Retweetd From LDNMayor Environment

Excellent blog from on the Mayor's Climate Kick-Start tree planting project at Academy


Amazing turnout for Year 7 and 8 girls football today. Lots of talent on show and some unbelievable moments! It was great to see everyone playing with a smile, while still being very competitive. Congratulations to Enterprise and Creative Voice who came out on top.


Good turnout today for the Year 7 & 8 Boys' inter-hub competition. There was lots of intense games and quality on show today. Congratulations to Enterprise who came out on top today!


Dezi, Michael, Dawid and Bolu celebrate winning 'Character Trait' prizes. They were amongst 60 winners in Term 1a, who showed traits including Determined Resilience, Aspirational Work Ethic and Moral Awareness and Tolerance. Well done!


Sixth Formers Yusuf, Lydia, Aleksandra, Javier, Lujain and Pavan plan their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) projects by learning how to use Gantt charts - a popular project management tool.


Each Friday our Sixth Form students spend an hour learning about mindfulness strategies. On Friday they took some time out to colour, read and listen to music. Sometimes 'stillness' is hard to come by, but our students know how important it is.


Year 12 students took part in a rigorous interview process yesterday with and as part of a fantastic year-long employability programme - including mentoring, masterclasses and work experience


Last night, 19 A Level English Literature students were treated to a trip to to see an incredible performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet! Alas, poor Yorick!


Find out what's happening at our Sixth Form Open Evening, tomorrow 11th November, 5-7pm. Includes subject demonstrations. Come along! No registration needed. Details at


Don't miss our Sixth Form Open Evening this Thursday 11th Nov 5-7pm. Meet our students and teachers and find out what our Sixth Form has to offer. No need to register - just come along!


Students attended a star-studded ceremony at the Barbican on Fri, hosted by TV presenter, Paralympian and climate activist, Ade Adepitan MBE. They were recognised for the work they did in planting 500 trees to launch the Climate Kick Start Campaign.


Our students are very proud to have been part of this.


Delighted and proud to be involved in this!


Retweetd From Peter Hutchings

First tree planting of the season! It really was a pleasure to work with the students they are so switched on to the issues we face due to climate change. A very inspiring bunch and a great start to the London Schools’ Climate Kick-Start


Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening next week, Thurs 11th Nov, 5-7pm - no need to register. We look forward to showing you around!


Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening. Thursday 11th November, 5-7pm - no need to register. It has never been easier to apply for Harris Garrard Academy's Sixth Form, thanks to our new online application form. Find out more at


Come to our 'Listening Ear' drop-in sessions, open to all families and students (primary, secondary and Sixth Form) on Wednesdays (9am to 1pm) during the holiday. It means we're OPEN during the break if you need to speak to someone. Details at


Thank you to for excellent sessions on sexual harassment and gender-based violence at our Sixth Form yesterday. "A lot of teens do not acknowledge their actions, or the words they use, and the effects that these might have." Lydia, Year 12


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What incredibly inspiring workshops w/30 awesome kids ranging from 11-15yrs old today academy. Delighted to co-host them w/#Andree & THE KIDS REALLY ARE ALRIGHT! 500 tree whips are going to a very deserving home🌳👏🏻


We loved having you, thank you very much!

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The Science department at Harris Garrard Academy aims to:

  • give students of all abilities a Science education that enables them to realise their full potential, developing their own literacy and numeracy skills at all stages through their studies.
  • develop students' own understanding of the natural world, by exploring scientific fact, theories and models of different scientific concepts, through a well-planned and stimulating Science curriculum for all.
  • teach Science with a practical focus wherever possible, developing the analytical skills of students through constructive observation, debate, and data interpretation.
  • explore how Science has shaped the current world in which we live from a historical context, through to modern advancements in the curriculum areas studied.

For further details of the Science curriculum please contact Edosa Egharevba

Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our Science curriculum are contained in our curriculum plans, downloadable from the bottom of the page.

View/download medium term plans for all subjects. These are up to date as of 1st September 2021. Plans will be refreshed every term.

You can also download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge Organisers page.

Primary Curriculum - Science

Increasing students' understanding of our world can only happen if we enhance their experiences with the world around them. This is what Science at HGA aims to achieve, for a generation that could save our planet.

We believe that key concepts and knowledge are intrinsically linked in the science curriculum and aim to capitalise on this by using first-hand experiences, so that all our pupils learn about the way things are and why they behave as they do. Our learners use a range of secondary sources (books, videos, and visits) to reinforce and enrich their knowledge. 

Learners in science are involved in a wide range of activities that are practical, relevant, co-operative and satisfying. We aim to give them an understanding of scientific concepts and processes. This includes asking questions, discussing, predicting and planning investigations as well as methods of recording, interpreting and evaluating findings. Furthermore, we aim to link lessons to real life. In doing so, we are fostering social awareness and responsibility, resilience and reflective thinking. 

Mr Church, Snr VP and Primary Science Lead


Whether you end up studying A-level biology, chemistry or physics, a degree in science or go straight into the workplace at the age of 16, you’re likely to use your science knowledge regularly.

Traditional scientific jobs like medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, engineering, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing are obvious routes for the science student. However, more and more jobs require at least a basic scientific understanding to perform.

The burgeoning health, fitness and ICT industries all depend on employees knowing more than general-knowledge science. Travel and tourism and outdoor pursuits of all kinds require an understanding of a variety of scientific disciplines from an knowledge of local flora and fauna, to weather planning, geographical features, transportation methods and even the less obvious decision making using critical thinking skills based on the scientific method, science underpins life.

A survey conducted in 2010 revealed that the favourite degree subject of graduate recruiters for the FTSE 500 companies was physics 40% with maths in second place with 15% and chemistry in third at 13%.

Whether you consider yourself a scientist or not, good qualifications in science from Harris Garrard Academy will prepare you well for your life ahead.

Find out more about the careers programme at Harris Garrard Academy.