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05/12/19

HABE Christmas Jumper Day 2019! Thursday 19th December 2019. https://t.co/LCv6Mxps5F

02/12/19

Well done to the November Principal’s breakfast winners! https://t.co/rq5ugOY19X

02/12/19

Yr13 Girls Lancôme Trip on Thursday 28th 2019 - Words For Work: Women in Leadership https://t.co/7bNJYYnvaa

28/11/19

Happy Thanksgiving! https://t.co/sLU1BplHX1

28/11/19

Group one are currently measuring wave count in Swanage! https://t.co/XNTs8JeOjt

27/11/19

Our Year 9 Parent Consultation Evening is taking place on Thursday 28th November starting at 4.30pm. We look forward to welcoming all our students with their parents/carers.

26/11/19

Well done to our Jack Petchey winners who attended a fabulous evening at the Churchill Theatre to receive their awards. We are extremely proud of all our students who are a credit to the Academy and their local community - "if you think you can, you can." https://t.co/95SFAAVUNj

21/11/19

Harris Beckenham Sixth Form Open Evening is taking place tonight from 16.30 - 19.00. The event is an opportunity to discuss A-level and CTECH courses with subject specialists. We look forward to welcoming you tonight!

20/11/19

We are excited to offer Y9-12 students , with Camps International, the opportunity to experience a 4-week expedition to Kenya in summer 2021. Parents/carers welcome to find out more on Tuesday 26th November starting 6.30pm at HABE. https://t.co/iiyHJJLRot

20/11/19

Harris Experience students attended the Christie's Education Centre yesterday to brush up on their valuation and auctioning techniques! Good preparation for their challenge of producing and auctioning their own piece of artwork at the end of this academic year. https://t.co/h21Xhnu9KE

18/11/19

Well done to our students for successfully completing their Bikeability training, keeping them safe whilst cycling on our roads. Newly qualified Level 1-3 Bikeability students are able to safely manoeuvre, communicate, anticipate and negotiate! https://t.co/S1kM5OlYt5

11/11/19

Staff and students from Harris Academy Beckenham were proud to join with the local community for the Remembrance parade and service, honouring all those service men and women who fought so bravely. https://t.co/Fzzr87iE8O

30/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Geography

Group 4 ETA at is 11.20pm. ETA at is 11.45pm. See you all soon!

30/10/19

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Group 4: We have explored the city of Naples, bought our final souvenirs, eaten our last ice creams and now we’re heading back to the airport. 🇮🇹🌞🍦 Arrivederci, Napoli! https://t.co/xWuqxhL2g1

29/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Geography

Group 4 are exploring the stunning Amalfi coastline in the sunshine - on our way to the Emerald Caves! 🇮🇹🌞#hfnaples https://t.co/Wa6oBARGTK

27/10/19

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Group 4 have landed safely in Naples - the adventure begins! 🇮🇹🌋🌎 https://t.co/IhS4aCzH5H

27/10/19

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Finally it’s our turn! Group 4 is on the way to the airport. See you soon, Naples! 🌋🌎

22/10/19

Looking forward to the 11th November when we find out whether we are World Class! https://t.co/5j32c1np9M

18/10/19

We warmly invite nominations for any of our students at HABE who you feel deserves consideration for a Bromley Youth Rotary Award for their contribution to our local community. Please email t.christopher.org.uk with your nomination by 18th November. https://t.co/4wBLSWWOmO

17/10/19

It was wonderful to celebrate our students positive achievements at the October Principal’s breakfast! Will you be nominated for next month?#Rewards https://t.co/bWBKMNN0bQ

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Curriculum Overview

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Curriculum Intent

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 that all children are equal and there is, therefore, equity of entitlement to knowledge for each of our students and their families; to improve the life chances for all students and accelerate social mobility 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. This 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.

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.