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Our wonderful Steel Pan band performed throughout lunch and conducted a workshop for staff and students as part of our Black History Month celebrations 🎶


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A wonderful Pianist and Saxophonist performed throughout lunch today for staff and students as part of our Black History Month celebrations   🎶


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The Performing Arts notice board here at has been updated with all of the timetables and extra-curricular activities available 🎶 🎭


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Our year 7 boys ready to go.. good luck lads!


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We had a fantastic time at our first ever netball tournament this afternoon at Bromley High. It was brilliant to see the girls playing together, the progress throughout this afternoon was amazing 🏐 I’m very proud and I can’t wait to watch these superstars in more fixtures ⭐️


Some *fantastic* examples of cells made by Year 7


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ANNOUNCEMENTs Unfortunately the opponent has withdrawn this morning from the year 7 boys football match. We will still be running a small sided game after school for the students so they can play some football. We have automatically gone through to the next round ⚽️ 🚨


Only another 2000 to go!! Busy times but we love that the local community can see how amazing our students and staff really are.#HABEShiningBrightly


Every day is open day at HABE- what a unique and special community we have, come see our amazing students in action. 1000 parents and students through the door already.


Our year 7 and 8 being scientists for the day designing and modifying ther own cells! Blowing away my the creativity of our students. What a week and its only Wednesday!


Experiencing the outdoors in year 7 with primitive living experiences and being in tune with nature and the great outdoors.


What an amazing week at HABE, students going above and beyond again.#ProudtobeHABE Sixth Formers helping Living Well in Penge - helping the community with the  generosity from our students and families


We have a number of items that have been left behind. Students will be able to collect these from the canteen tomorrow from 8am.


No problem - we will wait with her 👍


🔊Travel Update 🔊 The Bushcraft trip will be arriving back to the Academy around 4:45pm! We will let you know if anything changes


We can now announce our Virtual Open Evening will be on Thursday 11th November - stay tuned for further information!


Moved by the statistic, that "Fewer than 1% of students at GCSE study a book by a writer of colour", Ms Wrighton applied for a book giveaway, run by , to win 100 books written by black authors... we are delighted to say we have been successful!

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Curriculum intent 

It is our belief that a broad and balanced Science education is the entitlement of every student regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability. The teaching of Science at HABE is based on the vision, values and aims of HABE, promoting reciprocity, resilience, resourcefulness and reflectiveness amongst all students.

The Science department will deliver a strong knowledge-based curriculum, providing opportunity for students to discover the excitement of the sciences and the phenomena surrounding the subject; it will aim to instil a desire for practical discovery, while fostering the inquisitive nature of students.

A strong focus will also be placed upon literacy within science. There is robust evidence that poor literacy skills result in low attainment in the subject. This potentially limits the number of students pursuing a scientific career after they leave school.  Teachers will be aware of the vocabulary demands of a topic and will make a conscious choice to focus on the words that students most need to understand. New scientific vocabulary will be taught explicitly and by using direct instruction and modelling, students will quickly gain insight into how these words are to linked to other aspects of science.

The department will also strive to provide a current foundation in the elements of scientific method, theory, applicability and laboratory practice that will encourage and inspire students to acquire an in-depth appreciation of the scientific endeavour.  Students undertake experiments or view demonstrations where possible which, in addition to developing their practical skills, will also develop their ability to of hypothesise, predict, analyse, interpret and evaluate.

To fulfil this aim, the Science staff will provide a safe environment in which students’ views and personal aims are valued. Staff will encourage students to actively participate in their well-planned and highly differentiated lessons; where students of all abilities are given an appropriate level of challenge.  Through the careful formulation of the lesson objective, progress should be judged periodically throughout the lesson, week, term and year, followed by feedback provided, thus allowing students to become very aware of their own progress and areas which they can work on to improve. Through a practically based course, skilled, deep and lifelong learning can be achieved, as students are prepared for the world of work and further study in the Sciences.


Harris Academy Beckenham will follow the science curriculum as set out by the Harris Federation. This gives the benefit of being able to collaborate with other academies in the federation and undertaking standardised assessments. Year 11 mock exams will utilise AQA secure assessment materials in both Autumn and Spring.

  • In early years, pupils follow a rota of 2/3-week units that cover the national curriculum with most units including at least one required practical (which like GCSE and A Level, are assessed in the assessments)
  • In later years, rotas are produced on the assumption of specialist teaching of 4 80-minute lessons per week – 1 each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics with the fourth session allowing for targeted intervention to meet the needs of the students
  • Targeted intervention will also take place for all year groups to fill gaps in student knowledge and improve attainment in students who are underperforming
  • Teachers will also use assessment data in the form of ‘profiles of need’ which will allow them to target underperforming students in lessons
  • In later years for more specialised content (some of which is quite niche in nature), a fuller set of resources are made available as a starting point for teachers which would commonly include (but are not limited to):
    • A PowerPoint presentation with objectives, key visuals and activities
    • Pupil worksheets
    • Any relevant practical activities
    • Suggested homework activities
    • Health and safety information relevant to all activities
  • All centrally provided resources are intended for teachers to adapt to the needs and interests of their own individual classes


Pupils sit two assessments annually which are cumulative in nature. These are written by the Science consultant team, who have had past training and guidance from AQA in terms of appropriate levels of challenge. We have developed a common set of rules for the assessments to ensure that there is a consistent level of demand, mathematical skills and scientific skills included in each exam. The assessment model, and indeed the curriculum, are cumulative in their structure and so pupils are expected to know and apply more of their scientific understanding and skills in each assessment.

The constituent parts of the assessments involve:

  • The appropriate percentages of low, standard and high level demand questions
  • Approximately 25% of marks devoted to scientific skills / required practical activities
  • Approximately 20% of marks devoted to mathematical skills in the ratio of 10%:20%:30% for Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Assessments will assess subject knowledge AO1, application of subject knowledge AO2, and ability to analyse information AO3. Pupils will also be assessed on practical skills developed through the required practicals.

For every assessment, academies are requested to fill in a question level analysis tracker. This automatically generates statements of strength and targeted questions for development for each pupil which can then be placed in books as marking stickers. The consultant team will then collate the data to generate average scores per question for over 20 of the secondary academies within the multi academy trust. This gives us approximately 3000 pieces of individual data so we can identify common areas of weakness and prioritise aspects of the curriculum for improvement. As an academy, we can then identify our areas of relative strength and weakness compared to the federation average scores to help identify priority areas of knowledge and skills on which to deliver intervention sessions.

Year 7 Curriculum-Plan 2019-20

Year 8 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 9 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 10 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 11Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 12 Biology Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 12 Chemistry Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 12 Physics Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 13 Biology Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 13 Chemistry Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 13 Physics Curriculum Plan 2019-20