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Congratulations to all of our Year 11’s on their hard work!


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Been an amazing day today, thank you to for coming down and providing us with some new footballs!


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🇬🇧 London to Tokyo Challenge 🇯🇵 7441.19km to go 🚶🏃‍♀️🚲🏊


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Lockdown Bulletin 5 - w/c 01/03/2021


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Lockdown Bulletin 3 - w/c 08/02/2021


Please visit our website: for further details. The consultation ends on 31st January 2021.


Finally, with Harris Academy Merton’s Spoken Word Challenge and staff getting dressed up for World Book Day! Well done to all!


All Year 11 & 12 took part in a challenging and rewarding mock interview day supported by the team


Last week was a busy week at HAM! Ombudsman, Nicola Williams delivered a talk to our 6th Form Students 1/3


Well done to the Harris Merton Trampolining Team. Overall results for the Harris Federation Trampoloning Competition: 3rd place in Novice and 3rd place in Intermediate categories


Our Year 7 girls played a federation league game at home against Harris Academy Peckham last week. The girls played a fantastic game winning 7-0 with Tianna Reader scoring all 7 goals. Well played girls!


The Harris Merton Choir visited the Eltandia Hall care home for the elderly last week to sing a selection of Christmas songs and bring festive cheer. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!


Harris Academy Merton Sixth Form students had the pleasure of delivering the school’s donations to the food bank at the New Horizon Centre Pollards Hill today. What a great way to reflect on the importance of community and generosity at this time of year.


Harris Merton hosted the Yr 8/9 girls borough basketball tournament yesterday playing against Wimbledon High School and Richards High School. We managed to win all our games to come first!! Player of the match was Kiyah Robertson (No 14)


Our award winners being presented with awards for their outstanding achievements or contribution to the Academy. Well done to all!


Harris Merton hosted a Year 7 girls football tournament in partnership with this week. Many local Harris Academies attended and HAM's A team placed second! Well done to all involved


Amazing performance from Harris in Harmony! An exceptionally talented group of students performing at the Harris Federation Annual Conference


Harris Academy Merton ranking highly among all schools in the Harris Federation and in the top 10% of schools nationally


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We are excited to announce that the Emergency Conference has begun at - watch this space!


Open evening was a blast! If you missed out please email to book a place at our open morning which takes place on the 25/09

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Design & Technology

Years 7, 8 & 9

Link: Year 7 - In Year Progression Plan

Link: Year 8 - In Year Progression Plan

Link: Year 9 - In Year Progression Plan



All project coursework, practical outcomes produced and results from written examinations will contribute toward a student's overall assessment grade.  Assessment is based upon classwork, half termly practical assessments against a criteria given to students, and end of term written examinations.

Each year group will rotate on a termly basis (carousel) across the three Design & Technology disciplines: Food Technology, Graphic Products and Resistant Materials.  At the end of each year, students will receive a grade based on their average scores across all three areas.

Key Dates



Content Assessed

Formal Assessment 1 (as per ARR)

End of Autumn 1

End of Autumn 2


Focussed Practical Task

End of unit written exam

Formal Assessment 2 (as per ARR)

End of Spring 1

End of Spring 2


Focussed Practical Task

End of unit written exam

Formal Assessment 3 (as per ARR)

End of Summer 1

End of Summer 2


Focussed Practical Task

End of unit written exam

Curriculum Carousel Delivery Plan

In Design and Technology, the students are on a carousel system.  For example, in Year 7 the class group will spend a term in Food Technology with a specialist teacher, followed by Graphic Products with a specialist teacher for the next term and then finally go to Resistant Materias for the last term.

As each cohort is split into 3 groups, they will have different starting points on the carousel.  They will pass through the different Design and Technologysubjects at different times during autumn, spring and summer terms.


Food Technology

Graphic Products

Resistant Materials

Year 7 content

Hygiene and basic kitchen skills

Logos, branding and cereal box design

Technical drawing and pencil case.

Year 8 content

Cultural diets and special diets.

materials, sustainability, environmental issues, inclusive design

Technical drawing and storage rack.

Year 9 content

Food economics further kitchen skills

Empowerment through design

Technical drawing and prototype educational toy. 

Useful Links

Useful revision guides:

AQA GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology 8552 - MJ Ross - PG Online Limited

GCSE Design & Technology AQA Exam Practice Workbook (CGP GCSE D&T 9-1 Revision)