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15/10/20

Year 8 students performing their Haunted House composition. https://t.co/Qpqr0SHDqf

15/10/20

Final day of learning in our temporary building at Whatley Avenue. https://t.co/srMjroz7jK

15/10/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Year 7s battled the rain to compete in the house hockey competition. Well done to Butler house for winning. Thank you to Chris from and Jack Turner, Wimbledon and GB hockey player for refereeing. https://t.co/aulvWI1Job

09/10/20

Our virtual Prospective Parents Evening 2020 is now available to view online https://t.co/IOkCi7D7cC https://t.co/dNwYIcbe5e

09/10/20

Just arrived! Our new film introducing our staff and students https://t.co/TQyHtxhse3

09/10/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The 1st round of the house football competition took place yesterday. It had an incredible turn out and after a slow start, goals eventually started going in. Next week will be the final 3 games, who will become the year 7 house football winners! https://t.co/vkKpNE7oIX

07/10/20

Our virtual Prospective Parents Evening 2020 is now available to view online https://t.co/IOkCi7D7cC https://t.co/RopD5oryrD

07/10/20

Our Harris Experience students are about to embark on a voyage of academic growth like no other! Through a variety of opportunities, they will develop; gaining confidence to deliver their authentic voice. Destination: Oxbridge and the Russell Group Universities. Kudos! https://t.co/eMIUcLi7KB

06/10/20

Language leaders are developing their vocabulary over and above what they learn in lesson. Their aim - to teach Spanish to local primary school students. https://t.co/OaGplTS6qL

06/10/20

LEGO League robots are nearly constructed, now time to learn how to code... https://t.co/w8BeF99RuL

05/10/20

Students in Year 8 have been writing some fantastic essays about the English Civil War. Here’s Sara’s essay on the causes and her Try Now; learning how to write like a historian! https://t.co/z4ANQM63zw

30/09/20

The PE department leading on extracurricular sport - this morning Table Tennis! Very popular with our Year 8s https://t.co/a0o557iK6X

24/09/20

Be part of the Harris Academy Wimbledon! Learn more about us by joining our virtual Prospective Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 6th October. In addition, we will be holding Virtual Open Mornings. Visit: https://t.co/aVDzkxfjFc further information and to register. https://t.co/BnmeQHybMk

23/09/20

The first outcomes of exposure printing / cyanotypes from the Year 7 Photography Enrichment group https://t.co/AGeFf6NLbM

18/09/20

Congratulations to Aaryan , who completed the GSL Summer Catalyst programme over the summer. Aaryan worked extremely hard to achieve all six certificates. Well done! https://t.co/0rGP2SvWSZ

17/09/20

Extracurricular clubs kicked off this week! We’ve had a range of clubs from Netball to Scientific Drawing where students have learnt to draw an anatomically correct heart - complete with a real heart to inspire! https://t.co/j3Mxh19gdx

15/09/20

An update from the new build! https://t.co/vZrrXwLyPO

06/09/20

For those using the coach service from South Wimbledon, students should arrive for their designated departure time. School will officially start at 10.30am but students arriving on their own at HAMD should aim to be at the school for 10am.

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History

History is the study of past events. History and historical thinking are valuable to the democratic education of all citizens. Understanding the past and its relevance to the present enables young people to make sense of the world they live in and explore the role they can play in it. Engaging with the histories of diverse people in the UK and their relationship to the rest of the world is of pivotal importance in the growth and development of an inclusive community. Learning the methods of historical enquiry enables young people to navigate information about the past and approach it with the necessary critical thinking.

The History curriculum will enable students to locate themselves and their world within a larger and deeper understanding of time. Students will be able to discern the changes, continuities, similarities and differences in a diverse range of histories and interpretations of the past. This curriculum will provide a path for students to develop historical thinking to understand the past, its resonance in the present and its potential significance for the future. This curriculum has been shaped by the following guiding principles; Inclusion, gender and diverse histories, respect and dialogue and balance of depth.

The Key Stage 3 History curriculum must:

  • promote historical and critical thinking amongst students and to foster the understanding of the role of historical evidence to support claims
  • increase students’ knowledge of a range of historical periods, people, trends and events both to develop and retain a rich knowledge of the past, and to ensure students possess powerful knowledge that makes them ‘culturally literate’
  • provide opportunities to study both representative and diverse histories
  • strengthen students’ ability to communicate orally and in writing through the development of historical accounts and arguments

The Key Stage 4 History curriculum must:

  • develop and extend students’ understanding of key periods and events on a range of scales
  • develop and extend students’ understanding of local, British and world history
  • develop students’ skills as critical and reflective thinkers, including their ability to ask relevant questions about the past and the information we have about past events
  • encourage students to understand why events have historical significance and how contrasting viewpoints about these events have been formed
  • develop students ability to communicate their historical understanding in a range of ways and reach well evidenced substantiated conclusions


Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide