Welcome to Harris Academy Bromley’s Curriculum Information Page.
Academically, Harris Girls' Academy Bromley is one of the most successful schools in the country. The progress that the girls make, from starting in year 7 to completing their GCSE’s in Year 11, places the school amongst the highest performing schools in the country. This is a result of high quality teaching, high quality advice and guidance and a carefully designed curriculum. Our girls have access to a huge number of subjects including Latin, Classical Civilisation and Russian that they may not have access to in other schools. The girls are guided and supported very well to ensure that the subjects that they choose to study at GCSE and at A-level give them the very best preparation for their continuing studies at university or in employment. We review the curriculum every year in order to ensure that we have a suit of courses that will inspire and challenge as well as create opportunities for success.
Alongside the main curriculum, there is an extensive Enrichment Programme for all key stages. The Enrichment Programme offers a broad and interesting variety of activities before and after the Academy day which aims to extend and develop what the students study during the day. The girls are given incredible opportunities for visits and we are very proud of the fact that the girls not only learn during lesson time, but also through performance, in productions, on school visits and through our many academic lectures.
Students are exposed to information regarding British values throughout various aspects of school life including through the assembly and tutor programme which include reflecting on current events in the world, through enrichment activities, charity events and external speakers.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by Years 7 and 8 and is designed to provide depth and breadth of study whilst ensuring that appropriate time can be devoted to Mathematics, English and Science. Our intention is to give students a ‘taste’ of as many subjects as possible, whilst preparing them for and informing them about their GCSE options. Literacy and numeracy skills are developed in every subject and across the curriculum.
All girls in Year 7 study a language which they will then continue to study until GCSE. Where appropriate, girls may pick up a second, additional language in Year 9. Design Technology includes Food Technology, Textiles and Product Design. All students study Physical Education for 2 periods a week and competitions between faculties and with other schools is encouraged.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 9 – 11. All students will study Mathematics, English, Science, PE and Religious Education in accordance with the grid below and the vast majority will study a humanities and a modern foreign language. The list of optional subjects is extensive and will give the girls a real opportunity to experience a subject that they may then want to go off and study at university.
Key Stage 5 Curriculum
At Key Stage 5 we are part of the highly successful Harris Sixth Form Federation and are pleased to be offering a number of subjects that students from other Harris Academies come here to study with us. For an extensive list of what is on offer in the Sixth Form, please consult the Harris Federation Sixth Form website.