“I found that attending the University of Law has helped widen my knowledge on the potential opportunities that universities have for each student," Aleyna, Year 12. Read a report on our Year 12 trip to see the University of Kent today.


Year 9 exploring questions of Equality and Diversity


Year 7’s long walk back to the academy from Lesnes Abbey


Two of our Year 7 students found a display they made in primary school at Greenwich Maritime!


Future Sea Captains from Year 7 trying out their skills in the ship simulator at the National Maritime Museum


One of our Year 7 students preparing to set sail on our Character and Mindfulness Day trip to Greenwich Maritime - Cutty Sark


Vital education for Year 8 on Sexual Harassment on Character and Mindfulness Day


Year 8 exploring careers options with Unifrog on Character and Mindfulness Day


Year 7 exploring local history at Lesnes Abbey on Character and Mindfulness Day


Our Year 9 students exploring Space and Flight at the Science Museum for Character and Mindfulness Day


Aspiring lawyer Qesser, Year 12, exploring the purpose-built court during a visit to the Univeristy of Kent today.


Students in Year 12 on a visit to The University of Kent


Some of our Year 9 coding projects for our third Character and Mindfulness Day


Congratulations to siblings Robiat and Muhammad for both reaching Reward Level 2 - an achievement to be proud of! We pride ourselves on all the academic and social successes of our students – and these siblings embody both.


Sixth Formers Javier, Ola, Lydia, Daniella, Alfie and Esther with a cheque for £250, raised by selling Christmas candy canes for the ocean conservation charity, . Great work!


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Our head student, Daniella, and Ola (head student of the future??!) sell candy canes to raise money for the ocean conservation charity, , (and some pizza for their Christmas party)


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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!

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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.