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15/10/19

Students from year 8 are visiting Greenwich Maritime Museum today for LBC Day. Quick stop off for the fantastic view first! https://t.co/iedQtYeUZC

11/10/19

49 Primary and Secondary Academies in one place...wow! Excellence:Every Child, Every Day

11/10/19

Today our staff are attending the Federation Conference. https://t.co/ZfCewsFqaK

09/10/19

ACADEMY OPEN AS NORMAL THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2019 The Academy will be open tomorrow.  The water supply has been restored. All students should attend as normal.

09/10/19

ACADEMY CLOSURE UPDATE: The Academy is expected to be open as normal tomorrow and all students should attend as normal. If there is any change to tomorrow's status, the Academy website will be updated to reflect this by 9pm this evening.

09/10/19

Please contact regarding this.

09/10/19

Due to unforeseen circumstances regarding a failure in the water supply, the Academy will be closed today for health and safety reasons. Students will be sent home once parental permission has been obtained. Further information will be on the website later today.

17/09/19

This week's Thought of the Week is from Mr Anderson's Assembly about Prevent. https://t.co/gV0TNYlRh5

05/09/19

Retweetd From Schools Week

Design Technology Technician required at https://t.co/YMODUsQW2m

03/09/19

Retweetd From Cleverbox

A UK first, Harris Nursery Hub in Peckham is the only free nursery in the country. It offers 32 places for children where all parents in the household are working, seeking employment or studying full time. Those who live closest are given priority. https://t.co/w3iU6kKRFn https://t.co/A1dvMjmAzX

03/09/19

Retweetd From Schools Week

Teaching Assistant required at https://t.co/JBTF8SOlXS

21/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to Esther from who is to study English at - good luck Esther! https://t.co/5YxOtQg5KJ

10/07/19

Bexley students win Jack Petchey awards for outstanding achievements https://t.co/SXVuZOTBOS

05/07/19

Retweetd From Miriam L-U

Thank you so much 6th form team for celebrating our achievements. I feel very happy to have been awarded for Subject recognition in ICT. Well done to everyone in my cohort who achieved something, you all deserved it. It's nice to get awards even in year 12👌😁 https://t.co/WByZmYOSYr

04/07/19

Congratulations to our fellow students at on your winners 👏👏

04/07/19

Our fantastic Jack Petchey Award Winners received their awards tonight at The Orchard Theatre. Congratulations to ally he students and our Teacher Award Winner Mrs Donovan! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Xp7pGovfrb

04/07/19

Today as part of Focus Day, year 9 are hearing about the Holocaust from survivor, Hana Kleiner https://t.co/VubQKGt6rR

27/06/19

Our Guest Speaker tonight, Laura Hamilton speaks to our Year 10 students and their parents for their Celebration of Achievement Evening. https://t.co/tldB8Ngs26

27/06/19

Our Year 7 Celebration of Achievement Evening is in full swing tonight, well done to all the winners 👏👏 https://t.co/UTldGTAnju

26/06/19

Retweetd From Harris City Academy

Congratulations to Harris Falconwood, winners of the HCACP Egg Race 2019. https://t.co/9oRBY9F560

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Our Curriculum

The overarching aim of Harris Academy Falconwood is to end cycles of poverty and disadvantage, enabling all our students to actively respond to the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing world.

The purpose of our curriculum

We begin with the principle that all children are equal and have an equal entitlement to knowledge. The inventive design of our curriculum and its high-quality implementation can be a tool for social justice.

Powerful knowledge can ‘enable students to acquire knowledge that takes them beyond their experiences’ (Young et al., 2014)

We passionately believe in our students having an ambitious academic education that gives in-depth, empowering knowledge of key concepts and ways of thinking, a character education that develops a set of ethical underpinnings and well-honed character traits, and a can-do ethos that nurtures creativity and problem solving.  We ensure all our students have access to a broad and balanced body of knowledge regardless of demographics and starting points.

We believe that the knowledge must be embedded, developed and reinforced to ensure that our students use their knowledge to make informed lifelong decisions.  Poorly-sequenced knowledge can cause uncertainty and confusion.  Our curriculum is considered to be a progression model, with students’ knowledge-application and wisdom growing exponentially, teaching them new independence, resilience and character at every stage of their development.

