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01/04/20

David Hockney provides some welcome artistic relief from the current isolation. https://t.co/XjCRg54z3Z Perhaps this could serve as inspiration for some of our incredible artists?

01/04/20

Boredom is a mist that wanders into you it rids of all inspiration. You don't notice but it slowly snatches you away to a place where you can't escape without creativity. You wait for time to end but it never will. So endlessly waiting ends you. You can't escape boredom. NN

01/04/20

What have we become Kindness, selfishness, self-preservation. Extremes of behaviour, not normal life, Will we have normal again? Was our normal good? Will the world be a kinder place? Will we have learnt our lesson? What is it? Is it a punishment? Or is it meant to be? By JN

01/04/20

1/3 A selection of some of our Year 8 poems, written in their Virtual School English lesson:

31/03/20

It is great to receive photos of our industrious and resourceful students maintaining their focus while working hard from home. Keep it up! https://t.co/EMu7a2CyOB

31/03/20

Our Year 8 students have been developing their cooking knowledge while at home. Valuable life skills and part of the food technology curriculum. Well done! https://t.co/I64tRV3Ink

31/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Muaaz put in a kick up score of 10 for Rutherford. Started with great control. https://t.co/HWyWk54cjk

31/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The first video entry for Butler. A great attempt of 12 kick ups! https://t.co/g9HwzvnprV

30/03/20

Great resilience Mr Riches! Make sure you have plenty of space when you attempt this at home! https://t.co/11MnJ8y3ZS

30/03/20

Our students are enjoying their weekly assembly. This week’s theme is independence and is led by Miss Pocock https://t.co/NFOlGhGYNT

25/03/20

Some of our students completing the ⁦⁩ workout this morning. Healthy body, healthy mind! https://t.co/FKBiZlGG2J

24/03/20

Have you ever thought of writing your own historical fiction? Take part in the national Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2020. You can find more info here https://t.co/9BfEzGZ86o Email Ms Trapani if you would like to know more and if you are interested in entering.

24/03/20

Well done to all our students working hard through the Virtual School. Remember to register online using the link you have received in your email inbox from Mr Walsh. Keep up the good work!

22/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

19/03/20

House basketball is going down a storm! https://t.co/13REtMFGGX

18/03/20

Excellent technique shown in our skipping competition! https://t.co/2WA4afRuKB

17/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

17/03/20

House tug of war! Hotly contested with a very supportive crowd! https://t.co/RrA3I16wwy

16/03/20

Our String Ensemble have been hard at work developing their skills. Very impressive! https://t.co/wgtUOdSZx8

16/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Some year 7 classes have been learning in their PE lessons, creating routines with balances, rolls and jumps. Here are some of their group balances! https://t.co/iiPMPj3P4R

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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.

For further information about the curriculum please contact Mr Maurice, Assistant Principal. r.maurice@harriswimbledon.org.uk