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24/01/20

Not bad for the second rehearsal of 2020 for the Academy Orchestra! Great to welcome some new Y7 members to Music School - you're sounding great! 👏🏼👏🏼 🎶🎶 https://t.co/Ni5MivtSH5

24/01/20

Some great pictures from the regional final of the Pitch Perfect competition! What a brilliant day! 🎶🎶 https://t.co/mAH85pHMNV

24/01/20

We're off to the Grand Final of the Perfect Pitch competition!! Congratulations to our Chamber Choir 'HAPaphonix' on their fantastic performances at the regional final! 🎶🎶 https://t.co/rmR8OwKuXT

23/01/20

Thank you for your kind voucher donation to the music department today in recognition of our hard work and achievements! It was a lovely surprise and it totally brightened our day!

01/01/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

We're hosting another FREE workshop at with Garvey Harris Why not make it part of your New Year New You regime? Pop it in your 2020 diary for Tuesday 14 January 6.30pm https://t.co/YEEygMwewW

19/12/19

Former Year 11 students taking part in Girl’s Network Celebration evening https://t.co/xhvvgv1Gmu

19/12/19

Retweetd From Tigan The Girls' Network

We've been reliving our amazing Celebration Event today: these are INCREDIBLE Wembley High, and girls networking, celebrating and becoming Ambassadors https://t.co/7r0cUzP4zb

17/12/19

Retweetd From Southwark Gymnastics

Your students were amazing - a real credit to . Can’t wait to work with you again in 2020

17/12/19

HAP students representing the Academy at Southwark Gymnastics https://t.co/8KW4yMUgYP

17/12/19

Harris Peckham Greenhouse Basketball students meeting Maia Bouchier for a cricket workshop https://t.co/m7orPmwyTO

16/12/19

Ms Ajayi's beautiful displays, especially her ‘recommend a book’ section for students to fill in. https://t.co/FhyAUPLLNF

14/12/19

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

A great day spent delivering our introduction to Strengthening Minds training session. Thank you to the incredible staff from 8 of the academies for their engagement. Great to work with schools and staff who put the wellbeing of their students first. https://t.co/zvr6I2hvH3

12/12/19

Our Insight Winter 2019 magazine is now on our website. Please click on the following link to download. https://t.co/P1qK1DHvWm https://t.co/SteLXpNke8

11/12/19

Year 9 giving their speeches after the Leap Day Immigration Presentation https://t.co/ze23UCSDc6

10/12/19

Fantastic performances from our Drama and Dance students this evening! It was a privilege to host Harris on Stage this year. & you were amazing too! https://t.co/3xVgrK4ruz

09/12/19

GCSE Music students completing their analysis of Mozart. Great discussion about diminished chords v dominant minor 9ths 🎶 https://t.co/6yjtiGU2qb

09/12/19

Students had a fantastic time at Old Colfeians RFC for Project Rugby organised by the TSG section of the Met police. They came 3rd in the competition and were the only all-female side. https://t.co/UHATVB8gv8

06/12/19

Retweetd From IPPR

Great to talk with pupils from last night! We were blown away by their intelligent and thoughtful responses and questions 💯 ones to watch for the future! https://t.co/oVCbUImV41

06/12/19

Fantastic to see former student in this video from https://t.co/TCbioOWOch

06/12/19

Some critical analysis of economic policy between Islam, Tegan, Prince, Mr Tye and Ms McCurdy at the and Economic Justice Assembly. Blown away by these critical ideas and thoughts! https://t.co/LpDOoE8R2h

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Curriculum Overview

This page explains our curriculum intent and provides an overview of the curriculum at Harris Academy Peckham.

Students experience a depth and mastery of subject specific knowledge and skills.

Subject specific knowledge and skills are taught in depth to ensure a mastery approach, allowing students to develop into Mathematicians, Geographers, Historians, Artists, Musicians etc…  Students are challenged by our ambitious curriculum which prepares them for the next stage of their education after GCSEs.  Students experience a clear progression of delivered knowledge in their subject areas that intertwines within the variety of subjects studied both at KS3 and KS4.


IMG 138Students become lifelong and independent learners.

Our curriculum aims to enrich students and create a love of learning and thirst for knowledge.  Through our personal development curriculum in tutor time, students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to independently enhance their learning outside of the classroom, utilising the internet, our library and amenities within the local community.  Students use their knowledge organisers to consolidate their learning each week.  Enrichment outside of the Academy through Harris experiences, links with universities and other educational enhancement opportunities, provides students with further skills to become more independent.


Students develop critical thinking and excellent communication skills.

In lessons students are encouraged to problem solve and develop their analytical, synthesis and evaluation skills.  Oracy is a key focus to ensure students become confident and coherent communicators.  Enrichment on offer also enhances these skills and provides a platform for students to excel in a communication driven world.  LEAP days provide a further platform for students to develop their critical thinking and communication skills.


IMG 023Literacy and numeracy are at the core.

We recognise that these two areas are fundamental in the progression of student learning across all subject areas.  Our WORD (writing, oracy and reading development) initiative ensures that students regularly undertake extended writing in lessons and time to read is incorporated throughout all subject areas.  DEAR time in tutor time and during English lessons continues this focus.  Numeracy is also a drive within each subject area as well as the focus on ensuring students are financially capable and aware.


