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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

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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.

English

Year 7

Students in Year 7 study a range of introductory texts aimed at familiarising them with the new more challenging secondary level texts within the supportive Key Stage 3 framework. Students are put into ability sets after the first half term and are supported in their study of a modern novel, Shakespeare and poetry. Alongside the central texts students written and oral skills are developed, building on their learning from primary school. All students are encouraged to increase their reading, use of the library and their imaginations.

  Foundation Higher
Autumn Term

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman

Spring Term

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Summer Term

Poetry from Other Cultures alongside a study of short fiction.

INDEPENDENT WORK

Students in Year 7 are provided with Independent Work Booklets for English at the beginning of each term. These booklets are used to support the learning in lessons and allow the students to independently complete work alongside the classroom content. A wide range of independent readings are also encouraged and supported in Year 7, again alongside the main text. Please see below for a selection of suitable titles.

Adventure

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Lion Boy by  Zouzou Corder

The Moon Riders by Theresa Tomlinson

Classics

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

Real Life/Teenage

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

Just Don’t Make a Scene Mum! by Rosie Rushton

Mates, Dates & Sole Survivors by Cathy Hopkins

Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay

Holes by Louis Sachar

Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson

Year 8

Students in Year 8 are introduced to increasingly complex texts and ideas through the widened range of literature studied. Students will develop different writing styles and develop their powers of observation and description, both of people and places, and will become more equipped at understanding and analysing characters. Students will also interact with a greater range of non-fiction texts and develop their knowledge of Shakespeare as they move towards the key transition year of Year 9.

  Foundation Higher
Autumn Term

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Spring Term

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Summer Term

Poetry of World War One

INDEPENDENT WORK

Students in Year 8 are provided with Independent Work Booklets for English at the beginning of each term. These booklets are used to support the learning in lessons and allow the students to independently complete work alongside the classroom content. As with Year 7 we would encourage all Year 8 students to become active readers outside of the classroom. Please see below for a selection of suitable titles.

Historical

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence

Tiger, Tiger by Lynne Reid Banks

I Coriander by Sally Gardner

Funny

Holes by Louis Sachar

Georgia Nicholson Series by Louise Rennison

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Biography/Personal Stories/Real Life/ Other Cultures

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

Boy by Roald Dahl

Fire Eaters by David Almond

Martyn Pig by Kevin Brooks

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Year 9

Students in Year 9 study a range of texts aimed at building on what they have studied in early years KS3 while preparing them for what they will face in KS4 and for their GCSEs. Students study a wide variety of texts including novels and plays from a broad time period – Shakespeare all the way up to 20th Century America. Students will continue to hone their literature analysis skills looking at language, structure and form in each of the texts we study while also developing their approach to non-fiction texts as preparation for the AQA GCSE papers. In addition to their reading, analysis and critical skills, students in Year 9 will also spend time perfecting their writing skills, both fiction and non-fiction, and developing their own writing style.

  Foundation Higher
Autumn Term

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

Spring Term

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Summer Term

A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

INDEPENDENT WORK

Students in Year 9 are provided with Independent Work Booklets for English at the beginning of each half term. These booklets are used to support the learning in lessons and allow the students to independently complete work alongside the classroom content. A wide range of independent readings are also encouraged and supported in Year 9, again alongside the main text. For example, Year 9 students studying Romeo & Juliet in the Spring 1 term are encouraged to read Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman as an accompanying modern text. Students in Year 9 also complete portfolio tasks throughout each half term. These tasks are designed to be a series of drafted pieces with the final piece for the portfolio being independently produced. Please see below for a selection of suitable titles for further reading.

Detective Stories

The Body in the Library etc  by Agatha Christie

The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart series) by Philip Pullman

Montmorency by Eleanor Updale

Horror

Wicca by Cate Tiernan

Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan

Other Worlds/ Fantasy

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Mr Monday; Sabriel by Garth Nix

The Supernaturalist / Eoin Colfer

Year 10

Students in Year 10 begin their study of the GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature course (AQA) by studying the 19th Century novel. As students work towards their final exams they will also be studying for the two English Language papers that cover the reading and writing of literary and non-fiction texts. Students will be encouraged to explore ideas in all the texts through discussion and debate in class.  Building on learning at KS3 students will now study Macbeth as the Shakespeare text before moving on to the play ‘An Inspector Calls’. At the end of Year 10 students will sit a mock paper to inform the support they will receive in Year 11.

