procedures:

Students will be assessed through two one and half hour examinations. (One including Geographical Skills and Human Geography, the other Physical Geography)

Students will also complete a Controlled Assessment which is worth 25% of the final grade. Support will be given to ensure all students get the best possible grade.

Further Study

Geography can help students progress into many careers, more than perhaps one may at first think!

These are just a few of the jobs that Geography is regarded as a good qualification to have:

  • Weather forecaster
  • Archaeologist
  • Volcanologist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Project manager
  • Environmental Journalist
  • Flood risk assessor
  • Local council officer
  • Park Ranger
  • Sporting club manager

Year 9

Year 9

2014 cohort sitting the linear exam in 2017

Autumn Term 2012

Spring Term 2013 

Summer Term 2013

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Global Futures

Assessment Method: End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:  Geography of the UK

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Independent Enquiry (CA skill development)

Assessment Method: 

Independent Enquiry

 

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Ecosystems under threat

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Units of Focus:

Independent Enquiry (CA skill development)

Geographical Skills

Assessment Method:

Independent Enquiry

 

Year 10

Year 10

2013 cohort sitting the linear exam in 2016

Autumn Term 2014

Spring Term 2015

Summer Term 2015

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:  Tourism

Assessment End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:  Water on the Land

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Controlled Assessment Preparation

Half Term 2

Unit Focus:   Restless Earth

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus:   Water on the Land

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Controlled Assessment Preparation

Assessment Method: 25%

 

Year 11

Staff

Name

Position

Contact details

Ms E Richardson

Assistant Principal Global Communications

0208 662 6688

e.richardson@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Mr P Dipple

Coordinator Humanities

p.dipple@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Mr S Jankowski

 

Ms N Allen

Teacher of Geography

 

Teacher of Geography

s.jankowski@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

 

n.allen@harrisbeckenham.org.uk