Students are world ready and develop into global citizens.

Our curriculum encompasses all aspects of SMSC and British values to ensure students have the understanding and ability to stay safe in the world and leave a positive footprint within their local community, country and the world.  Students are given the opportunities to experience learning outside of the classroom, as well as community projects.  The local context of the Academy is embedded into the curriculum to ensure that students are world ready and understand and embrace their own context within the local community and London.  Our ethos of Leadership, Enquiry, Aspiration and Perseverance also supports this.

If you have any questions regarding our curriculum please email enquiries@harrispeckham.org.uk   

Year 7 Curriculum

Year 7 will follow a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum.

Year 7 students are placed in mixed-ability tutor groups. To ensure appropriate 'stretch and challenge', students are placed in a set for core subjects (English, Maths and Science). Other subjects are taught in mixed-ability groups.

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.

A Year 7 student timetable will be made up of the following subjects;

  • 5 Maths lessons
  • 5 English lessons
  • 5 Science lessons
  • 2 Physical Education lessons
  • 2 Geography lessons
  • 2 History lessons
  • 3 Languages lessons (in either French, Spanish or German)
  • 2 Art and Design lessons, including Food and Nutrition
  • 2 Music lessons
  • 1 Drama lesson
  • 1 Religious Studies lesson.

Additionally, students will engage with a 30 minute tutorial each day where they will be engaged with reading improvement, a range of Personal, Social and Health education (PSHE) including learning about British Values and looking at career opportunities.

Each day students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of enrichment activities that are organised and run by Harris Academy Peckham teaching and support staff. These activities take place between 14.50 – 15.50 each academy day.

Year 8 Curriculum

Year 8 will follow a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum.

Year 8 students continue in mixed-ability tutor groups. To ensure appropriate 'stretch and challenge', students are placed in a set for core subjects (English, Maths and Science). Other subjects are taught in mixed-ability groups.

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.

A Year 8 student timetable will be made up of the following subjects;

  • 5 Maths lessons
  • 5 English lessons
  • 5 Science lessons
  • 2 Physical Education lessons
  • 2 Geography lessons
  • 2 History lessons
  • 3 Languages lessons (in either French, Spanish or German)
  • 2 Art and Design lessons
  • 1 Music lesson
  • 1 Drama lesson
  • 1 Religious Studies lesson. 

Additionally, students will engage with a 30 minute tutorial each day where they will be engaged with reading improvement, a range of Personal, Social and Health education (PSHE) including learning about British Values and looking at career opportunities.

Each day students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of enrichment activities that are organised and run by Harris Academy Peckham teaching and support staff. These activities take place between 14.50 – 15.50 each school day.

Year 9 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 9 (last year 2019), 10 and 11.

Year 9 students continue in mixed-ability tutor groups. In addition to compulsory core subjects, Harris Academy Peckham offers a wide range of specialist courses for students to study at GCSE or the equivalent vocational level.

A range of information days and evenings were provided to students and their parents before option choices are made during the spring term in Year 8.

For a course to run, it must have a viable number of students who have opted to study. We ask students to select an additional reserve subject just in case we are unable to run the selected subjects.

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.

A Year 9 student timetable will be made up of the following subjects.

Compulsory core subjects

  • 6 Maths lessons
  • 5 English lessons
  • 6 Science lessons
  • 2 Physical Education lessons

Options

  • Option A 4 lessons
  • Option B 4 lessons
  • Option C 4 lessons

Additionally, students will engage with a 30 minute tutorial each day where they will engage with a range of Personal, Social and Health education (PSHE) including learning about British Values and looking at career opportunities.

Year 10 Curriculum

Year 10 students continue in mixed-ability tutor groups. Students are in sets for English, Maths and Science.

In addition to compulsory core subjects, Harris Academy Peckham offers a wide range of specialist courses for students to study to GCSE or the equivalent vocational level.

A Year 10 student timetable will be made up of the following subjects.

Compulsory core subjects

  • 6 Maths lessons
  • 6 English lessons
  • 6 Science lessons
  • 2 Physical Education lessons

Options

  • Option A 4 lessons
  • Option B 4 lessons
  • Option C 4 lessons

Additionally, students will engage with a 30 minute tutorial each day where they will be engaged with reading, a range Personal, Social and Health education (PSHE) including learning about British Values and looking at career opportunities.

Year 11 Curriculum

Year 11 students continue in mixed-ability tutor groups. In addition to compulsory core subjects, Harris Academy Peckham offers a wide range of specialist courses for students to study to GCSE or the equivalent vocational level.

A Year 11 student timetable will be made up of the following subjects.

Compulsory core subjects

  • 6 Maths lessons
  • 6 English lessons
  • 6 Science lessons
  • 2 Physical Education lessons

Options

  • Option A 4 lessons
  • Option B 4 lessons
  • Option C 4 lessons

Additionally, students will engage with a 30 minute tutorial each day where they will engage with a range of intervention, Personal, Social and Health education (PSHE) including learning about British Values and looking at career opportunities.