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11/06/21

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Session 9 of our 10-week programme at the amazing today. Fantastic engagement as always from the boys! Mature, focused, and a genuine desire to learn! Always nice to receive such brilliant feedback! Great work boys 👏👍 https://t.co/HZjCVUFiDR

07/06/21

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So exciting that we are empowering teachers across seven different academies with our fully-funded Accreditation programme. Explore our coaching offers at https://t.co/cwbZn0kXCy https://t.co/QeQtDb4Nmm

28/05/21

Samuel is one of 30 end of half term prize winners. Boys can choose from prizes including a table tennis set, basketball, art set, football, science experiments or a book of their choice! Samuel wisely chose science experiments and will have an explosive half term! https://t.co/cSzwmyoQoC

28/05/21

Year 7 take part in a special day planned and delivered by Southwark Police, exploring topics such as County Lines, terrorism, illegal substances, sexualised behaviours and Stop and Search. Find out more https://t.co/YddGE4Bt72 https://t.co/8bAUa6Vlh2

27/05/21

Retweetd From Children's Commissioner for England

closes TOMORROW!!! Make sure your child's voice is heard before it's too late, so no experience is missed out and then we can show the Government what it's really like to be a child growing up and living in every single part of England! https://t.co/K4fpOusCpL

26/05/21

To take a peek at 9B1's creative writing anthology (and see the quality of the boys' work for yourself) just click here https://t.co/9KnLFfNPAE https://t.co/zUhILTnYZg

26/05/21

Students in Year 9 have been practising their creative writing skills and collated their work into a beautifully presented anthology to showcase their talents. Teacher Ms Richardson is so proud of the students' heartfelt pieces and the effort they put into this! Well done 9B1! https://t.co/9HRfEsn7FF

24/05/21

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Well done to for winning the 6th Form Football Invitational-19.12.18 https://t.co/dxNefuaFiS

24/05/21

Year 8 students have been taking their Bedrock homework very seriously, creating Bedrock Books where they collate the new vocabulary and review it daily. This is Mosa's book. Great work!  https://t.co/RxZrB0LeKU

21/05/21

Our Year 7 class 7B1 has topped the league table for their engagement with in April. They completed more Bedrock lessons and gained more points on Bedrock than any other class within the whole Federation. Great work boys! https://t.co/ucRJMq9NZB

21/05/21

Congrats to our Year 8 team for making it to the semi-finals of the Harris Quadrant Debate competition this week. Well done boys, and to the teams from and who also reached the final three. Great event! Read more https://t.co/kh3JA2Jhez https://t.co/mjQRP0HnNN

21/05/21

Retweetd From HFEDMaths

Our Harris KS3 students submitted amazing work for our poster competition where they researched a mathematician. These were our winners from Harris Academy Morden and Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich! Congratulations...first place for Harris Academy Morden! https://t.co/Zz8kpLXxIN

21/05/21

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Session 7 of our support programme The boys are continuing to explore strategies to help manage feelings of & Today we looked at the benefits of A pleasure to work with as always 👏 https://t.co/0MToNA7Bf7

20/05/21

Southwark Foodbank wrote this week to thank our staff, boys and families for donating 514kg of food and toiletries to in Jan and Feb. "Your donations have helped us support members of the community in times of crisis." We're proud to have helped https://t.co/jFw1ddcVel

13/05/21

HUGE thanks to City law firm for their donation of £1,500 to spend on new in our . The books arrived today 😀and will have a huge impact on opportunities for our boys. Find out more https://t.co/RXwcSR4Ga4 https://t.co/ZmeSGMV9M9

13/05/21

Retweetd From Steve Daniels

Delivered a session about motivation & commitment at the brilliant last week. I should have simply just handed over to some of our brilliant Muslim students who turn up focused & ready to learn every day, despite the demands of fasting. Incredible! boys 👏 https://t.co/emS6TvFR1h

11/05/21

“The women were inspiring and they made me reflect on toxic masculinity, gender equality and inspire me to make the world better,” Micah, Year 8, talking about our powerful gender-based violence session with the fantastic https://t.co/rPxk4Qj2gn https://t.co/Z5bIc5E8CL

29/04/21

Max in Year 8 has just won a £10 Amazon voucher for his consistent use of Bedrock to improve his . 50 more £10 vouchers to be won this half term. To stand a chance of winning you just need 120 Bedrock points this half term. Find out more https://t.co/5qEKkxjqZT https://t.co/n1aWqpHn48

28/04/21

Every boy at HBAED stands a chance of winning a £10 voucher this half term in a new Bedrock Learning competition. All boys need to do is earn 120 Bedrock points between 19th April and 28th May. Parents can help too! Find out more at https://t.co/5qEKkxjqZT https://t.co/stdpfjBZgy

26/04/21

Gangs and youth crime webinar for parents/guardians, Weds 28 April, 4.30pm, with . A chance to anonymously ask any questions or raise any concerns about how to protect children from criminal exploitation. Find out more https://t.co/XcWDe0oQFP https://t.co/iMdyqdTrLp

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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.


Our Recovery Curriculum - Covid-19

The Recovery Curriculum is our attempt to bridge the gap in learning which took place as a result of Covid-19. It encompasses changes in the overall academy curriculum, subject-specific development, assessment and pastoral support.

We passionately believe that adapting what we are doing this year is best for the students we serve. All the measures put in place form vital parts of the process of recovery for them.

Recovery

As you look at our website further you will see that much of our curriculum offer reflects what we would normally do in a world without Covid-19. We still intend to do this in the long term but any changes that have been made have been done so to benefit students now.

Click HERE to read full details of our recovery curriculum.

Our Recovery Curriculum has been designed with close links to the Education Endowment Foundation and their support guide for schools reopening after COVID-19.

Our overall curriculum Intent has not changed – we want to give our students the ‘Master Key’ to their futures by achieving outstanding academic outcomes and making them Active Citizens in our society. If you have any further questions please contact Vice Principal Chris Brett C.Brett@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk


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.