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20/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 3 is focused on our HABE Diploma. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/odKCvbWIOA

19/01/21

Year 7 – keeping fit, keeping healthy! Healthy heads and healthy hearts! https://t.co/pT8k6LCy1E

19/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's , day 2 - our extra-curricular offer! Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS https://t.co/3GXBIyt9JL

18/01/21

Three days until our Sixth Form Live Q&A - join us on Thursday 21st January 4-5pm using this link: https://t.co/rGnROWBNOL ' https://t.co/WxJPqCJDNP

18/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's , starting with our broad curriculum offer. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS" https://t.co/6pzpqmtPgH

18/01/21

Good Morning to all our HABE students! Enjoy this week's newsletter filled with information, suggestions and top tips! https://t.co/KtxVVYKR3F

18/01/21

'Revision Revelation' will encourage students weekly, to try out effective techniques for consolidating their learning. This week's 'revelation' is 'Reduce It!'. Find the tutorial on the student shared area and e-mail in any of your fantastic creations!

15/01/21

We would like to further support our Sixth Form students with their independent learning by providing them with our new HABE at Home booklet which has been created by their subject teachers. Find an online copy here: https://t.co/6FTTtRU672 https://t.co/noE4WPL11y

15/01/21

Get Ready Y11, HABE Sixth Form Taster Session go live on Tuesday 19th January! https://t.co/E4W43OW8J2

15/01/21

Shout out to our amazing teachers. Celia, this is for you. Bringing Dickens to life! https://t.co/8RcZTtsfKP

15/01/21

A-level and GCSE grades: Call to scrap 'panic-inducing' tests - BBC News https://t.co/8JDuNqdYb6

15/01/21

Amazing Attendance in Sixth Form -well done everyone Year 12 -97% Year 13 – 97% # The Sixth Form team feeling very proud https://t.co/AJcIpX7LbK

15/01/21

# Reciprocity in Action, our community rocks. # HABE Parents Being Brilliant Thank you for your support this week, have a HABE happy Friday from all the staff. https://t.co/baiyZWIlbJ

14/01/21

'Shout out to all the Y8 teachers who are clearly working so hard to deliver a high quality online learning programme. This cannot be easy for anyone, and my husband and I just wanted to say thank you very much for everything you are doing. It is very much appreciated.' Y8 parent

14/01/21

'I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Staff & Teachers at HABE for their ongoing support & dedication to the Students & Parents without whom I for one would not have got through this very trying time. So from my family I THANK YOU.' Y11 parent.

13/01/21

Wow HABE! Congratulations everyone – ‘we are smashing this out of the park.’ Attendance significantly above national averages. Today’s shout out goes to Year 10 – # Love learning # Our future matters Year 11 -95% Year 10 – 96% Year 9 - 92% Year 8 - 93% Year 7 – 91% https://t.co/GYM8CCTqnK

12/01/21

Well done to our fabulous Y10- attendance yesterday was 94% - an amazing start to week 2 – thank you to our parents and carers for your continued support and encouragement!

12/01/21

Well done to our fabulous Y11- attendance yesterday was 96% - an amazing start to week 2 – thank you to our parents and carers for your continued support and encouragement!

11/01/21

Virtual Enrichment! How many points are you going to make for your faculty? https://t.co/KEHI9ha03K https://t.co/gFJNWV28od

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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Bexley

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Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Curriculum Overview

The overarching aim of Harris Academy Beckenham is to end the cycle of poverty and disadvantage: ambition and aspiration dictate the model of our curriculum.

Our founding principle is that all children are equal and there is, therefore, equity of entitlement to knowledge for each of our students and their families. We aim to improve the life chances for all students and accelerate social mobility. This leads our vision.

By combining Science and Enterprise as our specialisms, we have created a vibrant, innovative learning environment in which the concepts of discovery, innovation and ground-breaking achievement can flourish.

As well as embedding an enriching, challenging science curriculum, comprising personalised pathways to a range of qualifications, we encourage our students to adopt a systematic, precise and logical approach to their academic studies.

HarrisBeck28This is partnered with a resourceful, inventive and resilient, ‘can do’ attitude to guarantee high achievement. Our ethos centres on the crucial skills of Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity; learning attitudes and skills which will empower our students to become the best that they can be while at the Academy and beyond.

Our ambition for all students is to Aspire, Discover, Achieve, and this underpins our mastery-inspired curriculum.

The central place of knowledge within the curriculum is explicit within our Academy. The inventive design of our curriculum and the high-quality implementation of that curriculum are integral to what we do as an individual Academy and as a vital part of Harris Federation.

The purpose of our Academy is revealed by the curriculum we provide and the quality of the teaching that delivers our knowledge rich curriculum.