We also pay attention to the hidden curriculum – the unintended consequences of learning and lessons, of norms, values, and beliefs around concepts such as gender, ethnicity, culture, or sexuality, by thinking about not just what is taught but also how it is framed.

Harris Academy Falconwood sits within the Harris Federation and this makes us collaborative.  This collaboration of subject specialists and researchers means our students benefit from the very highest quality in teaching and the most powerful knowledge.  It also enables us to ensure that curriculum knowledge and understanding of our teaching and support staff is central to the personalised and continued professional development that all our staff receive to ensure it has impact in the classroom.  We harness the expertise from within the Federation's Academies, to develop a challenging and rich curriculum model that draws on our understanding of the local context to create challenging and stimulating lessons and activities.

The curriculum for each Key Stage is outlined below.  Details of individual subjects can be viewed on our Subjects page.  Our full curriculum document can be found in our Key Information area.

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 programme of study is followed during years 7, 8 and 9.  In the majority of subjects, students are put into sets appropriate to their ability.  Each year group is split into 3 bands with one band being fast track (high ability).  Students within these bands can be placed into sets for individual subjects.

Years 7 & 8

English

6 lessons per week

Maths

5 lessons per week

Science

5 lessons per week

Physical Education

2 lessons per week

Spanish

4 lessons per week

Religion & Philosophy

1 lesson per week

Geography

2 lessons per week

History

2 lessons per week

Design Technology

2 lessons per week

Drama

1 lesson per week

Music

1 lesson per week

Art

1 lesson per week

Preparation for Adulthood

1 lesson per week

Year 9

Students pick some options at the end of Year 8, and are subject to a ‘taster’ (1 period or 3% of curriculum time) of these subjects when in Year 9, in order to prepare students for their next phase of learning in Key Stage 4.  Some options choices may have entry criteria.

Students will also choose a ‘primary’ Humanities subject (History or Geography) which they are taught for 3 periods (9% of curriculum time).  Students will continue to study the secondary Humanities subject for 1 period (3% of curriculum time).

Whilst all students will continue to study a ‘Language’ in Year 9, those that will go on to be examined in the Language and thus eligible for the Ebacc will have increased Curriculum time studying the ‘Language’.  For students who will not be examined in a Language (N Route), additional curriculum time will be allocated to English, Maths and Science.

English

6 lessons per week
7 lessons per week for N route

Maths

5 lessons per week
6 lessons per week for N route

Science

5 lessons per week
6 lessons per week for N route

Physical Education

2 lessons per week

Spanish

4 lessons per week
1 lesson per week for N route

Citizenship

1 lesson per week

Primary Humanity Subject

3 lessons per week

Secondary Humanities Subject

1 lesson per week

Design Technology

1 lesson per week

Drama

1 lesson per week

Religion & Philosophy

1 lesson per week

Art

1 lesson per week

Option Choice A

1 lesson per week

Option Choice B

1 lesson per week

 

Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 4 programme of study is followed during Years 10 & 11.  Students have the opportunity to re-evaluate the options they chose in KS3 before studying the GCSE syllabus fully in KS4.

All students will have to choose GCSE History or Geography.  This mandatory choice will be allocated 4 teaching periods.  During KS4, options choices will be allocated 3 teaching periods each.

In KS4, for students not studying Ebacc, the teaching period in Year 9 allocated to a Language will be reallocated to Citizenship.

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

Core Subjects

English

Ebacc - 6 lessons per week
Non-Ebacc - 7 lessons per week

Mathematics

Ebacc - 5 lessons per week
Non-Ebacc - 6 lessons per week

Science (combined)

Ebacc - 5 lessons per week
Non-Ebacc - 6 lessons per week

Spanish

Ebacc - 4 lessons per week

Citizenship

Ebacc - 2 lessons per week
Non-Ebacc - 3 lessons per week

Physical Education
(non examinable)

1 lesson per week

History or Geography

4 lessons per week

Other Options Subjects (2 choices)

3 lessons per week

Art & Design, Business, ICT, Drama, iMedia, Sociology, Food Preparation & Nutrition, Health & Social Care, Product Design, Physical Education, Triple Science

Key Stage 5

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