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19/01/19

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We are looking for a Teacher of Science .Apply now https://t.co/igZcluYJQe https://t.co/yslBQehIUt

16/01/19

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Fab day with my new Engagement Directorate team at . Ending the day with Year 9s Amira and Farhan performing spoken word poetry (so brave!) https://t.co/DitX9xqUme

13/01/19

Great to see past and present students collaborating musically for our evening to celebrate Maolcolm's life on Monday. If you would like to attend, please contact reception. The football kicks off at 4.30pm. https://t.co/jovvYIzBAx

11/01/19

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We are looking for a Teacher of Science .Apply now https://t.co/3CQrvt5fww https://t.co/2keVFkkjZn

09/01/19

An Evening at Harris Academy Peckham to celebrate the life of Malcolm Mide-Madariola. For details please click on the link below. https://t.co/pBHjLmAU20 https://t.co/szzKdM0U7a

08/01/19

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We are delighted to have with us today Learning about the roles within our industry

06/01/19

Happy New Year to all. We look forward to seeing all students at the Academy on Monday 7th January at 8:25am.

21/12/18

The Christmas ALG Elves serving for the staff Christmas lunch! Merry Christmas everyone! https://t.co/mco4Bzc6bn

20/12/18

The Great Peckham Bake off Final!!! Well done to all the students who took part and congratulations to our winners Anisa, Becky and Ilayyea. https://t.co/uDwf8LcEou

18/12/18

Some more photos from our session. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! https://t.co/Q7ncq3CyHQ

17/12/18

Students enjoying their session on Drill Music. Currently working on positive messages and finding their flow! https://t.co/IBtg3m3DNr

14/12/18

Don't miss 's ★★★★★ ‘irresistibly feelgood’ Christmas production of Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny. Booking until 22 December https://t.co/tW2xw8wjRo https://t.co/atiZ4adr9D

13/12/18

Another day, another trip to the BBC studios. We have loved looking around & finding out about careers in radio. Thanks for having us and we look forward to working with you again soon! https://t.co/ywMu1J5TDE

13/12/18

EAL students enjoyed a visit to to watch a pantomime. https://t.co/xn2Tiaphlg

13/12/18

Selected year 8 and year 9 French students visited the French Institute and had a private film screening of the film ‘Les héritiers’ in French after a tour of the Institute which is 100 years old. https://t.co/LNHTGCGFdc

13/12/18

Year 9 Parents and Carers - the Duke of Edinburgh information evening will take place on Wednesday 19th December 6:00 - 7:00pm. https://t.co/ObWDUYQNP4

13/12/18

Students took part in a variety of activities during LEAP day https://t.co/vjNOwOvjnN

12/12/18

What amazingly talented musicians we have here at Peckham! Thank you everyone who attended our fantastic Winter Music concert. For more photos please see our website https://t.co/NXGPZPtQ8X https://t.co/0qhn2BhDs0

12/12/18

Local primary schools enjoying the Music concert. Hope you all had fun! https://t.co/ZsG8s6NpWz

11/12/18

We are looking forward to welcoming primary students from and pilgrims way primary to watch our Music concert matinee.

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English

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

In the first three years of their secondary schooling, students are given multiple opportunities to explore the wonders of reading through a wide range of texts taken from the literary canon. They will develop and hone a range of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that will prepare them for their studies and for their future careers.

Students at Harris Academy Peckham will follow a curriculum prepared by the Federation English consultant team along with a team of outstanding English teachers across the Federation. The KS3 schemes of work follow the aims and ethos of the new National Curriculum and have been carefully structured to prepare students for the rigours of the new GCSE qualifications.

Students have a weekly literacy lesson which focuses on supporting students to read widely and regularly and targeting grammatical accuracy in writing. All KS3 students have a fortnightly lesson in the library to allow them the chance to browse books and make independent selections.


