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Art

To understand the diversity and depth within visual arts and be able to confidently apply a range of transferable skills in a meaningful way.

Key Stage 3

Careers

Our careers programme 'Directions' is designed to encourage our students to make well informed and aspirational decisions about their future in employment. They develop and acquire many essential and desirable skills that employers and higher education institutions look for.

Key Stage 3

Computing

At the Royal Harbour Academy, we believe that our students should have the opportunity to follow an IT and computing curriculum that prepares them for life in a modern world and take advantage of the ever-increasing demand for IT Professionals.
Having strong IT skills enables students to engage with the modern workplace, while Computer Science skills enables students to take an active part in the design, development and creation of new technologies to be used beyond being a consumer of technology.
We provide a broad range of skills and experiences at KS3, which are then further developed as students enter KS4 and then extended to KS5.
Students have the opportunity to Study Digital information Technologies, which allows students to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, understanding and skills, related to data management, data interpretation, data presentation and data protection as part of their Key Stage 4 learning.
Students can choose to Study Computer Science at GCSE where they will go on to develop key problem solving skills useful in a range of disciplines as well as the coding and software development skills that will give them an opportunity to work or for further study in the developing area seen to be key in the modern world.

Key Stage 3

Design Technology

We provide a broad range of skills and experiences at KS3, which are then further developed as students enter KS4 and then extended to KS5.

Key Stage 3

English

The English curriculum at RHA aims to develop students’ abilities in the key areas of communication: reading, writing and oracy. Through the study of rich, diverse texts our students also experience opportunities to consider and understand different perspectives and the world in which they live.

Key Stage 3

Ethics & Philosophy

"The Philosophy and Ethics curriculum at RHA aims to encourage our students to think about the connections between religion and the issues people face in life, including animal life, environmental issues, prejudice, the right to life and war and peace.
Whilst also helping them to develop their knowledge and understanding of religion by exploring the impact of religious beliefs and values on moral behaviour.
Equally, we aim to provide the opportunity for our students to be able to be reflective of their own beliefs religious or otherwise and to recognise the things we share across culture, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities. Fostering tolerance and respect towards all.
We pride ourselves on being a dependant that strive to be our best and as a result our curriculums will develop along with new historical research.
"

Key Stage 3

Food Studies

To give students the tools to make good food choices for life.

Key Stage 3

Geography

A high-quality geography education should inspire students to have a curiosity and fascination about the world.

Key Stage 3

History

The History department's aim is to try and ensure that pupils leave RHA as young people who are confident in engaging with the wider world and who feel able to challenge ideas and views put forward to them. We endeavour to make them life long learners who can make informed decisions based upon their knowledge of the past. We pride ourselves on being a department that strives to be our best and as a result our curriculums will develop along with new historical research.

Key Stage 3

Mathematics

Key Stage 3

Music

The Music curriculum at the Royal Harbour Academy aims to inspire, excite, engage and enrich young people in all aspects of Music.

Key Stage 3

PSHE

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables our students to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

Key Stage 3

Performing Arts

Key Stage 3

Physical Education

Being active is so important and has such a positive impact on general well being. Our aim is to positively engage all students through a varied range of different activities. Skills based, progressive learning will give students the fundamentals needed to improve across all activities and understand their role in different sports. Enjoyment is the key, and that is a huge focus for us as a department.

Key Stage 3

Science

At RHA, we firmly believe that Science plays a key part developing curiosity towards and understanding of the world around us. As such we aim to foster, in every pupil a sense of curiosity, wonder and awe in the world around us.

Key Stage 3

Spanish

At RHA, the Spanish curriculum provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of different cultures and learn how to express their ideas and thoughts in another language on a variety of topics. Learning a foreign language nurtures curiosity, encourages students to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries and develops new ways of thinking and seeing the world. Our ultimate goal is for students to understand and communicate personal and factual information in Spanish that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, to develop their ability to be self-efficacious and to create the best conditions for success in the future.

