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21/04/21

We're still in recovery from our recent cyber attack. Thankfully, not everything has a microprocessor. Thank you to all our staff, students and families for being patient and working through it! https://t.co/Kgy0xxuX9W

30/03/21

Due to current technical difficulties, the following letter is not currently on our website: https://t.co/ixZi0vGWP9

29/03/21

The academy's internet is down and as a result, students will be unable to connect to online lessons today (29 March). Our email system is also affected. If you have an urgent message, please contact us by telephone 0208 681 1141

19/03/21

Term Dates for the next academic year are now on our website: https://t.co/Q6a5xBJ41P

12/03/21

Our staff have put together Easter care packages for families eligible for Free School Meals. They contain recipes and ingredients for at least 4 nutritious meals, along with activities to promote a health mind and body. Please register via the letter: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ https://t.co/LUqXxf7cxx

09/03/21

A letter regarding home testing kits is now on our website: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

02/03/21

Our Sports Hall is now a rapid lateral flow testing centre, ready for the start of the Government's mass testing in schools programme! Teachers and support staff are trained and ready to guide you through the test. We're looking forward to seeing you all! https://t.co/EczN4Auiu0

01/03/21

Retweetd From Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Are you considering your College options? Join us at our virtual Career Pathway events in March and discover where your chosen courses could take you. Book your place now: https://t.co/Bjb2uErIVC https://t.co/F7sfhKBNDG

01/03/21

Letters regarding our reopening this month are on our website. Please follow the link within the letter to give consent for COVID testing on-site. Thank you in advance! https://t.co/DvcxkqVEFb

01/03/21

Year 12 Parents and Carers' Evening is on Thursday 25th March 2021! Follow the link for more information and to view your pre-booked appointments: https://t.co/DvcxkqVEFb

23/02/21

We are delighted our students will be returning to school in just under 2 weeks. Please read our letter from the Principal regarding our reopening on 8th March 2021 https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

22/02/21

We have a number of LGBTQ+ tasks for our students to attempt this term including lip-syncing to a well-know song, recreating the inclusive rainbow flag and designing a LGBTQ+ Month logo. Have a look at these slides to find out more: https://t.co/S1InTlsKlJ

22/02/21

Our virtual Year 8 Parents' Evening is approaching (25th February 2021). There is a letter on our website explaining how this process works: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

08/02/21

Leilani has submitted a homemade lava lamp for the Faculty Challenge https://t.co/WlvvBwCuxw

05/02/21

National Apprenticeship Week is approaching! Check out our website for online events you can get involved in! https://t.co/fNkQvROlIS https://t.co/sMS5FBHQMV

02/02/21

It is Year 9 Parents' Evening on Thursday (4 Feb). Check our website for information on how to attend virtually... https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5

01/02/21

Mr Ahmad is pleased to announce the launch of our Faculty Events and Competitions. This is a great opportunity to take part in some fun and interesting activities, earning points for your faculty in the process. Check out this short video to find out more: https://t.co/NrqSTaFncR

21/01/21

Literacy for Learning have a number of conferences for students and parents to enjoy, starting today at 4pm with a keynote speech from Alex Quigly entitled ‘Literacy in Secondary School – Successful Ways Forward’. Check our website for links and timetable: https://t.co/k1YZYIWMa5 https://t.co/ZNQIBk7lhf

20/01/21

If you have any concerns about a student's mental health or wellbeing, please complete this form to assist us in providing help and support for the student: https://t.co/ncAe9Bx18A

Harris Academies
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Curriculum Overview

The Academy offers a wide range of high quality academic and vocational courses. The curriculum for each Key Stage is outlined below while details of the subjects and examination courses currently on offer at the Academy can be viewed on the subject links. Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is delivered through a combination of discrete lessons, the Tutorial Programme and a range of “Enterprise Days”' that run during the course of each year.

 

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to Year 9)

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Following their admissions tests for the Academy, Year 7 students are banded into X and Y bands with top sets, middle ability sets and lower ability sets in each band. In this way stretch and challenge as well as additional support can be given to all students allowing teaching to be as closely matched as possible to students’ needs and to ensure all students make the best possible progress. Regular assessments every half term means that progress is reviewed and students are able to move up or down sets within their banding

Subject

Periods

Minutes

English Language

2

100

English Literature & Drama

3

150

Maths

5

250

Science

4

200

Physical Education

2

100

Languages (French or Spanish)

3

150

Geography

2

100

History

2

100

RE*

1

50

Computing

1

50

Citizenship

1*

50

Music

1

50

Art

2

100

DT & Food

2

100

PSHE & Careers

Tutor x2

100

Total

30

1500

* denotes fortnightly

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and Year 11)

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 10 and 11. The Academy offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses. All students are given subject options advice, guidance and make their choices during the spring term in Year 9.

Most students will follow an Ebacc Pathway enabling them to study a range of academic core subjects as well as individual choices. The Academy tries as far as possible to cater for all subject choices within the timetable, but if only a small number of students express a preference for a Key Stage 4 course it may not be possible to offer the course. Some subjects may also be oversubscribed, in which case students will be selected according to their aptitude and Attitude to Learning.

Subjects

Periods

Minutes

English Language

3

150

English Literature

3

150

Maths

5

250

Science

6

300

Physical Education

2

100

Languages GCSE

3

150

Humanities

3

150

Open Choice 1

3

150

Open Choice 2

3

150

RE

1*

50

Computing & ICT

Integrated

-

Citizenship

1*

50

PSHE & Careers

Tutor x2

100

Total

32

1500

* denotes fortnightly

Key Stage 5: Year 12

Typically students will study 3 subjects for 6 lessons a week.

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

Chemistry

Art

Biology

Computing

English Literature

Business

Economics

Engineering & Design

Government & Politics

English Literature

Law

Geography

Mathematics

Mathematics

CTEC Business ±

History

Media / Film

CTEC Health & Social Care

Photography

CTEC Business *

CTEC Sport

CTEC IT

 

Psychology

Psychology

Media / Film

 

Sociology

 

Physics

 

Textiles

* denotes a double period lesson    ± denotes a single period lesson

Key Stage 5: Year 13

Typically students will study 3 subjects for 6 lessons a week.

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

Biology

Art

Business

Engineering & Design

Computing

Chemistry

Media / Film

English Literature

History

Economics

CTEC Business ±

Government & Politics

CTEC Business ±

Geography

CTEC IT

Mathematics

Sociology

CTEC Business *

Physics

Spanish

 

CTEC IT *

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

 

RE

 

 

* denotes a double period lesson    ± denotes a single period lesson

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