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02/08/18

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Last week students from across south London found out what it's like to work in health research from some of the country’s top scientists, including those at Guy's and St Thomas'. Now it’s fifth year, find out more about Summer School 👉 https://t.co/38UfNN5FgA https://t.co/t2HDZgZuVT

02/08/18

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students get your hats on enter this competition for the best Young Geographer. You have got this! 🥇🗺 🏆 https://t.co/BaVFo3tyVR

19/07/18

Sorry about that. It was OK in the venue but apologies if it disturbed you. We were having a special sports day to make up for the fact our girls missed out on the Federation sports day last week when our coach company let us down. But sorry for the inconvenience.

19/07/18

"This young cast delivers a performance far beyond their years, packing an emotional punch and laughs in equal measure." Mr Tobin reviews our school production of Little Women at https://t.co/xFO4ismrEa https://t.co/gcANhID5Vq

19/07/18

Our girls have won £1,500 from to create their own 'Flower the Youth' garden and performance space at our school. Great idea. Fantastic presentation! Work starts over the summer. Thank you . Full story https://t.co/rC8HKpf7uP https://t.co/poeMq0QyV3

19/07/18

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Are you a tech professional interested in opportunities to your skills? Get involved as an Apps for Good industry Expert and help us empower the next generation of tech makers! https://t.co/wuRO0tvwtY https://t.co/ooPCG8bDCr

18/07/18

Thank you for giving up your time to inspire our girls! It really makes a difference and is much appreciated.

18/07/18

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24/08/2018 Results Day Drop-in for young people with SEND including those with an EHCP. to get information and advice on the different options available. More info will be posted soon on the Local Offer and https://t.co/Mr23ReGEoa

18/07/18

Retweetd From Clare Gilmartin

Thank you ⁦⁩ for inviting me to speak with year 10 and 12 girls - great questions from all of you! Anything is possible if you dig in and do your best! ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/lExrdYqxyK

17/07/18

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The girls get £1,500 for ‘Flower the Youth’ - lovely idea, brilliant job all https://t.co/yTjvh7lQnF

17/07/18

I don't know who took this pic of our British champion diver Andrea, Year 8, but it's pretty awesome. Andrea is the one on the right! Full story at https://t.co/km8bFh9Xxn https://t.co/JEPL5lqGR4

17/07/18

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"If you dig in, do your best, anything is possible" - inspiring talk from on the power of working hard and speaking up https://t.co/ilemKCBb0W

17/07/18

We're really proud of Andrea, Year 8, who's a British Elite Junior Diving Champion and aiming for the Olympics. "Every training session feels like a competition. I always try to prefect my dives." Read more about Andrea's amazing season at https://t.co/hlZqGzNKbM https://t.co/DD8hgQjv30

16/07/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Well done - great attitude. It was a shame that let us down the day before and withdrew coaches which had been booked for months and prevented supporters taking part in their annual sports day. https://t.co/rzMkSRKIGu

16/07/18

"Having won a gold for 800m I feel proud, but ALL the competitors showed courage and determination." Read what our Year 7 girls thought about their first ever Sports Day at https://t.co/VtA6BVq9bR https://t.co/mbhBoUtSV1

16/07/18

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Hey! Have you heard about 'Flower the Youth’? The girls want to create an enjoyable, multi-use garden for young people & a creative hub with lots of exciting enrichment activities. Love this! https://t.co/V0Up0RogMC

16/07/18

Thanks to all our guests who made Careers Day such a success. "We received feedback on our CV and on our interview technique and this made us feel like young adults who will be ready to conquer the City!" Alison, Faiza and Jada, Year 10. FInd out more https://t.co/y9CSpzRX6y https://t.co/9RWHX3R5Dc

16/07/18

Retweetd From Aga Gajownik

Talking about my experience at and at Brilliantly active students and they have a dedicated programme. More schools like that please! https://t.co/nEank8Gmmx

16/07/18

Girls in rehearsal for our production of Little Women, which opens TODAY! Good luck everyone. We're of you all! https://t.co/ASFbEMsX6v

13/07/18

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It’s the last Final of the year! Yay! Can we get a big cheer for our top 6 schools , , , , & https://t.co/SNIXc9uX9w

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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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