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22/01/20

Our Most Able students engaged in expanding their knowledge during the lunchtime Beckenham Experience workshop today, learning about the Foreign Exchange Market. Perhaps some budding traders in the making! https://t.co/dzTCKRGfT9

20/01/20

Introducing our new HABE History Blog. https://t.co/qvixb6WLPM Our students have been hard at work writing articles which we are very much hoping will be of interest to all historians out there!

20/01/20

We are proud to introduce our Head Boy and Head Girl teams. We congratulate all of them on achieving their positions for the coming year. https://t.co/Y7750JBg8Y

15/01/20

At last the rain has stopped and our Y13 geographers are able to enjoy their field trip on the South Downs! https://t.co/dhgPWVmYoM

06/01/20

A successful December Principal’s breakfast with students nominated for various positive contributions both inside and outside the Academy! You will all receive 200pts towards the reward league this term. Will you be nominated for the January breakfast? https://t.co/raYT0sfkYJ

20/12/19

Business is booming for our Business Enterprise students selling their beautiful Christmas decorations! Anyone for a last minute present idea! https://t.co/QO5VYiZ0Cw

19/12/19

Students and staff enjoying Christmas Jumper Day! Raising money for our Academy charity, Young Minds. https://t.co/9DCsZWGyzu

18/12/19

Food Technology classes are getting well and truly into the festive spirit making Yule Logs! https://t.co/onf7xZE4b0

18/12/19

Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow! Thursday 19th December. All students wearing jumpers are asked bring in £1 to donate to our chosen charity, Young Minds. No stylish jumpers please, but remember to wear with full uniform! https://t.co/MjtnVzqOwh

13/12/19

WORLD CLASS!!! Well done to all the students involved in helping to achieve this prestigious quality mark! https://t.co/l1fh64VKkI

13/12/19

It’s official...We are World Class! https://t.co/MXJ6GvwqUN

13/12/19

Our students enjoyed a lovely visit to Ralph Perrin Court to read descriptions about a day in the life of a HABE student, ask residents about their life experiences and to finish, carol singing and mince pies! https://t.co/CA5QsvXNj5

11/12/19

HABE politicians in the making! https://t.co/VcnYR7g4m7

11/12/19

Essential life saving First Aid training! https://t.co/4BL240KcKH

11/12/19

Our mask making masterclass allows our students to explore and bring to life what emotions mean to them. https://t.co/EJOLH0zrfF

11/12/19

Animal care and awareness... our lucky staff and students have the chance to interact and meet with some very well behaved visitors to the Academy! https://t.co/ZgByq5kxLy

11/12/19

Our exciting Character Development Day is well underway with our cooking masterclasses! Delicious food in the making and the end results! https://t.co/MerHKMNohZ

11/12/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

👫 Year 9 GCSE PE cohort visiting the body worlds museum for the first Character Development Day of the Academic year! We are all very excited 💀 https://t.co/rs2VS7ARJE

10/12/19

Harris Experience students enjoying live streamed interactive lectures direct from UCL discussing scientific research conducted at Great Ormond Street Hospital. https://t.co/3qHwpr7QJe

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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.