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.


🎉 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 📸


Congratulations to everyone you have done yourselves, your school and your Borough proud


Congratulations to everyone you have done yourselves, your school and your Borough proud


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!


We have officially arrived at for the indoor sports athletics London finals representing to team Let’s go Garrard!!


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.


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


HGA remembered the stories of the holocaust, assembly led by Mr Mukadam.


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 🍰🎉


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. 🎨💻



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


🎉 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. 🌍💃🎶


🎄✨ 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! 🎅🕺💃


Lunchtime! 🥪


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.


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.


🦖 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? 🎅


🔬 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. 🚀

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The aims of the Sociology course are to stimulate interest in the study of Sociology, and to enable students to gain knowledge of theories that explain society in various ways and apply them to the real world. 

Students have the opportunity to become independent thinkers and develop a range of knowledge and skills (including literacy, numeracy, evaluation and application) which are valued by higher education and employers.  

Students explore a variety of topics, ranging from crime to religion, from the family to the state, to divisions of race and social class.  Furthermore, the Research Methods in Context unit encourages an active involvement with the research process

Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students' lives. The course builds on skills developed in the sciences and humanities, and enables progression into a wide range of other subjects - for instance the impact of feminism throughout history and the changing influence of religion and beliefstoday. 

Key Stage 4 overview

Year 10 students study a foundation unit during the autumn term which develops their understanding about sociological theories and key concepts so that they are ready to fully undertake the course.

Moving into Autumn 2 and Spring 1 students explore key trends regarding modern families in the UK and sociological perspectives around the role of Families and Households. Students will then move on to exploring statistics around educational achievement in the UK, changing policies in the UK education system and explore theoretical perspectives evaluating the role of the education system. 

At the end of Year 11 students will look at Research Methods, allowing them to make synoptic links between key methods and topics they have done throughout the year. 

Students will examine the Social Differentiation and Stratification unit at the beginning of Year 11 where they will identify and explore differing life chances and inequalities amongst different social groups in modern Britain.  Students will then study Crime and Deviance where they will explore patterns behind crime statistics in the UK and issues of social order and social control. The end of the year will focus on revision and exam practice for external exams.  

Key Stage 5 overview

At A Level, Year 12 students spend the first week analysing sociological theories and concepts. They will then study Education and Methods in Context. In the Education unit they will explore the role of education, social differences in education achievement and the history of the education system.

Method in Context encourages students to evaluate the usefulness of key research methods when exploring key debates in The Sociology of Education. In Spring, students will engage in the Families and Household unit where they explore changing family patterns and sociological theories around the family. At the end of Year 12 students will be introduced to Beliefs In Society.  

In Year 13, students will complete the Beliefs In Society unit exploring the Sociology of Beliefs and examining key debates such as the role of religion, the extent of secularisation and the growth of new beliefs within Society.

Students will then move on to Crime and Deviance where they explore patterns of crime and explanations behind these patterns. Students will then complete the course by engaging with the Theory and Methods Unit; which will allow students to revisit key theories and methods in more detail. The end of the year will focus on revision and exam practice for external exams. 

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

For queries about the curriculum please contact Samretta Greywoode

Further details of the curriculum can be found below.