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14/07/20

Parents/carers... you can now download "Raising Little Allies-To-Be: An Incomplete Guide" from our resources page. A beautiful resource to explore and with children. Download it at https://t.co/6uPWkddxmr https://t.co/F9UQPWpzDG

14/07/20

You can now download a resource pack on from our resources page. Includes a list of books, films, TV shows, articles, videos and podcasts to help get you educated. Download at https://t.co/6uPWkddxmr https://t.co/WGHtBp22ed

13/07/20

Ms George says: "I can read Margaret Atwood’s writing time and time again. One of the reasons I wanted to study Literature at A-Level is so I could explore The Handmaid’s Tale and I’m so glad I did! Her writing is absorbing and still (sadly) politically relevant https://t.co/lD4IR8V5sw

10/07/20

Welcome meeting for our new Year 7s. You can now watch a recording of the full session, including Q&A. https://t.co/9QeVeOeFKh

10/07/20

Summer's Not Cancelled is an online summer programme to help young people aged 16-25 in develop their and skills. Find out more and sign up at https://t.co/Ft80HLpkl2

10/07/20

Can you spare 16 hours over July and August? Will you donate them to a project in this area? Sign up for the "One Million Hours" programme and find out about volunteering opportunities near you this summer. https://t.co/5VLuLv9bTs https://t.co/vSlXc7DO72

09/07/20

FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. https://t.co/vzbuOw5TbG

08/07/20

Aged 15-19? You can apply for Words for Work, a virtual internship programme from . Complete a large scale creative project, take part in employability training, receive 1:1 mentoring, and creative masterclasses led by industry experts. https://t.co/g73m9m68Ku

08/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and . https://t.co/eP6j251HmX https://t.co/tZqQBM0voN

07/07/20

How will your son travel to school in Sept? In light of government advice, we want to encourage all students to make their way to school safely when we reopen. Please help us by completing this one-minute travel survey by Weds 15 July. Thank you. https://t.co/sCx9MwbYW2

06/07/20

This week's competition - What have you enjoyed during lockdown? Send us a review of one film or a selection of different ones that have helped you through lockdown - and if they are linked to a book that you have read, even better! Details https://t.co/N0XcjkrUsB https://t.co/i4yK1DSXye

06/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in . https://t.co/54j1OkjYPX

03/07/20

Retweetd From Manor Estate TRA

Massive to & for arranging a today ❤️ These bags were used as a top up for our neighbours in need, already receiving freshly prepared meals. We are so pleased to pass on the parcels from to https://t.co/DdUaILMyXz

02/07/20

Calling all film-makers! Storyboard your movie idea and enter the Puffin Big Dreams on Screen competition. The winner gets their idea made into a movie plus there are lots of runners up prizes. Closes 3 August. https://t.co/mTeiWGzyjk

02/07/20

We are absolutely delighted the government has said all pupils can come back to school in September. We are today sending parents and carers a letter with an update on our plans for reopening in Sept. You can also read the letter at https://t.co/tJvBcUZ2Jm

02/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Thank you to all our academies who shared their strategies for supporting the most vulnerable pupils during lockdown by getting them into school https://t.co/PbhI870oSH

01/07/20

Thanks to the charity School Food Matters for making these breakfast packages possible through their funding. Families are coming in tomorrow to collect the breakfast bags (beans, wheatabix, bread, fruit and milk). https://t.co/kbRL2JsUhP

01/07/20

School food really matters. 280 students will receive two weeks’ worth of breakfasts. Many thanks to the Safer School Officers who came to help us get the breakfast packages together. https://t.co/pHTKEXoTXc

01/07/20

Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it! https://t.co/CprttbnXcG https://t.co/88urcLcXOc

01/07/20

One of Mrs Okai's is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. "It's a fantastic story that allows you to gain a deeper understanding of Asperger’s syndrome. I love it so much I have seen the theatre piece 5 times." Mrs Okai https://t.co/shafl5Wo1C https://t.co/7ni0XiLfmq

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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.