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15/02/19

Message from Havering Council https://t.co/rkHFXoN4Xy

15/02/19

We certainly felt the love yesterday at the Harris Academy Rainham! Roses were SOLD OUT! before the end of lunch, with roses making their way to the lucky secret admirers https://t.co/2PKxSQlHYB

14/02/19

Year 11 Half Term Intervention Timetable now available on our website at https://t.co/0C1H1B1qQQ

08/02/19

Year 8 Options Booklet has been published on our website. See https://t.co/Ti9QQCN6f5

07/02/19

, An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your https://t.co/9ca6PnU6yp

05/02/19

Another fantastic result by Ata, who achieved 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘Stay out of the Basement’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to read and quiz their Scholastic books. https://t.co/nlFNQOY1vg

01/02/19

Duke of Edinburgh Award students took time out this morning to read with some Year8 students. Making new friends and sharing stories is a great way to start the day!’ https://t.co/EkifLi2FMh

30/01/19

A small group of 10 students worked with the artist Grace Du Prez to explore the technique of 3D drawing. Students used special heated pens to draw using melted plastic – creating a variety of 3D shapes that can be used in their coursework portfolios https://t.co/eK3h1LRNVC

30/01/19

An Options Evening for Year 8 students is taking place on Tuesday 12th February between 4pm and 7pm in the main school hall. Can you please contact school reception on 01708 552811 or e-mail a.richards.org.uk to arrange a suitable time for your meeting. https://t.co/JQoHe8vbVh

28/01/19

Massive well done to Freddie for obtaining 10/10 on his Scholastic Reading quiz for the book ‘The Number 7 shirt’ today. Keep up the good work. Parents of Year7 and 8 students, please continue to encourage your child to be read and quiz their Scholastic books. Thank you https://t.co/o9KdeRRkpD

21/01/19

Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place from Monday 25th February until Friday 15th March. See full timetable details below. https://t.co/8VVvPl89cE https://t.co/04RWuTaH5G

15/01/19

Reminder. Year 11 meetings tonight to discuss mock exam results. Letters were sent home with appointments times. Please contact the school if you are not aware of your scheduled time.

15/01/19

GCSE artwork. Any remaining artwork can be collected today, Tuesday 15th January, between 3.30 and 5.15pm

11/01/19

REMINDER Year 8 & 10 Parents’ Consultation Evening Thursday 17th January 2019 4.30PM TO 7.30PM

07/01/19

Y11. Your son or daughter’s mock grades and most likely grades have been uploaded onto our parent portal ‘My Child At School (MCAS)’ today, Monday 7th January 2019. Please contact the school if you do not know your login details for MCAS.

18/12/18

So proud of our school who made a massive donation to Rainham Foodback today. Yolene Ganga (Foodbank volunteer); Grace Hill (English teacher); Leah-May Gradley (Year 9 student, student counsellor); Vincent Stevens (Site manager); Jack Taylor (year 7) and Indiana Herrett (year 7) https://t.co/IJE9tGKpwa

18/12/18

Yesterday’s dress rehearsal with our fabulous Grease cast...we look forward the final performance tonight at 7pm. https://t.co/bCvn4xOPOP https://t.co/zb5HeLDplL

17/12/18

Reminder: Christmas Lunch Tuesday 18th December see below for more details. https://t.co/V6p0iPXiDV https://t.co/XXImiNC0r5

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Geography

The Geography department at Harris Academy Rainham embodies the school values of Belong, Believe and Become. We encourage all of our students to feel part of not only our school and local community but to embrace their position as global citizens.

We believe that all students can gain a level of global competence allowing them to succeed in all areas of their life. In order to do this we have created a curriculum that offers our pupils the opportunity to gain depth and breadth of knowledge in our exciting, innovative and ever-changing subject and to develop a range of skills. These include extrapolation, interpretation, graphicacy (the ability to understand and present information in the form of sketches, diagrams, maps etc), using geographic information systems (GIS), enquiry, evaluation, cartography, numeracy and in particular the advanced skill of synopticity (the ability to take the constituent points and factors of human, physical, cultural and environmental geography and make links between them).

Alongside this we offer extra-curricular opportunities for international fieldwork and pride ourselves on being a department with high academic standards that creates a real community of geographers. Our students are our department – they help out, they have a real voice about what we teach and they have opportunities throughout the year to engage with our gardening club, ‘geeky geography’ meetings and to take advantage of our revision opportunities.


Global competency

Geography skills are highly sought-after by employers. The ability to problem-solve, integrate effectively with others, use high numeracy and literacy skills and assess and evaluate to a high standard are taught through geography.

Even more importantly we teach about the world as it currently is, changing economies and populations, problems faced by cities, sustainable development and the problems facing us in a resource-squeezed world. However, we teach from a positive perspective: human ingenuity has led to a less divided world, to the development of technology that saves lives and protects environments and a real hope for future generations to create a more equitable and sustainable world.

Our curriculum at Key Stage 3 is designed by us, with a series of contextualised lessons and learning experiences for our pupils aligned with the Harris Federation schemes of work. We take the topic and core content so that our students can still sit the Federation standardised assessments but we ensure that our schemes of work and lessons are knowledge-focused and offer progression of core understanding for our pupils.

Synopticity is key to being an excellent geographer. It is the basis of geographical education and we pride ourselves on our students exceptional ability to engage with this from Year 7.

We intertwine skills teaching with content to offer pupils a rounded geographical education and ensure that our pupils are taught to write like a geographer as early as possible – getting the hang of incorporating place-specific detail into answers and learning that things are never black and white.

At Key Stage 4 we study the OCR Geography B syllabus.


We are proud to have been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark 2017-20, awarded by the Geographical Association.

Follow us on Twitter @HARGeography.