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17/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to student Wiktoria on making her debut appearance in the for against Man City this afternoon. 👏⚽️ https://t.co/QDXg1vRc0g

17/11/19

Retweetd From BBC Sport

FT! 5-0 West Ham very nearly get one back in the dying seconds, decent effort! https://t.co/Rilc9eGno5

15/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Important sessions today as trainees are discussing their role as in relation to the and . Some great questions being asked as trainees reflect on their own work and practice. https://t.co/C237lcLl1M

15/11/19

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

Whatever your child is interested in, there's a book to suit them. Whether it's Minecraft, the Tudors or outer space - find a book to match this ! You can try our book list, but your local library will have some great suggestions too. https://t.co/Nr3wIg1unn https://t.co/vwmjCjA5uo

15/11/19

Retweetd From Newham London

A scheme to make it safer, healthier and greener for pupils and parents to negotiate the daily school-run in is off to a positive start following a successful launch. https://t.co/gBW36YP2mm https://t.co/mNDPMN7dJg

15/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our trainees are looking at the differences between inappropriate and unacceptable comments and how, as teachers, we ought to respond to them. This has been a very thought-provoking session! https://t.co/UlyCgcssIA

14/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

8 weeks later and it’s assessment time for the year 11s https://t.co/NrS23l6JXu

14/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Lastly, the 6th form Football academy were in action in a thrilling 4-4 draw with 6th form side in the league. Goal scorers: Gabriel, Jason X 2 & Joel 👏👏⚽️ https://t.co/Qx2LllhxX3

14/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

In addition to the basketball, the under 14 girls football team were in action in the English Schools cup against a strong Grey Coat Hospital School side. The girls were amazing but narrowly lost in one of their best performances of the year so far. 👏⚽️ https://t.co/U9o04TS55C

14/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

had a busy day of sporting events this afternoon. As the U/14 basketball team competed in their first competitive games of the academic year with the Newham School Basketball competition. Well done to all whom participated. 👏🏀 https://t.co/JBz9oggK7f

13/11/19

is at the Academy today teaching students who cycle to school how to look after and repair their bike. https://t.co/Eawwafrs3r

12/11/19

Excellent Behaviour displayed by these Year 7s today https://t.co/sabXgBn21z

12/11/19

A short clip of the boys being put through their paces! https://t.co/3BD31rBvs7

12/11/19

The girls session was a great success! High energy and fantastic effort from everyone https://t.co/0grVPkegin

12/11/19

They worked on their fitness as well as learnt some new boxing specific skills and techniques! https://t.co/xFTKX6vmK6

12/11/19

The boys taking part in their boxing session https://t.co/w4NTj5Q1FU

12/11/19

Thank you to our visiting boxing coach Sam Cox for running a fantastic two sessions this morning

12/11/19

Team building activities being lead by our PE team https://t.co/O0BbUppTk2

12/11/19

Wonderfully relaxing yoga sessions going on at the Academy this morning! https://t.co/TYzIpztCBL

12/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

Year 13 students from and are at today learning all about “the blue kite”, and Chinese history. Lots of interesting discussion points. https://t.co/g3ixtbqOpp

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Geography

A Level Geography (OCR)

Aims

This specification will enable learners to:

  • Develop their knowledge of locations, places, processes and environments, at all geographical scales from local to global across the specification as a whole
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the selected core and non-core processes in physical and human geography at a range of temporal and spatial scales, and of the concepts which illuminate their significance in a range of locational contexts
  • Recognise and be able to analyse the complexity of people-environment interactions at all geographical scales, and appreciate how these underpin understanding of some of the key issues facing the world today
  • Develop their understanding of, and ability to apply, the concepts of place, space, scale and environment
  • Gain understanding of specialised concepts relevant to the core and non-core content. These must include the concepts of causality, systems, equilibrium, feedback, inequality, representation, identity, globalisation, interdependence, mitigation and adaptation, sustainability, risk, resilience and thresholds
  • Improve their understanding of the ways in which values, attitudes and circumstances have an impact on the relationships between people, place and environment, and develop the knowledge and ability to engage, as citizens, with the questions and issues arising
  • Become confident and competent in selecting, using and evaluating a range of quantitative and qualitative skills and approaches, (including observing, collecting and analysing geo-located data) and applying them as an integral part of their studies
  • Understand the fundamental role of fieldwork as a tool to understand and generate new knowledge about the real world, and become skilled at planning, undertaking and evaluating fieldwork in appropriate situations
  • Apply geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches in a rigorous way to a range of geographical questions and issues, including those identified in fieldwork, recognising both the contributions and limitations of geography
  • Develop as critical and reflective learners, able to articulate opinions, suggest relevant new ideas and provide evidenced argument in a range of situations.

