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Curriculum Statement

Curriculum Intent

  • To equip students with the knowledge and skills to thrive and make a positive contribution in modern Britain
  • Provide relevant qualifications so that all pupils can progress to the next stages of their education, training or employment.
  • Promotes academic excellence and high aspirations.
  • To develop lifelong learners who are confident, independent, resilient and have the oracy skills enabling them to communicate effectively.
  • To provide students access to a wide and rich set of experiences that develop respectful, active citizens and personal character.


KS3 Curriculum

At Harper Green School we deliver the National Curriculum at KS3 as outlined by the Department for Education.

In Year 7, 8 & 9 pupils are taught the full range of Core and Foundation subjects. At the start of Year 8, they are set by ability in Maths, Science, Spanish and Computing. In Year 9 they are also set by ability in English, Geography and History.

Core Subjects




Foundation Subjects

Religious Education

Physical Education

Modern Foreign Languages



History, Geography




Personal, Social and Health Education 

Work-related and Enterprise Education




KS4 Curriculum

From September 2015, Harper Green has delivered the National Curriculum at KS4 in all subjects as outlined by the Department for Education. (Unless pupils have opted for ICT or Computer Science during the Guided Choices process, they will not study computing at KS4).

In Years 10 and 11, pupils will be taught English, Maths, Science and geography OR history plus, RE, PE and aspects of PSHCE (including sex and relationships)*. Pupils are set by ability in in English, maths, science and history/geography.

Furthermore, pupils will choose 3 additional subjects that are provided through an intensive guided choices programme at the end of Year 9. Pupils are guided to study a balanced suite of subjects by choosing courses in Modern Foreign Languages, Expressive Arts, Technology, Humanities and PE*. During this process, pupils are made fully aware of the EBacc and the positive impact that these subjects can have on their future achievement.

Through making these choices at the end of Year 9, we are able to ensure that pupils are well prepared for KS4 having had a broad and balanced curriculum at KS3. They are also able to make informed decisions about which subjects they wish to continue with.

All bands offer academic based curriculums and some pupils in Band G and S will additionally follow the Princes Trust programme, which equips pupils with the necessary expertise that will help them achieve in life following secondary school. All routes followed by pupils will engage, inspire and stretch them to achieve their full potential during and following KS4.


*The qualifications and exam boards followed for all these subjects can be found on the individual subject’s page. 


If you require any further information please contact the Deputy Headteacher for Standards and Curriculum, Mr Rob Beattie, by either calling the main school number (01204 572941) or emailing him at beattier@harpergreen.net