Curriculum Overview - Harris Secondary Peckham

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04/08/18

Retweetd From Josie Verghese

Time for some action - no better way to enjoy live classical 🎻🥁🎺 than up high amongst the cool of the concrete, rumble of trains on rails and surrounded by south London young people, families and musicians? Nowhere, obvs! https://t.co/X66f74GqR6

04/08/18

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Thanks to for being the most incredible hosts for all our rehearsals and workshops - and especially to a certain very special music teacher who made it all such a massive success.

04/08/18

It was our pleasure! Thanks for creating such a wonderful experience for our students! https://t.co/J3dseqGzHv

04/08/18

Congratulations to and our brilliant students on a fantastic concert this afternoon!! So proud of you all working so hard during the holidays! https://t.co/stO4dv1bJ1

03/08/18

Fantastic to be hosting rehearsals this week for their big Youth concert tomorrow. 3pm in Peckham Carpark. Great to see some of our students involved! https://t.co/GtYnereI0U

01/08/18

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What a brilliant start to our Youth Choir project! Thanks so much to for hosting us for rehearsals today and to for our trip to MyMuseum! https://t.co/C0diFBDEnX

21/07/18

We wish our entire Academy community a relaxing and enjoyable summer.

19/07/18

Tina auctioneering Year 9's artwork at Christies https://t.co/3omMz2Fri9

18/07/18

Congratulations to our Year 8 5-a-side football winners! https://t.co/lWYIH9ISVT

17/07/18

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Pleased to meet exec head & students . Looking forward to them coming to to see us at work. https://t.co/GHlEVWpt2I

17/07/18

HAP End of Year celebration assemblies. https://t.co/70qCVX6QzG

16/07/18

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Packing for the summer holidays? Remember to pack some new books! We've hand picked some of the best new reads for 8 - 12 year olds to get them through the long summer months... https://t.co/7HL4SexWQe https://t.co/mo5vsKFgHc

13/07/18

Our students artwork is displayed in an exhibition at the South London Gallery. They loved the artwork and were thrilled to get a certificate for their participation in such an exciting Arts programme https://t.co/1fMpDbs0uS

13/07/18

Graduation ceremony following conclusion of an exclusive 3-year programme with King’s College London to help them prepare for university https://t.co/pHVwxBnT7r

13/07/18

Retweetd From Kerry Rogers

Our Academy Orchestra and sounding fantastic! Super proud of how much these players have come on! 🎶🎶🎶 https://t.co/zn42xr7HNU

13/07/18

Retweetd From tracey

Belated Thank you to the - the concert on Wednesday with was amazing! And we all appreciated the final piece! https://t.co/SpjwFLznxu

12/07/18

Congratulations to Mica on her first day as Assistant Producer with . Great that she is starting on the same day as the Academy Orchestra is playing too! 🎶 https://t.co/Hvsjss9jvl

12/07/18

More pictures from the orchestra! 🎶 https://t.co/rfEQsqwMjx

11/07/18

A view from the orchestra! Rehearsal is sounding great! Thanks for inviting us to be part of this great concert 🎶 https://t.co/2L2uYfX3ym

11/07/18

Retweetd From Nicky Enderby

No matter the challenge we throw them, the students always knock it out of the park and tonight's summer concert was no exception

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Curriculum Overview

Harris Academy Peckham offers a wide range of high quality academic and vocational courses. The curriculum for each Key Stage is outlined below whilst details of the subjects and examination courses currently on offer at the Academy can be obtained by contacting the Academy.

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is delivered through a combination of discrete lessons, through the daily tutor programme and a range of "drop down days" that run during the course of the academic year.

All students in key stage 3 and key stage 4 follow the same structure school day consisting of six 50minute lessons.  This forms a weekly timetable of 30 lessons.  You will see below how each year group engage with those 30 lessons each week.

Year 7 Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by students in Years 7 and 8

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 (18% of curriculum)
  • 6 English lessons (22% of curriculum)
  • 4 Science lessons (14% of curriculum)
  • 2 Physical Education lessons (7% of curriculum)
  • 2 Geography lessons (7% of curriculum)
  • 2 History lessons (7% of curriculum)
  • 3 Languages lessons (in either French, Spanish or German) (11% of curriculum)
  • 2 Art and Design lessons (7% of curriculum)
  • 2 Music Technology or Food Technology lesson (7% of curriculum)
  • 1 Drama lesson (4% of curriculum)
  • 1 religious Studies / PSHE lesson (4% of curriculum)

Additionally, students will engage with a 30 minute tutorial each day where they will be engaged with 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 8 Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by students in Years 7 and 8

