Year 7 King's Scholars and the King's Ambassadors


From the Exam Hall to rooftops with Ms Hall! Congratulations to the Class of 2022; after their last GCSE exam the Norton Rose Fulbright mentees took a workplace visit to the firms' riverside office to present their career aspirations. Thanks for hosting us


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Graduate Teaching Assistant in Apply here:


Congratulations to Yasin, Year 7 for being a winner of the MFL LinguaChef competition


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🙌🏾On we're celebrating the amazing young musicians behind Multi-Story! 🎼 Here they are devising a brand new banger for The Endz 🤩🔥 This show is once-in-a-lifetime. Don't miss out! July 7 + 8, in partnership with


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Wonderful to be asked to judge students from who were asked to create project based solutions to climate issues. Welldone for the Prospering Peckham program aimed at creating ‘green leaders’ and inspire students for STEM careers 👏🏽👏🏽


Congratulations to all the Year 9 and 10 performers who took part in the fantastic 'These are Rituals' performance!


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Fabulous families of Peckham! The amazing is generously collecting any books your children have grown out of on our behalf. Pop in & drop off your pre-loved books or simply for a chat & a browse - they are booksellers & therefore fabulous!


Principal's breakfast winners! Poets, writers and scholars! Congratulations!


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What a brilliant opportunity


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All levels of experience are welcome in our free online Yoga group running every Wednesday. Learn the gentle practice of Yin yoga with guided meditations at the end of each session. Book now:


Science students building a greenhouse


Year 10 students investigating insulation with different materials


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Southwark Festival of Words returns from 18 - 26 June celebrating poetry, literature, story-telling, spoken word and much, much more


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Audition for Scroogelicious: our Christmas production for 2022, Peckham's take on A Christmas Carol! for 7-17 yr olds will take place at Theatre Peckham in groups where auditionees will be required to act, sing and dance. Sign up here:


Excellent historical knowledge on the impact of the printing press on the authority of the Church used by Year 10 Favour in her English work, taken from her GCSE studies of the History of Medicine. An amazing cross-curricular moment!


Year 8 students took part in an Able Linguist workshop with Southampton university. They learned a lot and designed their own wearable technology products - all in French!


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Are you a Spanish or Portuguese Speaker looking to improve your English? At 's Conversation Café you can enjoy an informal chat, learn about your community and get support with some life admin. Join us at 11am every Saturday from 11 June:


Principal's breakfast superstars at Harris Academy Peckham! Congratulations to you all!


Some of HAP’s beautiful smiling boys. Our Year 9 and 10 boys thoroughly enjoyed working with on the brilliant S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys project

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Computer Science

A modern Computer Science curriculum sits on the intersection of science and creativity. It possesses a strong scientific base, fashioned as it is on logical and mathematical principles, and dexterity within the key aspects of Computer Science enable students to unleash their creative minds.

It encompasses a variety of complementary strands, incorporating:

Computational thinking – the principles of solving problems and designing systems through decomposition, abstraction, pattern recognition, logical and algorithmic reasoning, and data representation

Digital literacy and creativity – the ability to locate, evaluate and use digital hardware and software in a creative or purposeful manner

Information technology – the ability to capture and analyse data, and to make relevant changes in response to the data presented, using either software or hardware devices

Communication – the exchange of information between multiple parties, not necessarily via digital media

Ethical and social impact – revolving around the legal and moral principles that govern how an individual or a collective body of people conduct themselves.  At present this would be largely using digital media as a conduit – such as the use of social media apps in relation to cyber bullying or internet safety or copyright law.  Increasingly social and ethical questions will arise with respect to how we relate to Artificially Intelligent entities, and how they relate to us

Safety – incorporating ergonomic aspects such as the prolonged use of a tablet, mouse or keyboard, in addition to internet safety concerns such as cyber security or cyber bullying awareness

Resilience – many Computer Science concepts will be unfamiliar to the students, in particular units which entail elements such as binary manipulation, programming or logical theory. An essential component of successfully solving complex challenges is the ability to independently break down, tackle and solve problems, and to develop a level of resilience in their approach to this.

It is important to be cognisant of the technological trends of the 21st Century, but the intention of the Computer Science curriculum at Harris Federation is not simply to equip students to attain employment in a variety of information technology jobs.  It is to foster within them a deep understanding of the principles outlined above, and to provide them with the communication skills, the flexibility of mindset, and the fearlessness when tackling complex problems that will serve them so well in the future.


This Computer Science scheme of work has been developed to reflect the current National Curriculum for Computer Science in Key Stages 3 and 4, and the AQA GCSE Computer Science (8520) specification.

At Key Stage 3 the assumption is that, on a weekly basis, students will receive one lesson of approximately 55 minutes in length. At Key Stage 4 the assumption is that, on a weekly basis, students will receive three lessons of approximately 55 minutes in length.

The units of work are intended to be delivered over half-termly blocks, with assessment at key points throughout the year. Clearly if the offering of the schools is significantly different to this assumption then tweaks will have to be made – for example some academies within the Federation offer Computer Studies in Key Stage 3 in only certain year groups, or on a rotational timetable. 

Other academies are offering students the ability to commence their GCSE studies in Year 9.  This document is necessarily somewhat generic and academies are likely to implement their own particular strands of this curriculum.  The assumption remains that within Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4, the academies fulfil the statutory requirements of the national curriculum, as reproduced below. Assessment Objectives have been added in order to explicate the link between the National Curriculum and our curriculum overview table immediately following it.

Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.