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Enlightening ideas about Shakespeare’s tragedies from from at the English INSET. Thank you for your words of wisdom! https://t.co/uNhOSZdewp

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12/02/19

Year 5 are studying the length of their shadows. The children had fun drawing around their shadows and measuring their lengths during the day. At 9.20am one shadow was over 7 meters! See more examples of great learning at https://t.co/RA6vmfdHiJ https://t.co/3lat9AfoLs

12/02/19

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11/02/19

Our sixth formers visited the Vatican City on day one of their trip to Rome https://t.co/rIEPtxLyNf

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Curriculum Overview

The curriculum at Harris Garrard Academy is designed to ensure that each student is educated and supported to succeed in the world today, in line with the latest educational research

This page contains an overview of curriculum for each Key Stage. Details of the curriculum for each subject can be viewed on the Subjects pages. Our curriculum policy can be downloaded from the Teaching and Learning page.


Early Years Foundation Stage

In Reception, children are provided with a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play – a fundamental part of early learning. Learning is based around themes such as Ourselves, Animals and Transport, with the emphasis on areas such as 'finding and exploring' and 'self-confidence and awareness' as well as reading, writing and numbers. Download our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum overview.


Key Stages 1 and 2 - Years 1-6

At Harris Garrard Academy, we help children to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to move on to the next stage of their learning. In addition to following the National Curriculum, our children focus on a different topic each term which they explore through, for example, science, art, PE, history, geography or religious studies. 

Topic-based learning helps children to develop a better understanding of the world around them, make connections and apply skills in different disciplines. Download a complete list of topics for 2018-19.

We also have Mandarin as our Modern Foreign Language in Key Stage 2.


Key Stage 3 - Years 7-8

Key Stage 3 is the bedrock and the foundation for our students to be successful when they leave Harris Garrard Academy. All students have a broad weekly curriculum offer of English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, French, Religious Studies, ICT skills, Physical Education, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Art, Drama, and Music.

Our intention is to give students a ‘taste’ of as many subjects as possible, whilst preparing them for, and informing them about, their GCSE options. Literacy and numeracy skills are developed in every subject and across the curriculum. We apply the following principles when devising and constructing our Key Stage 3 curriculum.

  • Key stages 3 and 4 are equally important and we do not devote staff resources to one at the expense of the other.
  • We try avoid spilt classes (ie classes with two teachers) at all costs.
  • We liaise with our feeder primary schools to identify what students have already learned, to ensure we do not repeat unnecessary content and keep the curriculum challenging and engaging.
  • To challenge students and measure achievement in Key Stage 3, we have robust, standardised, externally set and moderated half-termly tests.
  • We place equal emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
  • Intervention (ie extra teaching for students who need it) is as important for Key Stage 3 as for Key Stage 4. We track each student and each class for progress and all the Learning Hubs have Key Stage 3 intervention nights.
  • We have subject specialists teaching in all classes at both key stages.

Details of the wide range of academic and vocational courses on offer in Key Stage 3 can be viewed on our Subjects pages


Key Stage 4 - Years 9-11

In order to help prepare our students for success in an ever-changing world, we have developed a Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) Programme of Study that offers each student a focused Curriculum Pathway, as well as an option to incorporate personal interest into their studies.  

All students follow a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Double Science, either Geography or History and BTEC First Sport. 90% of our students will also have a Modern Foreign Language as part of their core curriculum. Our students then select their additional subjects to make up their curriculum. This selection is made up of vocational courses and other academic subjects. The list of optional subjects is extensive and will give the students a real opportunity to experience a subject that they may then want to go off and study at university.  The Curriculum Pathway will ensure each student is academically challenged and engaged in their learning, resulting in the best chance of success across all their subjects.

Details of the wide range of academic and vocational courses on offer in Key Stage 4 can be viewed on our Subjects pages. You can also download our options booklet.


Key Stage 5 - Years 12-13

At Key Stage 5 we are part of the highly successful Harris Federation Sixth Form. Find out more about the courses on offer in the Sixth Form, from Art to English, Engineering to Chemisty. Further details of the Key Stage 5 curriculum for each subject can also be found on our Subjects pages