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02/04/20

Diego, Student Principal, has written a message for all our students. "Use this time to become independent learners." Read Diego's message in full at https://t.co/0dCgLfIfn9 https://t.co/45x1hYol9Z

02/04/20

Retweetd From Jack Petchey Fdn

Read our special edition newsletter packed with resources for young people, those who work with young people and parents. You can even find out how to send a message to Sir Jack!: https://t.co/FJGOHESPiP https://t.co/isbA8MBL5o

02/04/20

Retweetd From BookTrust

Have you checked out our pages yet? You'll find: 📚 Online storybooks 📚 Games and quizzes 📚 Competitions 📚 How to draw videos 📚 Rhymes 📚 Downloadable activities 📚 Recipes Basically, SO much booky goodness! Head this way: https://t.co/uoYIy4fucr https://t.co/QcE6QfOomb

02/04/20

To help you get the support you need and stay safe at home, including online, we've prepare this presentation for our boys and parents - Staying Safe at Home/Staying Safe Online. https://t.co/PPAtybEvdU https://t.co/CzV1YloxqU

02/04/20

Ms Mead's '. "This interview with R.J. Palacio is about her inspiration for writing her book, 'Wonder'. Developing empathy by putting yourself in another person's place is one of the most important experiences of reading." Have a read... https://t.co/cNkOmftrjY https://t.co/cKVrABZtHz

01/04/20

We're looking forward to it and spreading the word to our students!

01/04/20

Retweetd From Chris Bradford

Join me, Chris Bradford, author of the Young Samurai and Bodyguard series for a virtual author visit like no other on Friday 10th April 2020 at 10am GMT! https://t.co/r20UubxZwF

31/03/20

Am making enquiries, Ian. Will be in touch asap when there's definitive news.

31/03/20

Each day we're suggesting a new 'Read of the Day' at https://t.co/9PDvamxBkN. Let us know if you have any suggestions of books or authors to feature.

31/03/20

Read of the Day. Boy 87, a novel by Ele Fountain, makes us think what staying at home means when you don't have a fixed home or are having to leave the one you have known all your life and start again. https://t.co/HophKRhB83

31/03/20

Mr Miller of our PE Department has a press up challenge for you. Have a look and have a go! https://t.co/9dFEd9A9vL

30/03/20

Win a FREE book delivered to your door. This week's competition: "Write a diary entry for one day this week and tell us what you are up to." Remember, great diaries are a record of what you did, felt and thought. Find out how to enter at https://t.co/FewyibNUx9. Good luck! https://t.co/PwzGmNSNaT

27/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

Really useful advice for our students. Please take a read. https://t.co/FAaM8mFNgm

27/03/20

HBAED today donated 155 pairs of safety googles (normally used by our Science and DT department) to the NHS to help prevent their staff contracting COVID-19. Lewisham NHS put out a call to local schools who might have spare googles, and we are proud to help https://t.co/x2sfRPuHc0

26/03/20

Download and complete our new and updated 'At Home Activity Passport', designed for any student in Years 7-11. 20 activities to complete, to win Harris Points! Download yours at https://t.co/rvUkES7ALn https://t.co/MpXKluw1q3

23/03/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

No need for children to run out of books while stuck at home. Join Southwark Libraries for free eBooks and audiobooks. Take a look at some kids' titles here 👉 https://t.co/Wdhs8DmmyZ Our temporary online membership now lasts 3 months. Join us today 👉 https://t.co/1zqLzCeJkJ. https://t.co/ZZ89RnULlx

23/03/20

Win a FREE book of your choice delivered to your door with the first of our school's weekly reading competitions. Which book would you recommend as the best to read when you are staying in, and why? Find out how to enter at https://t.co/FewyibNUx9 https://t.co/bYsylolTMR

23/03/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Please heed this advice. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/o19Ar5CYHj

22/03/20

Retweetd From Jasmine Ali

Please see and circulate this timely advice that we at have issued ー19 https://t.co/7KPfO9qOty

22/03/20

Retweetd From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

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Curriculum Overview

Education is the key to social mobility. It does not matter where you come from, you have the same right as anyone to an outstanding quality of education. Our curriculum at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich is outstanding for our boys and changes the lives of the students we teach.

