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27/02/24

We're looking forward to National Careers Week, 4th-9th March 2024. We will be using the many resources available, such as a virtual careers fair, films, talks and booklets to inspire our students about their future options and pathways. https://t.co/kTXTWlyLix pic.twitter.com/RyYS0u3HQR

20/02/24

🎉 What an inspiring afternoon at our Careers Fair! Students explored a world of opportunities with leading employers, colleges, and universities. Their futures look bright! 🌟 Check out the highlights 📸 pic.twitter.com/D5uRNqGvDW

09/02/24

Congratulations to everyone you have done yourselves, your school and your Borough proud https://t.co/AxU7Tsxvjc

09/02/24

Congratulations to everyone you have done yourselves, your school and your Borough proud https://t.co/AxU7Tsxvjc

09/02/24

We are officially through to the Sports hall finals. We finished inside the top 3 of todays qualifier and now will be one of 12 schools in the grand finals on the 19th March! This is the first time in the 3 years we have achieved this! pic.twitter.com/hw1DbJxEo1

09/02/24

We have officially arrived at for the indoor sports athletics London finals representing to team Let’s go Garrard!! pic.twitter.com/op0BNKu50R

09/02/24

Look what arrived in the post! These adorable handmade worry monsters were ordered from over a year ago. Big thanks to the talented knitters - they will bring comfort to many. Therapeutic tools for little ones. pic.twitter.com/r6GhmtALKl

09/02/24

Love is in the air (and candy in hand!) at HGA! Y11s selling roses & lollipops to make prom dreams come true. Talk about initiative! pic.twitter.com/8T0vOCx0vU

09/02/24

HGA remembered the stories of the holocaust, assembly led by Mr Mukadam. pic.twitter.com/9BTdyy2beo

12/12/23

The girls at our school are selling baked goods all week to raise money for their cheerleading competition in February. The first day was a great success, and we thank everyone for their support! Come and grab some delicious treats to support the Legacy Cheer and Dance 2024 🍰🎉 pic.twitter.com/3Hs1IMb2M6

11/12/23

KS3 students have mastered functions and formulas, so it's time for a little light relief! They're creating pixel art using conditional formatting in Excel. It's a fun way to apply their skills and unleash their creativity. 🎨💻 pic.twitter.com/yOXsbDgDCG

09/12/23

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09/12/23

Our students had a blast at exploring science in action! 🔬🚀 They dived into the latest research and innovations at Queen Mary University of London. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/fpgvvUCun6

07/12/23

🎉 Excited to kick off our culture evening with standing room only to celebrate the different cultures of our student community through dance, music, and so much more! Let's embrace and enjoy the rich diversity of our school. 🌍💃🎶 pic.twitter.com/oih2zF1zwu

06/12/23

🎄✨ This week, the festive spirit has taken over Harris Garrard Academy! Our students and staff enjoyed a delightful lunchtime of festive dancing, getting everyone in the holiday mood. Wishing everyone a wonderful and festive time ahead! 🎅🕺💃 pic.twitter.com/QhTgEWzuOM

05/12/23

Lunchtime! 🥪 pic.twitter.com/yDxi9BRnaq

05/12/23

The last pic, a seemingly decrepit old computer? This was the world's first web server, marking the very beginning of what we know today as the World Wide Web. It first went online over 25 years ago at CERN, laying the foundation for the development of the internet as we know it.

05/12/23

Mr. Adams has unapologetically taken the liberty of sharing some nerdy and amazing photos from the computer section at the Science Museum! From technological innovations to really nerdy stuff, our Year 8 students are having a blast exploring the world of science and technology. pic.twitter.com/vwg14OrnpS

05/12/23

🦖 While Year 8 is exploring the wonders of science at the Science Museum, another group is stepping back in time at the Natural History Museum! They've even spotted a T-Rex dressed as Santa. Who said learning can't be festive? 🎅 pic.twitter.com/CgCoQPCBhj

05/12/23

🔬 Year 8 are off to the Science Museum today as part of our character education program! We're excited for them to explore the wonders of science and technology. Stay tuned for updates on their educational adventure. 🚀 pic.twitter.com/HDMxpNDLat

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Maths

Our vision is to make mathematics count in the lives of our students. We aim to develop a passion for Mathematics in all pupils, and a clear understanding of the subject beyond the classroom.

