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19/02/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

17/02/18

Retweetd From Charlie Comerford

Amazing week teaching and learning in with - such incredible students and staff https://t.co/lqnIs9kXwN

15/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - flight is on time and should be landing in approximately 1hour45mins.

15/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP Geography

Absolutely fantastic day in Ugrachandi Boarding School looking at world hunger and how we can work collaboratively to resolve this. Kids have been brilliant today in evaluating strategies https://t.co/S1PMTa86Re

15/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP Geography

Great session today learning about democracy and thinking critically! https://t.co/rFEgURFTPE

14/02/18

Barcelona https://t.co/MAjmpWQntY

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students at La Sagrada Familia https://t.co/5jbersyFB6

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 Students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/bIWrqiWqte

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/ATIGeDleao

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - The view from Castell de Montjuic after a hike to the top and the sun is shining! https://t.co/wDrUJrPcfe

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - year 9's at the Olympic stadium https://t.co/sPCmaseSHs

12/02/18

Flight was on time and students have arrived in Barcelona safely.

12/02/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Great work by the Yr9/10 Sports leaders today at the KS1 multi skills festival. https://t.co/YPfixNlYWm

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the U14 boys rugby team who finished as joint winners in the project tournament today despite being 1/2 years younger than the Rest of the teams. https://t.co/6ecqQOUwXD

08/02/18

The February edition of our newsletter is now available on our site at https://t.co/sDlLuRmOvE https://t.co/LlDVbOdtoQ

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Superb performance by the ever improving Yr10 handball team tonight against a strong side. https://t.co/VqSofoijPC

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Nice move by Zealinjo in today’s Yr10 handball game. https://t.co/nJHq2zUKJB

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

So close from the U16 girls football team tonight in their league fixture against coloma. https://t.co/CREe4XPHeu

06/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the karting team on winning their local heat and qualifying for the SE England final in April! https://t.co/NmtnC4VRh9

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Geography

Year 7 overview

Overview Autumn Term:
Unit 1: The hitchhikers guide to my galaxy – What is the human and physical geography of the UK like? Students will learn about the UK’s human and physical geography, including current issues, challenges facing urban areas, and National Parks. 
Unit 2: From Cairo to Cape Town – What is Africa like and how is it changing? Students will learn about Africa’s human and physical geography, including biomes, methods of development, and mega cities. 
 
Overview Spring Term:
Unit 3: Geography, my passport to the world – How can geography help me understand the world? Students will learn about how to use and interpret maps, including grid references, symbols, relief and scale. 
Unit 4: Behind the brand – What is the human and environmental cost of buying an iPhone? Students will learn about the sustainability of the iPhone and its supply chain, focusing on China’s manufacturing boom.
 
Overview Summer Term:
Unit 5: Gazing at glaciers – How does glaciation change the world? Students will learn about a range of different ice landscape, such as glaciers and ice sheets, how they shape the landscape, and the impacts of climate change.
Unit 6: From Pole to Pole – Why are the Poles significant, and how are they changing? Students will learn about the human and physical geography of the polar regions, including how they are managed, and the impacts of climate change. 
 

Assessments:

End of unit exams
Extended writing tasks
 

Homework:

A wide range of homework activities, including extended writing, research, revision and consolidation tasks, numeracy activities and interpretation of geographical resources.
 

Events and Trips:

PGL
 

Other resouces:

Websites:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Ordnance Survey Map Zone - https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills
Geographical Association
Royal Geographical Society
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Geographical Association magazine
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Natural History Museum
British Museum
Science Museum
South Downs National Park
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
HCACP Geography twitter

Year 8 overview

Overview Autumn Term:
Unit 1: Amazing Environments – What are the world’s main biomes and how do humans interact with them? Students will learn about the factors affecting biome distribution, adaptations of species and sustainable management of biomes around the world.
Unit 2: Angry Earth – What are tectonic processes and how do they impact humans and environments? Students will learn about the structure of the earth, tectonic landforms and the impacts of earthquakes and volcanoes.
 
Overview Spring Term:
Unit 3: Borders, borders everywhere, and not a wall in sight – What are borders and how do they impact people and the environment? Students will learn about migration across the Mexico-USA border, the border between North and South Korea, and the impact of man-made borders.
Unit 4: The rise and rise of India – What are India’s opportunities and challenges for the future? Students will learn about the BRIC nations, their changes in population and recent economic boom, and how sustainable their future may be.
 
