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20/07/17

We say farewell to one of the greats of Careers Education https://t.co/ieUJCSDf6s

20/07/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Beautiful afternoon for the staff Softball game, Britain and Ireland vs the Rest of the World! https://t.co/sxWJbaoUCO

20/07/17

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Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

20/07/17

Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

18/07/17

Retweetd From Liz

visit to see Fiona working hard with Jack Petchey team. https://t.co/A6Zm3q4tS6

17/07/17

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Artist Tricia Trotman-Maraj work experience student; Saffron from https://t.co/4ue134NTUJ

13/07/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Jack breaks the record! Congrats huge 190! https://t.co/lQr9ld7aKS

13/07/17

thought you might like to see the victorious relay team https://t.co/U9Y6L7QjJS

13/07/17

Perhaps one for to explore

13/07/17

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Congratulations. Maybe we can get your pupils interested in supporting this year. Looking for local support at the Arena!

13/07/17

News from Federation sports day Boys overall 2nd. Girls overall 5th. Outstanding - apart from the musical the best thing of the year

13/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Such pride for students competing Sports Day! Special note goes to the Active Science athletes. Wow!

13/07/17

you would have loved seeing the athleticism & expertise across all disciplines today at Sports Day https://t.co/7wzJ1x2Df3

13/07/17

Retweetd From Soarpoints

What makes humanity? Today 17 secondary schools stood in silence & applauded man of hope, grit, intelligence & so many prospects https://t.co/2g6D13fnxj

13/07/17

We stood (students & staff) as one Harris family to salute our wonderful teacher Michael, a man full of hope: full of optimism, grit & wit https://t.co/1v6AivYFwL

13/07/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

A really special tribute paid at sports day to Michael teacher hundreds of students fell silent and applauded him. RIP ❤️

13/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Our boy Jack! https://t.co/VW2CQhML52

13/07/17

All present & correct for Federation Sports Day https://t.co/o7wczcQQPa

13/07/17

Sunny day at Crystal Palace stadium https://t.co/bY4lTq7o3V

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Mathematics is for everyone. A GCSE qualification in Mathematics not only gives students the opportunity to develop the ability to acquire and use problem-solving strategies, it teaches them to be able to select and apply mathematical techniques to solve every day and real-world situations. The abilities to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, draw conclusions and interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms are also developed.

The new GCSE’s will now have an AQA numbered grading system in Mathematics.  The new Specification has been taught since September 2015, with the first awards in summer 2017. The content still has its focus on number, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability but also allows you to apply the functional elements and problem solving strategies required to use mathematics in everyday life. The examination focus is on connection and reasoning between the topics to achieve a deeper understanding of the often complex mathematical concepts involved.

Working closely with other schools within the Harris Federation and offering our own provision we equip our student with the tools they will need to tackle these challenging styles of questions. 

We are a cross site department consisting of 21 mathematics specialists. The department is managed by the Director of Mathematics, an Assistant Principal and a Co-coordinator of Mathematics. Additionally there is a senior teacher in charge of the day to day running of each of the three key stages.

The GCSE assessment structure course consists of 3 examinations, each 1 hour 30 minutes in length. This is split into two tiers; higher tier – Grades 5 to 9, and foundation tier – Grades 1 - 5. Paper one is non-calculator, while the other two papers a calculator is allowed. There is no coursework or controlled assessment.

3 good reasons why a good grade in mathematics is so important:

A vast array of potential future careers will become available, for example:

  • Engineering, Physics, Computing, Accountancy, Economics, Business, Banking, Air traffic control, Retail management, Architecture, Surveying, Cartography, Psychology ... and many more.
  • Employers and universities see mathematics as a very desirable qualification due to the skills it employs, such as problem solving, logical thinking and statistical analysis.
  • Research shows that, on average, those people who are competent in the field of Mathematics will add 10% to their lifetime earning potential!