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03/12/19

Students enjoyed the National School & College Leavers Show at Ascott Racecourse today! https://t.co/F6BAJPu8v0

03/12/19

Purple Faculty will be raising money for the Scoliosis Association, starting on 17th December at our Careers Fair. Buy a Christmas treat and give generously!

02/12/19

invites you to our Careers Fair 17th December 17:00-19:30 (Year 9–13) . https://t.co/EQQFUKHdJL

29/11/19

A tutor group show their support for our diabetic students during Diabetes Week, this week 💙 @ Harris Academy Purley https://t.co/mKzD4TLCBo

19/11/19

The term dates for next year are now on our website: https://t.co/Q6a5xBJ41P

18/11/19

On 15th November, 60 Year 10 students spent the day at Skills London 2019. This Careers Event, held at the Excel centre, showcases a vast number of career pathways and study opportunities in every industry imaginable! https://t.co/svHxD44PP1

15/11/19

This week's newsletter is now available on our website: https://t.co/FJsf6qaA69 https://t.co/gk7t74Epld

14/11/19

Drama students are enjoying a musical workshop from Fairfield Halls today! https://t.co/6HMhm4IZrr

12/11/19

It was a privilege to have Mr Gurung, our Premises Officer and former Gurkha in the British Army, lay Harris Academy Purley's wreath yesterday. Year 7 students also attended a special Remembrance assembly prior to the school observing a 2 minute silence. https://t.co/p6ZlUxeOus

07/11/19

Due to the General Election taking place in December, our Year 13 Parents' Evening has been moved to Wednesday 11th December.

17/10/19

We look forward to seeing you at this evening's Sixth Form Open Evening! Ensure you pick up a copy of our Course Information booklet, which tells you about all of the courses we offer at Purley https://t.co/zP4TadZ2El

14/10/19

Our Sixth Form Open/Options Evening is this Thursday! https://t.co/pHDGTeBlVe

10/10/19

Well done to the Year 7 and the Year 8 netball teams on their victories last night! Year 7 won 18-0 and Year 8 won 8-0

24/09/19

Open Evening is this Thursday from 5pm! Students are ready to take you on a guided tour around our fantastic Academy. https://t.co/s4bJ8HuYaB

12/09/19

The council have introduced driving restrictions on Kendra Hall Road between 08:00-09:30 and 14:00-16:00. Using the road between these times will result in a Penalty Charge! Please see our website for further information.

22/08/19

Biology, Chemistry and Physics saw 100% of results at grade 4-9, with over 60% being grade 7 or higher - all with more than +1 Progress! English rose by 6% to 76% grades 4-9. Media achieved an impressive 96% at grades 4-9 and Art saw 86% (33% of which were grade 7 or higher)! https://t.co/71LcWss5Xk

22/08/19

A huge congratulations to Year 11 students collecting their GCSE results today! All of their hard work has paid off with another year of fantastic results! We look forward to welcoming them back next year as Sixth Form students! https://t.co/q7w2Fn8hIy

15/08/19

Our Sixth Form students collected their fantastic A-Level and CTEC results today! Congratulations! 🎉 https://t.co/CXrBeoP0kS

15/08/19

Good luck to our Sixth Form students collecting their A-Level and CTEC results today! You can pick them up from Harris City Academy Crystal Palace from 9am (8am for those requiring support with UCAS applications). See you there!

12/07/19

We witnessed some great performances at yesterday's Harris Federation Sports Day, including 4 medal finishes for Purley! Well done to all of our athletes, spectators and staff who represented our academy at the event! https://t.co/ikZctUh83m

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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.

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Newham

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Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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 and Year 8)

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by students in Years 7 and 8. 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

3

150

English Literature

2

100

Maths

5

250

Science

5

250

Physical Education

2

100

Languages (French or Spanish)

3

100

Geography

2

100

History

2

100

Drama (for 6 months)

1

50

Art (for 6 months)

2

100

Music (for 6 months)

1

50

Computing (for 6 months)

1

50

Design Technology

2

100

Religious Education

1

50

Total

30

1500

 

Key Stage 4 (Year 9, Year 10 & Year 11

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 9, 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 8.

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.

Year 9 Subject

Periods

Minutes

English Language

3

150

English Literature

2

100

Maths

5

250

Science

6

300

Physical Education

2

100

Option 1: EBACC Option: Either Languages (French or Spanish), Humanity or computer Science

4

200

Option 2:

4

200

Option 3:

4

200

Total

30

1500

Option Blocks

Block A

Block B

Block D

Art

Business

Art

Business

Computing

Computing

Geography

DT

Drama

History

French

Food

Media

Geography

French

Music

History

Geography

RS

Psychology

History

Textiles

Spanish

Media

 

 

Spanish

Year 10

Periods

Minutes

English Language

3

150

English Literature

2

100

Maths

5

250

Science

6

300

Physical Education

2

100

Option 1: EBACC Option: Either Languages (French or Spanish), Humanity or computer Science

4

200

Option 2:

4

200

Option 3:

4

200

Total

29

1500

Option Blocks

Block A

Block C

Block D

Art

Business

Art

DT

Computing

Business

Drama

French

Geography

Food

Geography

History

French

History

Media

Geography

Media Studies

Music

History

Religious Studies

PE

Spanish

Spanish

Spanish

Year 11

Periods

Minutes

English Language

3

150

English Literature

3

150

Maths

6

250

Science

6

300

Physical Education

2

100

RE

1

50

Languages (French or Spanish)

 

150

Humanity (Geography or History)

4

150

Option Block

4

150

Option Blocks

Block A

Block B

Block C

Business

French

Art

Computing

Geography

Drama

Economics

History

Food

French

Media

French

History

Music

Geography

History

PE

History

Spanish

Spanish

Product Design

 

 

Spanish

 

Key Stage 5 (Year 12 and Year 13)

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

 

Year 12

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

Chemistry

Art

Biology

Computing

English Literature

Business

Economics

DT

Government & Politics

English Literature

Law

Geography

Maths

Maths

CTEC Business Single

History

Media

CTEC Health & Social Care

Photography

CTEC Business Double

CTEC Sport

CTEC IT

 

Psychology

Psychology

Media

 

Sociology

 

Physics

 

Textiles

 

Year 13

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

Biology

Art

Business

DT

Computing

Chemistry

Media

English Lit

History

Economics

CTEC Business Single

Government & Politics

CTEC Business Single

Geography

CTEC IT

Maths

Sociology

CTEC Business Double

Physics

 

 

CTEC IT Double

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

 

RE

 

 

Please contact the Academy directly for further information about our curriculum.

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