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23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

01/04/19

Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

29/03/19

Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams! https://t.co/xnsoyooEOJ

28/03/19

A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Accenture work with some well-known companies including Google and New Look, fixing their technical issues. The students had a great time! https://t.co/YS1SepBRa7

25/03/19

The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

25/03/19

Unfortunately our network issue are continuing this morning. Staff emails are currently affected. Reception have a temporary telephone installed for urgent calls using the main academy number. This line may be busy!

22/03/19

Eco Club, led by Miss Buckley, continues to do great work in recycling the plastic bottles our students get through each week. All of this would have ended up in landfill if these students didn't do such a great job! https://t.co/GX6nBgEHqZ

22/03/19

We are currently suffering from a network outage, which is affecting our telephone system and email. You can still use our info.org.uk address for urgent messages. We hope to have this issue resolved soon.

21/03/19

Our Jack Petchey Speak Out finalists delivered six amazing speeches to their peers this afternoon. Topics ranged from hidden disabilities to battling depression. After careful deliberation, Freya was crowned the winner and will go on to the next stage of the competition! https://t.co/Hi1OXeWsEi

14/03/19

Thank you to all the students, parents and carers who attended our very busy Year 8 into Year 9 Options Evening! https://t.co/tyOPYvBWC1

14/03/19

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14/03/19

A reminder that it is our Year 8 into 9 Options Evening this evening for students and parents/carers. We look forward to seeing you from 17:30! https://t.co/kPDsGpeYSJ

11/03/19

conducted an impromptu search of all of our students using metal detecting ‘knife arches’ this morning. The search was in response to recent headlines concerning knife crime, but was not prompted by anything specific to our Academy. No illicit items were discovered! https://t.co/74RQDmqEvv

07/03/19

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Harris Academy Purley are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Aspiring Lead Practitioner: MFL. Apply now https://t.co/cMFIz4gxxF https://t.co/XKBgDwMhTl

07/03/19

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04/03/19

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Brilliant day Met ys 7,8,9 & 10 with Secrets of the Henna Girl. Bright confident pupils eager to learn and ready to question about Thank you for inviting me 🙂 https://t.co/9o6A9hHR6t

04/03/19

Our next Parent Voice meeting will take place tomorrow (5th March) from 18:30 until 19:30. All parents and carers of our students are welcome to attend the meetings. They are an ideal opportunity to provide feedback to our Leadership Team and Principal https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

01/03/19

A huge thank you to distinguished author Sufiya Ahmed for coming in and talking to our students today! https://t.co/TyOQJtFk71

15/02/19

Wishing Harris Academy Purley and South Norwood students a safe and pleasant trip to Austria today! If you'd like to keep up with the action on and off the slopes, follow: https://t.co/INKhXfwL40 (also on Instagram)

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.

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Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

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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