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16/05/22

Calling all HAO pianists! Apply now! 🎵 🎹 https://t.co/qK7jJ2U57I

15/05/22

Check out your local library for the upcoming Queen's Jubilee 🦉📚📙📘📗📕📖 https://t.co/MmDzvwIN8Y

13/05/22

Calling all HAO musicians! 🎵🎼🎹🥁🎺🎻📯🎶 https://t.co/e6pJVgLriE https://t.co/dYVYS4L668

13/05/22

We look forward to hearing if they progress to the next round. https://t.co/dNrtUzUs3N

13/05/22

Ms Brown took a group of 5 students from Y 7, 8 & 9 who have been training weekly to compete in the for London competition yesterday. They represented the school and had a fantastic afternoon filled with maths challenges. https://t.co/eJbYXVtYZ6

11/05/22

A day of celebrating of all things dance! https://t.co/2wSIWquRa8

11/05/22

Calling all HAO musicians and anyone who would like to try! 🎵🎼🎹🎤👩‍🎤🥁🎷🎺🎸🎻📯🎶 https://t.co/Ktnk1EAp8K

11/05/22

Calling all HAO instrumental musicians! Apply now at https://t.co/VkWrc5FCyR! 🎵🎺📯🎻 https://t.co/puCerLr2sh

05/05/22

Phil shares his love for reading and writing and talks about the reasons he wrote ‘When the Sky Falls’. He will also talk about his new novel to be published next month ‘While the Storm Rages.

05/05/22

Bromley Libraries are continuing their digital programme of 'Meet the Author' which is shown on their Facebook page. This Sat at https://t.co/dJYddvQGvP on https://t.co/p54UMEfkL6, you can hear from Phil Earle, author of the shortlisted Carnegie title: When the Sky Falls.

04/05/22

A shout out to our Head Boy Lee on his win at the Kent Schools Golf Championship yesterday. Representing HAO he competed against others from around Kent. Winning the event by 2 shots he will now go on to represent HAO in the Regional and National Championship in May! https://t.co/OpMcFQMiW7

26/04/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

𝐑𝐚𝐥𝐟𝐢 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝 🏆 Congratulations to Kinetic graduate Ralfi Hand who lifted the Professional Development League 2 South title trophy with Charlton Athletic U18’s at the weekend 👏 https://t.co/FMMkB4PEIo https://t.co/jtSsLDxGcr

22/04/22

Year 12 psychology students take on an egg-straordinary challenge. Introducing their new egg babies for the next 7 days. https://t.co/faiDSTqBLx

20/04/22

For aspiring writers, hear it straight from the author! https://t.co/u16mN7H2Nr

06/04/22

Many of our students are supported by BYMT's Young Musician Fund so please donate to this very good cause and help HAO to keep making music! 🎵 https://t.co/quwTDPtWl6

03/04/22

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

We had another 6 goal thriller in the Kinetic Cup this week with vs. ending in a 3-3 draw with HAO coming back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 only for HATO to equalise in the last minute! 🔥 https://t.co/yCYYy8xJ1K https://t.co/imCPqn5BCH

03/04/22

And what a goal! https://t.co/UxixpamR3N

01/04/22

Why daily practise is so important! 🎵🎻🎼 https://t.co/ljaErNNCXT

31/03/22

Earlier this month, some of our students got to enjoy a trip to the Theatre https://t.co/xWjzt3UDU0

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Curriculum Overview

Statement of Principle

At Harris Academy Orpington we are committed to expanding the opportunities of all students, we continuously build on what they know and understand, whilst enabling them to explore the unfamiliar and increase their knowledge of each subject, as well as the world they will live in beyond their local community. Our curriculum will:

  • Meet the needs of all our students
  • Be delivered by consistently strong teaching
  • Enable our students to make continuous gains in deep knowledge and skills fluency to secure a successful future
  • Focus on highly effective teaching as the motivation for deep learning which will lead to the examination success required for desired next steps
  • To ensure students will have access to the full curriculum offer regardless of race, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment.

We focus on creating successful citizens who are ambitious, welcoming of difference, whilst accepting of continuous change. The Academy strapline “together we can” is supported by this policy, which sets out a knowledge rich curriculum aspiring to challenge of our students regardless of their starting points.


Curriculum Intent

A fundamental requirement is that each subject area must have in place a detailed scheme of work, which sequences clearly knowledge, skills and understanding, showing how the needs of all students will be met in implementation. The following principles will apply in subject curriculum design

  • The curriculum will be ambitious, the teaching of rich knowledge fundamental
  • The curriculum intent will powerfully address social disadvantage
  • Every subject curriculum will be supported with opportunities for the acquisition of subject specific vocabulary, reading fluency and developing writing
  • The curriculum will be appropriately sequenced, so that new knowledge builds on prior learning and greater fluency, ensuring understanding has greater depth over time
  • Each scheme of work will have clarity on end points, defining in detail what needs to be learned and what will be remembered at each stage
  • Skilful teaching will support knowledge being transferred to long term memory
  • The curriculum will engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievements

Leaders, teachers and students will have a good understanding of the curriculum content in its entirety from 7-13, being able to articulate why learning is sequenced in the way chosen.


Curriculum Implementation

It is very important that through our curriculum, students receive high quality teaching and learning experiences in all areas in order to ensure students learn and remember what they are taught across each subject area. The teaching and learning policy sets out how this will be achieved in more detail, but fundamentally teachers must be experts in their subject as well as continuously improving their pedagogic knowledge and skills. Teachers are expected to work with their subject teams to plan skilfully, adapting schemes of work to meet the needs of their specific classes in the way they find most effective, however the following principles apply across all lessons at Harris Orpington

  • Mastery of subject specific content is the focus in each lesson
  • Every student will be supported to have full access to the curriculum
  • Narratives and experiences that make the subject content memorable
  • Avoidance cognitive overload, by scaffolding and sequencing lessons carefully
  • Be clear on what students are expected to know and remember and check this in each lesson

Our Implementation plan is outlined fully in our Teaching and learning and Assessment policies.


Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The Key Stage 3 curriculum runs from Y7-9. Updated schemes of work are in place for September 2021. Our curriculum is designed to provide depth and breadth of study whilst ensuring that appropriate time can be devoted to Mathematics, English and Science. Our intention to give students a taste of as many subjects as possible, whilst preparing them for and informing them about their GCSE options and careers. Literacy and numeracy skills are developed in every subject and across the curriculum.

All students in Year 7, 8 and 9 study a language which they continue to study until GCSE. Where appropriate, students may pick up a second, additional language in Year 10. All students have lessons in Geography and History, Physical Education, Religious Studies, PHSE and Computer Science. Students in Year 7-9 have dedicated Enrichment lessons which they all attend.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by years 10 and 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 info@harrisorpington.org.uk