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13/02/19

Our year 8's were exposed to a wide range of workshops yesterday including the Fire Brigade, Police, Youth Valour, Youth Offending Service, Blue Cross and on domestic violence. All students found the sessions thoroughly engaging and were grateful to all the fantastic speakers.

13/02/19

Reading club is on every Wednesday 2.50 – 3.20 and is open to all Year 7 and 8’s. We read a variety of books and of course delve into our Orpington 100! How many have you read so far? https://t.co/boIlmD0f93 https://t.co/ybXFBFE4ZS

11/02/19

Reminder - INSET Day this Friday. School is Closed: 15th February 2019. For more calendar reminders, visit our website: https://t.co/kOJMNb3UQP

09/02/19

Our countdown this week was to reach 276, using 100 50 6 4 9 4. Can you get there? https://t.co/ShKfn1aoYu

06/02/19

Awesome work at boxing club! https://t.co/wJBhqgrx5p

05/02/19

Quote of the week: https://t.co/7BRSvvMs2d

04/02/19

This weeks Word of the Week is vex. Students are encouraged to use the word of the week in their lessons. https://t.co/1c087J29l5

01/02/19

Today in chess club we learnt about the ‘castling rule’, where you can move both the king and rook in one move! Learn how to play chess on Wednesday mornings (7:50-8:25) and Friday 5b lunchtime (1:30-2:00) in the library. https://t.co/JN1uM6Lv6Y

01/02/19

The Academy is open as normal today.

01/02/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

"My mentor always starts with a list of the things I’m getting right ... so the process is one of constantly building on what has already been achieved." Meet David, previously a corporate lawyer, now training to teach RE with Citizenship https://t.co/xeTMDBKrfH

31/01/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

We're very excited to be having our Practical Subject Training day today! Thank you for hosting us and our and https://t.co/4LNxNn9bXB

31/01/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our are enjoying developing their skills at today! https://t.co/QMmkoRlwWb

30/01/19

A successful tournament with a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 2 loses for . Keep it up boys!

29/01/19

Good luck to year 7 boys who are playing in a rugby festival tonight at .

28/01/19

Harris Academy Orpington launches The Orpington 100! The 100 books you should read before you leave! https://t.co/boIlmD0f93 https://t.co/Fdyu6AjDun

26/01/19

Retweetd From Literacy Trust

Happy ! Reading with your child for just 10 minutes a day is enough to make a difference. 📖✨ https://t.co/zb4eeA9MPx

25/01/19

Art club in full swing as students work on their ideas for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square! https://t.co/91dATy1pQX https://t.co/ykWhNRyFGF

25/01/19

A big well done to the 24 students in Y7 and Y8 who took part in the Bromley Borough Indoor Athletics Event yesterday. They were all a proud representation of the Academy and supported one another in preparation for each of their events.

24/01/19

Information on Harris Academy Orpington's after school clubs. https://t.co/7J3yFoQ0Um

24/01/19

In the event of adverse weather conditions, it will always be our intention to stay open, unless we believe it is in the safety of our students and staff to close. Should the Academy have to close, we will notify parents and carers by Parent Mail, our website and Twitter account.

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Curriculum Overview

Our excellent results are achieved by combining high quality teaching with a carefully designed curriculum. Whether a student is struggling, needs to be stretched or is somewhere in the middle, we will always work to meet his or her individual needs.

We encourage students to explore as many subjects as possible at Key Stage 3 before specialising at Key Stages 4 and 5. We believe that it is important for students to study a language and humanities subjects such as Art, Drama, Photography or Criminology alongside other subjects. 

Students are guided and supported to make sure that the subjects they choose at GCSE and A-level are the right ones for them, whether they want to go to a Russell Group university, another university, or into employment or training. We review the curriculum every year to make sure we have the right courses to inspire and challenge students, and create opportunities for success.

Alongside the main curriculum, there is an extensive Enrichment Programme.

Students are taught about British values in various ways including through our assembly and tutor programme (which explore current events in the world), enrichment activities, charity events and external speakers.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by Years 7 and 8 and is designed to provide depth and breadth of study whilst ensuring that appropriate time can be devoted to Mathematics, English and Science. Our intention is to give students a taste of as many subjects as possible, whilst preparing them for and informing them about their GCSE options. Literacy and numeracy skills are developed in every subject and across the curriculum.

All students in Year 7 study a language which they continue to study until GCSE. Where appropriate, students may pick up a second, additional language in Year 9. Design Technology includes Food Technology, Textiles and Product Design. All students study Physical Education for two periods a week and competition between faculties and with other schools is encouraged.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by years 9-11. All students will study Mathematics, English, Science, PE and Religious Education and the vast majority study a humanities subject and a modern foreign language. The list of optional subjects is extensive and gives students a real opportunity to experience a subject that they may then want to study at university.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

At Key Stage 5 we offer a number of subjects that students from other Harris Academies come here to study with us. For an extensive list of what is on offer in the Sixth Form, please see our Sixth Form section.


For more information about our curriculum, please contact Mr G Lewis, Vice Principal on info@harrisorpington.org.uk