The aims of the provision

The aims are to offer provision for students to access Education via alternative learning methods and environments.

The Harmonize Academy curriculum is coherent and flexible, able to meet individual learner needs and encourage progression. There is a consistent and explicit focus on learning, encouraging students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning.

The curriculum has been designed to enable students who have struggled to achieve within a traditional school setting to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy and achieve;
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives;
  • and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

The philosophy behind our provision is flexibility and choice. This builds upon Harmonize Academy’s existing strengths of behaviour management and Urban Arts.

The focus of this curriculum is the progress of the individual from their starting point, hence the inclusion of learning beyond the classroom as well as within. The use of ICT is very much related to project based learning, e-Portfolios, and mobile devices. ‘Progress’ at Harmonize Academy will be developed through personalised learning that results in the acquisition of employability skills which have an important emphasis on digital literacy.


Curriculum Plan

Learning hours will be divided between English, Mathematics, Science, Urban Arts (Performance Skills and Music Technology), PE, Food and Cookery, Design Technology, Hair & Beauty, PSHE, Speaking and Listening and Enrichment Activities which make a vital contribution to the social and emotional development of our young people.

It is intended that the student will be integrated into a mixed group of no more than 8 students with access to 1-on-1 support if needed. Each year group has 25 hours of learning per week.


Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 there is a strong emphasis on developing the students’ literacy and numeracy skills in order to allow them to access all areas of the curriculum. The 25 periods are allocated as follows:

Year 9 En4 Ma3 Sc3 PSHE3 Mu1 Dr1 Fs2 Pe2 Te2 E4 Hs1



  • En  -  English
  • Ma  -  Maths Click here for a subject overview
  • Sc  -  Science
  • PSHE  -  PSHE Personal, Social, Health
  • Mu  -  Music
  • Dr  -  Drama
  • Fs  -  Food Studies
  • PE  -  Physical Education
  • Te  -  DesignTechnology
  • E  -  Enrichment
  • Hs  -  House Assembly


Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students will be set according to ability and the 25 periods are allocated as follows:

Year 10 En3 Ma3 Sc3 Opt2:2 Opt3:2 Sp&L:2 PSHE2 PE1 E4 Hs1


Year 11 En3 Ma3 Sc3 Opt1:2 Opt2:2 Opt3:2 Opt4:2 PSHE2 PE1 E4 Hs1



  • En English
  • Ma Maths
  • Sc Science
  • PSHE Personal, Social, Health
  • PE Physical Education
  • Sp&L Speaking & Listening
  • Opt Option
  • E Enrichment
  • Hs House Assembly


The accreditations / qualifications which students can achieve include:

Up to 8 GCSEs or equivalents (see below): English Language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Physical Education, Design Technology, Psychology, English Literature.

L1 & L2 Qualification: English, Maths, Science, Performance Skills, Dance, Music Technology, PSD (including SRE and Mental Health Awareness), Food & Cookery, Design Technology, Hair & Beauty, Photography, Childcare, Speaking & Listening, Equestrian Skills, ESOL.

Other Awards: Young Leaders Award KS3/KS4

Options include: Art, Chemistry, Childcare, Dance, Design Technology, English Literature, Food and Cookery, Hair & Beauty, Music Technology, Performing Arts, PE/Sports, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Statistics.