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23/11/20

Please see our current HAOC House Points below:- https://t.co/nZPhX4MXhh

02/11/20

HAOC House Competition - An exciting competition to take part in - don't forget to hand/email your design to Mr Robertson by Friday 6th November 2020! https://t.co/vD5hSfD3vW

02/10/20

What a month! Year 11 have had a great start, we're so proud of them. Today they gave thanks to their brilliant teachers! https://t.co/7CO71Q2D3x

21/08/20

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Luca Sargeant achieved A*A*A will be going on to read Law at The London School of Economics. Jordan France achieved BBC and will go on to read Law at Anglia Ruskin University. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Call 01708 851661 or email A.nutman.org.uk https://t.co/AxXOs1YNy3

20/08/20

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PLACES AVAILABLE ENROL NOW Harris Academy Ockendon offers a wide range of A-levels alongside vocational qualifications. Join us in September 2020 in our state of the art 6th form building. For more information click on the link https://t.co/oXkY0YfdaH https://t.co/FrOHWt28Gj

20/08/20

A huge success story for us is Valentina who has progressed extremely well throughout her career at Ockendon and is going on to study Enterprise and English Literature A-level at our successful sixth form https://t.co/6SwRguhLMN

20/08/20

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The boy did good 👍🏻👍🏻 Big thanks to the teachers and staff at Lewis is now off to College 👊 https://t.co/ItseqsYXdb

20/08/20

Really proud of our students receiving results today. Cosmina achieved 2 grade 7s, 6 grade 8s and 1 grade 9. She will be studying A-level biology, chemistry and maths at our Harris Ockendon sixth form https://t.co/c3ExXedfAu

20/08/20

Extremely proud of Harry who has made a huge amount of progress in his GCSEs this year and has secured a place to study Law, Finance and Psychology at our Harris Ockendon Sixth Form https://t.co/vwjGmuzT32

20/08/20

We’re extremely pleased with the engagement of our physical and virtual summer school this year with just over 100 students benefiting from at least one of the provisions on offer. Students in science this morning. https://t.co/6VFoYKT2Fc

18/08/20

Students working hard in English in the Summer school. https://t.co/7F9TbVoauY

18/08/20

Students working hard in Geography in our Summer school https://t.co/3A5xhWmT2C

18/08/20

Great to see so many students engaging in lessons in our Headley Summer school this week in English, maths, science, French, History, Geography, DT and PE https://t.co/A4oCHQRkuT

14/08/20

We are extremely proud of our students who received their results yesterday. It's been an exceptionally challenging first year for the newly branded Harris Sixth Form. Despite this, students gained above national average in vocational subjects (average grade of a distinction)

09/07/20

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Looking forward to our Stepping into year 13 event for year 12 at 6.00 pm tonight. Our potential is infinite, we can achieve anything. But it is determined by us reducing the impact and amount of interferences. Mr.Pearce and will be exploring this further. https://t.co/CL2NLst8C1

09/07/20

Looking forward to working with our second group of year 10s tonight at 6.30 pm for our Great Revision live webinar. If any students or parents missed out yesterday or want a refresh, make sure you follow the link in Mr.Mann's email to join in https://t.co/vSwrixDnHN

09/07/20

Make sure you tune in to this week's assembly from Mr.Webb about one of our core values Ambition. There are some great examples from former students of how they have overcome personal challenges to pursue their dreams https://t.co/orHiP6KdFI

08/07/20

Great to see so many parents and students engaging in the first of our live Great Revision sessions this evening! We look forward to going through the workshop with our second group tomorrow at 6.30 pm. https://t.co/5ofR9642Tu

08/07/20

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Looking forward to our Stepping into success webinar tomorrow for year 12 at 6.00 pm, with Mr. Pearce and . Exploring personal ambitions, being honest about our interferences and disciplined to meet our potential. https://t.co/dylq0zBNN1

08/07/20

We are looking forward to our first year 10 revision webinar tonight at 6.30 pm, following our Stepping into year 11 webinar last week. Click here if you missed last week's session. https://t.co/gKoby3Aiml https://t.co/5oLr3j1Esf

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Curriculum Overview

We want all children to master the powerful knowledge necessary to excel, not only in public examinations, but in their interactions with the world, ensuring they are prepared for their next pathway and for them to lead happysuccessful lives.

Curriculum design is the cornerstone to delivering a quality education to all children.

We believe in having a knowledge-rich curriculum that delivers broad, diverse and ambitious knowledge, invaluable for ensuring all children are ‘in the know’ and are taken beyond their everyday experience.

When we choose what to include in our curriculum, we are always aware that we are choosing not to include something else. As such, our subject team leaders begin by fixating on ‘what’ to teach and the intent of their curriculum, before thinking about ‘how’ they will deliver it. With this in mind, we believe in selecting ‘better’ or ‘more powerful knowledge’ in every subject discipline, which is specialised and takes its authority from leading academic institutions.

It is every child’s right, regardless of their academic ability or prior attainment, to access this powerful knowledge to ensure they are not only able to perform well in public examinations but develop the disciplinary knowledge and cultural capital necessary to successfully navigate and interrogate the future world they will encounter. For staff at Harris Academy Ockendon, this is a matter of social justice.

Examples include:

• In English, we want students to experience the majesty of Shakespeare, and to create deep, cognitive connections in their knowledge by exploring the origins of Greek tragedies and its impact on drama across societies, cultures and time periods.

• In history, students will develop a good understanding of the lessons to be taken from the Holocaust, but we also know their knowledge and understanding will be richer if they have an appreciation for the impact of genocide more widely by studying other global events in Bosnia, Rwanda and Cambodia.

• In music, students will develop competent performance skills across musical instruments such as the piano, keyboard, guitar, and using their voice, as well as learning to appreciate and interpret the diverse origins and cultural heritage associated with music by studying Gamelan music of Indonesia or Reggae and Blues music.

Our subject team leaders have designed and planned their curriculum according to the following 5 principles:

1. The curriculum is driven by powerful knowledge with the challenge ‘pitched up’;

2. The curriculum is sequenced logically so that new knowledge builds upon old and prepares students for the next stage;

3. The curriculum is specified in detail so that teachers and students are clear on what needs to be learned and in what depth;

4. The curriculum is taught to be remembered, not merely encountered;

5. The curriculum is supported with a homework strategy that supports the delivery of knowledge to long-term memory.

Our curriculum is unashamedly broad and ambitious both in key stage 3 and key stage 4 and there is no narrowing until students choose their options at the end of year 9.

Students in years 7 to 9 study the National Curriculum, which has been interpreted, designed and sequenced by subject leaders to prepare students for their next steps.

Subjects such as Drama, whilst not forming part of the National Curriculum, are core parts of a weekly timetable for our students at key stage three as we understand how it contributes to the personal development of students in areas such as communication, empathy, discipline and emotional intelligence. 

Students go on to study a rich and varied key stage 4 curriculum which is exemplified by the increasing numbers of students entered for the English Baccalaureate, and the large numbers of students accessing more creative subjects at key stage 4 such as art, design technology and music.

The curriculum offer at key stage 5 has a variety of level three qualifications at A-level and vocational level that meet the needs of students and enable them to achieve successfully. 

We designed the post 16 curriculum with the overall intent of providing the right qualifications for students to access the most competitive universities and apprenticeships.

Students are able to study a variety of level 3 academic and vocational qualifications, with the option to study purely academic A-levels or A-levels in combination with vocational disciplines. 

Our curriculum includes only the vocational qualifications which we believe offer students the right knowledge and skills to access further education or the labour market.