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More pics of our students doing v02 max tests, Wingate power and Jump test


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Year 10 Btec students at giving our students a taster of uni life and sport science testing


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A conference tackling social mobility and children's wellbeing is to take place in Rainham.


REMINDER: Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm


There will be a talk after school tomorrow in the hall from the Asst. Principal of Harris Academy Riverside for any Y11 students interested in applying to their sixth form.




We were delighted to host Dr Michael Kolling at the Academy on Wednesday for a talk to Year 9,10 and 11 Computer Science students.


Year 11 students will begin mock examinations on Monday 27th January 2020. Please see website below for letter and timetable.


... He witnessed unspeakable horrors and has since made it his mission to teach young people of his lasting, haunting memories in the hope that history will never repeat itself.


We were greatly honoured today to welcome Mr Leslie Kleinman BEM to Harris Academy Rainham to speak to our Year 9 students. Holocaust survivor Mr Kleinman arrived at the gates of Auschwitz on his 15th birthday and never saw any of his family members again.... more




Parents' Evening for Years 9 and 10 Thursday 23rd January 4.30pm to 7.30pm Students will be given letter and appointment sheets tomorrow.


Dear Parents/Carers It has been brought to our intention that there is a message circulating on social media that Harris Academy Rainham is closed today. Please ignore this message should you receive it. The academy is open as normal for all students.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Sociology is the scientific study of society, including patterns of social behaviours and relationships, social interaction, culture, organisation and institutions. As a discipline it embraces a variety of viewpoints all of which, however, share the common pursuit of increasing our understanding of the social world and places the individual within a social context. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about society and social change.

Year 9

In Year 9 students focus on three key topics. These are an introduction to sociology, families and education. Students will be introduced to key sociological theories including Marxism, Functionalism, New Right and Feminism. Pupils will reflect on the impact these ideas have had on the change in society and develop an investigative approach in questioning and uncovering sociological truths and myths.

Our students will learn to evaluate the different sociological theories and discover whether these theories offer good arguments for how our society is. They will look at modern and old theories and see how they apply to an ever-changing sociological environment. They will also analyse and evaluate the limitations of each theory, their similarities and differences. This will be crucial in ensuring they are well prepared for the exam at the end of Year 11.

Year 10 & 11

In Year 10 and 11 pupils will learn three new topics from the GCSE course: sociological issues facing the UK in the 21st century; issues surrounding crime and deviance; and social research. They will reflect and evaluate on the impact these ideas have on society as a whole. They will learn to challenge opinions and attitudes in the light of their prior learning in Year 9. We aim to not only promote their academic ability in this subject but also enable them to reflect and contribute in a positive way to our ever-changing society and global community.

We seek to develop well-rounded students who are able to construct well-argued, well-informed, balanced sociological arguments. Our students will be able to demonstrate key sociological knowledge in depth and speak and write confidently about the different topics they study.