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18/05/22

Well done to the 36 students that took part in the IET Faraday Challenge. They had a day filled with hands-on engineering and active learning. Congratulations everyone! https://t.co/j1dWvKyss1

10/05/22

Check out the Spring edition of our HGABR school newsletter showcasing the latest events and fantastic abilities and achievements of our students! https://t.co/30wSpOHnKx https://t.co/I18tQ6j1C7

09/05/22

Years 8 to 13 attended the HGABR Bromley Ambition careers fair where they met employers from different sectors including finance, healthcare, retail and the arts as well as colleges and universities.

09/05/22

Thank you to all the 75 volunteers who gave their time so generously to support our students as they think about their future options.

09/05/22

Retweetd From Bedrock Learning

It's time for the final Bedrock Stars this school year! Learners, earn 120 points by May 29th to be in the running for our amazing prizes. Teachers, enter your learners by retweeting this post on your school's account. Full T&Cs: https://t.co/thBeesDifW https://t.co/qvFL0L8V9b

05/05/22

Phil shares his love for reading and writing and talks about the reasons he wrote ‘When the Sky Falls’. He will also talk about his new novel to be published next month ‘While the Storm Rages.

05/05/22

Bromley Libraries are continuing their digital programme of 'Meet the Author' which is shown on their Facebook page. This Sat at https://t.co/5v8kOGqI1e on https://t.co/qOYPBe1cCa…, you can hear from Phil Earle, author of the shortlisted Carnegie title: When the Sky Falls.

03/05/22

Retweetd From Harris Invictus

To all our community please do have a great day. Whether celebrating Eid or enjoying the time just to catch up with family and friends. https://t.co/JNDueilJnn

29/04/22

Thank you for coming and talking to our students

29/04/22

Thank you for coming and sharing with our students

26/04/22

Our GCSE dancers keeping positive and big smiles in their revision session! Mrs Abbott and Miss Dent are proud of you keep it up! https://t.co/1zM06yofhO

21/04/22

Would you like free revision sources? Use our Reading Cloud and sign in to access a plethora of approved websites: https://t.co/3jskUFK6MA and also the British Library - https://t.co/Bbz0XrWTGt

21/04/22

If anyone would like to volunteer at a Bromley borough library this summer, please email the following address: srcvolunteers.ORG Bromley Libraries Children’s Team https://t.co/LiXUzB1wSE

31/03/22

HGABR have teamed up with to offer new enrichment activities for our students. Today our girls tested their strength, resilience and focus with professional boxing coaches. https://t.co/OnHbp8ijEV

31/03/22

Look what a very lovely parent donated to us today! https://t.co/fYqU46EMu2

31/03/22

On Monday 28th March our Vice Principal Mr Sherwin was amongst staff from across the education sector invited to Downing Street in recognition for their work both during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. https://t.co/d5xi9PD6IW

31/03/22

We are delighted that Mr Sherwin has been recognised for all of his work throughout the pandemic and for his continued dedication to the academy.

31/03/22

Year 12 students are thoroughly enjoying their employability mentoring sessions with Nestle.

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Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Harris Academy Bromley’s curriculum information section of our website. In this section you can find out more about the subjects our students study and how we approach teaching and learning.

For further information about the school's curriculum, please contact Mr Sherwin on 0208 778 5917 or via email at info@harrisbromley.org.uk.


Curriculum intent

Our curriculum design is founded on our belief of ‘All Can: We Will.’ We believe that our curriculum guides students in their pursuit of knowledge, understanding and curiosity and is the bedrock of developing characters that Can and Will succeed. 

The curriculum focuses on developing the whole student through traditional academic pathways, cultural enhancement and character development, with the vision to develop and nurture students’ empathy, intellect and aspirations. Through the breadth of curriculum on offer, we ensure students have the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the modern world.

Our core values of commitment, optimism, resilience and empathy form the foundation of our work and we strive to ensure that the whole school community is committed to success, optimistic about the future resilient in the face of adversity and positively shaping the world around them through Empathy.

We believe in the inherent joy and power of learning. It is our fundamental belief that a carefully designed curriculum encourages thoughtful, intrinsically motivated students who are passionate about learning and a kind, empathetic and thriving community.


Implementation

Academically, Harris Girls' Academy Bromley is one of the most successful schools in the country. With a Provisional Progress 8 of +0.71, our progress is amongst the very best of schools in the country and we believe that this is a result of high quality teaching, advice and guidance, alongside a carefully designed curriculum. We encourage the students to explore as many subjects as possible at Key Stage 3, before specialising at Key Stages 4 and 5 and we believe that it is important for the girls to study both the Modern and Classical world, the Arts and Scientific schools of thought.

Our students are guided and supported to ensure that the subjects that they choose to study at GCSE and at A-level, give them the best choice about what they want to do in the future; whether that is to go off to a Russell Group university or into employment or training. We review the curriculum every year in order to ensure that we have a suite 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. This offers a broad and interesting variety of activities before and after the Academy day, which aims to extend and develop what the student’s study during the day and peak curiosity and understanding in activities, events or theories not covered explicitly during class time. The students are given incredible opportunities for cultural and academic enhancement and we are very proud of the fact that the students not only learn during lesson time, but also through performance, in productions, on school visits and through our many academic lectures. 

Students have discrete PSHE and RE lessons to ensure that they are exposed to a wide variety of Religious and Cultural experiences, as well as helping them tackle the challenges that they may face in the future. Students have British Values embedded through various aspects of school life. This includes learning through the assembly and tutor programme, which reflects on current events in the world, as well as through enrichment activities, charity events and external speakers.


Key Stage 3 curriculum

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by Years 7, 8 and 9 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 Years 7-9 study at least one language, which they will then continue to study until GCSE. Design Technology includes Food Technology, Textiles and Product Design. All students study Physical Education for two 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 10-11. All students will study Mathematics, English, Science, and CORE PE (Non-examined), and the vast majority will study a Humanities and a Modern Foreign Language, which combined make up the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). The list of optional subjects is extensive and will provide the students with the opportunity to experience a subject, which will develop further their passion for learning and may influence their future education and career choices.


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. The breadth of curriculum at Key Stage 5 is designed to appeal to both academically-focused students, with the intention of guiding them to the best universities and apprenticeships in the country, and also provide high quality vocational courses in order to support students into the world of work or on to further high-quality training or education. For an extensive list of what is on offer in the Sixth Form, please consult the Harris Federation Sixth Form website.