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11/09/17

Open morning for Year 6 students/parents, Monday 25 Sept, 9-10.30am. We'd love to see you! More dates https://t.co/wNBP60Sbva https://t.co/u5TuYG9gCS

06/09/17

Our open days start on 25 Sept. Come and see our academy in action. Tell your friends too! All the dates and times https://t.co/OsrH6AXYR5 https://t.co/pg8WWX8Vxq

31/08/17

Term starts Tues 5 Sept for years 7, 11, 12 and 13 and Weds 6 Sept for years 8, 9 and 10. Look forward to seeing you then!

24/08/17

Got your results today? There's still time to sign up for our Sixth Form for next term. Find out how at https://t.co/YAuqnhRXme

24/08/17

A quarter of our girls passed the tough new exam with top grades 7-9. Well done! https://t.co/Hj1UYA5PJJ https://t.co/aJEbiNnPDx

24/08/17

Congratulations to all our girls celebrating their great results today. We're proud of you all. Lots more pics at https://t.co/Hj1UYA5PJJ https://t.co/4dIwloA9AM

23/08/17

Good luck to everyone collecting their GCSE results tomorrow. We're open from 10am for results and post 16 enrolment too. See you tomorrow!

20/08/17

Reminder... GCSE results will be available from 10am this Thurs 24 August. See you then! Students must come in person to collect them.

20/08/17

Sunday Times article about successful comprehensives has us listed in "top 20 for raising standards". Proud of that! https://t.co/d3o1erM09f https://t.co/zgNxnByfBv

16/08/17

Our A Level results will be available from 10am tomorrow. Good luck to students everywhere waiting for their results!

21/07/17

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17/07/17

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Very excited to see Hair by Hood - by Alix Bizet on Vimeo! Check it out! https://t.co/hCNJhepC00

17/07/17

Looking forward to our event with , tonight . Lit Fest 2017 https://t.co/UwzYBZTknm https://t.co/xJGkUt1B0B

13/07/17

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GCSE HGAED will be with you next year hopefully! 😁 https://t.co/nYomQ3BolF

12/07/17

Thank you to Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring for talking to Year 8. Your story made a huge impression and won't be forgotten https://t.co/IA1jyVXVrd

10/07/17

Thanks for coming in. We enjoyed having you!

10/07/17

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At this morning working on a performance for Fri on transition to secondary school using The Odyssey

07/07/17

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06/07/17

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What is beauty? Respecting others, it's within you, it's not just your appearance. https://t.co/t89s0y94fd

06/07/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Year by Year

This page gives an overview of which subjects are taught in each year. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the academy, providing students with a wide range of subjects.

Our Key Stage 3 provision is largely covered during years 7 and 8 with many subjects commencing GCSE courses at the beginning of, or during, year 9.


English, Maths and Science curriculum overviews


Subjects covered in years 7 and 8 include:


  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • DT
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Spanish/Italian
  • Computer Science
  • PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education) is taught through our coaching time programme in all year groups.

Curriculum choices

We offer our first set of options to students during Year 8 in readiness for them to commence their GCSE studies in Year 9. 

We offer a wide range of options to students and then commit to run the most heavily selected courses, aiming to give as many students as possible their first choices.  Sometimes this leads to double groups in some subjects. 

Most students will take one or two of their GCSEs at the end of Year 10.  We do this because we have found that students manage the pressure of exams more successfully when they can stagger the spread of subjects they are studying at any one time.  A small taste of examination processes in Year 10 also ensures that students fully understand what is needed in order to be successful and helps them to be mentally prepared to approach the coming Year 11 with a measure of understanding brought about by experience.

No student is entered early for an exam if their tracking data suggests that they will not hit their target grade.  This would suggest that they are not ready to achieve maximum success in that subject and needed further time to consolidate and refine their knowledge, skills and understanding.


Core subjects at Key Stage 4

  • Maths
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Sciences – including separate Physics, Chemistry and Biology for more able groups
  • History or Geography
  • Spanish/Italian or another modern foreign language
  • Sport and Fitness
  • PHSE (taught through coaching time)
  • Religious Studies (taught through dropdown days)

The vast majority of our students pursue GCSE courses with a very small minority of vocational courses being offered as appropriate.


Subjects Studied Years 9-13

Download a complete list of subjects offered during 2017-18 in years 9-11 and also in the Sixth Form, including the relevant exam board.