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News: Pupils will finish at 1:35 on Wednesday 20th December for the Christmas holidays 🎄


It’s our amazing breakfast reading morning tomorrow from 7:30am. Come and read and have a free breakfast on us 📖🍳🥓


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Another day, another show! Today Y2 are watching perform Bugsy Malone


Enjoy 😊


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Enroute to CERN with our a-level physics students. Far too excited


Just a reminder for tonight 😊


A really informative day so far- brilliant to see 👍🏻


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In with team for for Yr12


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Student drop-ins at lunch time today: and both with . If you can't attend you can still speak to us via


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HACH’s finest... a pretty good teachmeet.


You are all welcome to our sixth form opening evening tomorrow night, starting at 6pm until 8 👍🏻😁


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What an amazing turnout and presentations


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A blustery day at Mersea today - well done year 11 for getting stuck in with some ‘proper geography’ in preparation for the mocks


We hope you all had a brilliant day at the kids lit quiz 2017- keep reading 😁


Wow what an amazing day at the Kids Lit Quiz today. Fantastic effort to all involved 👌🏻📚👍🏻😁


Just a reminder we have our sixth form open evening this Thursday evening from 6pm- All welcome 😁


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and Michelle Harrison


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How about a retweet to raise awareness of our twitter account?


Happy half term everyone 👍🏻 see you all back on Monday 6th November


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Year 7 5-a-side borough champions!!! Mr Bridges

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.



Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 6 in English Language or Literature and Grade 5 in Maths. Alongside this Grade 6 in Geography GCSE is preferred.

An additional AS in Core Maths is advised if not taking Maths at A Level.

What is Geography?

This four-unit GCE Geography specification offers units that allow a balance between your own particular physical, human and/or environmental interests and key geographical topics that provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills for further study at higher education or for employment.

Physical Systems (24%)

Exam 1hr 45minutes

  • Landscape Systems
  • Earth’s Life Support Systems
  • Geographical Skills

Human Interactions (24%)
Exam 1hr 45minutes

  • Changing spaces, making places
  • Global connections
  • Geographical Skills

Geographical debates (32%)
Exam 2hr 30 minutes

Study 2 topics from:

  • Climate Change
  • Disease Dilemmas
  • Exploring Oceans
  • The Future of Food
  • Hazardous Earth

Investigative Geography (20%)


  • Independent Geographical Investigation

How does it differ from GCSE?

There will be a greater reliance on you to independently research in the last unit.  You are expected to read around the subject to improve understanding of the four units. You will have your terminal exams at the end of Year 13 for the full A level qualification.

Exam board: OCR B