Our curriculum, then, becomes a deliberate and explicit guarantor of equality as we work to close the limits to opportunity that exist in society. We ensure all our students have access to a broad and balanced body of knowledge regardless of demographics and starting points. To this end we have worked as a collaborative Multi Academy Trust. We harness the expertise from within Harris Academy Beckenham, working in collaboration with the consultants and network strands to develop a relevant, challenging and rich curriculum model. Whilst we offer personalised pathways for our learners at each key stage, all students have equal access to a broad and diverse curriculum.

The high expectations we have of each teacher includes the directive to drive forward this mission to expand opportunities for all young people in areas of deep disadvantage. Harris Academy Beckenham bases its drive and ambition on our ethos of 4Rs: Resilience; Reflectiveness; Resourcefulness and Reciprocity to create challenging and stimulating lessons and activities as part of our academy curriculum. Our enrichment curriculum provides a further extension to our students’ learning, providing opportunities to further consolidate the 4Rs as well as enhance every child’s cultural capital.


Statement of principle

Aspire. Discover. Achieve.

HarrisBeck17We aim to provide all students with opportunities to access and engage with the best possible curriculum, but also to help students comprehend that while knowledge is powerful it is also insecure, contested and evolving. We encourage our students to see themselves as enquiring learners who help to build their own sense of their place within their educational world.

We secure concepts in English and Mathematics throughout every phase and this acts as a gateway to acquiring core knowledge in a rich range of subjects such that we develop students’ expertise within those individual subject disciplines.

Our curriculum pivots on WORD (Writing, Oracy, Reading Development), with every teacher dedicated to raising the levels of eloquent, accurate and confident communication of every student.

An enriched vocabulary enables a better understanding of concepts and ideas and we facilitate access to knowledge beyond our students’ ordinary daily experiences. We do this by expanding their cultural capital and the breadth of their vocabulary.

Children are exposed to a variety of texts both fiction and non-fiction, a wide range of creative arts and thoughtfully planned learning outside the classroom. We recognise that “the curriculum” is not just a timetable and that engagement in co-curricular opportunities is encouraged at every stage through everything from the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Harris Experience, Federation Sports Day and the events that give platforms for all our students’ talents.

Students in Year 7 and 8 are now following a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum, meaning that GCSE and other vocational options will be taken at the end of Year 9. This is a change from previous practice and has been made in light of our new knowledge rich curriculum and the increasing demand of the new GCSE specifications. This means we need to ensure every child has mastered and understood all of the key concepts in each subject area prior to choosing their Key Stage 4 Option choices.


For further information about the curriculum, please contact Mr Williams at: info@harrisbeckenham.org.uk.

Year 7 Curriculum Overview

Year 7 will follow the new 3 year KS3

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week:

  • 3 English
  • 3 Mathematics
  • 3 Science
  • 2 Physical Education
  • 1 Religious Education
  • 1 History
  • 1 Geography
  • 1 Art and Design
  • 1 Drama
  • 1 Music
  • 2 French, Spanish or Mandarin

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

For students who are behind their chronological age in literacy and numeracy, catch up will be provided within the curriculum.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 8 Curriculum Overview

Year 8 will follow the new 3 year KS3

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week:

  • 4 English
  • 3 Mathematics
  • 3 Science
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Religious Education
  • 1 History
  • 1 Geography
  • 1 Art
  • 1 Design and Technology
  • 1 Performing Arts
  • 2 French or Spanish

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

For students who are behind their chronological age in literacy and numeracy, catch up will be provided within the curriculum.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 9 Curriculum Overview

Year 9 are following a Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The number of option subjects has been increased to 4 to ensure a broad curriculum and increased opportunities for EBacc uptake.

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week.

  • 3 English (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 3 Mathematics (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 3 Science (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Citizenship
  • 2 Option A
  • 2 Option B
  • 2 Option C
  • 2 Option D

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 10 Curriculum Overview

Year 10 are following a Key Stage 4 Curriculum

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week.

  • 4 English
  • 4 Mathematics
  • 3 Science (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Physical Education (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Citizenship (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 2 Option A
  • 2 Option B
  • 2 Option C

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.

Year 11 Curriculum Overview

Year 11 are following a Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The number of option subjects has been increased to 4 to ensure a broad curriculum and increased opportunities for EBacc uptake.

All students will study the following number of 80 minute lessons per week.

  • 4 English
  • 3 Mathematics (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 4 Science
  • 1 Physical Education (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 1 Religious Education (one lesson = 120 mins per week)
  • 2 Option A
  • 2 Option B
  • 2 Option C

Students will engage with IT through all subjects areas; using the internet for research, for extended writing, presentations and in the production of tables and graphs.

Students will complete a 25 minute tutorial each day where they will cover additional PSHE, learn about British values, improve their reading and plan future career opportunities. This will be supplemented by regular drop down days to cover these aspects of students’ personal development in further detail.

The Academy is also proud to offer a rich and varied enrichment timetable of activities that take place before and after the Academy each day.