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15/10/20

Rainham Experience Newsletter for Year 10 and 11 students now available on our website https://t.co/BAqaAbskeU https://t.co/YSTvXfvDug

14/10/20

Year 11 October Half Term Intervention Timetable. See our website for details https://t.co/ATvfhmBm3M

12/10/20

Upcoming Careers Events at HAR https://t.co/CmeQxKjNeF

12/10/20

Year 11 Mock Examinations will take place from 2nd November 2020. For more information and the full timetable see our website at https://t.co/Z3rQZ7ceI3

12/10/20

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award for Y9 and Y10 https://t.co/q52e5BhVf0

06/10/20

Welcome To Our Virtual Visit From The Principal https://t.co/JWRZPOcNNV

29/09/20

Library Help Desk and Book Collection Service The library is offering a help desk and book reservation/click and collection service via the library door, located in the quad area. Please see below poster for opening times, weather permitting. https://t.co/SAaXz28cyY

29/09/20

Year 11 Virtual Academy Arrangements for self isolating students https://t.co/PFhjbjbDGS

29/09/20

Y7 student council applications will open Monday 28th September. Applications can be downloaded, collected from learning guides or from the library. Completed applications should be posted in the box in the library by Wednesday 7th October. https://t.co/wfl7I30mfP

23/09/20

Please see our website for a letter from London Borough of Havering regarding Covid 19 https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

21/09/20

Due to Government Covid-19 restrictions, the Open Evening scheduled for late September will no longer take place. A virtual tour and a range of other information and resources will be placed on the Academy website by 5th October and will be available until 31st October.

17/09/20

Retweetd From HPA Kent House

6-Martin Luther King Class have been writing lovely messages to put inside their kind jar. If someone is feeling upset or a bit down, they can take a message out and read it to put a smile on their face😊🌈 https://t.co/dbTv2iqyek

17/09/20

"Glad to be Back" - Our New Term Begins https://t.co/d5AnupkA6K

15/09/20

would like to wish Lord Harris of Peckham many happy returns on the occasion of his 78th birthday today

11/09/20

We are delighted to announce that our Geography Department has once again gained the Geographical Association's Secondary Geography Quality Award again, for another 3 years. https://t.co/Cw1TfTV1ss https://t.co/Rt0QHLzRuE

07/09/20

Please visit the special pages on our website to access all the information you and your child need for a safe and secure return to school. https://t.co/qllNuqI1m0

04/09/20

Please see the letter on our website regarding arrangements for return to school next week https://t.co/ZHhTsurusx

31/08/20

Please visit the special pages on our website to access all the information you and your child need for a safe and secure return to school. https://t.co/qllNuqqpXq

20/08/20

Please visit the special pages on our website to access all the information you and your child need for a safe and secure return to school. https://t.co/qllNuqqpXq

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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.

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.