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14/11/19

Our string ensemble getting to grips with their instruments - One of the many extracurricular clubs on offer! Thanks Miss Allen https://t.co/tEJfrNXwuC

13/11/19

Some incredible pieces of work by Year 8, novel and very creative! https://t.co/UgPtBtKlEo

12/11/19

Programming robots in https://t.co/ONpf6pYbLS

08/11/19

Retweetd From HAWI Library

HAWI Library is on Twitter! Very much looking forward to engage with other book enthusiasts.

24/10/19

Some great progress photographs of our brand new build! https://t.co/SswEsionOl

18/10/19

STEM club students have been busy making a pH scale rainbow by neutralising acids and alkalis. https://t.co/2kjlJ6wVf6

18/10/19

Well done to Roxana in 7M who made a tonal ladder out of jelly and offered to share it with the class. A very original idea and lots of effort put in to this homework. Emily also handed in a rather creative homework. A flower with each petal a different shade of green! https://t.co/2EohRcJkbH

18/10/19

School council meet to discuss plan for our new build! https://t.co/mtomdi0kQN

18/10/19

A few examples of exceptional tonal ladder homework in Year 7. https://t.co/3TsETJTf6t

17/10/19

Congratulations to the year 7 girls football team who won a Competiton against 4 other Harris Schools! https://t.co/l3Cy4YNu2u

17/10/19

Well done to Butler who won the year 7 House Netball competition! The year 8 competition is afterschool today. Who will come out on top? https://t.co/xLpVDjZFdK

15/10/19

Retweetd From MertonSSP

Its all action at the Raynes Park cluster Hi-5 Netball Competition ⁦⁩ Fantastic support from their amazing sport leaders 🙌👏🏅 https://t.co/XqWreaxVA4

15/10/19

Sport Leaders enrichment getting their first opportunity to umpire at a Year 5/6 Netball Competition https://t.co/RZ45BOz6C4

15/10/19

These HAWI students know how to start their day right with morning table tennis club! https://t.co/DrAfgmI2Ab

13/10/19

We are ready for the British Basketball League Finals at the Copper Box Arena! https://t.co/If1VxIy5sK

11/10/19

The incredible Harris in Harmony https://t.co/9Web2K8GI0

11/10/19

32 students to Oxbridge, 25 from Harris Westminster and 25 studying medicine & dentistry https://t.co/smYXRQ18dO

11/10/19

HAWI staff have arrived at the ExCeL for the annual Harris Federation conference! https://t.co/DYyuUyiuTK

09/10/19

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our phone lines. If your enquiry is urgent, please email reception.org.uk. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

09/10/19

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming the talented Miss Smith to our Year 7 assembly. Miss Smith joins us as our singing teacher and will be offering individual singing lessons as well as starting the first HAWI choir. 🎤 https://t.co/5xglSc05cm

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Curriculum Vision and Intent

Curriculum Vision and Intent

At Harris Academy Wimbledon our aim is to improve the life chances of all our students through a broad and balanced academic curriculum. Our motivation is the pursuit of truth through the study of disciplinary knowledge that all of our students, irrespective of starting point, have full access to. Combined with our outstanding teaching and ambitious learning culture, our curriculum is designed to enable all students to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of life beyond school in a rapidly changing world.

The central place of knowledge acquisition within our curriculum is explicit and we provide rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply this broad knowledge. The curriculum builds on knowledge learnt in primary school and is based on key knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is sequenced to ensure students master essential disciplinary and substantive knowledge for GCSE and A level success. Success in examinations is the outcome of, not motivation for, an effective curriculum but at Harris Academy Wimbledon we know that excellent examination results are the key to the next stage of education, training or employment.

The Key Stage Three and Four Core Curriculum

Our curriculum in key stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) recognises the National Curriculum as a minimum entitlement.  Irrespective of starting point, all students study all of the National Curriculum subjects: English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Computer Science, Art, Technology, Spanish, Music and PE. In addition to the National Curriculum, students study Drama, Latin an enrichment subject of their choice and at least one weekly extra-curricular club. All students also study Human and Life Skills which includes personal, social, health, cultural, citizenship and economic education. A small number of students who require additional support in their reading, writing and speaking of Standard English receive additional Literacy lessons in place of Latin.

In key stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), students will study between eight and ten GCSE subjects.   There is a compulsory core curriculum in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Triple Science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) or Trilogy Science and a Humanities subject (History or Geography).  Languages are an important part of the curriculum and at least 80% of students will study a language at GCSE.  There will be option subjects in Additional and Further Maths, History, Geography, Spanish, Latin, French, Art, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Design Technology, Food Preparation and Nutrition, PE and Music.  In addition, all students continue to study Religious Studies, core PE and Human and Life Skills. Please see our curriculum intent for more information.

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular

We believe that the core academic curriculum should be complemented with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities. The Enrichment Curriculum gives students the opportunity to broaden, extend and challenge their knowledge and skills. The Year 7 and 8 programme includes French, debating, investing in stocks and shares, extension in STEM and a range of creative options.  In Year 9 students join the Combined Cadets Force (CCF) for their enrichment option. The full enrichment offer is published here. Additionally, embedded within our curriculum are a number of deep learning days. Deep learning days provide opportunities for teachers to deepen disciplinary knowledge and understanding through enquiry, discussion and debate as students work off-timetable in subject areas.

In addition to their enrichment option all students select at least one weekly extra-curricular activity, with many students choosing two or more. These activities help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning, while developing their cultural capital, creativity, character and confidence. The full extra-curricular programme is published here.

At Harris Academy Wimbledon we also support the mental and physical development of students through Relationships and Sexual Education (RSE), Health Education and Drugs Education.  These aspects of our curriculum are taught through the relevant programmes of study in the Science curriculum and through our Human and Life Skills curriculum.  Please see the Relationships and Sexual Education Policy and the Drugs Policy for more information.

Please read our Curriculum Policy for more information about the Harris Academy Wimbledon curriculum.