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19/10/20

Retweetd From THE PECKHAM PECULIAR

Amgad Salih, a 19 year old student from Peckham who is studying at the University of Oxford, shared this picture that his friend organised. They recreated the typical Oxford Bullingdon picture but with black students, to show black representation and inspire more Peckham people. https://t.co/F5L6ugILzz

15/09/20

Vacancy for a cover supervisor to join our support staff.https://t.co/vVflBSWYBl

15/09/20

We’re looking for an ambitious SEND teacher to join our amazing team! https://t.co/rODUGij3me

10/09/20

A fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful and forward-thinking English department! https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

19/08/20

Thank you to Paul Jones who went above and beyond to ensure students were supported with grade appeals!

17/08/20

Just sent you a DM.

13/08/20

An incredible achievement by Gyalpo Dongo Aguirre who will be making America great again by studying Physics and Computer Science at Well done, Gyalpo!

13/08/20

Retweetd From Imperial College

Fantastic results, Neha! Welcome to community and ! https://t.co/g5KCqMzjEc

13/08/20

Well done to Neha Yasin for achieving 4 A*s today. She will be reading Physics . We wish you all the best for the next stage in your life!

13/08/20

Well done to all students in Year 13 today. We’re really proud of all of your achievements and you have shown great resilience in such a challenging year.

13/08/20

Huge congratulations to Amgad Salih who is on his way to to read Economics. We’re so proud of you! https://t.co/3Ex75EFLhY

22/07/20

Retweetd From JCP in South London

Admin Officer in Info/Apply: https://t.co/nDr2wPM62B https://t.co/qIWB74BRSa

08/07/20

Retweetd From Kemi A 👸🏾🐝

There are only 2 days left for eligible families to register for Free School Meals and access support through the COVID Summer Food Fund. - RT and find out more here: https://t.co/bzgCyh9Bmc

30/06/20

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

Calling all students from , , , and who joined the virtual workshop earlier today - here's a reminder of the simple advice to check the sources in an online news story 👇 https://t.co/FRQ0aOs5cc

30/06/20

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

'Is it REAL?' The question we asked to students from , , , , and who joined us for our navigating news workshop earlier today. Thanks to Team for organising! https://t.co/I3pJ9UIXp5

30/06/20

Retweetd From WandSchoolGames

Come on Take on Ru's Boccia Challenge- let's see what you have in your locker!

26/06/20

Meet the staff at HABS. First up is the incredible Mr Reid, Year Lead for Year 7: https://t.co/RSWpDiMS2Z Tweet us if you have any questions for him!

26/06/20

Dear parents and guardians. Click here if you would like the details for uniform purchase and for a checklist of what to buy for September: https://t.co/bcaQzALu86

26/06/20

Please check the Transition pages of our website for all updates and news for the incoming Year 7 students: https://t.co/opVikopwNM. There is a page for parents and a page for students. We are VERY excited to meet you all!

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Curriculum Overview

This page introduces the nature of our curriculum, including its intent and design. Further details of the curriculum for each subject can be found on our subjects pages.

The curriculum is the single best opportunity that a school has to improve the life chances of its students. According to Christine Counsell and Michael Fordham, “the curriculum is the progression model” and means that we can assess that students are moving forward in their learning, year on year. The curriculum is split into three connected parts.

The macro-curriculum – the model of timetabling that a school chooses to use. This includes subjects selected to teach, the hours allocated for a subject to be taught, and the configuration of this allocation of time. This is the outer framework that a school chooses to use.

The formal-curriculum – the set-out learning and knowledge that makes up the subjects, and the actual material that has been chosen to be taught in a specific sequence. This encompasses the knowledge and skills that we wish for students to demonstrate. This is the content that fills a school’s outer framework.

The extended-curriculum – this encompasses the learning and experiences that takes place outside of lesson time. This involves exposure to cultural and sporting activities, opportunities for personal enrichment, and engagement with the wider world and their own citizenship. This is the content that helps to add character and personality to a school’s framework.


Subject details

Details of the curriculum intent, design and delivery for each subject (including curriculum maps) can be downloaded from our subjects pages. However, these details can also be downloaded from the documents below.


HBP93Curriculum intent

At Harris Academy Battersea, our vision is ‘to develop aspirational young people to thrive in a changing world.’ In order to enable this, we have high aims for our curriculum. We aim for our curriculum to be one that:

  • Equips students with powerful knowledge
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop interests and passion
  • Enables students to develop cultural capital and become critical thinkers
  • Empowers students to become masters of subjects they study now, and in the future
  • Supports students in practising skills within subject-domains
  • Engages students through personalisation
  • Challenges students with ambitious content
  • Is constantly evolving
  • Encourages students to make links across other subjects
  • Encourages students to take their learning outside of the classroom
  • Is detailed, coherent and rigorous
  • Is built to allow learning to last

Curriculum design

We teach a curriculum that offers both breadth and depth. Students are enriched by learning powerful, foundational knowledge across Key Stage 3 that builds into Key Stages 4 and 5. Expert teachers educate their students with the aim of developing mastery, incrementally over time through retrieval, interleaving, direct instruction, modelling desired outcomes, and deliberate practice.

Lessons are eighty minutes so that students have extended learning time, and Key Stage 3 students enjoy reading for pleasure through our DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time.


Curriculum delivery

All lessons have four fundamental aspects to them:

  • Retrieval practice – students learning to recall important content easily
  • Teacher input – students being exposed to excellent teacher exposition instructing them
  • Assessment for learning – teachers checking that students have understood taught content
  • Student application – independent, deliberate practice to reinforce and master learning