Key Stage 3

GCSE Art

Learning to look carefully and express yourself visually as well as through writing and analysis. Learning about artists and art movements from different times and cultures to enrich students� knowledge and understanding of the world

Key Stage 4

GCSE Child Care

Key Stage 4

GCSE Computer Science

At the Royal Harbour Academy, we believe that our students should have the opportunity to follow an IT and computing curriculum that prepares them for life in a modern world and take advantage of the ever-increasing demand for IT Professionals.
Having strong IT skills enables students to engage with the modern workplace, while Computer Science skills enables students to take an active part in the design, development and creation of new technologies to be used beyond being a consumer of technology.
We provide a broad range of skills and experiences at KS3, which are then further developed as students enter KS4 and then extended to KS5.
Students have the opportunity to Study Digital information Technologies, which allows students to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, understanding and skills, related to data management, data interpretation, data presentation and data protection as part of their Key Stage 4 learning.
Students can choose to Study Computer Science at GCSE where they will go on to develop key problem solving skills useful in a range of disciplines as well as the coding and software development skills that will give them an opportunity to work or for further study in the developing area seen to be key in the modern world.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Construction

Key Stage 4

GCSE Digital IT

Key Stage 4

GCSE English Language

The English curriculum at RHA aims to develop students’ abilities in the key areas of communication: reading, writing and oracy. Through the further study of rich, diverse texts our students also experience opportunities to consider and understand different perspectives and the world in which they live.

Key Stage 4

GCSE English Literature

The English curriculum at RHA aims to develop students’ abilities in the key areas of communication: reading, writing and oracy. Through the further study of rich, diverse texts our students also experience opportunities to consider and understand different perspectives and the world in which they live.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Ethics & Philosophy

The Philosophy and Ethics curriculum at RHA aims to encourage our students to think about the connections between religion and the issues people face in life, including animal life, environmental issues, prejudice, the right to life and war and peace.
Whilst also helping them to develop their knowledge and understanding of religion by exploring the impact of religious beliefs and values on moral behaviour.
Equally, we aim to provide the opportunity for our students to be able to be reflective of their own beliefs religious or otherwise and to recognise the things we share across culture, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities. Fostering tolerance and respect towards all.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Geography

Key Stage 4

GCSE Graphic Design

Graphic design and illustration is all around us. It helps use to communicate effectively and clearly and if done well can make the world a better place to live in

Key Stage 4

GCSE Health & Social Care

Key Stage 4

GCSE History

The History department's aim is to try and ensure that pupils leave RHA as young people who are confident in engaging with the wider world and who feel able to challenge ideas and views put forward to them. We endeavour to make them life long learners who can make informed decisions based upon their knowledge of the past. We pride ourselves on being a department that strives to be our best and as a result our curriculums will develop along with new historical research.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Hospitality

Key Stage 4

GCSE Mathematics

Key Stage 4

GCSE PSHE

Key Stage 4

GCSE Performing Arts

Key Stage 4

GCSE Photography

Key Stage 4

GCSE Physical Education

Key Stage 4

GCSE Science

At RHA, we firmly believe that Science plays a key part developing curiosity towards and understanding of the world around us. As such we aim to foster, in every pupil a sense of curiosity, wonder and awe in the world around us. Our curriculum is designed in order to not only give the students the knowledge they need to be successful in exams but also to develop skills to support them in their wider life.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Spanish

At RHA, the Spanish curriculum provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of different cultures and learn how to express their ideas and thoughts in another language on a variety of topics. Learning a foreign language nurtures curiosity, encourages students to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries and develops new ways of thinking and seeing the world. Our ultimate goal is for students to understand and communicate personal and factual information in Spanish that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, to develop their ability to be self-efficacious and to create the best conditions for success in the future.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Sport Science

You will gain many valuable skills from studying OCR sport. You will gain an improvement in skill level in
a number of practical sports, as well as coaching and officiating roles. You will also gain skills such as
working as a team, leadership and confidence.

Key Stage 4

BTEC Health & Social Care

Key Stage 5

BTEC Performing Arts

Key Stage 5

BTEC Public Services

Key Stage 5

IB English Lang & Lit

Key Stage 5

IB Film Studies

To inspire students through the medium of film

Key Stage 5

IB History

Key Stage 5

IB Japanese

Key Stage 5

IB Mathematics

Key Stage 5

IB Reflective Project

Key Stage 5

IB Service Learning

Key Stage 5

IB Social Anthropology

Key Stage 5

IB Visual Arts

Key Stage 5

IT in a Global Society

Key Stage 5

Personal Skills

Key Stage 5

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