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23/01/19

Retweetd From Atlas Maths

Students have created and shared these representations, and now are critiquing their diagrams. #teaching4mastery open lesson. https://t.co/yF7CDAU9pH

23/01/19

Retweetd From London SE Maths Hub

Awesome PD day watching primary and secondary teaching . If you were one of the hundreds that experienced , what ideas are you taking back to your school? https://t.co/YPoNpv3PvZ

23/01/19

Retweetd From Bobby Seagull

Teachers getting ready to observe maths teachers from Shanghai - just waiting for the students now! We're at this afternoon as part of the Shanghai Teaching Showcase . https://t.co/E0uNFfJ4nt

23/01/19

Retweetd From Atlas Maths

What’s the same what’s different? open lesson . https://t.co/vkQXuaQwHY

23/01/19

Retweetd From Atlas Maths

“How can you represent ¾?” Shanghai teacher gathers ideas from students ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩, and they critique . https://t.co/kLWm30bEw4

23/01/19

Retweetd From Bobby Seagull

I like the teacher's emphasis on clarity of language.

23/01/19

Retweetd From Bobby Seagull

Looking forward to observing maths teachers from Shanghai for the first time! Going with fellow teachers from in to this afternoon as part of the Shanghai Teaching Showcase . https://t.co/PmjAZyvBAQ

21/01/19

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

We've created online resources to help young people identify real news and filter out and false information 👉 https://t.co/x9DkiaBYLO Register your school, college or youth group for a workshop or attend an event https://t.co/tmPyL2LOKJ https://t.co/zgGK296oHP

19/01/19

that will be running in aid of in March! Please help us raise our target of £4,400 by donating here: https://t.co/qJkQtkDYBT https://t.co/5PfOHBrG3E

18/01/19

to be reversing the languages decline. “It’s about understanding that other people don’t see the world the same way as you see it.” Well said ⁦⁦⁩ Exclusive: The schools reversing the languages decline | Tes News https://t.co/6qaHyKJVvz

18/01/19

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

Thank you for suggesting the idea of using a timeline to support and encourage students to narrate events in their answers! Year 11s have worked on these during their intervention today and found them extremely useful. https://t.co/LlHIzfE5ZY

16/01/19

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Over the Christmas period almost 12,000 volunteers welcomed 4,603 guests to our centres, held 787 advice sessions on housing, employment and benefits, and checked the health of 753 guests.

16/01/19

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Thank you to all volunteers for a great morning filled with mock interviews at 👏 Sign up to volunteer: https://t.co/yqmgDvbwbu https://t.co/tduz9lSzoI

16/01/19

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Thank you to everyone at and staff from Peters &Peters for the amazing mock interviews carried out today! https://t.co/bwo6iPqXGv

11/01/19

Retweetd From Oxford UG Admissions

Amazing achievement Chantoi, congratulations! 🎉 And hopefully she'll be the first of many! 😊🎓

10/01/19

Download a guide to our activities for the Spring term. Lots of clubs to choose from including rhythm dance and music, conversation, , , , and loads more. Find out more https://t.co/yd1cYb8XU0 https://t.co/gszomMk5v7

10/01/19

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Our are back at discussing contrasting placements and their take on the writing process. How are different schools achieving the same outcomes? Some lovely ideas being discussed. https://t.co/Q2bNOvXOkj

09/01/19

Chantoi, Year 13, has just received an offer to read Ancient and Modern History . She's our first ever student to receive an Oxbridge offer and we could not be more of her achievements. You star! https://t.co/HvEvrNA1al

07/01/19

Looking forward to welcoming all girls and HAB6 back to the Academy tomorrow from 9am for a 9.30am start. Please click this link to see an important announcement about school lunches https://t.co/M8wVWLlL9a

07/01/19

Dan in Year 10 is writing book reviews as part of her award. Read her reviews of 'The Bad Beginning' by and 'Murder Most Unladylike' by at https://t.co/CfMnLloDhz

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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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