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14/03/24

Awards Evening kicks off with performance from HLAW music club! What a band! 🎤🪘🎹 🎶 pic.twitter.com/W16gkCJQh2— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 14, 2024

14/03/24

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS 😍 so excited to give out our prizes for tonight’s Awards Evening 📚 🏆 pic.twitter.com/timFv6SXq8— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 14, 2024

08/03/24

Great game by Preston Manor & great sportsmanship by one and all. Thank you for coming. All your team played with such effort and skill https://t.co/JASZGoKcrt— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 8, 2024

08/03/24

For , year 7 were lucky to have a visit from Dan Hischovits, a lawyer at the Roald Dahl story company. Tying in with , he spoke about careers in publishing, Roald Dahl’s life and read a bit of the BFG! pic.twitter.com/b60PMUWlfM— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 8, 2024

07/03/24

Excellent Year 9 Parents Evening tonight. pic.twitter.com/8qEwFwtAmr— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 7, 2024

07/03/24

Happy ! We love reading at HLAW and read every day. What are you reading? pic.twitter.com/dwl4n7plE0— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 7, 2024

05/03/24

Proud to support our sister school and the Headteacher of Primary Emily Smith. Please do sign up, every little helps. https://t.co/DAeyYwExNr— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () March 5, 2024

20/02/24

Can you spare £10?Crowdfunding to support children and their families at Harris Academy Tottenham. on JustGiving https://t.co/FyuRDPxhpp— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 20, 2024

11/02/24

Happy Lunar New Year to all celebrating! 🐉 🌙 pic.twitter.com/mC60PJwSrq— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 11, 2024

09/02/24

While most of their teachers are around London doing subject specific professional development with , lucky year 11 get a day of Walking Talking Mocks in maths, English and science. They are being brilliant scholars today, taking it super seriously. pic.twitter.com/6hDOD8k1Pp— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 9, 2024

08/02/24

First day back feeling! This expressive portrait by Ted in yr13 perfectly captures the feeling of the first alarm ⏰ on the first day of a new term 😳 pic.twitter.com/Gr3SvtkS3A— Harris Lowe Arts () January 8, 2024

08/02/24

We are proud to announce that some of our students’ work will be shown at the creative mentors annual exhibition at the Tabernacle Notting Hiil from 30th January- 3rd February. All welcome! pic.twitter.com/v0VhzAYsep— Harris Lowe Arts () January 24, 2024

08/02/24

Another highlight from .., luckily at HLAW we don’t believe that ‘bambinatum est magitum’ pic.twitter.com/6hV4ILVwpk— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 8, 2024

08/02/24

Full house of year 11s for an academic lecture of Jekyll & Hyde from prof Gail Marshall from pic.twitter.com/wr0GfQ0NND— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 8, 2024

07/02/24

2 more performances of to go- one matinee for 400 primary school students, and an evening performance tonight. Get your tickets via the academy website now before it sells out! pic.twitter.com/ZInqDZJlUH— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 7, 2024

07/02/24

What a brilliant, dedicated, talented cast. Not revolting children at all! pic.twitter.com/tFZe4OPns3— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 7, 2024

06/02/24

The cast sounds brilliant 🤩 pic.twitter.com/rqixyff2Na— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 6, 2024

06/02/24

Huge excitement at HLAW tonight as our performing arts company perform night 1 of ! pic.twitter.com/QkcIhFDeag— Harris Lowe Academy Willesden () February 6, 2024

06/02/24

Braving 45mph winds to measure pebbles! Enough to blow the away!! Future climatologists & beach experts! Geography Field Trip for 6th Form with Harris Academy Tottenham pic.twitter.com/uXmd3alz27— HarrisTottenham () February 6, 2024

06/02/24

Braving 45mph winds to measure pebbles! Enough to blow the away!! Future climatologists & beach experts! Geography Field Trip for 6th Form with Harris Academy Tottenham pic.twitter.com/uXmd3alz27— HarrisTottenham () February 6, 2024

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Maths

The content of the curriculum fits into four main strands of Mathematics: 

  • Number - an appreciation of numerical values and fraction, decimal, percentage equivalents. Arithmetic skills focussed on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Algebra - using algebraic concepts to represent unknowns, form expressions, solve equations, and begin to understand basic proofs
  • Geometry - understand the properties of shapes, and be able to work out additional properties, such as angles and side lengths. Construct shapes considering properties including side lengths, angles and symmetry
  • Data - understand how data can be used to conduct research and inform decisions. This includes considering the suitability of methods for data collection, representation and analysis.

We aim to:  

  • develop fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • develop mathematical reasoning by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language   
  • develop problem solving skills by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, the curriculum is designed so the learning objectives adhere to the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum specification set out by the DfE. It is designed to be sequential with all students learning the same topic at the same time, whether in mixed ability groups or in sets and regardless of prior attainment levels. Learning progresses through a topic by going deeper, making links with other areas of maths and by providing challenge through opportunities to reason and problem solve.  

The content in each year builds on topics and key concepts learnt in previous units or years. Students have opportunities to revisit prior learning through interleaving content taught in previous years and students are challenged through exposure to more challenging reasoning and problem-solving opportunities. 


Key Stage 4

Students follow the Key Stage 4 National Curriculum. All students complete the mathematical content in standard type in the Mathematics programmes of study: Key Stage 4 document, with more highly attaining students learning additional mathematical content which is in bold type. The sequencing of content is laid out in the schemes of work, with rationale for the sequencing referenced in each unit. This content builds on students prior learning from Key Stage 3. 

Students will follow either the foundation or higher scheme of work depending on prior assessments and teacher judgement based on classwork and independent work. Problem-solving is at the heart of the new curriculum and opportunities to develop problem solving and reasoning skills in maths are embedded within each unit of work. Once students reach Year 11, their teachers will decide upon how much they need to deviate away from the scheme of work based on thorough assessment.  


Further details can be found in the curriculum overview below. If you have any queries about our curriculum please email info@harrislowewillesden.org.uk.