  Set 2-4 Set 1
Autumn Term

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Spring Term

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Summer Term

An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley

INDEPENDENT WORK

Students in Year 10 are provided with Independent Work Booklets for English at the beginning of each term. These booklets are used to support the learning in lessons and allow the students to independently complete work alongside the classroom content. A wide range of independent readings are also encouraged and supported in Year 10, again alongside the main text. Please see below for a selection of suitable titles for further reading.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Silas Marner by George Eliot

1984 by George Orwell

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Catcher in the Rye by J D Sallinger

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Wild Swans by Jung Chang

The Time Machine by H G Wells

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Year 11

Students in Year 11 will be working towards their final GCSE examinations in the Summer. Students will begin by studying poetry from the AQA Anthology as well as building skills for the unseen poetry section of the exam. As in Year 10, students will also be studying the reading and writing of both literary and non-fiction texts as they prepare for the two English Language Papers. From January students will be revising the Literature texts studied from the beginning of Year 1. Year 11 students will be encouraged to take on active approach to revision early in order to have the time to revisit the challenging and exciting texts in the GCSE course.

Set 2-4 Set 1
Autumn Term

Poetry Cluster: Love and Relationships

Spring Term

Revision:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley

Poetry Cluster: Love and Relationships

Revision:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley

Poetry Cluster: Love and Relationships

Summer Term

Revision

Revision

INDEPENDENT WORK

Students in Year 11 are provided with Independent Work Booklets for English at the beginning of each term. These booklets are used to support the learning in lessons and allow the students to independently complete work alongside the classroom content. Alongside the suggested reading for Year 10 we would recommend the following books, particularly for those students who are interested in A-Level study of English Literature.

A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Beloved by Toni Morrison

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Silas Marner by George Eliot

1984 by George Orwell

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Catcher in the Rye by J D Sallinger

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Wild Swans by Jung Chang

The Time Machine by H G Wells

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Year 12

Students in Year 12 begin the two year linear A-Level course (Edexcel) through the study of Prose and Poetry. All students will receive the texts in advance of study and will be guided to read these in advance of the teaching so that they are prepared for engaged discussion and lively debate. Students will be encouraged to take an active approach to study, alongside taking part in the enrichment programme offered by the English Department for KS5.

Autumn Term

Prose: Beloved by Toni Morrison and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Spring Term

Prose: Beloved by Toni Morrison and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Poems of the Decade Anthology Unseen Poetry Analysis Skills

Summer Term

Comparative Coursework

Poems and Prose revision

INDEPENDENT WORK

Students in Year 12 will be guided to read the texts in advance of study. In addition, students will be given relevant critical readings to help develop their own interpretations and ultimately prepare them for undergraduate study. Please see below for suggestions of reading in preparation for the coursework unit in the Summer term.

  Text Author
Identity

 

The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald

The Love song of J Alfred Prufrock

T.S. Eliot

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett

The Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Post-colonialism

 

 

 

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

Wide Sargasso Sea

Jean Rhys

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth

Oroonoko

Aphra Behn

Feminism

 

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte

The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Colour Purple

Alice Walker

Ariel

Poetry by Sylvia Plath

Reality and dreams

 

Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie

The Bloody Chamber

Angela Carter

100 Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S. Thompson

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

American perspectives

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler

The Catcher in the Rye

JD Salinger

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk

Narrative

 

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

Selected Poetry

Langston Hughes

The Wasteland

T.S. Eliot

Goblin Market

Christina Rossetti

Emma

Jane Austen

Gothic

 

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

Dracula

Bram Stoker

The Raven and other poems

Edgar Allen Poe

The Woman in Black

Susan Hill

 

Year 13

Students in Year 13 continue with the linear course, building on their understanding of a range of literary texts as they move towards their final examinations. In the first term Year 13 will finalise their coursework, before applying there increasingly critical understanding to the Shakespeare text. As we move towards the Spring Term Year 13 will begin consolidating their understanding of texts and continue developing an increasingly critical perspective of the themes, contexts and ideas presented in them.

Autumn Term

Coursework completion

Othello by William Shakespeare

Spring Term

Drama Revision: Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and Othello by William Shakespeare

Poetry: Christina Rossetti

Summer Term

Revision of all units.

Drama: Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and Othello by William Shakespeare

Poetry: Poems of the Decade Anthology and Christina Rossetti

Prose: Beloved by Toni Morrison and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

INDEPENDENT WORK

Students in Year 13 will continue to be guided to read the texts in advance of study. In addition, students will be given relevant critical readings to help develop their own interpretations and ultimately prepare them for undergraduate study. In addition to previous reading lists students should focus on revisiting texts and, to expand their understanding of authors, the other texts of the prescribed authors.

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