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08/11/16

An excellent turn out for our 1st Chess Club session. The students were enthusiastic & are really looking forward to next week’s session.

14/10/16

Stunning performance!! Invictus students did us proud! https://t.co/hah78dBgpQ

14/10/16

Well organised event - thanks to all https://t.co/jIs8wLNoHF

12/10/16

Well done to the Year 7 football team for showing great resilience last night. They came from 2-0 down to win the game 4-2!

04/10/16

Harris Invictus came 1st in the World Maths Day Tournament - Well done to all!

22/09/16

Open Evening 2016 – Over 600- guests came to the Academy on Monday, they toured the academy met staff & students.

27/06/16

40 students spend 2 hours of their Saturday morning walking to raise money for Wheels for Wellbeing: around 240 miles racked up. Well Done!

16/05/16

14 Yr 8 students have won awards for the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge on 28th April. We have 3 gold, 4 silver & 11 bronze winners. Well done!

22/04/16

Our debate team celebrate victory over Harris Beckenham.

23/03/16

Year 7 enjoyed a great day out to the Tate Modern yesterday, All the students were extremely well-behaved and a credit to the Academy

21/03/16

Thrilling football match yesterday in which Harris Invictus Year 8’s overcame Oasis Coulsdon 4-3 in a close encounter

17/03/16

Y7 thoroughly enjoyed an interactive and engaging performance of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe.

18/12/15

Our first ever Winter Concert on Thurs 17th Dec; stellar performances from our dancers, singers and players – well done to all involved.

18/12/15

Students thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch on Wednesday 16th December. Thanks to all the staff who helped make it run smoothly.

18/12/15

At breakfast club this morning listening to the students discussing Shakespeare's play - Hamlet

18/12/15

Well done to the Year 7 students who took part in the Castle project https://t.co/1xe8IcfSa2

15/12/15

... All the students were 100% engaged and the quality really impressive. A proud moment!

15/12/15

Thursday 10th Dec: It was a real privilege to watch Year 8 students in a basketball assessment at Thornton Heath today...

09/12/15

Looking forward to our first annual Winter concert on Thursday at 5pm in the academy hall! Just the thing to get us in the holiday spirit!

08/12/15

... Real Invictus spirit shown. Well done.” E Evans, Principal

Harris Academies
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English

Statement of Purpose of English Curriculum:

Key Stage 3 students of English will be creative, enthusiastic and independent learners who understand the importance of English outside the classroom. They will be learners who read a wide range of texts for pleasure, aiding the development of their vocabulary, comprehension and imagination. They will begin to develop their emotional literacy by showing insight and empathy in their reading, and will be able to interpret and analyse a text with confidence. Students will be able to communicate their own ideas and opinions effectively and appropriately to a range of audiences through a variety of media. They will have a secure command of writing skills and will understand the benefit of editing and redrafting their own work; they will also be aware of their strengths and weaknesses in English. Learners will know how to use the tools available to be responsible, resourceful and independent and will be able to meet internal deadlines for projects and homework, asking for support where necessary.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

Curriculum Summary

In the first three years of their secondary education, students will be encouraged to develop their joy of reading; they will explore a range of literary fiction and non-fiction texts. They will acquire and develop a range of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that will prepare them for their studies and for their future careers.

In Year 7, students will travel from Ancient Greece to the trenches of World War 1 studying great writers such as Michael Morpurgo. On this journey they will read a range of poems, novels and short stories. Their reading will be the catalyst for them to produce some imaginative and original creative writing of their own.

In Year 8, students continue their journey from the 1600s to modern-day Britain; they will encounter texts from the literary canon to contemporary writers. The importance of novels, poetry and plays within their context will be considered and they will be encouraged to consider the social and historical contexts of what they read.  They will learn how to write in an informed and persuasive manner.

 

In Year 9, students will turn detective and investigate a range of texts such as Sherlock Holmes’ stories as well as studying a modern American novel. They will be exploring texts thematically and developing a range of writing skills to help produce effective pieces of work tailored towards the appropriate audience.

Y7

Term 1

Term 2

 

Content

Classics – Greek Myths & Beowulf

20th Century Novel – Private Peaceful

 

Key aims

Understanding how plots are constructed and use of narrative to explore themes and ideas.

Understanding how writers use structure to create dramatic tension.

 

Subject skills

To know that there are implicit and explicit meanings in texts.

To know that the text is constructed by a writer for a reader.

To know that the text is a socially influenced construct.

To know that there are a variety of critical approaches and interpretations.

To be able to write for a range of different audiences and purposes.

Y8

Term 1

Term 2

 

Content

Shakespeare – The Tempest

20th Century Novel – Stone Cold

Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist

 

Key aims

Understanding the dramatic impact on an audience of a Shakespearian play.

Understanding how writers express ideas and themes.

Understanding the social context of a text and its impact on a reader.

 

Subject skills

To analyse meanings in texts.

To analyse how texts are constructed.

To adopt a critical approach to texts.

To be able to craft writing to create specific effects.

Y8

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Content

Sherlock Holmes short stories

Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet

Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men

Dystopian Fiction

Key aims

Understanding implicit and explicit meanings.

Understanding the dramatic impact on an audience of a Shakespearian play.

Understanding the social and historic  context of a text and its impact on a reader.

Understanding how writers adapt language and form to suit different audiences and  purposes.

Subject skills

To analyse different layers of meaning in texts.

To analyse how texts are constructed to create specific impact on readers.

To adopt a critical approach to texts and write about them objectively.

To be able to craft writing to create specific effects for a wide range of audiences and purposes.

Y9

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Content

Sherlock Holmes short stories

Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet

Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men

Dystopian Fiction

Key aims

Understanding implicit and explicit meanings.

Understanding the dramatic impact on an audience of a Shakespearian play.

Understanding the social and historic  context of a text and its impact on a reader.

Understanding how writers adapt language and form to suit different audiences and  purposes.

Subject skills

To analyse different layers of meaning in texts.

To analyse how texts are constructed to create specific impact on readers.

To adopt a critical approach to texts and write about them objectively.

To be able to craft writing to create specific effects for a wide range of audiences and purposes.