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A big thank you to Prisca and our fundraising team who organised a charity bake sale to raise money for Crisis. Crisis is the UK national charity for people experiencing homelessness. HRSF raised £50.20 during the bake sale. A special mention to Prisca and Odeneho who baked cakes


We are excited to work closely with our prefects and wider leadership team to make HRSF the best place it can be!


Student leadership and voice is central to all that we do here at HRSF. Our prefects will be supporting HRSF with various roles. These include sixth form duties, fundraising campaigns, behaviour mentors and academic tutors.


Introducing more of our student leadership team…Senior prefects: UtIntroducing more of our student leadership team…Senior prefects: Uthman, Fad, Ayna and NimrutPrefects: Harry, Alicia, Oghosa, Odeneho, Ema, Iris, and Josh.


Student voice and leadership is central to the success of Harris Rainham Sixth Form and all our sixth formers. Our student leadership team will represent the student body and liaise with staff to ensure student experience, opportunities and outcomes are exceptional.


A huge congratulations to our student senior leadership team. HRSF would like to introduce our Student Presidents; Sarah and Daniel, and our Vice Presidents; Anastasia, Jamiayma, Enoch and Adrian.


HRSF would like to introduce the student leadership team! All students in this photo have one of the following roles: Student President, Student Vice President, Senior Prefects, Prefects and Society Leaders. We are so proud of all our sixth form leaders and excited for the future


At HRSF we believe in hard work as we know that our habits determine our future. Well done to all our students who fully prepared for their vocational mock exams this week. This shows real drive and determination and is great preparation for the real vocational exams in January.


Daniel and Sarah delivered a speech during our open evening to audiences of 200+ guests. They did a fantastic job, speaking with clarity and passion, inspiring prospective students and supporting their sixth form. We are so proud of you and excited to see your impact at HRSF.


Congratulations to our two Student Presidents; Daniel and Sarah. These sixth formers embody our values and are fully invested in all that we do here at Harris Rainham Sixth Form.


Thank you to all our sixth formers who volunteered at HRSF open evening. All students conducted themselves professionally and engaged with prospective students and parents to inform them about the subjects we offer and the values we hold. Applications for HRSF 2024 now open!


Our students were highly engaged, eagerly discussing their enthusiasm for undergraduate courses and careers ranging from Dentistry and Engineering to English Literature and Architecture.


This week, some of our most ambitious sixth form students joined the first in a series of Harris Experience Advanced conference calls. The launch event was a preview of the wealth of opportunities aimed at helping our students gain entry to the world’s most selective universities


One week to go...Our open evening is on Tuesday 21st November, 5.30pm-7.30pm. This will be a great opportunity to hear about our values, meet our sixth formers and speak to subject experts about the courses we offer and their entry requirements.We hope to see you there!


We also looked at dry ice seeing how it could be used in spooky theatre productions. The last part of the day was Q&A session. Topics discussed were the structure of courses on offer, accommodation, societies and social clubs and the cost of attending University.


The sixth formers then attended a typical University lecture where a Doctor of Chemistry demonstrated liquid Nitrogen (-195oC), its effect on balloons, and what would happen if you put your hand in it for too long (when your skin peels off it is called ‘degloving’!).


26 HRSF biologists, chemists and physicists attended a series of STEM lectures and workshops at Queen Mary University. These photos show the chemistry students participating in a biomedical lab where students were able to analyse their own electrocardiograms.


Members of our sustainability elective were given a tour of our new sixth form building this morning. A quantity surveyor showed students how our new building complies with ambitious national sustainability targets and answered lots of insightful questions.


A huge thank you to Josh, Sadie and Harry who visited their previous secondary school to deliver a year 11 assembly about Harris Rainham Sixth Form. Each sixth former spoke with confidence and clarity to talk about our values, the courses we offer, and our new building.


Today was the official Federation Oxbridge launch! It was great to join other Harris Federation sixth formers, alongside 26 HRSF students, to understand a little more about applying to Oxbridge and the preparation required, as well as to hear from Harris/Oxbridge alumni.

Our Curriculum - Intent

Harris rainham sixth form consultation booklet page 02 image 0001At HAR we believe that education is the single biggest lever for social justice. We believe education is the means to transform many of the challenges that society faces be it injustice, poverty, or social disadvantage. This is part of our mission at HRSF. 

At the core of our educational mission is the teaching of powerful knowledge that enables students to understand the world around us and supports them in reaching any university or career path they desire. It is for this reason we teach students both substantive and disciplinary knowledge. The teaching of powerful knowledge is at the heart of our education system. It develops our student’s intellectual abilities, enables them to think deeply and critically and it enables the transmission of our values and traditions from one generation to the next.

In an age where truth has become eroded – powerful knowledge enables our students to uncover truth. It is this knowledge that liberates our students from the tyranny of ignorance, the sweet words of the dictator and the fear that invariably follows a lack of understanding. Our students will step into the world with knowledge that enables them to become active, responsible citizens who make a lasting, and positive impact on humanity.

Our curriculum is the foundation from which our provision is developed. The curriculum determines our pedagogy, assessment, reporting and accountability systems. The emphasis we place on ensuring that students grasp and retain knowledge results in a teaching approach that revolves around explicit teaching of concepts. This means that teachers are encouraged to provide clear explanations, question students deeply, create opportunities for practice and provide feedback. Our assessment and reporting approach emphasises the use of knowledge tests and quizzes to aid the transfer of knowledge to the long-term memory.

A curriculum must have a coherent structure in that it pays attention to the knowledge which precedes and follows it and ensures that this allows students to organise and group knowledge meaningfully and enables the construction of schemata in the long-term memory.

Student 2   image croppedIntent - The principles behind our curriculum

  1. Our curriculum is the key lever in promoting social justice and tackling educational inequalities. This is crucial for the life chances and opportunities of our students.
  2. Our curriculum is ambitious and challenges students to accumulate powerful knowledge in each subject discipline.
  3. Our curriculum is founded on subject-specific core concepts and is sequenced so that new knowledge builds upon pre-existing schemata.
  4. Our curriculum revisits key concepts and is supported by the science of learning to ensure the durability of knowledge in the long-term memory. 
  5. Our curriculum is dynamic and regularly reviewed by subject experts.

The curriculum offer will be reviewed annually, incorporating any changes to statutory requirements. Decisions will also be made based on the needs of our students in each year group and the wider labour market as required. Careers advice and guidance will start early in Year 12 and be planned in an age-appropriate way that helps students plan and prepare at an individual level. The current curriculum offered can be viewed on the website.