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17/06/19

Ofsted Letter and Report https://t.co/XYvPpUO5ur https://t.co/0R56NRuCYR

12/06/19

Year 11 Study Leave Information https://t.co/currB71ud9

12/06/19

HAR SEND Team win prestigious award https://t.co/MzUC5BZhcj

11/06/19

HAR student choir delight patients, staff and visitors at Queens Hospital during volunteer week https://t.co/8sViUMdElw

06/06/19

During the sessions, trained coaches help students discover a career that inspires them and build a plan to get there. Students will meet professionals in their chosen careers, through video calls, assemblies from business leaders, and a summer networking event in London. https://t.co/1Q9PWApCok

06/06/19

Twenty Y 10 students are on the Future Frontiers Careers Coaching Programme. Every Tuesday in June our students are travelling to FCB Inferno in Covent Garden, London to meet their professional coach for the two-hour session. Every student has a coach at the leading business.

05/06/19

Harris Federation Careers Education Supporting your future success…Harris Careers Education aims to advise, support and inspire you, making sure that you get to where you want to be.... See https://t.co/be9DXQViEw for more details

24/05/19

Year 10 Mock Examination Timetable June 17th to 28th https://t.co/SHWRnoh8bl

23/05/19

Year 11 May Half Term Intervention Timetable https://t.co/1HIRnYnwJN

22/05/19

Calling all teenagers!! The borough libraries are looking for volunteers for their Summer Reading Challenge this year. Why not sign up and do something worthwhile this summer. Ask the School Librarian for more details https://t.co/o3P3VeuYEs

15/05/19

Year 11 students working hard during warm up sessions in preparation for their first Science exam yesterday. Well done all. https://t.co/Vdelb9wo8m

15/05/19

The Harris Experience group visited Christie's Auction House on Friday 10th May. They took part in a 'guess the price' activity and produced their own auction house. Students will now start an art project where their creation will be auctioned off! https://t.co/jeEd1Ts3po

14/05/19

An Inspection of Harris Academy Rainham by Ofsted will take place on 15th and 16th May 2019. For full details please see our website. https://t.co/sg0hCE2Sdd

09/05/19

Another successful Duke of Edinburgh volunteering reading session in the library this morning. A great way to start the day. https://t.co/IUepEyI4R8

09/05/19

Year7 students used their research skills in the school library last week, to find out information about King James the 1st. Books and technology working in partnership to fulfil this task. Excellent work all https://t.co/4izKGjvci5

03/05/19

GCSE Students have worked extremely hard over the last few days on their final art pieces for their examination. https://t.co/yjZpP55Bug https://t.co/9F1f0OGvLW

02/05/19

Reminder - talk at 6pm this evening. All welcome. https://t.co/wXlTsUaiKi

30/04/19

Child Criminal Exploitation / County Lines Talk. Would you be able to spot the signs if your child was being criminally exploited? Come along to a talk from Trident Police on Thursday 2nd May 6pm at Harris Academy Rainham to hear how this works. https://t.co/cQL1380K6J

12/04/19

Students in Year 10 taking Fast Track Maths also need to come to school on Monday 29th April to sit their Maths Mock GCSE paper at 9am. Many thanks for all your support this term. https://t.co/67Z3HFc9oX

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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.