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12/12/18

Non uniform ' Christmas Jumper' Day on Friday 14th December. £1 donation please which will go to Crisis at Christmas https://t.co/poINWmViYD

11/12/18

This year for Christmas we will be supporting Crisis Charity and there will be a non-uniform day next Friday. This is also supporting the National Christmas Jumper day. There will be a prize for the best Christmas Jumper! https://t.co/yoOnRwhnNr

11/12/18

Reminder - art collection tonight 11th Dec. Old GCSE work from last year 3.30-6pm

07/12/18

German Xmas Markets trip will be departing school promptly at 6am on Sunmorning (9th Dec). remember to bring any medication labelled with student’s name and dosage, as well as pocket money in labelled, separate envelopes for each day. Many thanks, Miss A. Forster https://t.co/odT8tJCjI8

30/11/18

Rainham Village Christmas Fayre will be held tomorrow December 1st from 10am to 4pm https://t.co/dWwESUoLwX https://t.co/t5MNeFjrX6

28/11/18

Interested in teaching in London, Havering or Thurrock - come to our Information Event on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at Harris Academy Rainham 16.30pm to 18.30pm https://t.co/Ewlzlhfckm

23/11/18

First meeting of The 'Rainham Experience' today. This is a new and exciting programme offered to our most able students in year 7 & 8 in order to offer a wide range of cultural and academic experiences outside of the classroom. https://t.co/iDMVTkvDCz

21/11/18

Come and join us for some festive fun https://t.co/vnQ2X51k91

19/11/18

Brigade our uniform supplier is offering 20% discount during their Black Friday event. Please visit https://t.co/jmZu1sdZQu and place your order using the promotional code: BCBLACK18. You can also register with Brigade via https://t.co/Fo6yDu0sZX to ensure you don’t miss out

19/11/18

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Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank https://t.co/5rcdYXwEOb

19/11/18

We are delighted to announche the Launch event of ‘People Like Us’ at Harris Academy Rainham on 21st November 2018. https://t.co/DsdRJE6omF

12/11/18

Our headboy and headgirl, Rory Armstrong-Smith and Esther Showemimo, represented Harris Academy Rainham yesterday at the very moving remembrance service where they placed a wreath at the war memorial. https://t.co/pRxeoL8rR0

12/11/18

Rainham Foodbank Urgently Needs Our Support - Please Help Until December 14th, we are encouraging students to promote our ‘Belong, Believe, Become’ ethos by making donations to the Rainham Foodbank https://t.co/5rcdYXwEOb

09/11/18

At 11am the school held a two-minute silence to remember all those who have died in conflict ."They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them" https://t.co/H6qka2enIC

18/10/18

Reminder: Parents Evening for Years 7 and 11 will be help tomorrow, Thursday 18th October from 4.30pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/7FPNqXfzJg

18/10/18

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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.