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14/11/17

Retweetd From Croydon Guardian

given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted https://t.co/KSpt9tdVUn

14/11/17

Purley school given 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted https://t.co/HGTJ9ZEMTP

13/11/17

Following a 'no notice' Ofsted inspection in September, we "maintain the high standards" identified in our previous 'Outstanding' inspection! https://t.co/lzIeOHR6Rs

19/10/17

Our Sixth Form Open Evening starts at 5pm. Talks and tours will be available. We hope to see you there!

17/10/17

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday. Students will finish at the end of Period 6 rather than Period 7 that day. Letters sent home.

13/10/17

Harris Academy Purley tops the performance table for pupil progress in Croydon! https://t.co/aoNsgevg5R

12/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

New performance data puts as top performer in for pupil progress https://t.co/n9MWxLecOK

11/10/17

BBC News - ParentPay website unavailable for school meal payments https://t.co/L7hQ6uHUTl

06/10/17

The Iceland Trip has landed and is on it's way back to the Academy. ETA is 3.45pm.

06/10/17

The Iceland trip is all on board and ready to depart Keflavik Airport. However, we are slightly delayed & will update periodically. EZY8508.

05/10/17

Our final stop in - Gulfoss in all its glory... https://t.co/kgZFXaEDrs

05/10/17

An unforgettable experience at the Geysirs https://t.co/yc1BL4GzWq

05/10/17

Þingvellir National Park - waterfalls and tectonic plate movement https://t.co/M3owBv3pT9

05/10/17

Þingvellir National Park https://t.co/nm1pa1UEB3

05/10/17

Retweetd From Global Teacher Prize

On we're celebrating the amazing work teachers do every single day https://t.co/O6gbTASxzD

05/10/17

Geothermal Power https://t.co/VoBumyOEYt

05/10/17

First stop of day 3 in is Orka Natturunnar Geothermal Power Plant https://t.co/JpETNGFSAi

04/10/17

A glimpse of the northern lights from our hotel https://t.co/s8YxVdvT1o

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Geography OLD

Year 7

Autumn 1

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO MY GALAXY

What is the human and physical geography of the UK like? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

FROM CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN

What is Africa like and how it is changing? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 1

GEOGRAPHY: MY PASSPORT TO THEWORLD

How can Geography help me understand the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 2

BEHIND THE BRAND

What is the human and environmental cost of buying an iPhone? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Summer 1

GLAZING AT GLACIERS

How does glaciation change the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Summer 2

FROM POLE TO POLE

Why are the Poles significant, and how are they changing? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

?HOMEWORK

Year 8

Autumn 1

EXCITING ENVIRONMENTS

What are the world’s main biomes and how do humans interact with them? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

ANGRY EARTH

What are tectonic processes and how do they impact humans and environments? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 1

BORDERS BORDERS EVERYWHERE AND NOT A WALL IN SIGHT

What are borders and how do they impact people and the environment? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 2

THE RISE AND RISE OF INDIA

What are India’s opportunities and challenges for the future? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Summer 1

THE ROLE OF STONES

How do rocks shape the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Summer 2

LAND HO!

How and why are the UK’s rivers and coastline changing? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

Year 9

Autumn 1

THE UK: A NATION OF CHANGE

What is the UK like and how is it changing? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

THE BRICS

What are the BRICS and what does the future hold in store for them? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 1

GLOBAL HAZARDS

How can weather be hazardous? How do plate tectonics shape the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 2

GLOBAL HAZARDS

How can weather be hazardous? How do plate tectonics shape the world? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Summer 1

DISTINCTIVE LANDSCAPES

What makes a landscape distinctive? What influences the landscape of the UK? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Summer 2

FIELDWORK SKILLS

How does the human geography of London vary in different parts of the city? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK

Year 10

Autumn 1

SUSTAINING ECOSYSTEMS

Why are natural ecosystems important? Why should tropical rainforests matter to us? Is there more to polar environments than ice? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

CHANGING CLIMATES

What evidence is there to suggest climate change is a natural process? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 1

URBAN FUTURES

Why do more than half the world’s population live in cities? What are the challenges and opportunities for cities today? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 2

DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT

Why are some countries richer than others? Are LIDC’s likely to stay poor? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Summer 1

