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26/11/20

Our phone lines are now back to normal, many thanks for your patience. https://t.co/EApWHzmNjl

26/11/20

We are currently experiencing issues with our phone system.  Should you need to contact the Academy, please email info.org.uk.

25/11/20

We will be providing Y8 & 10 students with live lessons whilst they are working from home. Read more now at https://t.co/AIzghhpmxf https://t.co/6wXVfsQxHI

25/11/20

We've just issued an important update regarding attendance at the Academy for all Year Groups. Read more at https://t.co/znO5te7y3h https://t.co/5iv8zQ71IP

23/11/20

If you have a Year 8 or 9 student working at home, we've uploaded some Working from Home Plans to our website, with lots more to follow. https://t.co/j93QnmHBJg

22/11/20

Important Update regarding year 8 and 9: https://t.co/s63nZNiKjM

19/11/20

We are Super Proud of Mitchell in Y11! Great charity to support! Hollywood awaits! Absolute superstar! 🌟 Donate here: https://t.co/PG8v2r49Bz https://t.co/zCrmxT1zg4

09/11/20

November Update from Head of HAF, Mr Tom Street found here: https://t.co/44rg2FLYs6 https://t.co/BrNskzLMfs

08/11/20

Well done Mr Watson!

08/11/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Kevin Watson VP ⁦⁩ managing a non league side in 1st round of FA cup today. Good Luck Kevin! Vice Principal by day, FA Cup star by night: Cray Valley Paper Mills boss' first round homework https://t.co/HJNOYIOAqo

19/10/20

Retweetd From UCAS

The Dos ✅ and Don'ts ❌of personal statement writing. To help make writing your personal statement a little easier we've outlined some top tips that you should consider... https://t.co/M35NZLKtkL https://t.co/y2Y7sbxGoB

19/10/20

164 year 11s in and 36 year 13s today for extra work 💜🎊🎉💥 https://t.co/h4dUM2FvY3

16/10/20

It's been a busy day at HAF! We'd like to present our Sixth Form Virtual Open Event... https://t.co/Yns1yEGoFG

16/10/20

Not to be outdone by Y11, we've also got 25+ sessions for our Sixth Form during the half term... https://t.co/Mnq2ML3P3s

16/10/20

Our Year 7 Art students have been studying Egyptian Art this half term, just look at these fantastic drawings of Tutankhamun’s mask! https://t.co/1diZ8PtM9N

16/10/20

Year 11 we have a huge 74 sessions for you to attend in half term! 🎉👍😊🔝 Please find schedule here: https://t.co/pwG22HGJ28 https://t.co/mKFdZ0mcLj

09/10/20

We are really pleased to premiere our new Virtual Open Evening on our website...enjoy... https://t.co/7qzDBX2X5k

01/10/20

Just a reminder, we have a year 11 Curriculum catch-up day tomorrow (Friday) . Details found here: https://t.co/pwG22HGJ28 We are really proud of how hard they are working! Grade 9 attitudes! https://t.co/O4jT43lwh2

25/09/20

Academy Update from Head of HAF, Mr Tom Street, found here: https://t.co/3ZFU0UmSp8 https://t.co/j8cEOhtX2n

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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Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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.