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16/08/19

Retweetd From Stuart Lawrence Official

What a great night I was asked to speak & to hand out awards award ceremony. my main point was With great POWER comes great RESPONSIBILITY! How are you going to make a difference? Keep doing the great work and celebrating achievements of young people

16/08/19

Harris Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving fantastic A Level results this week! These have helped them secure places at a number of top universities and vocational courses. https://t.co/n5wQuzSrpR https://t.co/glX1RFAgOr

15/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to all our students picking up their today – fantastic to see so many excellent achievements across our academies

15/08/19

Good luck to all our students today collecting their A-level results! You have worked extremely hard and we are proud of you! https://t.co/9U3PVtxPq4

19/07/19

The ETA of the French trip arrival back at the Academy is 7pm!

19/07/19

Our Year 8 students spilling the tea on History at the Imperial War Museum, come and join the tea party! https://t.co/n3PWB9NLyC

19/07/19

Our stunning piece of artwork created by our Harris Experience students called 'Our World' made from donated up-cycled materials from staff, all of which had a special meaning or story attached to it. A community project sold at auction and purchased by Lord Harris himself! https://t.co/ZaSvmtl7dK

19/07/19

The fun continues ... https://t.co/JksGZoXVDy

18/07/19

Our Year 9s are immersed in a day packed rich with history. They have enjoyed a walking tour of Whitechapel, learning all about the murders of 1888 and are currently experiencing a day in the life of an Elizabethan soldier!” https://t.co/LyLjJ2MbGN

18/07/19

Students are at the market in Mont Didier. Having a great time practising their French! Bon Appetite! https://t.co/wZFAOgX7dg

17/07/19

With auction hammers at the ready our Harris Experience students have received their training to auction their creation at Christies entitled 'Our World'; a map of the world made from up-cycled material donated from staff behind which every piece has a story or precious memory. https://t.co/1CzqilDriR

17/07/19

Students have just visited the site of "le grande mine" at the Lochnagar Crater and the Somme Museum. https://t.co/i4RyT2kz9K

17/07/19

HABE Careers Fair 2019 began with George Imafidon, who gave an inspirational speech about moving out of your comfortable zone into the growth zone! https://t.co/X0MPRbOMHU

17/07/19

Looks like our staff and students are enjoying the most wonderful time already! https://t.co/2Psn4ZNsTT

15/07/19

Well-done to our amazing PE department. A great achievement!! https://t.co/gioto1L2BU

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Last act of the day!! Looking forward to next year already... https://t.co/59GvDJW20N

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Fancy watching Wimbledon in an open air setting with food, drink and music? Head on down to ! https://t.co/jCcOjsUAc3

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

A fiery debate taking place in our Creative Canopy Tent! https://t.co/Wz7cMUqxW3

12/07/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

BREAKING NEWS: SPAIN TRIP UPDATE...they have landed earlier than expected and arrival at HABE is expected at 4:45pm 🇪🇸

12/07/19

IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding . We have just received news that flight is now delayed. Estimated time of arrival back to the Academy is now 6.00pm.

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RE

Year 7

The aim of Religious Education is to allow students to both learn about religion and also to learn from religion about their own lives.

The first half-term of Year 7 introduces students to the concept of philosophy and self-reflection through a short course of self-analysis. Year 7 students will look at the qualities they possess, the influences upon them and their situation in the wider world. The aim of this study is to allow the students to engage with reflective practice and allow them to find confidence in their own identity.

Following this self-reflection, Year 7 students spend the second half-term looking at British society, exploring the concepts of tolerance, diversity and respect. This insight and reflection on the world around them aims to prepare them for being citizens of the wider world who can comprehend the concepts of value and respect and are able to contribute positively as young members of society.

Year 7 students spend the second term exploring the Christian tradition engaging with both key beliefs of the religion and outreach projects that Christians engage in. This message of social action that can be seen in Christianity is something that the students are expected to learn from and appreciate the value of showing kindness to others. Following this, students embark on a group study of the life of Jesus, looking at both his teachings and his actions and what might be learnt from this. Students are encouraged to approach this study with enthusiasm and commitment as they are to work in a team to create a project that reflects both the information gathered and learnt, as well as evaluative and reflective information about Jesus’ relevance to Christians and those in the wider world. 

Finally, the third term is dedicated to the other Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Islam. When Year 7 students approach Judaism, they are encouraged to explore the Hebrew Bible and the different genres of text that have informed the history of the Jewish people. Particularly, students have the opportunity to explore kosher food laws and reflect upon the significance of laws in religion in a more general sense. Islam is introduced through first studying the key figure of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the origins of the Qur’an. The final project of the year aims to encompass all the skills that the students have gathered throughout the year – information, reflection and evaluation – to produce a personal reflection on the religion of Islam, suggesting what we might learn from this religion and how they feel they have grown over the year due to their study of religion. 

Autumn Term 2014

Spring Term 2015

Summer Term 2015

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Discovering myself

Assessment Method: Baseline Formative written test. End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Who is Jesus?

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: The origins of Sikhism

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Christian beliefs

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: The origins of Judaism

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Religious research project

Assessment Method: End of unit formative written test.

 

Year 8

The aim of Religious Education is to allow students to both learn about religion and also to learn from religion whilst reflecting upon their own lives.

