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18/04/19

Retweetd From Leslie Bridgette

Came back from holiday and I am so happy to receive new book Invisible Women as a prize from . Thank you so much 😊, can’t wait to read it. 🙌🏼🙌🏼 https://t.co/94ejpVsK99

17/04/19

Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

One week today will be hosting their annual charity supper club! Staff and parents contact me for tickets! This year’s charity is with HUGE support from ! https://t.co/Izt8aBUN23

15/04/19

Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

HAB parents and staff please let me know if you would like a ticket! It’s going to be a fantastic night! https://t.co/RuUaVtLtjU

12/04/19

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

Pls RT. As part of - exhibition celebrating the Old Kent Road's people/history https://t.co/6WO8BeoPaf. We are hosting Event for young people - 18/04 6-9pm @ 231 Old Kent Road. Age 13+/Free! We look forward to seeing you there. Sign up using link 😊 https://t.co/u3JMWuXzG2

10/04/19

of Basmala and wishing her luck for her speech! https://t.co/F7RHhD5q0l

05/04/19

We are so of Leslie for winning her Everywoman in Tech award and for writing so eloquently about it in the Telegraph. We have no doubt you will inspire more young girls to pursue careers in STEM, Leslie! https://t.co/p22wgHJQNV

04/04/19

Retweetd From Guardian EduCentre

Another great workshop today with - the girls worked fantastically and demonstrated great teamwork, researching, reporting, and editing skills to create excellent front pages. Well done!

04/04/19

Thanks for a great session. Our Year 10 have loved being immersed in the world of journalism (as you can see!). A huge inspiration to them. Thanks to for the pictures too! https://t.co/Rik41r3G9B

04/04/19

Retweetd From Miss Houssein

We are here again today and it’s all very exciting, thank you so much Mena. Incredible workshop! https://t.co/mZmjswvSqI

03/04/19

Retweetd From Guardian EduCentre

We really enjoyed working with Y10 today. Excellent reporting & editing skills + team work resulted in amazing newspapers. Thanks for fab headline advice

02/04/19

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

Year 8 students have been learning about Mexican food and traditions during this half-term. Today, they had a chance to enjoy a fantastic Mexican party at our MFL KS3 club: traditional dances, nachos with guacamole and even a piñata! https://t.co/flDkqTuPNB

01/04/19

Retweetd From RealisingMedics

Hi All, We are a bunch of medical students from East London looking to help you with your medical school applications. Please feel free to drop us a DM to discuss your application and for personal statement feedback, email it to us at: realisingmedics.com ☺️

01/04/19

Elizabeth, Year 12 (centre) was a panellist at the 2019 everywoman in Tech Forum in March - connecting, inspiring and motivating women in . Excellent work, Elizabeth! Find out more https://t.co/E4bcygf0PK . https://t.co/frKENUZvrX

30/03/19

Retweetd From Southwark Council

What’s your big idea? Southwark launches £500k Positive Futures fund for projects co-designed by young people to encourage community activities https://t.co/yZTCw2kuh1 https://t.co/tE080LHU4f

29/03/19

Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

Inspiring to spend a day totally immersed with our Faculty yesterday! Cement Bridge testing a particular highlight! https://t.co/6qwmoy9beU

29/03/19

The first meeting of the Transition Focus Group ideas to help our new Y7 Class of 2026 make the from primary to HABermondsey (other chocolate bars are available) https://t.co/oWbbYUuQQj

28/03/19

We competed in the regional finals of the competition yesterday. Very of our young for creating their own sustainable candle-making business. Great for ! Find out more https://t.co/PmAbkZvvyB https://t.co/GMbDvVhdip

26/03/19

Choices, choices, choices... Thanks for coming everyone! https://t.co/uMKmGlErKY

Harris Academies
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Teaching & 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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