We have created a broad, balanced and rigorous curriculum which allows all students, through outstanding teaching and learning, to achieve excellent academic outcomes and to become active citizens in our society. For further information about the curriculum please contact Chris Brett on c.brett@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk or 0208 299 5300.

Our curriculum has the EBacc at its core and provides students with the chance to develop and experiment using the full range of National Curriculum subjects, and beyond, in a full three-year Key Stage 3 programme. Our curriculum focuses on students acquiring knowledge and developing skills in stimulating and innovative lessons which are planned with the students' contextual understanding at their heart. This philosophy and the focus on both academic outcomes and personal development provides the students with the 'Master Key' to their future – opening any doors they will come across.

This page contains an overview of the 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 7-9

We believe Key Stage 3 is the perfect opportunity for students to experience as many different subjects as possible, whilst maintaining a focus on our core curriculum and their learning of the basics. We operate a three-year KS3 programme of study which gives students lots of opportunity to challenge themselves. This table shows the subjects we currently offer at Key Stage 3:

Subject

Hours

English

4

Maths

4

Science

3

MFL (Spanish)

2

Physical Education

2

History

2

Geography

2

Religious Studies

1

ICT and Computing

1

Design Technology

1

Art

1

Music

1

Performing Arts

1

Total Hours

25

This Key Stage 3 curriculum covers the entire National Curriculum and beyond with the inclusion of a Performing Arts course.

Citizenship is taught across the curriculum through a segmented approach from our PSHE, assemblies and Renaissance Days. It is also embedded throughout every subject with our focus on developing Active Citizens, and especially in Religious Studies where the Year 9 curriculum tackles some of the key issues around human rights and justice for example.

The Key Stage 3 core curriculum has evolved a lot but kept its fundamental values. We try to expose students to as many different subjects as possible so that they are well-informed to choose their options. It provides the building blocks of learning for these subjects and, while it is inextricably linked to developing the knowledge, skills and understanding required for Key Stage 4, it is stepping stone - part of a learning journey that students take with us. We believe it should be fun, challenging and, most of all, broad. Find out more about Key Stage 3.


Key Stage 4 - Years 10-11

At Key Stage 4, students have chosen certain subjects to continue to GCSE level, alongside their core subjects. At HBAED all students complete the following courses:

  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE Maths
  • GCSE Science (Trilogy Combined Science)
  • GCSE History and/or Geography
  • BTEC Sport
  • GCSE Spanish (Currently roughly 70% entry and 90% by 2020)

We are passionate that all students should have access to rigorous core subjects. As our curriculum develops, we constantly evolve the range of subjects we offer our students. Currently they will choose one subject from the following options blocks:

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

GCSE History

GCSE Geography

GCSE Triple Science

GCSE Business Studies

GCSE Citizenship

GCSE Art

BTEC Performing Arts

BTEC Digital Information Technology

BTEC Enterprise

BTEC Travel and Tourism

GCSE Art

GCSE Music

GCSE History

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE Design Technology

BTEC Performing Arts

BTEC Digital Information Technology

BTEC Enterprise

 

These options allow students to choose their own pathway. Choices are made after a personalised meeting with a member with the academy leadership team and students are encouraged to take subjects they enjoy, keeping their options open for the future.

We believe that as many students as possible should face the academic rigour of studying a humanities subject. These subjects are also crucial for developing the personal skills and wider understanding of the world we want our students to gain. They are some of the most powerful subjects for building active citizens it is a huge opportunity for the students to study them. Therefore, we enter all our students to a Humanities option.

All our courses are carefully selected to ensure they are fully accredited and count in the DFE performance tables as well as offering a rigorous and challenging, yet appropriate course. 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 100 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.


Co-curriculum

Our curriculum is not just about the academic subjects students study. We believe the co-curriculum is essential in shaping our students into active citizens. This means they will:

  • understand Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural ideas about the world we live in
  • embrace fundamental British values
  • wanting to make a difference and have a say through democracy
  • care about the local community and want to give something back
  • take responsibility for their actions
  • believe in and championing equality and diversity
  • understand our rights - freedom of speech, press and religion
  • know the nature of justice in the UK

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 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.