Harris Academies
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Curriculum Information

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that each individual student is educated and supported to succeed in the world today. The academy offers a wide range of high quality academic and vocational courses. The curriculum for each Key Stage is outlined below.
 

Key Stage 3

This weekly key stage programme of study is followed during years 7 and 8. In the majority of subjects, students are put into sets appropriate to their ability.

Year 7

English

5 lessons per week

Maths

5 lessons per week

Science

4 lessons per week

Physical Education

4 lessons per week

Spanish

3 lessons per week

Design Technology

2 lessons per week

Geography

2 lessons per week

History

2 lessons per week

Music

2 lessons per week

Drama

1 lesson per week

ICT

1 lesson per week

Art & Design

1 lesson per week

Religion & Philosophy

1 lesson per week

Year 8

English

6 lessons per week

Maths

5 lessons per week

Science

4 lessons per week

Physical Education

4 lessons per week

Spanish

3 lessons per week

Design Technology

2 lessons per week

Geography

2 lessons per week

History

2 lessons per week

Music

1 lesson per week

Drama

1 lesson per week

ICT

1 lesson per week

Art & Design

1 lesson per week

Religion & Philosophy

1 lesson per week

 

Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 4 programme of study is followed during years 9, 10 & 11 and split into two ability bands in Year 11. The Higher Ability students follow the English Baccalaureate subjects, whilst the Lower Ability students follow a narrower curriculum. All students have two option choices which will be allocated 3 teaching periods each. All students will also have to choose either or both GCSE History / Geography. This mandatory choice will be allocated 4 teaching periods. Some options choices may have entry criteria.

Please click the subjects below to view a brief video about each option choice, or to view all the videos, please click here.  A copy of the full Key Stage 4 Curriculum Guide can be found in the documents area at the bottom of this page.

For further information, please contact Mr Kevin Watson at the Academy.

Core Subjects

English

6 lessons per week

Maths

5 lessons per week

Science (combined)

5 lessons per week

Physical Education

Year 10 - 4 lessons per week
Year 11 - 3 lessons per week

Religion & Philosophy

Year 10 - 1 lesson per week
Year 11 - 2 lessons per week

Option Subjects

3 lessons per week

Art & Design
HAFVideoArt&Design

Business
HAFVideoBusiness

Computer Science
KS4 Options Video - Computer Science

Drama
KS4 Options Video Drama

Food Preparation & Nutrition
KS4 Options Video Food Preparation & Nutrition

Geography
KS4 Options Video Geography

Health & Social Care
KS4 Options Video - Health & Social Care

History
KS4 Options Video - History

ICT
KS4 Options Video - ICT

Media
KS4 Options Video Media

Music
KS4 Options Video Music

Resistant Materials
KS4 Options Video - Resistant Materials

Sociology
KS4 Options Video - Sociology

Spanish
KS4 Options Video Spanish

Triple Science
KS4 Options Video Triple Science

 

Key Stage 5

For details of the key stage programme of study for years 12 and 13, please see the Harris Sixth Form website.