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27/05/22

The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker

05/05/22

Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats! All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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Core Science

Core Subject

Head of Department:  Ms Faye Deacon

f.deacon@harrisrainham.org.uk

Science is a Core Subject that all students have to study.

What will I study

Year 9 - KS3 is studied until Feb half term. This will include a review of topics that generate misconceptions as well as time for students to discuss topics outside of the national curriculum to broaden their general understanding of the world of Science before they embark on the GCSE course..

Year 9 - GCSE - Students will study this following completion of the KS3 course. GCSE Science will commence from Feb half term. As a department we have carefully chosen to introduce the GCSE by building upon the students KS3 knowledge and having a heavy focus on the fundamentals of Science. This includes topics such as

Cell Structure

Atomic Structure

Energy

Organising our curriculum delivery in this way ensures a firm understanding of the basics to allow success at GCSE

Year 10 and 11 - Exam board AQA - Students will complete GCSE Science, choosing which of the two possible routes they wish to follow. Students will choose to gain 2 Science GCSEs now called Combined Science - Trilogy or Synergy (formerly double Science) during 6 lessons a fortnight. Alternatively, students may embark upon GCSE Separate Sciences to gain 3 separate GCSE qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (formerly Triple Science) during 9 lessons a fortnight.

Course Skills:

Clear and accurate written communication; Debating and discussion skills; Skills of analysis, explanation and making links; Handling of primary and secondary data and the ability to evaluate the data and draw conclusions; Perseverance, organisation and dedication; Ability to apply their mathematical skills to solve problems; A questioning mind.

How will I be assessed

Science is assessed through 6 written exams

Anything else I need to know

Science is a highly respected academic subject and ideal for students hoping to apply to university, not just in Science. It is also particularly useful for anyone considering medical, engineering, environmental, sport, teaching or a career in management. Science is a “facilitating” subject which will be useful for any career or academic pathway an individual wishes to follow.