Overview Summer Term:
Unit 5: The role of stones – How do rocks shape the world? Students will learn about the geology of the UK, the rock cycle, and geology’s effects on resource security and tourism.
Unit 6: Land Ho! – How and why are the UK’s rivers and coastline changing? Students will learn about river profiles and processes, and the causes, impacts and management of river and coastal flooding.
 

Assessments:

End of unit exams
Extended writing tasks
 

Homework:

A wide range of homework activities, including extended writing, research, revision and consolidation tasks, numeracy activities and interpretation of geographical resources.
 

Other resouces:

Websites:
British Geological Survey – www.bgs.ac.uk
Met Office – www.metoffice.gov.uk
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Natural History Museum
Science Museum
Horniman Museum (Dulwich)
South Downs National Park
Jurassic coastline (Dorset) – Swanage, Old Harry rocks, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

Year 9 overview

Overview Autumn Term:
Global Hazards - How can weather be hazardous?
How do plate tectonics shape the world?
 
Overview Spring Term:
Distinctive Landscapes - What makes a landscape distinctive?
What influences the landscape of the UK?
Fieldwork - How does the human geography of London vary in different parts of the city?
 
Overview Summer Term:
Sustaining Ecosystems - Why are natural ecosystems important?
Changing Climate - What evidence is there to suggest climate change is a natural process?
 

Assessments:

End of unit exams
Extended writing tasks
 

Homework:

A wide range of homework activities, including extended writing, research, revision and consolidation tasks, numeracy activities and interpretation of geographical resources.
 

Events and Trips:

Urban fieldwork
 

Other resouces:

Websites:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Ordnance Survey Map Zone - https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills
Geographical Association
Royal Geographical Society
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Geographical Association magazine
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Natural History Museum
British Museum
Science Museum
Geographical Association 
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
HCACP Geography twitter

Year 10 overview

Overview Autumn Term:
Sustaining Ecosystems - Why are natural ecosystems important?
Changing Climate - What evidence is there to suggest climate change is a natural process?
 
Overview Spring Term:
Urban Futures - What are the challenges and opportunities for cities today? 
Dynamic Development - Why are some countries richer than others?
 
Overview Summer Term:
UK in the 21st century - How is the UK changing in the 21st century?
Fieldwork - What influences the landscape of the UK?
 
 

Assessments:

End of unit exams
Extended writing tasks
 

Homework:

A wide range of homework activities, including extended writing, research, revision and consolidation tasks, numeracy activities and interpretation of geographical resources.
 

Events and Trips:

Physical fieldwork to the River Tillingbourne
 

Other resouces:

Websites:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Ordnance Survey Map Zone - https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills
Geographical Association
Royal Geographical Society
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Geographical Association magazine
OCR B GCSE Geography
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Natural History Museum
British Museum
Science Museum
Geographical Association 
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
HCACP Geography twitter

Year 11 overview

Overview Autumn Term:
Development Dilemmas - How and why do countries develop in different ways? How might the development gap be closed?
Globalisation - How does the economy of the globalised world function in different places? What changes have taken place in the flow of goods and capital?
 
Overview Spring Term:
The Challenges of an Urban World - How have cities grown and what challenges do they face? How far can these challenges be managed?
The Changing Economy of the UK - How and why is the economy changing? What is the impact of changing work on people and places?
 
Overview Summer Term:
Preparation for Unit 3 – Making Geographical Decisions and revision for Unit 1 and 2 
 

Assessments:

End of unit exams
Extended writing tasks
 

Homework:

A wide range of homework activities, including extended writing, research, revision and consolidation tasks, numeracy activities and interpretation of geographical resources.
 

Other resouces:

Websites:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Ordnance Survey Map Zone - https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills
Geographical Association
Royal Geographical Society
OCR B GCSE Geography
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Geographical Association magazine
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Natural History Museum
British Museum
Science Museum
Geographical Association 
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
HCACP Geography twitter

Year 12 overview

Overview Autumn Term:
Unit 1:  Landscape and Space
Unit 2: Geographical Debates – Hazardous Earth
 
Overview Spring Term:
Unit 1:  Landscape and Space
Unit 2: Geographical Debates – Hazardous Earth
 
Overview Summer Term:
Revision
Independent Investigation
 

Assessments:

End of unit exams
Mock exams
 

Homework:

A wide range of homework activities, including wider research, revision and consolidation tasks.
 

Events and Trips:

Norfolk fieldwork
 

Other resouces:

Websites:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Ordnance Survey Map Zone - https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills
Geographical Association
Royal Geographical Society
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
BBC News
The Guardian
The Independent
Geographical Association magazine
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Natural History Museum
British Museum
Science Museum
Geographical Association 
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
HCACP Geography twitter
 
 
 

 

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