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20/01/20

We are very proud that 197 boys have achieved 100% attendance so far this term. They are now proudly wearing lapel badges and can use their snack token for a treat at lunchtime. Well done boys! https://t.co/CHAP5Ve7Cs

13/01/20

Active Science are our current Hub Champions and we've lit the school in their colours to celebrate! They are champs because of their success in our inter-hub sports competitions, and because their boys gained LOTS of Harris Points. Well done Active Science! https://t.co/rud8BdC1J6

20/12/19

Mr Groves is joined by Daniyal, Abdiwali, Abheek, Liyan, Tyla, Kabeer and Hamza for the final Principal's Breakfast of 2019. Happy holidays everyone, and thank you to all our amazing students, teachers and parents for their hard work this year. https://t.co/Aukoy24WVu

17/12/19

Election Result 2019 - active citizens in action. Find out our school election result from Dec 12 at https://t.co/pcBJJ5rX8N. "It's been really exciting." Jamie, Year 10 https://t.co/vLM0dBNdsR

27/11/19

Rayane has won our Recycled Art Competition, for this fantastic chair made from plastic bottles, lids and packaging. Our Student Council is taking the lead on improving recycling at the school, with further projects to come! https://t.co/eQOwjOlbrE

25/11/19

We were honoured to welcome Holocaust survivor Harry Olmer to the school last week. Mr Olmer (pictured with Daquan, Year 11) gave an incredibly emotional and thought-provoking testimony of his life. Thanks to for their support. https://t.co/ikqJW2naeF

22/11/19

Thanks to for visiting yesterday to talk to Year 10 about in publishing. “I found it really interesting to find out more about graphic design and would love to do this for my Year 10 Work Experience,” said Michael. Find out more: https://t.co/Ed9bI14TFV https://t.co/Oq3BnyO5Pb

22/11/19

“I definitely would love to come to Imperial College. The courses they have on offer and the university itself is very appealing”. Our trip there made a big impression on Syed and other students! Thanks to for welcoming us. https://t.co/BMrd3YTozT

22/11/19

Retweetd From HarperCollinsUK

We are out again for week. Today we are at talking to year ten students about the sorts of careers available in the world of publishing.

20/11/19

Big thank you to Chris Bradford, author of the series, for his recent visit to our school. Chris appeared dressed in a dramatic full-length black outfit complete with a genuine samurai sword. “He was awesome, probably the best author I’ve seen," said Hassan https://t.co/8gYXjhnOqj

16/11/19

On 21st November 2019, students will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Harry Olmer, in a visit organised with . It is a privilege for us to welcome Mr Olmer to our school and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. https://t.co/FhZWizwJpr

16/11/19

Well done to boys who have already notched up 150+ Harris Points this term. Each one now has their very own bronze lapel badge to wear with pride. Well done everyone. Who will be the first to reach 250+ points and earn a silver badge?! https://t.co/H5u28l9IQl

11/11/19

Sebastian, Year 11, plays the Last Post during the two minutes' silence our boys observed this morning for https://t.co/5RSeG8WTac

11/11/19

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is this Thursday 14 November, 5-6.30pm. Come along to meet our students and staff and learn more about our Sixth Form. We look forward to welcoming you.

08/11/19

Mr Ingham, Roman, Jamie, Amara, David and whole of HBAED wish best of luck tonight! https://t.co/xsZwE1ffyN

04/11/19

Harris Dulwich Boys and are in the top 20 schools in the UK, according to the Fair Secondary School Index – a new way of measuring students’ progress which aims to take their backgrounds into account. Find out more https://t.co/GNXzD86QWr https://t.co/XHiDnst9xc

04/11/19

We are proud to be on the UK Social Mobility Awards roll of honour 2019 - for our vision that 'background should not determine outcome'. There are only 98 organisations in the UK on the roll so huge congrats to our staff and students. https://t.co/gYezZ0jMd7 https://t.co/JQERJrX0eO

01/11/19

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

We’re hiring! 😊 Aged 16-21? Live or go to school or college in ? Want to make a difference in your local community? Apply to join our team! Check out the flyer for details. Thank you 😊 https://t.co/bdSZB4eOWj

07/10/19

Aaron, Matteo, Nedas, Aaron, Bayo, Sviat, Gean-Carlos, Ali and Tayo enjoy breakfast with Mr Brett. Every Fri, students are nominated by tutors for 'doing the right thing' that week and get a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate (and their picture here!). https://t.co/M9meGMtYaz

03/10/19

...I liked the focus on ‘Truth’ in the library. Expectations of behaviour are clear and management of it seems very proactive. It’s fantastic to have a former pupil back teaching in the school. Congratulations on all of this."

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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.