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24/05/24

Great to see our students taking part in this! https://t.co/EM9ta3Mj3P

24/05/24

Today we said a (semi) farewell to our Year 13 Leavers!!!As they head off for half-term, Ms Bent and the 6F Leadership team held a leavers assembly for all Year 14 students. We are so proud of them & they are working so hard in this busy exam period! Well done Y13! pic.twitter.com/LgSyVUh5Bv

24/05/24

Great to have Rachel Harwood Alumni Manager, from the central team, to speak to our Year 13 Leavers today. pic.twitter.com/TxPKRewKiJ

23/05/24

Today was the very first set of sessions for our L2 STEM Leadership programme! Mrs Mututa, is leading on the delivery and our Y12s are so excited to be planning their clubs for the pic.twitter.com/jsnhbNi7Ah

17/05/24

It’s a jam packed afternoon here! So many fantastic enrichment activities across the week, thanks to our amazing team! Here’s Gardening club, volleyball, girls football, all on a Friday afternoon in the sunshine ☀️ Have a wonderful weekend everyone! pic.twitter.com/L6jW05dimu

10/05/24

Well done to all Year 11 today for sitting the first whole year group exam - Biology! A big well done to those who sat individual exams too - Psychology, Sociology, RS, & some community languages.A strong start to the series! We hope you all have a restful sunny weekend!

03/05/24

The latest dates for the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) next series of Parent/Carer Webinars. Scan the QR codes to sign up. pic.twitter.com/f2cxRDjfkq

02/05/24

What a fabulous day out for our students! They explored the grounds of the new HQ, met the team, and played in their brand new gifted kit! Thank you to everyone that made this happen! A day our students will always remember! pic.twitter.com/hUNMxYKIOS

02/05/24

Today, a large group of our students head off to take part in the official launch of the and HQ and Community Centre. What an exciting day ahead! Thank you to the team for our invite! pic.twitter.com/iDkrVDyDFD

01/05/24

Today we had the organisation in for workshops for all students across Y7, 8, 9, 10, and 12. A great day of interactive discussions around mental health health and wellbeing. Thank you to the team! pic.twitter.com/M1sdkoiEig

22/04/24

Good luck to all of our students who are performing at this evening's concert at the Camden. Final rehearsals were underway earlier today and the quality of music is excellent! pic.twitter.com/OYOmIBaEtN

18/04/24

It’s been great to see how many students have signed up to Volleyball enrichment programme, with our new Coach Mr Nunes! Fantastic shots taken from yesterday’s after school session! pic.twitter.com/icAz7E4OUq

10/04/24

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim community of students and families! We wish you a wonderful Eid! pic.twitter.com/93OnpcdKhJ

31/03/24

Happy Easter to our wonderful community! We wish you all a restful Easter weekend! pic.twitter.com/jNXGhEBZA4

28/03/24

Well done everyone 💪

28/03/24

Well done everyone 💪

27/03/24

A huge congratulations to all of our students that took part in the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition. In spite of the inclement weather, their perseverance throughout the expedition was truly inspiring.  pic.twitter.com/ffHkwcgNLj

27/03/24

Mr Manners kicks off this term’s Rewards and Celebrations Evening, along with our four Head Students! pic.twitter.com/wQHPnvfjkH

27/03/24

Our Year 8s have been completing a project called My Croydon, exploring the history and amazing architecture in Croydon. They also looked at the work of local signwriter, Lionel Stanhope. See pictures below, completed for Homework. Well done Year 8! pic.twitter.com/3NI2I9UrcD

25/03/24

Year 7 have been making their own imagined Dragon eye out of air drying clay. They have used their colour blending skills to add paint to show the scales pic.twitter.com/s7Sp4KHLpk

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Introduction to the HIAC Curriculum

Introduction to the HIAC Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

The curriculum is ambitious, broad and balanced and will focus on making sure that students develop a deep body of knowledge. This knowledge will primarily come from the national curriculum, but will also identify opportunities to go beyond this. The focus in our curriculum planning will be the development of subject-specific substantive and  disciplinary knowledge and literacy. We also ensure that all students develop the subject skills needed to apply and make sense of the knowledge that they have gained.

Our curriculum intends to prepare all our students, in a rapidly changing world, for the next step in their lives. We aim to develop the confidence and talents of all our students to ensure they are well-equipped to excel in higher or further education, or training. Our curriculum will make sure that they are ready to meet the challenges of employment.

Our challenging curriculum will provide all students with a wide range of educational experiences and opportunities. Through the academic curriculum, commitment to the E-Bacc, and wider school life, we intend to guarantee that all students continue their development into well-rounded citizens, capable of contributing positively to their communities.

Our curriculum is compliant with our duty in terms of the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs Regulations 2014.

You can find our full Curriculum Policy here and our SEN policy

The current curriculum allocation for learning in 2023/24 is as follows:

Subject

KS3 Lessons per week (one lesson = 50 mins)

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English

5

5

5

Mathematics

5

5

5

Science

4

4

4

Geography

2

2

2

History

2

2

2

Religious Education

1

1

1

Art and Design

1

1

1

Design and Technology

2

2

2

Music

1

1

1

Drama

0

1

1

Performing Arts

1

0

0

Spanish/ French

3

3

3

Physical education

2

2

2

Computer science

1

1

1

Total

30

30

30

Plus Enrichment

From a choice given after the academy day

PSHERE is taught and planned through tutor time.

For our Enrichment timetable click here

Subject

KS4 Lessons per week (one lesson = 50 mins)

 

Year 10

Year 11

English

6

6

mathematics

6

6

science

6

6

Religious education

1

1

Options subjects

4 x 3

4x3

Physical education

2

2

Total

33

33

 

Subject

KS5 Lessons per week (one lesson = 50 mins)

 

Year 12 & 13

A Levels

6

Vocational CTECs

6 for Extended Certificates

6 for Diplomas

Key Stage 4

Students at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon start their GCSE in Year 10. GCSE courses will form the basis of the curriculum at Key Stage 4.  Good advice and guidance on option choices is crucial at this stage.  In the spring term of year 9, the Academy will be addressing “choices and pathways”. Additionally, the Academy staff will interview students, where possible and parents/carers will have the opportunity to receive up-to-date advice and guidance in order to support their son’s/daughter’s options at this stage. Coordinators and Subject Leads will support students in making their choices and will use Academy data and other information to help advise them on the most appropriate choices.  We anticipate that students will be allowed to choose from the option blocks set up and where possible all students should be given their first choice.

Core subjects that are compulsory for all students at Key Stage 4 are:

  • English (GCSE)
  • Maths (GCSE)
  • Science Combined (GCSE)
  • Religious Studies
  • Physical Education

Students will be able to choose from the following options at Key Stage 4:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Computer Science
  • Business Studies
  • Art, Craft and Design
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Drama
  • Design and Technology
  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Music
  • Triple Science