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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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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.


Implementation

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.