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01/03/24

🎵 are looking for a strings teacher on Thursdays 8.30-4.30 and Friday 8.00-3.30. £30 per hour. 🎻 For more information visit https://t.co/9IZzShcJ5E

29/02/24

Members of our Academy Orchestra enjoying and being challenged by a day of improvising at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Thanks for organising pic.twitter.com/WplhRmKp40

29/02/24

Thank you for this amazing opportunity! Thank you also to the music staff for getting your students out to this at such a busy time of year! This is music 🥇🤩! We can’t wait to hear some concert excerpts 🥳. https://t.co/KfABaG5sX8

28/02/24

Thank you for this amazing opportunity! Thank you also to the music staff for getting your students out to this at such a busy time of year! This is music 🥇🤩! We can’t wait to hear some concert excerpts 🥳. https://t.co/KfABaG5sX8

27/02/24

We thought you'd like to see some drawings by our talented Year 7 artists. Lots more to enjoy at https://t.co/K5jM70rqbc pic.twitter.com/lPEumClOms

23/02/24

HAP students watch Brentford versus Liverpool at Brentford Football Club pic.twitter.com/hakXMxbkXY

23/02/24

More wonderful photos from the Year 7 residential at pic.twitter.com/so329QPYVW

23/02/24

Year 7 had a fantastic time at in the New Forest pic.twitter.com/bR1rtyEkbd

22/02/24

Continued success for 3 of our Basketball teams who have progressed onto the Playoffs of the National Schools Basketball League. pic.twitter.com/gIMDVAG5ax

13/02/24

Year 10 have been working on a project on the theme of ‘Distorted Portraits.’ They studied the work of artist Henrietta Harris, creating transcriptions of her distorted portraits, and then created their own new and original compositions. More at https://t.co/zbqwSfrkz7 pic.twitter.com/zx9uNQzy29

13/02/24

Toni-Ann and Solonique took part in the Drama Festival this month and were simply amazing, with Toni-Ann winning Star Performer of the event. "They delivered an incredibly powerful, moving piece of theatre that wouldn’t have looked amiss on a professional stage." pic.twitter.com/UscT8o6dNn

06/02/24

⚽️ FREE GIRLS FOOTBALL SESSIONS ⚽️We are pleased to announce that our wildcats and squad girls sessions are coming together on one night.🗓️ Every Monday from 22nd AprilScan the QR code or follow the link below to register.https://t.co/ByaE0Mydm3#letgirlsplay pic.twitter.com/IUwzNJn49N

06/02/24

Year 5 students from joined our Year 7 cohort for a wonderful presentation by author Her fantasy book “Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm” is inspired by Chinese folklore and features magic, dragon boats and paper cuts. pic.twitter.com/hL0LYQkZ8r

02/02/24

Year 7 Kings Scholars discover University pic.twitter.com/nleyVCMBHf

01/02/24

Year 4 Kung Fu workshop to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year pic.twitter.com/zGv1eetyIC

01/02/24

Year 5 are really enjoying their 1:1 Mandarin sessions! pic.twitter.com/0lnqEBe5bQ

31/01/24

Year 5 are really enjoying their 1:1 Mandarin sessions! pic.twitter.com/0lnqEBe5bQ

31/01/24

Our Year 9 Boys Basketball Team won their most recent match 56-33. Well done boys!!! pic.twitter.com/js922cibF2

31/01/24

Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 Girls Basketball Team who are competing in the U16 Harris Cup. pic.twitter.com/7dBf9Zfw0t

29/01/24

Our students from years 7-9 really enjoyed 's pantomime Beauty and the Beast recently, which they attended as a rewards trip. A massive thank you to all staff who supported the trip! https://t.co/jmfeLnrQM3 pic.twitter.com/syV986YXr6

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Science

The aim of our Science curriculum is for students to become highly literate and confident in using numeracy skills within science.

Our curriculum allows students to:

  • acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of key scientific concepts across the specialist disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics
  • conduct scientific enquiries by planning investigations to test hypotheses and draw conclusions
  • develop proficient disciplinary knowledge that will allow them to carry out investigations safely and competently
  • work scientifically to be able to record, analyse and interpret data
  • evaluate and debate the impact of scientific processes and development on the world around them
  • articulate their ideas and understanding by eloquently using key scientific terminology both in the written and verbal form.

Students will use their knowledge to be able to solve problems in new and unfamiliar contexts and use reasoning to make informed decisions.

Students will be able to recognise the relevance of science to their personal experiences, with links to RSHE, and develop greater awareness of the consequences of human actions to be able to make knowledgeable decisions.

They will appreciate the ever-changing and innovative nature of the subject as well as its vast potential to drive change. Such knowledge and ability to work scientifically will be liberating and empowering as lifelong learners, fostering a greater interest in the world around them that will in turn promote a desire for further study and careers in science.


IMG 013Five core concepts

The curriculum follows a progression model across Year 7 to Year 11 based around five core concepts:

  • Cells
  • Energy
  • Interdependence,
  • Forces
  • Particles

These concepts are revisited in increasing depth across a five-year science curriculum, with the principles explored in KS3 and taught at greater complexity across the specialist disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics in KS4.

We have identified non-negotiable endpoints for each year group and expect students to demonstrate mastery of the endpoints to ensure that they can access the curriculum in subsequent year groups with confidence and success.


Working scientifically

Students’ disciplinary knowledge of enquiry, practical and numeracy skills are also mapped out across the curriculum, with students receiving explicit instruction about working scientifically across KS3 to achieve greater competency and independence throughout KS4 with the ability to think critically and work like a scientist as a global citizen.

The science curriculum responds to the need of our SEND students by ensuring that lessons are adapted with different learning strategies that can accommodate the student’s needs. Each student is treated as an individual, giving them an emotionally safe environment to strive.

This curriculum model facilitates interleaving and promotes long-term retention of knowledge. It also secures greater learning satisfaction for the students allowing them to recognise how their learning builds sequentially from strong foundations of knowledge to mastery of concepts.


Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.

Documents

Science Curriculum Overview 21st Nov 2023 Download