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17/10/19

Our Year 10's and 11's had the privilege of enjoying a brilliant performance of An Inspector Calls performed by this afternoon. It really helped to embed their learning for their GCSEs! https://t.co/VSDAQj3PQk

15/10/19

We are very proud of Louis, Year 8, whose story 'Evil' has been selected for publication in the anthology of creative writing in schools. Read it here: https://t.co/MAAih9I7FX

07/10/19

Emma, Y11, writes about a project she helped with in Uganda during August 2019, living there for two and a half weeks. https://t.co/fU0b4RLJVA https://t.co/FeeR1NFW96

01/10/19

Last Monday, 33 students visited the Oval Cricket Ground to watch vs Nottinghamshire. Watching such high level cricket has inspired our students to practise their skills on the playground and they even got some signatures! https://t.co/c5W3Ec3jjC

23/09/19

Don't miss our careers event for years 10 and 11 tonight between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. There will be a number of Post 16 educational providers exhibiting and delivering small workshops to promote their opportunities! https://t.co/UUFgHWn3Lg

20/09/19

Congratulations to the Years 12/13 sixth form team on a superb 5-0 victory against St Johns last Wednesday afternoon in their first competitive football league game this year. Throughout the game HAO were dominant, maintaining a lot of possession, creating lots of chances!

22/08/19

We are delighted to have achieved 17 of the ‘super’ Grade 9s, which are equivalent to getting an A**. A fifth of drama students achieved a Grade 9. https://t.co/RgXyWNMh6u

22/08/19

28% achieved the prestigious and challenging Ebacc qualification which means they successfully passed in Maths, English, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject. This is higher than the recent national average (24%). A significant achievement for https://t.co/4jo3KPPxeh

22/08/19

Hard work pays off as 78% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English this year and 67% did so in maths. The students could not have worked harder! https://t.co/pcJpfZR5QK

22/08/19

Fantastic GCSE results . 61% of students achieving basics. Well above National Average. So proud of the students! https://t.co/hXyVNE6P2W

18/07/19

The Summer Edition of The HAO Post has been delivered to students! Have a look inside to find out what the Academy has been doing this term: https://t.co/u5F6GqKHrn

15/07/19

This is the final week or the year. Please ensure that your child has 100% attendance as we will continue to learn until the end of the day on Friday. We hope you have a fantastic Summer!

03/07/19

So proud of our year 7 students for taking part in the annual Harris Federation Spelling Bee yesterday! They all demonstrated such an impressive level of intelligence and maturity 💪✍️ https://t.co/OeoGpMbum2

03/07/19

Good luck to all the cast and crew in our fantastic school production of Into the Woods tonight and tomorrow tonight! Tickets are available to buy on the door. https://t.co/b6N2xhUPyS

27/06/19

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Meditation through silent dough kneeding. What a perfect way to start the day. https://t.co/dvZK0gUe9X

26/06/19

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We love this photo looking down at our dining table this lunchtime at . 1 game of cards, 2 of uno and 3 of connect four. What better way to chill out with some brilliant students from https://t.co/duK2N5Gaxr

24/06/19

Don't miss our book fair starting on Friday in the library! 50% off all books and stationery! https://t.co/uP1L7u3fM6

20/06/19

We are excited to announce that our annual GCSE and A-LEVEL Art exhibition will be held next Thursday 27th June, 4.30-6.30 in the Art Block. We look forward to seeing you to celebrate the current GCSE and A-Level work. https://t.co/u4kz3Lsr8i

13/06/19

Fantastic effort from the 32 Y7 and Y8 students at the athletic event at Norman park yesterday. This competition has given the students the experience and confidence for the Harris Federation regional competition, which allows them to qualify for the finals at Crystal Palace! https://t.co/HMV8yGJhHR

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Curriculum Overview

Intent

We are driven by a desire to break the national cycle of deprivation and low performance of the most marginalised. We believe that all young people, regardless of their background or personal circumstances can and will be successful. Our Academy motto is Together: We Can and we work hard to nurture the belief that if we work together and foster positive and supportive relationships, we can ensure success.

Our curriculum is designed to equip our students with the knowledge and experience that they need, to take control of their lives and to have choices about what they do in the future. We recognise that what they learn outside the classroom is as important as what they learn inside. To that end, we ensure that the students benefit from a curriculum that is designed to ensure breadth and cultural and social opportunity.

Given our locality and proximity to London, we recognise that students need to be exposed to a great mix of cultures, as well as have the opportunity to learn about and debate some of the many challenges that they may face. We work hard to develop young people who are tolerant, accepting of difference and willing to try new experiences.

Implementation

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 currently being reviewed to ensure that Key Stage 3 is for three years and GCSE courses do not start until Year 10. Updated schemes of work will be in place from 1 September 2019. 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. 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 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