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19/10/21

Post 16 Information Evening – Thursday 4th November from 4pm to 6pm. See letter on our website for further information https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK https://t.co/iHWUlgMhoV

15/10/21

At HAR we are committed to improving our school and the outcomes for each and every child. Therefore, we will be trailing a termly online survey for parents of KS3 pupils. Please find the link for our online questionnaire for you to complete. https://t.co/AEthfgwNws https://t.co/WNwMgXs22d

12/10/21

Please see our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 students https://t.co/aH4EdrwEga

07/10/21

Please see out website for information on the Year 11 mock examinations beginning on Monday 1st November https://t.co/3nik1tyQA7 https://t.co/rImJPm1DSD

28/09/21

Homework Information Evening Y7 - Tuesday 5th October 6pm to 7pm https://t.co/cO3YGycccU https://t.co/Shtq6PVX4q

14/09/21

Open Visit Event 2021-2022 See our website for full details https://t.co/rNy4bJwGzc... https://t.co/F9gB1NreUc

13/09/21

Open Visit Event 2021-2022 https://t.co/7dORZHT22D

23/07/21

See our website for the end of term Principal's letter https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

23/07/21

Sadly we are unable to host our annual exhibition of our wonderful GCSE Artwork. However, our Art Department have put together this lovely virtual exhibition so you can all still enjoy the beautiful art produced by our very talented students. https://t.co/UI8zGMRdzE...

16/07/21

Our team of y7 & y8 students competed against 20 schools in the Harris Federation KS3 Geog Quiz. Our students did exceptionally, scoring 82/90! and were only 4 points behind the winning schools. Congratulations to Connor, Elis, Ella, Joel and Phoebe for representing HAR so well! https://t.co/d6ZdDkSFe7

16/07/21

On Thursday, Year 9 and 10 athletes took part in the Federation sports day which is held at the National sports centre at Crystal Palace. For full story go to https://t.co/mjQ4E3T71N https://t.co/HU13Gg4pr7

14/07/21

The year 7's undertook a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) drop day on Friday. Students were able to speak to and question real life engineers, scientists and designers gaining an understanding of the education needed to go into these careers. https://t.co/NmLtUkioe0

14/07/21

Over 40 Y10 pupils successfully completed their Bronze DofE training. They learned basic first aid skills, how to use cooking equipment and cook a substantial meal, how to put up tents and how to map read https://t.co/sPLSMrKXNZ

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Curriculum Overview

At Harris Academy Rainham the curriculum is designed to fulfil two key goals. Firstly it must enable students to gain qualifications that enable them to choose their career and path in life. Secondly the curriculum must help our students to become profoundly human by helping them to engage with the greatest that has been thought and said.

Click HERE to download a statement of our curriculum vision and principles.

To fulfil this aims we have developed a knowledge-rich curriculum that ensures our students acquire knowledge that enables them to think deeply about their subjects.  This curriculum along with our approach to teaching enables our students to analyse, evaluate and perform other subject-specific skills in a rich and profound way.   For further information about the curriculum please contact the Principal's PA at the school or email info@harrisrainham.org.uk

Years 7-8

All students study a core curriculum that develops both breadth and depth. We provide considerable time for students to study the core – English, Maths and Science – and our two-hour lessons enable a deep exploration of subjects. At the same time our 'carousels' ensure all students still study both design technology and the creative arts. Our curriculum approach enables us to provide this balance.

Year 9

Students begin to make some subject choices at the end of Year 8. However, Year 9 continues to be part of Key Stage 3. Students do not begin studying GCSE content in the vast majority of subjects until they reach Year 10. We believe that beginning GCSE content too early leads to a narrowing of our students experience and impoverishes our curriculum. 

Year 10-11

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by years 10-11. All students will study Mathematics, English, Science and a PE option and the vast majority study a humanities subject and a modern foreign language. The list of optional subjects is extensive and gives students real choice.