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22/11/17

Thanks for the feedback - next week we are introducing lunch time study sessions staffed by a range of subjects and we have a Monday after school drop in session for Maths!

21/11/17

but we always welcome advice on how we can do more! Contact Mr. Eyre via the academy reception for a detailed discussion’

21/11/17

Thank you for raising your concerns - all students have had Revision lists, advice on guides and how to use them in lessons , over 40 intervention classes are running a week

20/11/17

You need to collect an application pack from Mr Stander or Mr Eyre ASAP. The Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 4pm

20/11/17

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17/11/17

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17/11/17

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Robert welcoming everyone in anticipation of and Prof Kuar of talking https://t.co/bJFOuNW9US

17/11/17

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Enjoying the Raising Achievement: Mastery of Mathematics event with Berinderjeet Kaur from Singapore’s Nat Institute of Education https://t.co/jbAOawFzPU

17/11/17

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teachers learning together... and it’s gone 6pm!!! Prof. Kuar discussing and teaching for https://t.co/kdYgcqFn4m

17/11/17

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Friendly competition amongst delegates to be first to solve maths probs ! Hmm would an OxfordMaths pun badge work as prize? https://t.co/RTwD9AOFo4

17/11/17

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Algebra disc exploration with ‘Guided Discovery’... and it’s nearly 6.30... we’re still going, and enjoying https://t.co/ZmMfRQwDRZ

17/11/17

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Thank you Robert Wilne & team , Prof Kaur, Vanessa Pittard and delegates for tonight’s v. enjoyable maths mastery event https://t.co/Zscz6XeXYD

17/11/17

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16/11/17

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Good luck to the year 3/4 boys football team competition . https://t.co/dRDiaKuSlL

14/11/17

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We are at the halfway point of the Positive Behaviour programme These young people (and Mr Tem) are a joy to work with, excellent progress being made 💪🏻 https://t.co/psfEdP3myV

14/11/17

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Our brilliant Scholars had a wonderful day observing and lessons and practising their questioning skills. Thank you

09/11/17

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Looking forward to the STEM lecture at Imperial College https://t.co/fFsOb3w84A

09/11/17

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Really interesting STEM career pathways https://t.co/R4qSsOwBKC

24/10/17

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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

’An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.’’

David Attenborough

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At Chobham Academy, Geography plays an important role in ensuring that exploration is at the heart of our curriculum. Students have at least two lessons a week, in which they delve into the human and natural phenomena that occurs around them locally and globally. Through investigations, data analysis, decision making and writing scientifically our students become attuned to identifying issues and to calculating solutions to these.

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.  In studying Geography at Chobham Academy, our students mature into well rounded beings who are socially, economically, politically and environmentally aware.

Staff

Ms K Harvey - Director of Learning, Humanities.

Ms Z Davies - Teacher of Geography

Mr G Tanner - Teacher of 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!

Useful Resources