UK IN THE 21ST CENTURY

How is the UK changing in the 21st century? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Summer 2

FIELDWORK

What makes a landscape distinctive? What influences the landscape of the UK? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their class work, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

?HOMEWORK

Year 11

Autumn 1

POPULATION DYNAMICS AND CONSUMING RESOURCES

How and why is population changing in different parts of the world? How far can population change and migration be managed in a sustainable way? How and why does resource consumption vary in different parts of the world? How can resource consumption be managed sustainably? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

DEVELOPMENT DILEMMAS AND GLOBALISATION

How and why do countries develop in different ways? How does the economy of the globalised world function in different places? What changes have taken place in the flow of goods and capital? What evidence is there to suggest climate change is a natural process? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 1

THE CHANGING ECONOMY AND CHALLENGES OF THE URBAN WORLD

How and why is the economy changing? What is the impact of changing work on people and places? What is urbanization, how does it vary around the world and why do cities grow? What are the challenges faced by cities and what can be done to improve them? Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework and through a summative assessment at the end.

HOMEWORK


Spring 2

THE CHANGING ECONOMY OF THE UK

This part of the specification requires students to: have detailed and synoptic knowledge and understanding of at least one core topic from Unit 1 and one core topic from Unit 2, including the links between topic; make effective use of, and interpret, the source material provided in the examination; develop a critical perspective on the issues studied, including the vested interests of individuals, organisations and governments; have multiple, and sometimes conflicting, solutions; consider physical and human implications together, making reasoned justifications for proposed solutions in terms of their likely impact on both people and the physical environment. 

HOMEWORK


Summer 1

REVISION

Revision activities and completion of past papers from the exam board

HOMEWORK (REVISION)


Summer 2

REVISION

Revision activities and completion of past papers from the exam board

?HOMEWORK

Year 12

Autumn 1

LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS - COASTAL LANDSCAPES

This topic introduces students to the integrated study of earth surface processes, landforms and resultant landscapes within the conceptual framework of a systems approach. An understanding of earth surface processes, together with their associated transfers of energy and movements of materials underpins the landscape systems topic. Through studying coastal landscapes, students will explore how the landscape can be viewed as system, how landforms developed within their chosen landscape and the influences of both climate and human activity on this. 

Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework, through a formative assessment half-way through the topic and through a summative assessment at the end. This topic will be assessed as part of an external examination worth 55% of the final AS grade.

HOMEWORK


Autumn 2

GEOGRAPHICAL DEBATES - HAZARDOUS EARTH

Geographical debates takes some of the most dynamic issues the planet faces and encourages students to engage with, reflect on and think critically about them. Students will gain a deep understanding of the Hazardous Earth topic, exploring the interactions between people and the environment. Hazardous Earth engages learners through an enquiry approach which enables them to articulate opinions and provide evidenced arguments across a range of situations. The concepts of inequality, mitigation and adaptation, sustainability, risk, resilience and threshold underpin the Geographical debates component. 

Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. through a formative assessment half-way through the topic and through a summative assessment at the end. This topic will be assessed in an external examination worth 45% of the final AS grade.


Spring 1

CHANGING SPACES, MAKING PLACES

People are at the heart of places, living their lives, forming attachments and making connections. Places are dynamic, multi-layered and the history and culture of a nation can be found in its buildings, public spaces and towns and cities. Our environment includes a wide variety of places, from rural to urban, small streets to megacities and diversity exists not only between but also within all of these places. Places are connected to other places and there are few left untouched from the forces of globalisation. Changing Spaces; Making Places allows students to look through a local lens to understand global issues. Starting from the local place in which learners live and moving outwards to the regional, national and global scale in order the understand the interconnections and dynamics of place. Investigating how shifting flows of people, money and resources are shaping places, whilst economic changes are contributing to a landscape of haves and have nots. Exploration of the relationships and connections between people, the economy, and society and how these contribute to creating places. Placemaking projects are explored, considering the meanings and representations created and attached to places. Placemaking projects can happen at a variety of levels from individual project, street level, cultural quarter or whole city level. 

Students will be assessed on their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and communication. Students will be assessed throughout the half term on their classwork, homework, through a formative assessment half-way through the topic and through a summative assessment at the end. This topic will be assessed as part of an external examination worth 55% of the final AS grade.

