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20/10/17

All the teachers at Harris Academy South Norwood wish you all a very safe half term.

19/10/17

Yesterday saw over 200 students come to Harris South Norwood to explore their dream: be the first https://t.co/uwxYU3vNYB

18/10/17

Retweetd From Schools Week

A 'healthy school' rating system that Ofsted would use should be compulsory, says Jamie Oliver https://t.co/wnPfGD0P4q

18/10/17

Lots of young people considering how to learn mandarin tonight https://t.co/DMvuCcdS1G

18/10/17

5 new planters designed & built by Mr Blake - will green our site even more https://t.co/n79YK7bqzM

18/10/17

Lovely to see so many visitors at our Sixth Form Open Evening https://t.co/0DaoYLfR9r https://t.co/gWkF0nb9ct

18/10/17

Retweetd From Sophie Keeble

Harris Sixth Form students working with to create innovative advertising campaigns https://t.co/EGCcStloHt

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier. https://t.co/UmLWlPMeSb

17/10/17

Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier. https://t.co/UmLWlPMeSb

17/10/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Inspiring whole staff email on the trials of challenge for all

17/10/17

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Our students taking part in the Harris in Harmony performance today at the ExCel centre. Well done. https://t.co/0fGqgmmCdJ

17/10/17

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Teacher/Lead Practitioner of English required .Apply now https://t.co/mhA3ONoJaR https://t.co/3GimL3gMup

17/10/17

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🏃 Players from the team at preparing for an away trip to Norwich tomorrow. Good luck! ⚽️ https://t.co/bxCryvZ0IG

17/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG

17/10/17

Year 8 girls’ Netball team won 5-2 against Shirley High school last night

17/10/17

Mr Limb continues to share his teaching content in science https://t.co/MiX5jduMlj

17/10/17

Focusing on language and vocabulary. What we say can hurt or can inspire https://t.co/Vj9bW9nQcg

16/10/17

Y10s lost out to an excellent team. Couple of wonder tries by John-Kymani not enough in a 34-31 loss. Thanks for hosting us. https://t.co/DVUE9tYbBm

15/10/17

Need help with university access and admissions? UCAS are there for you https://t.co/h0yqA4uaCu

15/10/17

How do you get into 1 of UK's best universities? Have the right spirit. Foster right study habits. Do right things https://t.co/azeGe7RI46

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Geography

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“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment” – David Attenborough

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Why study GCSE Geography?

Geography offers students the opportunity to study a range of topics that delve into the physical processes of our planet, human societies and the economic and environmental challenges that we face as a global community. Geography is up-to-date and relevant, as well as exciting and adventurous. The Geography department aims to help students understand the world around them and their place within it.

The skills employed within Geography are seldom compartmentalised, rather they are fluid, crossing over into many disciplines such as the sciences, mathematics and other humanities subjects.

 

What will I study?

The GCSE provided by OCR has 3 units:

Unit 1: Our Natural World

  • In this unit you study Global Hazards, Changing Climate, Distinctive Landscapes and Sustaining Ecosystems.
  • Fieldwork – In year 10 Geographers go on a day trip to the river Tillingbourne in Surrey to study the channel shape and how it changes downstream due to human and physical factors.

Unit 2: People and Society

In this unit you study Urban Futures, Dynamic Development, UK in the 21st Century and Resource Reliance.

Fieldwork – In year 9 Geographers spend a day comparing the levels of deprivation between Norwood Junction and Crystal Palace.

Unit 3: Geographical Exploration

There isn’t any new content for unit 3, it’s all about applying what was studied in unit 1 and 2.

 

How will I be assessed?

There are three exams in Geography, one on each unit. Geographical skills are assessed in all three exams and fieldwork skills in unit 1 and 2. All the exams take place at the end of year 11.

Unit 1: Our Natural World

1hour 15minute exam worth 35% of your final grade