The first term of Year 8 allows the students to engage with the concept of belief, asking questions about why people do and do not believe in God and exploring their own personal views on this. Students are encouraged to show tolerance and understanding as they discuss different perspectives and discover why we live in such a religiously diverse society.

Following this, Year 8 students have the opportunity to begin to investigate morality – a topic that they will learn about in great depth at GCSE. Students are allowed to contemplate and evaluate the concepts of good and evil, as well as discussing where our morals come from. The aim of this study is to allow them to explore their own moral values and build up a greater understanding of the world around them.

In the second term, students embark on a study of Buddhism looking at both key beliefs and practices, as well as reflecting on the spiritual value of this major world religion. As Buddhism is one of the most self-reflective world religions, students are encouraged to see the benefits of reflective practice outside of a religious context and take the opportunity themselves to utilise reflectiveness, which is encouraged here at Harris Academy Beckenham. Furthermore, Year 8 will begin to develop comparative and evaluative skills that are necessary at GCSE through analysing Buddhist teaching and creating conclusions about the religion through pursuing a scheme of individual study.

Year 8 students spend the final term exploring the other two major Eastern religions – Sikhism and Hinduism. Through engaging with the study of the Sikh place of worship (the Gurdwara), students are encouraged to understand the key Sikh value of equality. This understanding is achieved in order that Year 8 students begin their preparation for being citizens of the wider world who can comprehend the concepts of respect and dignity and are able to contribute positively as a member of society.

When studying Hinduism, Year 8 are given the opportunity to engage with their more creative sides by reflecting on the wisdom of traditional Hindu stories and creating their own version of these moral messages. This allows for them to reflect on the year’s study as a whole and utilise all the skills they have gathered throughout the year, particularly reflection upon morality and values.

Autumn Term 2014

Spring Term 2015

Summer Term 2015

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Beliefs about God

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Islamic beliefs

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: The origins of Buddhism

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Religion and art

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: The origins of Hinduism

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Critical Realism

Assessment Method:  End of unit formative written test.

 

GCSE Overview

Qualification: GCSE

Exam Board: AQA

Course Outline

The GCSE RE Specification B course is distinctive in providing opportunities for the thematic studies of religion and religious responses to fundamental questions of life, with reference to one or more of the six major world religions.

The Specification is accessible to students of any religious persuasion or none at all. The course encourages students to develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, a study of life issues by exploring relevant religious views and teachings about such issues.

The majority of students will be entered for two modules of the GCSE RE Specification B, therefore gaining one full GCSE.

However a minority of students may be entered for one module, thus gaining half a GCSE. Final decisions of Full course /

Short course entry will be decided in Year 11.

Key Skills:

Students develop key transferable skills such as: 

  • Communication / Debating
  • Analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Evaluation
  • Organizing information in a logical manner
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Interpretive, persuasive and descriptive skills.

Assessment Procedures

Unit 2

100% Written exam

Unit 3

100% Written exam

Tiers of Entry

Single Tier Entry

Year 9

Autumn Term 2014

Spring Term 2015

Summer Term 2015

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:  Religious attitudes to matters of life (medical ethics).

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

12.5% of final grade

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:  Religious attitudes to the elderly and death.

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

12.5% of final grade

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:   Religious attitudes to crime and punishment.

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

12.5% of final grade

Half Term 2

Unit Focus:    Religious attitudes to matters of life (medical ethics) and Religious attitudes to the elderly and death.

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

Both 12.5% of final grade

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Religious attitudes to drug abuse

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

12.5% of final grade

Half Term 2

Unit Focus:   Religious attitudes to crime and punishment/ revision

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

Mock Exam

12.5% of final grade

 

Year 10

Autumn Term 2014

Spring Term 2015

Summer Term 2015

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:  Religious attitudes to matters of life (medical ethics).

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

12.5% of final grade

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Religious attitudes to drug abuse

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

12.5% of final grade

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:  Unit 2 revision

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

Mock Exam

50% of final grade

Half Term 2

Unit Focus:   Religious attitudes to the elderly and death.

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

12.5% of final grade

Half Term 2

Unit Focus:  Religious attitudes to crime and punishment.

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

Mock Exam

12.5% of final grade

Half Term 2

N/A

 

Year 11

Autumn Term 2014

Spring Term 2015

Summer Term 2015

Half Term 1

Unit Focus: Religious attitudes to Animal rights/ Religious attitudes to planet earth.

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

25% of final grade

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:  Religious attitudes to matters of life (medical ethics)/ Religious attitudes to the elderly and death.

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

25% of final grade

Half Term 1

Unit Focus:  Exam skills and revision

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

50% of final grade

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Religious attitudes to prejudice/ Religious attitudes to early life.

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

Mock Exam

25% of final grade

Half Term 2

Unit Focus: Religious attitudes to drug abuse/ Religious attitudes to crime and punishment.

Assessment Method:   

Controlled Assessment

25% of final grade

Half Term 2

N/A

 

Staff

Name

Position

Contact details

Ms E Richardson

Assistant Principal Global Communications

0208 662 6688

e.richardson@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Mr P Dipple

Coordinator Humanities

 p.dippleiar@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms A Hoyden

Teacher of  RE

a.hoyden@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Mr S Jlilou Teacher of RE and Sociology s.jlilou@harrisbeckenham.org.uk