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19/10/21

Post 16 Information Evening – Thursday 4th November from 4pm to 6pm. See letter on our website for further information https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK https://t.co/iHWUlgMhoV

15/10/21

At HAR we are committed to improving our school and the outcomes for each and every child. Therefore, we will be trailing a termly online survey for parents of KS3 pupils. Please find the link for our online questionnaire for you to complete. https://t.co/AEthfgwNws https://t.co/WNwMgXs22d

12/10/21

Please see our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 students https://t.co/aH4EdrwEga

07/10/21

Please see out website for information on the Year 11 mock examinations beginning on Monday 1st November https://t.co/3nik1tyQA7 https://t.co/rImJPm1DSD

28/09/21

Homework Information Evening Y7 - Tuesday 5th October 6pm to 7pm https://t.co/cO3YGycccU https://t.co/Shtq6PVX4q

14/09/21

Open Visit Event 2021-2022 See our website for full details https://t.co/rNy4bJwGzc... https://t.co/F9gB1NreUc

13/09/21

Open Visit Event 2021-2022 https://t.co/7dORZHT22D

23/07/21

See our website for the end of term Principal's letter https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

23/07/21

Sadly we are unable to host our annual exhibition of our wonderful GCSE Artwork. However, our Art Department have put together this lovely virtual exhibition so you can all still enjoy the beautiful art produced by our very talented students. https://t.co/UI8zGMRdzE...

16/07/21

Our team of y7 & y8 students competed against 20 schools in the Harris Federation KS3 Geog Quiz. Our students did exceptionally, scoring 82/90! and were only 4 points behind the winning schools. Congratulations to Connor, Elis, Ella, Joel and Phoebe for representing HAR so well! https://t.co/d6ZdDkSFe7

16/07/21

On Thursday, Year 9 and 10 athletes took part in the Federation sports day which is held at the National sports centre at Crystal Palace. For full story go to https://t.co/mjQ4E3T71N https://t.co/HU13Gg4pr7

14/07/21

The year 7's undertook a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) drop day on Friday. Students were able to speak to and question real life engineers, scientists and designers gaining an understanding of the education needed to go into these careers. https://t.co/NmLtUkioe0

14/07/21

Over 40 Y10 pupils successfully completed their Bronze DofE training. They learned basic first aid skills, how to use cooking equipment and cook a substantial meal, how to put up tents and how to map read https://t.co/sPLSMrKXNZ

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Geography

We encourage all of our students to feel part not only of our school and local community but to embrace their position as global citizens.

Curriculum Journey GeographyClick HERE to download our curriculum journey for Geography.

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 a depth and breadth of knowledge in our exciting, innovative and ever-changing subject.

They develop a range of skills including extrapolation, interpretation, graphicacy, GIS, enquiry, evaluation, cartography, numeracy and in particular the advanced skill of synopticity.

Alongside this, we offer extra-curricular opportunities for international fieldwork and we pride ourselves on being a department with high academic standards alongside building 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 take advantage of our revision opportunities.


Global competency

Geography is the study of relationships between physical and human phenomena that give rise to spatial patterns on the surface of the earth. Whilst other disciplines may study landscape, flora and fauna, the atmosphere, people and culture, the built environment and political territories, geography is the only discipline that concerns itself with the relationships between these resulting in spatial differentiation.

Geography provides students with the means to think about the world in new ways. We call this thinking geographically. Thinking geographically helps in the pursuit of truth. It is the pursuit of truth which distinguishes disciplinary knowledge from everyday social and cultural knowledge and is a priority for our curriculum.

Geography skills are highly desirable by employers. The ability to problem solve, integrate effectively with others, utilise high numeracy and literacy skills and to 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.


SGQM logo green 2020 23We are proud to have been re-awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark in 2020, awarded by the Geographical Association.

Follow us on Twitter @HARGeography.