HOMEWORK


Spring 2

GEOGRAPHICAL AND FIELDWORK SKILLS

Geographical and fieldwork skills are fundamental to the study, practice and discipline of geography. They are integrated into all aspects of the subject. Learning these skills in the context of the content within this AS level will stimulate students to ‘think geographically’. It will also provide them with opportunities to apply the skills in a wide range of curriculum or learning contexts. Students will be able to apply the skills in familiar and novel contexts. The skills will be embedded and contextualised into the content of the previous three topics and students will use the skills to collect, analyse and interpret geographical information throughout their studies, whilst gaining the ability to understand and apply suitable analytical approaches for the differing geographical information types encountered within study of the specified content. 

Students will acquire the geographical and fieldwork skills to be able to investigate geographical questions and issues, interpret, analyse and evaluate data and evidence and to construct arguments and draw conclusions. This unit will ensure that students feel confident in the Geographical and Fieldwork Skills that they have developed throughout the main three topics of the AS course.

HOMEWORK


Summer 1

REVISION

Students will undertake guided revision of the content studied for their AS examination, along with completing examination questions/papers for practice.

HOMEWORK


Summer 2

INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION (A2)

Investigative geography gives students the opportunity to undertake an independent investigation which is of particular interest to them, which can be related to any area of the specification. An independent investigation in A Level Geography provides students with the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and abilities which are applicable not only to study in Higher Education but also within the world of work and life, which, amongst others, include: • the structure and enquiry process • extended writing • innovation in investigating and presenting data • self-directed study • research techniques • making synoptic links between the real world, geographical theory, the students own research and the specification. The independent investigation will consist of a written report which will assess the process of enquiry and investigation. The report must be an independent investigation but data collection can be conducted within a group. Investigative geography is internally assessed and externally moderated. It is worth 20% of the final A-Level.

HOMEWORK

Past Exam Papers

Books and Resources

Year 7

geog.1 Student Book. 4th Edition. Publisher: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-839302-3

geog.2 Student Book. 4th Edition. Publisher: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-839303-0

geog.3 Student Book. 4th Edition. Publisher: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-839304-7

Year 8

geog.1 Student Book. 4th Edition. Publisher: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-839302-3

geog.2 Student Book. 4th Edition. Publisher: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-839303-0

geog.3 Student Book. 4th Edition. Publisher: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-839304-7

Year 9

OCR GCSE (9–1) Geography B: Geography for Enquiring Minds. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471853098 Geographical Skills and Fieldwork for OCR GCSE (9–1) Geography A and B. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN:  9781471865961

Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography OCR B: Geography for Enquiring Minds - Revision Guide. Publisher: CGP. ISBN: 9781782946182

Year 10

OCR GCSE (9–1) Geography B: Geography for Enquiring Minds. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471853098 Geographical Skills and Fieldwork for OCR GCSE (9–1) Geography A and B. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471865961

Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography OCR B: Geography for Enquiring Minds - Revision Guide. Publisher: CGP. ISBN: 9781782946182

Year 11

OCR GCSE (9–1) Geography B: Geography for Enquiring Minds. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471853098

Geographical Skills and Fieldwork for OCR GCSE (9–1) Geography A and B. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471865961

Grade 9-1 GCSE Geography OCR B: Geography for Enquiring Minds - Revision Guide. Publisher: CGP. ISBN: 9781782946182

Year 12

OCR A Level Geography Second Edition. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN:  9781471858703

Essential Maths Skills for AS/A-level Geography. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471863554

OCR AS/A-level Geography Student Guide 1: Landscape Systems; Changing Spaces, Making Places. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN:  9781471864025.

OCR A Level Geography Student Guide 3: Geographical Debates: Climate; Disease; Oceans; Food; Hazards. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN:  9781471864148

Year 13

OCR A Level Geography Second Edition. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471858703

Essential Maths Skills for AS/A-level Geography. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471863554

OCR AS/A-level Geography Student Guide 2: Earth's Life Support Systems; Global Connections. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471864018

OCR AS/A level Geography Student Guide 4: Investigative geography; Geographical and fieldwork skills. Publisher: Hodder Education. ISBN: 9781471864131