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Testing Day for prospective Y7 is on 8 December. .SaveTheDate:


Our numeracy challenge this week is to make 203. How close can you get? Try your hand at our time challenges


Word of the week is modicum. Challenge: Can you think of sentence to best use this word?


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13 - 17 November 2017 Harris Academies


Mind growth set covers mind maps this week. Students will get the opportunity to create their own as part of todays task.


Please note that the timing of this event has changed to 4.30-7.00pm, per the letter sent home


Please note that the timing of this event is now 5-7pm


Reflections this week is about law - a comparison to those in and outside of the UK. Delving into some world wide cases, brought to us by the media.


.SaveTheDate: Y11 Parent/Carers Evening - 29 November, 6-7pm


Quote of the week: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi


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Not sure which career is right for you? 😨 Try our short, fun buzz quiz! ❓


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'To learn about life, you need to go outside your comfort zone' is the current topic of consideration for Year 11 Harris Experience students


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10 questions for our students to discuss this afternoon - based on a wide array of current affairs and issues


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Discussion of the themes and ideas from yesterday's news, and an opportunity to reflect on questions they raise


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Discussing recent news articles - fascinating to hear the variety of opinions on display


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Do thoughts exist in our head? Do they exist in any meaningful way at all? Year 11 students discuss with the


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Is the thought of 2 elephants bigger than the thought of 1? How about 1 million elephants? Year 11 students coming to grips with philosophy!


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Inspirational Y9 work today at Girls'. "Ignoramos nuestra verdadera estatura hasta que nos ponemos de pie" - We ignore our true stature until we stand up (Emily Dickinson)


Test your hand at this weeks countdown numbers game and other challenging exercises.


Word of the week is dross. Don't forget to use this word throughout the week, for your word of the week cards.

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Art & Design


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Subject at Harris Academy Bromley:


The Art Department strives to offer students a well rounded Art education which both supports the acquisition of traditional skills such as drawing and painting as well as creative risk taking experimenting with processes such as: printing, sculpture, photography and even face-paint. From Year 7 and 8, students begin to learn about a range of artists and designers using research to inform analysis: learning to understand visual language, something which is increasingly important in a world dominated by images.

This practice is developed further into GCSE, as studying the work of other artists becomes part of the course criteria. GCSE students take part in gallery visits or masterclass workshops during years 10 and 11 to deepen their understanding of the professional art world.

At A Level students can study both Art and Design and Photography, practicing a range of processes from oil painting and mixed media to light painting and fast shutter splash photography. Students choose their own pathway and specialisms during these years developing their own practice.

Exam Board (if applicable)


Edexcel at GCSE and A Level

Syllabus/Specification Number (if applicable)



Text books/reference/useful resources:

Key Stage 3

Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing FunC. -  Sonheim200

Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills V. -  Colston


The 20th Century Art Book (Phaidon)Fundamentals of Drawing - B. Barber

Sixth Form

The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World - G. Campanario

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs - H. Caroll

Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present - E. Chambers

Art That Changed the World -  (DK Publishing)


  • It would be greatly beneficial for students to visit Art Galleries and Museums to see Art work from Primary sources. The galleries listed all have regular free exhibitions: The Tate; The Tate Modern; The Saachi Gallery; The British Museum; The SLG; The October Gallery; The National Gallery; The Portrait Gallery: The ICA










Useful Information



Curriculum Overview - Art 11th Sep 2017 Download
Art Careers 28th Feb 2017 Download
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