Curriculum

Our curriculum aim is simple – we want to create kind hearted, hard –  working and well – rounded young people, all with a passion for enquiry and scholarship.

The Harlington Baccalaureate (The Harlington ‘Bacc’)

Life as a Harlington student is not just about passing exams.

Our curriculum is centred upon a set of scholarship ideals, which inspire a passion for life – long learning, promotes independent thought and broadens knowledge and skills.

We have a five year curriculum that culminates in students sitting their GCSEs, but this is not the totality of their educational experience prior to post 16 education.   We want our students to progress into the wider world with an informed view. This is achieved by having a wide exposure to a range of subjects, experiences, knowledge and skills, all delivered through high quality teaching.  Our core offer is an academic curriculum, underpinned by both the national curriculum and the EBACC suite of subjects – but restricting young people to these parameters reduces their educational life chances.  To that end, Key Stage 3 and 4 students are immersed in a wide variety of subjects, given opportunities to develop passions and sense of moral purpose and enquiry, and to engage  in the arts, a healthy lifestyle and success in navigating the digital age.

We are proud of our diverse community, and this is reflected in the educational experiences we offer.  We also believe that young people need guidance when they make choices, and to that end we provide independent advice and guidance at key transitional points in their academic journey.

Learning does not just take place in a classroom, and our students have a wide range of opportunities for curriculum enhancement outside the taught curriculum. However, their core business of learning and acquiring knowledge and skills is delivered by passionate educators with excellent subject knowledge.

Please take a look at our detailed curriculum offer using the subject pages and the documents below

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.

Curriculum Offer Information

 

KS3 Curriculum – 2018-19

Year 7 Curriculum Booklet 2018

Year 8 Curriculum Booklet 2018

Assessment Week ks3 student guidance

Year 9 Options

Option-Booklet-2018-21 Year 8

Year 10 Options

Option-Booklet-2017-20 Year 10

Year 11 Options

Option-Booklet-2017-19 Year 11

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 – 2018

KS5 Curriculum

Current courses offered and their exam boards

Courses of study for KS5 students – 2018

6th Form Prospectus and curriculum booklet 2018-19

For more information about our Sixth Form please click HERE

The Importance of Home Learning

Completing home learning is important!  It gives your child the opportunity to prepare for future lessons, reinforce what has been learned in class or develop an extended piece of work. We use FROG – an online learning platform, to record home learning tasks. You can check your child’s home learning using the login code provided to you. Young people do really well with their home learning if they are encouraged by their parents who take an interest in their work!