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.
Key Stage 3 subjects are delivered until the end of Year 9. Option choices for Year 10 and Year 11 will be made in the Spring term of Year 9.
Citizenship is taught through PSHE and assemblies and opportunities to contribute to the wider life of the academy. For further information about the curriculum, please contact Tom Grocott at email@example.com or call 0207 732 2276.
Subjects covered in Key Stage 3
- Maths [4 hours per week]
- English [4 hours per week]
- Science [4 hours per week]
- History [2 hours per week]
- Geography [2 hours per week]
- Religious Studies [1 hour per week]
- DT (a curriculum pathway involving Product Design, Resistant Materials, Food and Nutrition, Textiles) [1 hour per week]
- Art [1 hour per week]
- Music [1 hour per week in Year 7 and 8] [taught in combination with Drama Performing Arts in Year 9 - 1 hour per week]
- Drama [1 hour per week in Year 7 and 8] [taught in combination with Music as Performing Arts in Year 9 - 1 hour per week]
- Sport and Fitness [1 hour per week]
- Spanish and French – we aim to accommodate a choice of MFL for new Year 7 pupils which they will then study throughout their time at the academy [2 hours per week in Year 7 and 8] [3 hours per week in Year 9]
- Computer Science [1 hour per week]
- PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education), RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) and Careers Education is taught through our coaching time [2.5 hours per week]
Core subjects at Key Stage 4
- Maths [4 hours per week in Year 10] [5 hours per week in Year 11]
- English Language and Literature [4 hours per week in Year 10] [5 hours per week in Year 11]
- Sciences – including separate Physics, Chemistry and Biology for higher attaining students [4 hours per week in Year 10] [5 hours per week in Year 11]
- History or Geography [3 hours per week]
- Spanish and French [3 hours per week]
- Sport and Fitness [1 hour per week]
- PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education), RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) and Careers Education is taught through our coaching time [2.5 hours per week in Year 10] [0.5 hours per week in Year 11]
- Religious Studies (taught through dropdown days and assemblies)
- ICT (delivered through subject areas through use and engagement with IT such as Seneca learning in Science and MathsWatch in Maths)
- Option A (see below) [3 hours per week]
- Option B (see below) [3 hours per week]
The vast majority of our students pursue GCSE courses with a very small minority of vocational courses being offered as appropriate.
Option subjects at Key Stage 4
Click here to download a complete list of subjects offered in Years 10 and 11, including the relevant exam boards.
Subjects studied in the Sixth Form
A huge range of subjects is delivered at KS5 and our students have access to this range both on site and by studying at other Harris academies for part of their timetable. The subjects that are delivered at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich and Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich are:
A level courses
- Computer Science
- English Literature
- Extended project qualification
Vocational Level 3 courses
- Health and Social Care
- Sports Studies
Other subjects can be accessed via the Harris Federation Sixth Form.
Our study programmes at Post 16 meet all of the national requirements for Post 16. If any pupils have not attained grades 4 in either Maths or English, they are required to study these subjects in Post 16 and are re-entered for the GCSE retakes in November in order to secure grade 4s or above in these core subjects. It’s our responsibility to support all pupils to achieve this basic benchmark.
All pupils study the equivalent of at least three level 3 qualifications (over 600 hours per academic year) and benefit from an excellent programme of work experience, careers, advice and guidance and personal development in order to prepare them for life beyond sixth form.