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13/02/20

Years 7 and 8 have got their dancing shoes on for the Valentine’s disco!

13/02/20

Retweetd From HAWI Library

We wish the HAWI community a very relaxing half term break. February is a perfect month to curl up with a good book. Borrow one from the school library today, or visit your public library: it is free! https://t.co/nqzS7KfCx7

13/02/20

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A site update from our project at for : Great to see the design by come to life with , and being installed https://t.co/3G9GLxjuI1 https://t.co/NjbyqjPngx

10/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The Girls Football League campaign continues against Harris South Norwood, with the Year 7's coming away with a 1-0 win, and the Year 8's a 2-1 loss. Both games were of an exceptional standard! Thank you . https://t.co/AJHrNqf8n2

10/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The Year 7 and 8 Girls Table Tennis Team had their first game this afternoon! Up against Ricards Lodge High School, HAWI got the overall win. Particular well done to Kylo, Vivianne and Aurra who played their first ever sports fixture! https://t.co/MzsC3sC72e

05/02/20

Good Morning Baltimore - rehearsals for have started! Miss Allen taking the cast through their paces. https://t.co/DqpwQFm2P6

05/02/20

Coding and computing club are working on web page construction using .html https://t.co/EFMO1XrHDU

05/02/20

STEM Enrichment students have been designing methods of safely dropping an egg from height... Most were successful in keeping the egg intact! All had fun building and testing their devices. https://t.co/DjQdD84AAN

05/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Year 7 students working on their direction and accuracy, playing a game of table tennis battleships! https://t.co/u3y2IUcLef

05/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Congratulations to the Year 8 Netball teams (A and B) who attended the Harris Federation Netball Tournament this afternoon. Each team gave their all, to play 8 matches! We look forward to receiving the overall results and whether they qualify for the finals.

31/01/20

Completing the beep test; fitness is the foundation of football! https://t.co/N7Gpb0IPUz

30/01/20

Effort being rewarded! Well done to these hardworking pupils who have endeavoured for excellence. They are enjoying a breakfast with Mrs Larizadeh https://t.co/htYn8IX4qD

29/01/20

Congratulations to the first team to complete the pH scale by mixing together acids and alkalis. STEM Club developing scientists of the future! https://t.co/evlVK2y195

28/01/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The year 7 team remained strong during a wet Monday afternoon game against Harris Merton! Well done to Tilly for scoring a hatrick and contributing to the 6-2 win. https://t.co/8pQwx5pI2H

27/01/20

There are only a few spaces left on our Maths trip to Paris for current year 7! If you are interested, please let Mr Rutter know as soon as possible

27/01/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The Girls team were outstanding in their first game against Harris South Norwood, . Rugby Club continues on Monday's afterschool! Thankyou to for the playing shirts and fantastic opportunities for students with coaching this year! https://t.co/fPUvqCKQ1g

27/01/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Great efforts in year 8 , with peer coaching for motivation and checking of technique! https://t.co/XsdsY1lZSd

24/01/20

This week saw students treading the boards in the Drama room in auditions for this year’s production of ‘Hairspray’. All did really well and the production promises to be one of the highlights of the year. Auditions continue on Weds 29th so there is still time to get involved! https://t.co/mgxbA3ONHv

24/01/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

A competitive match, where the year 7 boys have come away with a plan of how to improve for next time. Well done for your efforts https://t.co/2RzuODHYQN

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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.