Overview

Content Overview

Assessment Overview 

  • Landscape Systems
  • Earth’s Life Support Systems
  • Geographical Skills

Physical systems

(01)

66 marks

1 hour 30 minutes

written paper

22% of total A level
  • Changing Spaces; Making Places
  • Global Connections
  • Geographical Skills

Human interactions (02)

66 marks

1 hour 30 minutes

written paper

22% of total A level

Optionality – study 2 of 5

  • Climate Change
  • Disease Dilemmas
  • Exploring Oceans
  • Future of Food
  • Hazardous Earth
  • Geographical Skills

Geographical debates (03)

108 marks

2 hours 30 minutes

written paper

36% of total A levell
  • Independent Investigation

Investigative geography

(04/05)

60 marks

Non-examination assessment

20% of total A level

 

Staff

Ms. A Stewart-Parker - Director of Learning for Humanities

Ms K. Chalkley - Subject Lead for Geography

Mr G Gergaud - Teacher of Geography

 

Key Stage 3

In Year 7, Students study Local Geographies (UK and Europe), Africa (Human development), China (Demographics) and Mapping Skills.

In Year 8, Students study Asia (Natural hazards), Middle East (Conflict), and Russia (Culture)

ILT Tasks: Students are given regular ILT tasks based on the topic being studied. This may range from a research tasks to explore new content to the completion of extended writing tasks (Big Writes) which are set every two weeks.

Key Stage 4

In Year 9 students study the WJEC GCSE Geography B specification topics Quality of Life, Urban services and provision, Urbanisation, Planning issues in built environments and Rural change.

In Year 10 students study the WJEC GCSE Geography B specification topics Weather and Climate, Ecosystems, Desertification, River processes and landforms, Coastal processes and management.

ILT Tasks: Students are given regular ILT tasks based on the topic being studied. This may range from a research task to completion of GCSE standard essays. Students are given extended written tasks (Big Writes) every week.

Useful Links: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/geography/geography-gcse/geography-b-gcse.html

Key Stage 5

Students study AS/A2 Level Geography with Edexcel.

In Year 12 students study two units. Unit 1 is titled Global Challenges, this explores a range of human and physical phenomena at a range of scales. These include topics such as ‘World at risk’ where students examine how natural, context and chronic hazards interact with human processes. ‘Going global’ is the second topic studied. Here, students analyse how movements of people, money, goods, services, aid and information occur globally, whilst evaluating the significance of these on human life.

In Unit 2 (Geographical Investigations) students start to employ their primary and secondary fieldwork skills. They explore how varied data collection methods are used to monitor issues with areas in decline (Rebranding Places) and areas at risk from coastal processes (Crowded Coasts) in order to suggest appropriate management methods for the issues identified.

In Year 13 students study two units; Contested Planet - Unit 3 and Geographical Research - Unit 4. In Unit 3 students develop their understanding of major global concerns such as ‘Threats to Biodiversity’, the ‘Development Gap’, ‘Superpower Geographies’, ‘Water Conflicts’ and ‘Technological Fixes’. Within Unit 4 students are given the option to choose a research topic from the following list: Tectonic Activity and Hazards, Cold Environments – Landscapes and Change, Life on the Margins: the Food Supply Problem, The World of Cultural Diversity, Pollution and Human Health at Risk and Consuming the Rural Landscape – Leisure and Tourism. Students are given the chance to show off their research skills, data analysis and evaluation, decision making and scientific report writing.

ILT Tasks: KS5 students are given regular, rigorous ILT tasks. This may range from research of new content to essay writing and exam preparation. Students are set ILTs everyweek.

Extra Curricular

Students take part in regular field work, and have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, linked to global issues throughout the year.

Currently, students are engaged in a mapping project - designing an app to geo locate E20 - our postcode!

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