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14/02/18

Retweetd From Leonora Saunders

The first ever Feminist Society supper club next week! Generously hosted by & with reflections from special guests & . All proceeds to tickets available here https://t.co/5k1Lfm5rDq https://t.co/ChKzG7ibIL

07/02/18

A classroom 'crime scene' inspires Year 8 to turn detective and think about how to write a great crime story. "It really helped me to think carefully about the different ways I could engage my reader”. Zoe, Year 8 https://t.co/2R3rCwfXEe https://t.co/YHoBzoySU9

06/02/18

Our Dance Company excelled at the dance competition in Stevenage yesterday, winning the best choreography, best entertainment and best technical awards, and coming fourth overall. So of our 23 dancers. https://t.co/i1oDIquETx

06/02/18

Why have we wrapped up some of our books in brown paper? To show Year 8 you can't judge a book by its cover, of course. Find out more https://t.co/lYNMDDmscn https://t.co/Xrs8YzqzzQ

05/02/18

Retweetd From Daisy Mercer

Y11 standing on the rooftop of LSE dreaming big for their futures of conquering the city! https://t.co/mr88PR81bl

03/02/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

“Why didn’t the lecturer’s hands freeze in the liquid nitrogen?” Fascinating discussion with students on our way back from the brilliant trip to

03/02/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed TSA

Time for the second half of the ‘Seizing Opportunities’ training session for our and leaders with . What is your ‘why’ for being an outward facing leader? https://t.co/xQwHBDUett

03/02/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

So excited to be with our trainees and students to talk with leading academics in and https://t.co/4hAiQultSu

03/02/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed TSA

Life is most definitely what you make it! has given our and leaders food for thought. Own your excellence as nobody else will! https://t.co/nBUCCkjVK3

31/01/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

A fantastic day of learning, discussion & quality cinema Great to have 40 A-Level students in attendance from https://t.co/8iJdgjv1TG

31/01/18

Meet Harsa, Year 13, our first ever student to get an offer to study . “When I found out about my offer from I was ecstatic about what the future may hold for me. I want to use my knowledge to improve the health of the patients I hope to see in future." https://t.co/zNltjvQ9x5

31/01/18

Retweetd From DofE London

Huge congratulations to everyone who received their Bronze Award at a wonderful presentation evening last week and are now moving on to their Silver Award. Also.....what a wonderful cake!! https://t.co/zM5MZMuMyI

29/01/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed TSA

First session of the new year with our Step-Up delegates !Today’s session is on & others. How would you get others to buy into your ideas for improvement? https://t.co/ZBHEbn02Oh

28/01/18

learning from the Millwall Lionesses today! https://t.co/pBzt5F40Ed

25/01/18

Retweetd From Jason Sawle

Great views from Harris Academy Bermondsey https://t.co/E2mAFIHMGv

25/01/18

Retweetd From HAB Enrichment

Congratulations to all students who have completed their Bronze DofE! https://t.co/CVJNmtzPWZ

25/01/18

Retweetd From Daisy Mercer

Our HAB6 students enjoying an introduction to UCL and preparing for what university offers! https://t.co/5ZvSUERDzP

25/01/18

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

A few picture from our Biology Session on Mitosis and Meiosis with Andrew Griffin during the Twilight https://t.co/2Z4VTUmTfF

17/01/18

, , , , , , , , , , , and lots more... A person who is tired of our after-school clubs and enrichment activities is tired of life :-) Download a complete list https://t.co/bQUhv6GHgP https://t.co/LULSwRDFeA

12/01/18

Good luck to our Under 13 team competing in the area finals today! https://t.co/tRlaernI7J

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Teaching and Learning

We want every girl to pursue her ambitions and be successful in modern Britain.  HAB welcomes the Government’s recent changes to the national curriculum, with a focus on providing academic challenge to for all.  The English Baccalaureate subjects (English, Mathematics, Sciences, History or Geography and a Language) form the core for HAB girls, along with a rich mix of arts and technical subjects.  The overview for each subject can be found here. Music is one of our strengths. Click here to find out more about HAB Music.

Further information for each year group is detailed below, including links to the schemes of learning that teachers will be using this term. Parents and carers should use these to discuss their daughter's learning with her and can find more detailed information on the Subjects page.


Year 7

In Year 7, girls are set according to ability based on both prior and the most current attainment data. Attainment data is reviewed regularly throughout the year to ensure that girls are placed in the best possible set to meet their needs and ensure appropriate support, challenge and progression.


Year 8

In Year 8, girls are set according to ability based on both prior and the most current attainment data. Attainment data is reviewed regularly throughout the year to ensure that girls are placed in the best possible set to meet their needs and ensure appropriate support, challenge and progression. Girls make their subject choices for GCSE courses in the spring term of Year 8.


Years 9 to 11

From Year 9, all girls study GCSEs in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography or History, French or Spanish and Religious Studies. They also choose from a range of GCSE options for additional subjects. Choices include Art, Computing, Dance, Drama, Latin, Music and Physical Education. All girls take part in 2 hours of non-examined sport, fitness and dance.


Assessment

In order to ensure that every girl acquires the knowledge, understanding and skills that she needs to successful in her GCSEs and beyond, rigorous and regular assessment is at the heart of HAB teachers’ work. 

Homework, Exercise Books and Tests

Each girl is set homework at least once per week for every subject and it is often more so that she can make rapid progress.  Parents and carers can see what homework their daughter has been set by checking her homework diary.  We expect them to do this each evening and to sign to show that they have.

Girls’ exercise books contain marking sheets on which teachers will write judgements about a key piece of work each fortnight.  The sheets identify the particular knowledge, understanding and skills that the piece of work develops: it is a vital piece of home-school communication about girls’ progress.

In the penultimate week of each half term, girls sit tests or other assessment tasks in each subject.  The first test of each term is used to design interventions that will help her improve on any weak areas of knowledge, understanding or skills.  The second test of each term is used to formally measure her progress and is reported to parents and carers.

Reports to Parents and Carers

Parents and carers will receive three reports per year (one at the end of each term) about their daughters' progress. Regardless of the year group that she is in, these will show what her Most Likely Grade (MLG) will be at the end of Year 11 if she carries on making progress at the same rate.

In accordance with Government changes, for 2016-2017:

  • Year 11 MLGs will be numbers in the range 9 to 1 for English and Mathematics, with letters in the range A* to G for all other subjects.
  • Year 8 to Year 10 MLGs will be numbers in the range 9 to 1 for all subjects.

HAB staff will give parents and carers more information about MLGs at their termly Progress Days.

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