Through exploration and investigation of real-life concepts, a true appreciation of Mathematics will be achieved. 

Students will develop problem-solving skills and the ability to think as independent learners. They will learn to tackle unfamiliar problems and calculate using appropriate mental methods. We teach students to appreciate the importance of Mathematics and access Numeracy across the curriculum.


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

For queries about the Maths curriculum please contact Raheem Sadiq r.sadiq@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Further details of the curriculum can be found below.

Primary Curriculum

"We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.” Katherine Johnson


Our Maths curriculum aims to ensure that all children: 

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of maths 
  • Are able to reason mathematically 
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics. 

We want our children to enjoy mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject. 

At Harris Garrard, these skills are embedded within maths lessons and developed consistently over time. Maths and having a deep understanding of the key concepts of this will ensure our pupils leave Harris Garrard with the necessary skills and knowledge to continue in their learning, understanding that we are all lifelong learners.  We are committed to ensuring our pupils recognise the importance of mathematics within the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills in their lives in a range of different contexts. 

It is vital that maths is taught within real life contexts in order to ensure that our children are ready for experiences in the wider world. Our intent is for pupils to be able to understand the links between mathematics and other subjects. This is why our science lessons incorporate a significant amount of our statistics curriculum so that pupils can make the necessary connections between mathematics and the wider world. For example, in Geography pupils will learn about the mathematical knowledge needed in order to understand scale factor. In history chronology is vital - pupils understand how different events took place at different times using timelines. In DT measuring and scale is a vital skill. All of these require an understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics as well as allowing our pupils to experience mathematics in a variety of contexts. Part of the mastery approach is for pupils to build on learning so that they have a secure understanding of key concepts that can be used in a variety of situations – our curriculum ensures this happens.  

Mr Hone, T&L & Primary Maths Lead

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, the curriculum is designed so that all students are learning the same topic at the same time, whether in mixed ability groups or in sets. Teachers understand ways to progress through a topic by going deeper, making links with other areas of math’s and by providing challenge through opportunities to reason and problem solve. The schemes of work are designed so that there is ‘core’ content followed by opportunities designed to stretch and extend identified as ‘core +’ or ‘advanced’.  

The content in each year builds on topics and key concepts learnt in previous years. Students have opportunities to revisit prior learning through interleaving content taught in previous years and students are challenged through exposure to more challenging reasoning and problem-solving opportunities.  

KS3

Key Stage 4

The mathematics schemes of work for Key Stage 4 broadly follows the AQA new GCSE mathematics 8300 specification and builds on students prior learning from KS3.

Students will follow either the foundation or higher scheme of work depending on prior assessments and teacher judgement based on classwork and independent work. Problem-solving is at the heart of the new curriculum and opportunities to develop problem solving and reasoning skills in maths are embedded within each unit of work.  Once students reach year 11, their teachers will decide upon how much they need to deviate away from the scheme of work based on thorough assessment. This takes place in lessons and through whole school mock exams. 

The new Key Stage 4 curriculum is focused on students developing mastery of mathematics in order to:

  • develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • acquire, select, and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions. comprehend, interpret, and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context

KS4

Key Stage 5

Year 12 

We follow the OCR MEI curriculum. The new Key Stage 5 curriculum is focused on students developing skills needed to problem solve and this involves:  

  • Continuing to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • Continuing to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems 
  • Continuing to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  • Comprehending, interpreting, and communicating mathematical information including statistical data in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context

Year 12


Year 13

The new Key Stage 5 curriculum is focused on students developing key skills needed to problem solve, reason analytically and logically.  This involves:  

  • Continuing to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts

  • Continuing to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems

  • Continuing to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions

  • Comprehending, interpreting and communicating mathematical information including parametric equation in context.  

Year 13

Careers

Maths is a crucial subject and significantly increases a student’s employability later in life by showing the problem solving and analytical skills that employers value so highly.

Students who do well in Maths are given fantastic opportunities to pursue a number of careers. Some examples are listed below:

  • Professions (engineering, banking, accountancy, insurance)

  • Public sector (administration, civil service, health service, local government, police, armed forces)

  • Teaching (schools, colleges, universities, teaching English aboard)

Maths is also a subject which can be taken to a high academic level with students studying MAs and PhDs.

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