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30/01/17

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Book Buddy Breakfast in full swing with student and volunteers! https://t.co/CaBCMweAOM

21/12/16

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1 million apologies to who ACTUALLY gave us a flippin truckload of chocolate for crimbo day. sorry guys!! https://t.co/f9dr62UQZp

20/12/16

Staff & students sporting their Christmas jumpers in aid of https://t.co/TG2JMwWCQq

24/11/16

Harris Academy Morden is consulting on changes it proposes to admissions to the Academy from Sept 2018. More info https://t.co/fFscfXXGHd https://t.co/flgc3Y1qFQ

13/10/16

We can reveal we are reading 'All American Boys' a 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book.

13/10/16

We are excited to be taking part in Global Read Allowed 2016.With more than 891,000 students signed up worldwide we can't wait to connect!

08/09/16

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Teaching Assistant required . Apply now https://t.co/h7sRyZKEI1 https://t.co/uXCAgKKr8U

25/08/16

- A remarkable Progress 8 score of +0.98!

25/08/16

Best Ever GCSE Results - A remarkable Progess 8 score of +0.98! https://t.co/nI0edZhrZG

25/08/16

HUGE congratulations to our Year 11 students who received their GCSE results today! https://t.co/7lChw8JULb

15/07/16

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It was an absolute pleasure, the students were impeccably behaved - enjoy the rest of the week of activities

15/07/16

Welcome and thank you for being part of our A.E.E. Week! https://t.co/yrpBqL2xTI

14/07/16

Pokémon Go: How to keep you or your children safe when playing https://t.co/HffWxWrHcN

14/07/16

Fantastic news! Well done - huge achievement! - Any pics? https://t.co/minbO7KKkY

12/07/16

What a fantastic experience! Thank you - A very informative trip! https://t.co/0PJWb6oabD

06/07/16

We would like to welcome all of our new Year 6 (future Year 7) students to Induction Day 2016! https://t.co/7OVvBjAWln

05/07/16

Our Year 11 Leavers Summer Ball - Full gallery here: https://t.co/idcFImZJLf https://t.co/6B47IfYF7r

04/07/16

Year 7 Parents' Evening will go ahead as planned - Full information here: https://t.co/teKFUcb0f5

04/07/16

NUT Strike Information 5/7/2016 - https://t.co/teKFUcb0f5 - Year 7 Parents' Evening will go ahead as planned.

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.

Curriculum

Option-Booklet-for-Website.pdf

Our curriculum is personalised and challenging. Whether a student needs to be stretched, or is struggling, we always work to inspire the best in them.

In years 7 and year 8 we set the most able students into a top group. The remaining students are placed into mixed ability teaching groups. This gives us the option of challenging the most able whilst still ensuring all students are appropriately supported. These groups are reviewed regularly to ensure that all students are correctly placed.

In years 7 and 8, there is a very well-rounded selection of subjects with an extra focus on maths and English. From their first year at the academy, students also study science, history, geography, RP and Spanish.  Other subjects include design & technology, computing, art, drama, music and PE.

We have a three-year Key Stage 4 (Years 9 – 11). This helps students to be as well prepared as possible for the rigors of the new GCSEs currently being introduced. Our students complete three rounds of mock examinations in addition to completing regular GCSE question practice in lessons.

In line with our academy specialism, all year 9 students follow an additional vocational qualification in business and enterprise.  This gives students a greater breath of subjects for when they apply to sixth form, college and/or university, and enables them to develop vital skills of teamwork, leadership, managing time and resources,  as well as using ICT. The business and enterprise course gives students the opportunity to develop significant entrepreneurial skills as they consider case studies and apply their learning to suggest how businesses could improve their effectiveness.

When our students choose their GCSEs in Year 8, they take their first step on the path to university and a career. We guide them to make good decisions early on about their education and understand what they need to do in order to achieve their ambitions and aspirations. We fully prepare our students to be able to begin A Level courses by Year 12 as strong, independent learners.

Throughout Years 7-13, students who need extra support receive it in small group and/or one-to-one sessions. There is also a range of masterclasses to ensure all students are stretched and challenged.

Lessons are typically of 50 minutes duration, although most subjects have double lessons of 100 minutes in Key Stage 4. In the tables below, one period equates to 50 minutes. Students in years 7, 8, 9 and 10 have 30 periods per week. Students in years 11 have 33 periods per week.

Key Stage 3

 

Eng Lit

Eng Lan

Ma

Sci

His

Geo

RS

PE

Mu

DT

Dra

Art

Spa

Com

Total

7

3

2

4

5

3

2

0.7*

2

1.25*

1.25*

1*

1.5*

3

0.3

30

8

2

3

5

5

2

3

1

2

1*

1*

1*

1*

2

1

30

*In rotations

Key Stage 4

 

Eng

Lit

Eng Lang

Maths

Sci

Opt A

Opt B

Opt C

Business

PE

Total

9

2

3

5

4

3

3

3

5

2

30

10

4

4

6

6

3

3

3

 

1

30

11

4

4

6

6

4

4

4

 

1

33

Details of Option Subjects at KS4

We offer a wide range of subjects at GCSE. We encourage the majority of students to follow the EBACC pathway. We complement this with a range of practical, arts and vocational options.

Here is an example of our year 8 options booklet.

This offer is reviewed annually and issued to year 8 students each spring. We reserve the right to adjust the offer each year as appropriate, but this booklet gives an accurate representation of our typical provision.