Curriculum

Harlington School has an exciting and challenging curriculum, with the ultimate aim of all students achieving a minimum of 8 GCSE grades or equivalent BTEC grades, including English and Maths and moving onto Sixth Form education.

At KS3, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum over a 2 year period.  We believe that all students should have access to the full range of subjects and that it is essential to promote the arts and sports subjects alongside other subjects including literacy and numeracy based subjects.  Students’ personal and social development is also supported through our PSCHEE and RSE programmes which run through all year groups.

Students are guided in their choice of KS4 pathways by tutors, teachers and receive careers advice.  Over half of our students are guided towards EBACC pathways (based on KS4 predictions) as we believe that it offers students the opportunity for a broad and balanced curriculum that will maximise the range of different university and careers paths open to students.  We have made the decision to run our Key Stage 4 courses over a 3 year period so that students have access to a broader range of subjects, are able to study them beyond what is required for the examinations, and in greater depth. All students from September 2017 will study both RE and Computing in addition to their other option subjects

End of year exams will occur in the Summer Term, but students will have also have regular assessments throughout the school year.

For further details of the Harlington curriculum policy please click here – Curriculum Policy

Please click on the links below for full details of curriculum  at Harlington. If you would like a paper copy of any of these documents, please contact Mrs K Stephens on the main school number.

Options – Information and Event Details

Year 8 Options

Parent Handout Year 8

Year 8 Options 2017 key dates for form rooms

Option-Booklet-2017-20 Year 8

Year 9 Options

Parent Handout Year 9

Year 9 Options 2017 key dates for form rooms

Option-Booklet-2017-19 Year 9

 

KS3 Curriculum – 2017-18

 

Year 7 Curriculum Booklet 2017

Year 8 Curriculum Booklet 2017

Assessment Week ks3 student guidance

GCSE, AS and A level reforms in England

Ofqual Exam reform information handout

KS4 Curriculum

Current courses offered and their exam boards

Courses of study for KS4 students – 2017-18

Year 10

Option Booklet 2016-18

Year 11

Options Booklet 2015-17

KS5 Curriculum

Current courses offered and their exam boards

Courses of study for KS5 students – 2017-18

Form more information about our Sixthform please click HERE

 

The Importance of Homework

Completing homework is essential to the success of all students. It gives your child the opportunity to extend their learning independently and to reinforce what has been learned in class. Parents should ask students about their homework and check students’ homework regularly. Please make sure you sign your child’s homework planner every weekend.

Homework Completion

Students are expected to complete all assignments on time. Homework will be collected during lessons and checked, marked and feedback given.