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09/09/20

The brilliant Mr Anderson working with year 9 today. Perfect uniform, perfect attitude and perfect start. Very proud. 💜 https://t.co/ijVfNNxOSb

08/09/20

Great start to the year for all year groups! 🙂Huge thank you to parents for supporting us making our Covid plans work so well! We really appreciate your support. https://t.co/zRSXDYlbLe

04/09/20

Amazing first day with our year 7, 11 and 12. We are so, so pleased to have you back! You were phenomenal today. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the year groups Monday! https://t.co/KlNZSmovJE

02/09/20

Fantastic cohort 👍🎓

02/09/20

We are all hugely excited to welcome back our young people! Details for each year group can be found here: https://t.co/I2S9gnDIRu https://t.co/BqGUvTfePV

02/09/20

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Some were in yesterday & some today...we'd like to say a huge to our #2020/21 cohort & a to our team! 🎓🏫☀️🖥📚 https://t.co/QYHtMubnhX

13/08/20

Two of our students off to Oxford University today! Miles is going to University College to read History. Omar is reading History at Trinity College. We are so, so proud of you both! https://t.co/SKxkj6ldmP

13/08/20

Miriam, we were so lucky to have you at HAF and Uni.Greenwich are again lucky to have you. Superstar!!

13/08/20

Retweetd From Miriam L-U

Results day is here! Been a privilege to spend my 2 years at , great teaching and great company! Woke up to acceptance at my first choice 😃🎉. Moving onto the next chapter, en route to being a teacher! https://t.co/MRURA575T2

13/08/20

We are all incredibly proud of all our year 13s today, many of which secured places at top universities. They are very lucky to have you. https://t.co/SV9zyw6zD0

15/06/20

Really pleased to see so many Year 10 students back today 👏👏. 👀 Looking forward to seeing the rest of you during the week.

12/06/20

The Academy welcomes the return of our Year 10 students back onto site from Monday 15th June 2020, starting with groups 1, 2, 3 & 4. https://t.co/JvRLBYGMUU

12/06/20

Thanks for you continued patience with the issue currently affecting access to Microsoft Teams. We are still working on a full resolution to the issue, however some students' Teams should slowly become available again during today. https://t.co/I7Agq1Nat3

11/06/20

We are aware of an issue with Microsoft Teams that may be preventing students from logging on or seeing their correct classes across the Federation. We are working to resolve this issue, and will update you when this has been resolved.

29/05/20

***UPDATE*** Following further Government guidance, Y10 students are now planned for return on Monday 15th June.

29/05/20

***UPDATE*** Following further guidance, Y10 students are now planned for return on Monday 15th June.

23/05/20

Retweetd From Jack Petchey Fdn

Have you nominated someone going the extra mile to help others? A young person nominated to us 🏆 COULD win £50 and a letter from Sir Jack 💪 WILL be contacted by the Foundation and thanked for their work with a certificate and momento. Nominate today https://t.co/PHdEksIyY8 https://t.co/VUCPeOzdKE

21/05/20

We will be open for Y10 students in a regular, part time and structured manner from Monday June 1st 2020. Provision for students of key workers and those categorised as vulnerable will also continue separately on the Academy site. https://t.co/xRPjAluNeX

21/05/20

Our Induction Evening for parents and carers of new Y7 students will not go ahead as planned. Instead, the Induction Evening presentation will be accessible via the Harris Academy Falconwood website https://t.co/9m7boUt64m from 7.00pm on Thursday 11th June.

07/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

There is no set date for schools to reopen. Schools will remain closed to most until scientific advice indicates it is right to reopen and the five tests set out to beat this virus have been met.

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

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

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.

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.