Key differences in the new curriculum

The introduction of more challenging texts and a focus on retaining key information on character, plot, and themes will help prepare students for the new linear GCSE exams. By repeated practice in extended writing and redrafting, students will be able to hone their skills of reading and writing with a focus on improving levels of technical accuracy, which will aid their communication in all subjects.
The new assessments at KS4 will require students to be confident writing extended responses to a range of texts, both whole texts studied in class and unseen texts. Our KS3 curriculum encourages deep knowledge and understanding of texts studied whilst providing a framework for understanding new texts.


Assessment

The assessment system has been designed alongside our schemes of learning to ensure regular assessment of reading, writing and spoken language across a range of different genres and contexts. The assessment will be used to identify whether students are secure in their understanding of key concepts before they move on and to target intervention swiftly and effectively where it is needed. We will assess students’ progress in reading, writing and spoken language through classwork, homework and a half term unseen assessment for both reading and writing.
Regular extended writing produced in class books will be used to assess progress and identify how students might improve. Homework will be set regularly and will be integral in assessing students’ ability to work and apply the skills they have learnt independently. The teacher will use this assessment to inform their planning, support individuals and adapt lessons accordingly for their class.


Texts studied include:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Classic Literature including: Pride and Prejudice, The Pilgrim’s Progress, The Jabberwocky

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

British Poetry Through Time

Othello by William Shakespeare

Historical Fiction

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Poetry Across the Globe

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Greek Myths

Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

Freedom Writers: Rhetorical speeches and protest writing

12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Animal Farm by George Orwell

 

Key Stage 4 (Year 10)

Course Title: English Language
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification: GCSE

About the course
GCSE English Language allows students to demonstrate their ability to use English in real life contexts and uses an investigative and analytical approach to language topics drawing on personal experience.

The course involves assessment on two different aspects of English:

  • Reading and responding to a variety of different texts, including literary and non-fiction texts
  • Writing for different audiences and purpose: how to write in a number of different styles so that you can craft your writing to take account of who is reading it, what its purpose is and what form it needs to take

How it is assessed

Course Title: English Literature
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification: GCSE

GCSE LANGUAGE

About the course

In addition to the core GCSE English Language course, students also study GCSE English Literature. Students will experience a range of Literature with a wide variety of appeal drawn from contemporary and modern texts from across the globe and texts which have had a significant influence on our English literary and cultural heritage. This GCSE requires students to explore texts from a personal perspective and focuses on a skills based approach to the study of Literature.

How it is assessed

GCSE LIT

Texts studied:

Shakespeare: Macbeth

19th Century Novel: The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan-Doyle

Modern Text: An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

Poetry: AQA Power and Conflict Anthology

Key Stage 4 (Year 11)

Course Title: English Language
Exam Board: Cambridge
Qualification: iGCSE

About the course

GCSE English Language allows students to demonstrate their ability to use English in real life contexts and uses an investigative and analytical approach to language topics drawing on personal experience.

The course involves assessment on three different aspects of English:

  • Reading and responding to a variety of different texts, including literary and non-fiction texts
  • Writing for different audiences and purpose: how to write in a number of different styles so that you can craft your writing to take account of who is reading it, what its purpose is and what form it needs to take
  • Speaking and listening: how to deliver an individual presentation and discuss and respond to ideas with one other person

How it is assessed

FIRST LANGUAGE ENGLISH

The coursework assignments are as follows:

  • Assignment 1: Don’t Get Me Started – an argumentative piece of writing on a topic of their choice
  • Assignment 2: Creative Writing – a descriptive piece of writing based on a film clip
  • Assignment 3: Response to Text – a letter written in response to an article

Course Title: English Literature
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification: GCSE Certificate

About the course

In addition to the core GCSE English Language course, students also study GCSE English Literature. Students will experience a range of Literature with a wide variety of appeal drawn from contemporary and modern texts from across the globe and texts which have had a significant influence on our English literary and cultural heritage. This GCSE requires students to explore texts from a personal perspective and focuses on a skills based approach to the study of Literature.

How it is assessed

AQA LIT

Texts studied:

  • Controlled Assessment: Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet
  • Modern Text: A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller
  • Poetry: a range of poetry from 19th century onwards