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18/04/18

At the end of each term HAB girls have the opportunity to write a postcard to praise someone in our school community. They do so anonymously and 'post' them to be delivered. The idea came from one of our brilliant Year 9 girls.

16/04/18

Our Safety Online event for parents, due to take place on 19 April, has been postponed so that more parents can attend. Please watch out for the new date!

11/04/18

of our superb Mandarin Club! https://t.co/6gjWjOMXRM

03/04/18

"I would recommend other pupils from other schools to join their team so you could win medals but most of all have fun even if you don’t win." Read Mariam's award-winning blog post for https://t.co/h9QyWrIFns of you Mariam! https://t.co/dmB8GvwkF0

31/03/18

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Congratulations Mariam on winning the blog competition https://t.co/OfT5KrZ68J

29/03/18

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to our Competition Winner! Mariam, year 7 from shared her first ever NJIRC experience and it is a brilliant read. Hoping to see you next year Mariam https://t.co/tMVCVgmJX8

28/03/18

Our girls enjoyed non-contact and elite training sessions this term, thanks to . “The programme helped me feel more confidence in myself," Niloufar, Yr 8 , , , Find out more https://t.co/MOMGsgeRyf https://t.co/rwXfxmYvv2

27/03/18

Our and Film Nights encourage girls to watch foreign films (and try different foods too!). “It really helped with my language skills and I loved trying the Spanish food." Iman-Olasubomi, Year 10. Find out more https://t.co/llspug3mbm https://t.co/6P0KLuo88W

26/03/18

Retweetd From Elizabeth Masters

The title of this work is ‘The impact of a book’ and I think it’s rather wonderful https://t.co/odGhePTQE3

26/03/18

Special online safety information event for all HAB parents, Thurs 19 April, 5pm. Help your daughter stay safe online. Put the date in your diary and get the latest advice from experts. Refreshments provided!

24/03/18

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New job: Lead Practitioner for Maths .Apply now https://t.co/JBKum3vQI4 https://t.co/thTARfjPeI

24/03/18

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Thank you and for today’s STEM workshop https://t.co/vFtfzzWkEg

24/03/18

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Talking through ideas https://t.co/J2VIF9MdUE

24/03/18

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We’re problem solving with today at https://t.co/ptNIVQKYg3

24/03/18

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Soooo much legooooooo 😍😍 https://t.co/d16NnsRXpj

24/03/18

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How tall can you build your tower? https://t.co/ip7bNOl8c1

24/03/18

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Testing our with kits https://t.co/X2m4Yb3xcT

24/03/18

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Excited to be at with for our workshop looking at the importance of play and problem solving though tech! https://t.co/2Q1E0WOpg9

24/03/18

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So excited to have and in running a workshop for y8 and 9 this morning https://t.co/QosEH9oKG3

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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