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 (18% of curriculum)
  • 5 English lessons (18% of curriculum)
  • 5 Science lessons (18% of curriculum)
  • 2 Physical Education lessons (7% of curriculum)
  • 2 Geography lessons (7% of curriculum)
  • 2 History lessons (7% of curriculum)
  • 3 Languages lessons (in either French, Spanish or German) (11% of curriculum)
  • 2 Art and Design lessons (7% of curriculum)
  • 2 Music Technology or Food Technology lesson (7% of curriculum)
  • 1 Drama lesson (4% of curriculum)
  • 1 religious Studies / PSHE lesson (4% of curriculum)

Additionally, students will engage with a 30 minute tutorial each day where they will be engaged with 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

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 9, 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 are 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

5 Maths lessons (18% of curriculum)

5 English lessons (18% of curriculum)

6 Science lessons (22% of curriculum)

2 Physical Education lessons (7% of curriculum)

Option A 4 lessons (13% of curriculum)

  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Art

Option B 4 lessons (13% of curriculum)

  • History
  • Spanish
  • Religious Studies
  • Media Studies

Option C 4 lessons (13% of curriculum)

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Business
  • Music

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

Year 10 Curriculum

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 9, 10 and 11.

Year 10 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 year 10 student timetable will be made up of the following subjects;

Compulsory core subjects

5 Maths lessons (18% of curriculum)

5 English lessons (18% of curriculum)

6 Science lessons (22% of curriculum)

2 Physical Education lessons (7% of curriculum)

Option A 4 lessons (13% of curriculum)

  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • Art
  • Music
  • BTEC Sport

Option B 4 lessons (13% of curriculum)

  • History
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Drama
  • Business Studies

Option C 4 lessons (13% of curriculum)

  • History
  • Religious Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Media Studies
  • BTEC Sport

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

Year 11 Curriculum

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 9, 10 and 11.

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 at GCSE or the equivalent vocational level.

A year 11 student timetable will be made up of the following subjects;

Compulsory core subjects

5 Maths lessons (18% of curriculum)

5 English lessons (18% of curriculum)

6 Science lessons (22% of curriculum)

2 Physical Education lessons (7% of curriculum)

Option A 3 lessons (11% of curriculum)

  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Philosophy
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Motor Vehicles Vocation

Option B 3 lessons (11% of curriculum)

  • Sport
  • Art
  • Philosophy
  • Hospitality and catering
  • Business Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Motor Vehicles Vocation

Option C 3 lessons (11% of curriculum)

  • French
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Business Studies
  • Physical Education

Option D 3 lessons (11% of curriculum)

  • Geography
  • History
  • Citizenship
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Hair & Beauty Vocation

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

Year 12 Curriculum

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

The Key Stage 5 curriculum is followed by Years 12 & 13

Year 12 students will be placed in mixed tutor groups where they will be engaged with a range of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) including learning about British Values and looking at career opportunities.

Students are able to select 3 subjects from three different blocks shown below.  They will six lessons each week from a specialist teacher.  When students are not engaged in a curricular lesson, they will be timetabled with a study period where they will be able to further their chosen subject studies to enable them to achieve at the highest level.  Each subjects will have specific entry requirements based on GSCE results.

Students who need to re-sit either English or Math’s are able to do so.  Students on either course will receive specialist subject teaching for 2 lessons each week.

Option Block A 6 lessons (5 hours)

  • Spanish A level
  • Psychology A level
  • BTEC Business

Option Block B 6 lessons (5 hours)

  • Art A level
  • Economics A level
  • History A level
  • Philosophy A level
  • CTEC IT
  • Hair and Beauty Vocation

Option Block C 6 lessons (5 hours)

  • Chemistry A level
  • English A level
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC IT
  • BTEC Health and Social Care
  • Motor Vehicle Vocation

Option Block D 6 lessons (5 hours)

  • Business A level
  • Sociology A level
  • BTEC Health and Social Care
  • Motor Vehicle Vocation
  • Hair and Beauty Vocation

Option Block E 2 lessons (1hour 40 minutes)

  • English GCSE
  • Maths GCSE

Year 13 Curriculum

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

The Key Stage 5 curriculum is followed by Years 12 & 13

Year 13 students will be placed in mixed tutor groups where they will be engaged with a range of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) including learning about British Values and looking at career opportunities.

When students are not engaged in a curricular lesson, they will be timetabled with a study period where they will be able to further their chosen subject studies to enable them to achieve at the highest level. 

Option Block A 6 lessons (5 hours)

  • Art A level
  • Law A level
  • Biology A level
  • Economics A level
  • ICT A level
  • BTEC IT
  • BTEC Health and Social Care
  • BTEC Sport
  • Hair and Beauty Vocation

Option Block B 6 lessons (5 hours)

  • Maths A level
  • Philosophy A level
  • Motor Vehicle Vocation

Option Block C 6 lessons (5 hours)

  • Sociology A level
  • English A level
  • Chemistry A level
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC IT
  • Hair and Beauty Vocation

Option Block D 6 lessons (5 hours)

  • Art A level
  • History A level
  • Physics A level
  • Psychology A level
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC IT
  • Motor Vehicle Vocation