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15/10/20

Year 8 students performing their Haunted House composition. https://t.co/Qpqr0SHDqf

15/10/20

Final day of learning in our temporary building at Whatley Avenue. https://t.co/srMjroz7jK

15/10/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Year 7s battled the rain to compete in the house hockey competition. Well done to Butler house for winning. Thank you to Chris from and Jack Turner, Wimbledon and GB hockey player for refereeing. https://t.co/aulvWI1Job

09/10/20

Our virtual Prospective Parents Evening 2020 is now available to view online https://t.co/IOkCi7D7cC https://t.co/dNwYIcbe5e

09/10/20

Just arrived! Our new film introducing our staff and students https://t.co/TQyHtxhse3

09/10/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The 1st round of the house football competition took place yesterday. It had an incredible turn out and after a slow start, goals eventually started going in. Next week will be the final 3 games, who will become the year 7 house football winners! https://t.co/vkKpNE7oIX

07/10/20

Our virtual Prospective Parents Evening 2020 is now available to view online https://t.co/IOkCi7D7cC https://t.co/RopD5oryrD

07/10/20

Our Harris Experience students are about to embark on a voyage of academic growth like no other! Through a variety of opportunities, they will develop; gaining confidence to deliver their authentic voice. Destination: Oxbridge and the Russell Group Universities. Kudos! https://t.co/eMIUcLi7KB

06/10/20

Language leaders are developing their vocabulary over and above what they learn in lesson. Their aim - to teach Spanish to local primary school students. https://t.co/OaGplTS6qL

06/10/20

LEGO League robots are nearly constructed, now time to learn how to code... https://t.co/w8BeF99RuL

05/10/20

Students in Year 8 have been writing some fantastic essays about the English Civil War. Here’s Sara’s essay on the causes and her Try Now; learning how to write like a historian! https://t.co/z4ANQM63zw

30/09/20

The PE department leading on extracurricular sport - this morning Table Tennis! Very popular with our Year 8s https://t.co/a0o557iK6X

24/09/20

Be part of the Harris Academy Wimbledon! Learn more about us by joining our virtual Prospective Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 6th October. In addition, we will be holding Virtual Open Mornings. Visit: https://t.co/aVDzkxfjFc further information and to register. https://t.co/BnmeQHybMk

23/09/20

The first outcomes of exposure printing / cyanotypes from the Year 7 Photography Enrichment group https://t.co/AGeFf6NLbM

18/09/20

Congratulations to Aaryan , who completed the GSL Summer Catalyst programme over the summer. Aaryan worked extremely hard to achieve all six certificates. Well done! https://t.co/0rGP2SvWSZ

17/09/20

Extracurricular clubs kicked off this week! We’ve had a range of clubs from Netball to Scientific Drawing where students have learnt to draw an anatomically correct heart - complete with a real heart to inspire! https://t.co/j3Mxh19gdx

15/09/20

An update from the new build! https://t.co/vZrrXwLyPO

06/09/20

For those using the coach service from South Wimbledon, students should arrive for their designated departure time. School will officially start at 10.30am but students arriving on their own at HAMD should aim to be at the school for 10am.

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Geography

Geography is the study of the relationships between physical and human processes and systems that give rise to spatial patterns on the surface of the earth. Whilst other subjects 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.  As such Geography provides students with the means to think about the world in new ways. We call this thinking geographically. We believe that thinking geographically helps in the pursuit of truth, and it is the pursuit of truth which distinguishes disciplinary knowledge from everyday social and cultural knowledge and is a priority for our Geography curriculum. 

A quality education in Geography is valuable to students in order to gain a deep understanding of the systems of our planet and the societies which inhabit it. Students will be taught about the relationships between physical and human phenomena and how these give rise to spatial patterns on earth’s surface. In addition to this, studying Geography will equip students with analytical skills, communication skills and the ability to think critically about the world around them so that they are able to make a difference in society.

The Key Stage 3 Geography curriculum must:

  • include a balance of human and physical geography concepts
  • be knowledge led, with an emphasis on diverse locational knowledge, and a range of contemporary case studies
  • enable students to apply concepts and theories to a wide range of geographical ideas
  • develop a range of geographical skills, including cartographic skills, data manipulation and an understanding of Geographical Information Systems.

The Key Stage 4 Geography curriculum must:

  • include a balance of human and physical geography concepts that gain greater depth and complexity to better understand the world
  • be knowledge led, with an emphasis on diverse locational knowledge, and a range of contemporary case studies of different scales and from different social, political and cultural contexts
  • include opportunities for students to conduct human and physical primary fieldwork so that disciplinary truths can be interrogated in real-world contexts
  • enable students to apply concepts and theories to a wide range of geographical ideas and to develop well evidenced arguments drawing on these theories
  • develop and extend students geographical skills including their ability to use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to manipulate data and their ability to research and critique secondary evidence

 

Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide