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19/07/18

Students also enjoyed a trip to Greenwich University https://t.co/fNorveKqx9

19/07/18

Students enjoyed a trip to Brighton yesterday! https://t.co/4mLabm5IWc

19/07/18

Key Stage 3 Science pupils were challenged to design a smartphone app that would transform how health services are delivered and how medical staff communicate with patients. Here are some of our winners! https://t.co/ZVnjToh62u

16/07/18

Students visited the Sky Academy Skills Studio on Friday. You can watch what they got up to here: https://t.co/MjyJlElPve

12/07/18

Purley athletes enjoyed several podium finishes at this year's Sports Day! https://t.co/RvW6lpVvB8

10/07/18

Federation Sports Day is on Thursday, then we have an Own Clothes Day on Friday. Read more about them in our Letters Home: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

09/07/18

You'll be home by 7...

09/07/18

Our students are looking forward to performing in our FREE production of Oliver on Wednesday afternoon! Please come along and show your support! https://t.co/VYSYEILjGr

09/07/18

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Thank you to for having us down at your careers day today 🙌🏾🙌🏾 we really enjoyed it 🥇🥇 well done to all the kids that attended https://t.co/MWwgqBLMI2

06/07/18

Miss Homewood and her students are pleased to send a cheque to the Adoption For Pets charity, using the money they have raised from selling their bath bombs, lip balm and bath salts made in science lessons! https://t.co/XhE9r5jSyo

05/07/18

It was perfect weather for our Year 11 prom last night! As you can see, the students looked fantastic... https://t.co/aj2khizsRx

03/07/18

Collecting your GCSE results next month? Here's what you need to know: https://t.co/QpcXM2TQ3e

02/07/18

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Super sunny day for our Festival of sport today! 😎 ☀️ The children had a lot of fun rotating around the sporting activities. ⚽️🎾🏑⛳️A big thank you for our sports leaders today from and ! https://t.co/erbyGiE1bT

02/07/18

Students have been enjoying a coding workshop from TFL this afternoon! https://t.co/L3o1mtIFMk

01/07/18

Bronze DofE completed! https://t.co/Eg81OHL5o6

30/06/18

A fantastic evening around the campfire! https://t.co/iBxjmfXUcN

30/06/18

Our Bronze DofE students have made it to High Ashurst and set up camp! https://t.co/9KlGnpMDAR

27/06/18

Our Year 9 and Year 10 students will be taking part in the Athletics Competition this afternoon. The event should be finished by 16:00. Photos from yesterday's Year 7 and 8 competition: https://t.co/wPGdqN9YYB

25/06/18

Minutes from the Parent Voice meeting in June are now on our website. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 from 18:30 https://t.co/CkvdfYH7i1

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Curriculum Overview 2016 - 2017

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 Curriculum (Years 7 & 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 half termly assessments means that progress is reviewed and students are able to move up or down sets within their banding

Languages: all students study French or Spanish.

Technology: all students study Design Technology which includes Food Technology, Textiles and Product Design.

Arts: all students study Music, Art & Drama

Humanities: All students study RE, History & Geography

Physical Education: 2 periods each week is compulsory and competition between Faculties and with other schools is encouraged.

The table below shows the number of 50 minute lessons allocated to each subject per week and their percentage of the curriculum as a whole.

curriculum-ks3-table-x2

Key Stage 4 Curriculum (Years 9, 10 & 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 and Year 10 Options

The table below shows the number of 50 minute lessons allocated to each subject per week and their percentage of the curriculum as a whole.

curriculumoverview-y9y10

Option A Option B Option C

French

Spanish

History

Geography

Art & Design

Business Studies

Computer Science

Economics

Information Technology

Media Studies

Textiles

Religious Education

Music

Physical Education

Drama

Year 11 Options

The table below shows the number of 50 minute lessons allocated to each subject per week and their percentage of the curriculum as a whole.

curriculumoverview-y11

Option A Option B Option C Option D

Business Studies

French

Geography

History

Media Studies

Music

Physical Education

Health & Social Care

Geography

History

Information Technology

Media Studies

Religious Education

Spanish

Textiles

Vehicle Maintenance

Art & Design

Business Studies

Food Technology

Geography

Economics

Graphics

Health & Social Care

Information Technology

Art & Design

Computer Science

Drama

French

Photography

Spanish

Vehicle Maintenance

Product Design

Physical Education

Key Stage 5 Curriculum (Years 12 & 13)

At Key Stage 5 we are part of the successful Harris Federation Sixth Form working closely with Harris Merton and Harris Morden in order to provide a wide range of courses both Academic and Vocational to cater for every need. To see the Harris Federation Sixth Form web site and Prospectus click here.

 

Year 12 at Harris Academy Purley

Block A Block B Block C Block D

Chemistry

Business

Politics

Art & Design

Physics

History

Photography

Mathematics

Media

Mathematics

Geography

English Literature

Sociology

Biology (2)

Economics

Psychology

English Literature

Computer Science

Vocational Business Single

Vocational Media Single

Vocational ICT Single Vocational ICT Double Vocational Business Double

 

Year 13 at Harris Academy Purley

Block A Block B Block C Block D

Physics

History

Photography *

Sociology

Mathematics

Biology

Psychology

Economics

English Literature

Computer Science

Chemistry

Business

Politics

English Literature

ICT Certificate S/D

Health & Social Care Cert S/D

Sport & Exercise Diploma

Business Certificate S/D

ICT Diploma

Health & Social Care Diploma

Health & Social Care Certificate D/C

Business Certificate S/D

Sport Certificate S/D

Media S/D

Business S/D

ICT S/D

Business Diploma

* Photography is taught on a Thursday Period 1 & 2, Wednesday Period 6 & 7 and Friday Period 6 & 7. 

 

The Homework Policy can be found on our Teaching & Learning page.

Page Downloads

Title Date  
Curriculum Policy 2016-17 28th Nov 2016 Download
Pathways Evening Presentation 2016 22nd Mar 2016 Download
Year 8 Pathways Booklet 2016 22nd Mar 2016 Download
Year 9 Pathways Booket 2016 22nd Mar 2016 Download