The English Plus curriculum offers Year 7 pupils at Harborne Academy a transition into secondary school with unique learning experiences. Our primary goal is to ensure that all students, regardless of their starting point, make exceptional progress; however, it is important to us that your child develops key skills that will support them throughout their academic career and beyond.
At the core of the curriculum is English; however, our carefully planned schemes of work also embed the teaching of History and Drama. To ensure consistency and the nurturing environment pupils need as they transition from primary school, English Plus is delivered by a small team that works closely to ensure students have a real love for reading; have highly developed levels of oracy and are confident writers.
The English Plus curriculum means that work is channelled through beautiful, unique projects, giving learning a sense of purpose and pupils pride in their outcomes. Project orientated learning enables our students to develop key attributes, encouraging them to become resilient, creative, reflective and collaborative. Learning is brought to life further by a calendar of experiences from bespoke educational visits to external visitors from authors, poets to theatre companies and historical interpreters. These rich experiences reflect back into the classroom to enhance and provide context for learning.