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17/07/19

Thank you to for welcoming our Year 10 students yesterday and helping them explore City in and more. https://t.co/n6ldIFXgy9

11/07/19

Very proud of Hassan, winner of the Key Stage 4 competition. Hassan has worked hard perfecting his skills in the art of oil painting, creating self-portraits which reflect his culture and identity. Find out more https://t.co/rnHxR1NDEv Great work, Hassan! https://t.co/bek58roRQP

10/07/19

Thank you for supporting our boys. The really enjoyed meeting all our wonderful business volunteers!

10/07/19

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Absolute pleasure to attend ’s ‘Inspire The Future’ event to encourage school children to pursue a career in the NHS and, hopefully, as doctors!

09/07/19

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Please RT. We are looking for dancers, singers, poets, spoken word artists? To perform on 13/07. Would you like to showcase your talent to your local community? Please get in touch. Perform @ Peace Event 😊 https://t.co/6dehSNV2RI

08/07/19

Here are our first boys to achieve 500+ Harris Points this year. Well done Faizal, Yvan, Lalloh and Calvin! We now have 21 boys who have Gold Star Lapel Badges for reaching 500+ Points. See who they are at https://t.co/t5jsbMQyXZ Great work everyone! https://t.co/fSL4248BtK

08/07/19

Download our latest school newsletter. Parent Survey results 2018-19; Southwark Book Awards; Uber Rewards Trip - five days to remember; National Maths Challenge - 23 boys honoured; Great Speeches; Spelling Bee 2019... and more. Hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/1PNohtoXRC https://t.co/rursAyohse

08/07/19

This image is by Yvan, Year 7, who has a great natural ability with . https://t.co/XirihCIu5H

08/07/19

This image is a collection of for 26 boys in Year 8. They had been working on tonal for three lessons and achieved really nice results. https://t.co/PXsX1UhX7E

08/07/19

This image is by Isaiah, who has a passion for but has just began to use acrylic paint. He has gained a lot of insight and skill through his practice over the past few weeks. https://t.co/3e1KPHrwzA

08/07/19

This image is by Faizal, Year 7, who completed quite a sizable piece for his age. He is very ambitious and this can be seen through his tenacity to work hard to complete his canvas. https://t.co/GD7FwWNNcx

08/07/19

These two images are by Hassan, Year 10. Hassan has worked so hard over the past year to create photo realistic works with oil paint. Hassan has proven that if you put your mind to anything you can achieve exceptional results. https://t.co/FfuwsWR3Pw

08/07/19

Gallery of Great Art. We're proud to show you some of this year's exceptional work by out students. More pics at https://t.co/muu0l8y6cs https://t.co/15RZPQa6vi

03/07/19

Starting Year 7 in September? Our has put together suggestions of great fiction you might like to try reading over the summer. There's action, comedy, mysteries and much more. Have a look! https://t.co/0no8PKlyIL

03/07/19

It's at our academy, 15-19th July. A week that helps us learn in a different way! From Dover Castle to animal ethics, mind-blowing experiments to acting Shakespeare. It's going to be terrific! Find out what's on at https://t.co/reHhadd2FI https://t.co/oaUCxu4g6j

03/07/19

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Are you aged 16–21 and looking to develop new skills this summer? The has a new summer programme called Greengross Creatives. Find out more at https://t.co/OuUazFqX8a. It looks good! Deadline for applications is 11 July. https://t.co/nDavHj06yk

02/07/19

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🐝Really excited to host our annual Spelling Bee competition at ! 🐝 🍀 Good luck to all those involved and remember, "i before e except after c..." https://t.co/VUWLiRFaAW

02/07/19

Thanks Farid, we're looking forward to welcoming him!

02/07/19

We're very proud to be hosting the Spelling Bee today. Power to all the teams representing their schools, including Adam, Shanewaz, Marlo and Abdulahi, who will be representing us. Good luck everyone!! https://t.co/xNCkfQjEnS

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Curriculum Overview

The curriculum at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich 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.


Key Stage 3 - Years 7-8

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by Years 7 and 8 and is designed to provide depth and breadth of study whilst ensuring that appropriate time can be devoted to Mathematics, English and Science.

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.

All students have a broad weekly curriculum offer of English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Spanish, Religious Studies, ICT skills, Physical Education, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Art, Dance and Music. Find out more about Key Stage 3.


Key Stage 4 - Years 9-11

All students follow a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Double Science, either Geography or History and BTEC Sport. The majority of our boys will also have a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) as part of their core curriculum.  This is moving towards government target of 75% by 2020.

Our students 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 boys a real opportunity to experience a subject that they may then want to go off and study at university. Find out more about Key Stage 4.


Key Stage 5 - Years 12-13

At Key Stage 5 we are part of the highly successful Harris Federation Sixth Form with over 120 students studying at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich.


Nurturing support

We know that some students struggle to access the broad curriculum we offer so we ensure they are given a specific programme, allowing us to give them the appropriate guidance they need. We are proud that our academy welcomes students of all previous abilities and we passionately believe that previous learning should not be a barrier to the future. Teachers leading this class are excellent Quality First Teachers, supported by a great SEN team of teaching assistants and other professionals.

In Key Stage 3 this small group (less than 10% of a Year group) follow a similar curriculum to their peers, with the exception of MFL. Students in this class have extra English and Maths support as well as having opportunities to explore other creative subjects. They are never denied entry to MFL and many complete this through community languages or we facilitate their involvement, in consultation with parents if appropriate.

In Key Stage 4 this small group again follow a very similar curriculum, having the chance to choose options with all other students. 

All students within these groups are regularly reviewed and changes made where appropriate.


Extended curriculum

Our curriculum is not just about the academic subjects students study.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is delivered through a combination of the tutorial programme, the assembly programme and also through the academy's 'Renaissance Days' which run during the course of each year.

Careers education, so vitally important for our young people today, is also taught through ‘Renaissance Days’ and the assembly programme. This includes guest presentations from our staff on their former careers - a very popular part of the programme making use of the vast career experience we have within the academy. In addition, students in Year 7-9 receive specific careers-based lessons during form time.  Finally, we employ a careers advisor to work closely with our Year 11 students at this vital time in their educational journey.

Our SMSC curriculum is delivered through our Building Cultural Capital form time sessions. This also includes a focus on fundamental British values. The Creative Horizons weeks we set aside to giving students cultural opportunities including a range of trips and special guest visitors further helps us broaden the minds of our young students.