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20/10/18

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A moment to end half term putting up our of the fortnight. Well done to these 4 girls! https://t.co/WuNgzz3z5D

19/10/18

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A spot of mountain-top yoga and meditation to end a sensational week at https://t.co/rWq4jCQVC0

19/10/18

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Our wonderful year 8 yoga and meditation instructors 🧘‍♀️ ⛰ https://t.co/5crxe82gJZ

18/10/18

"It’s a challenge. I just keep wanting to push myself”, Jessie, Year 11. Our GCSE students complete a taster session at Mile End Wall. They really supported each other but were very competitive too! https://t.co/jBObmMuFlR

18/10/18

Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence... just one of the books by black British authors we're encouraging girls to read during https://t.co/9X7qe0yyzY

18/10/18

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17/10/18

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Teacher of Science required at https://t.co/qZx7dZZU1E

17/10/18

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Teacher of English required at https://t.co/1jt4Yhlf31

17/10/18

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Excellent to see so many visitors at our HAB6 Open Evening last night! Applications now open! https://t.co/JlASet5dlA

17/10/18

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We’re all looking forward to waking up to this view at ⛺️ ⛰ https://t.co/4Hw67iK05M

17/10/18

HAB girls beat Oaklands School 6-0 in the second round of the U14s English Schools Association competition. Great game and played in a great spirit by both teams... well done girls! Full report https://t.co/H5D3c5SiSG . https://t.co/TDF0sLcflR

17/10/18

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Day 3 of our trip with and we’re all enjoying the incredible scenery ⛰ 🏕 https://t.co/SM8Nv7H3HN

17/10/18

We're delighted to be in the top 3% of schools in England for pupil progress, according to latest Department for Education figures. That puts us in the top 100 schools in England! A HUGE well done to all our teachers and students. Find out more https://t.co/vs6tlqo9cH https://t.co/jQxDxevaEy

16/10/18

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. once again had some brilliant results: , Harris St Johns Wood, and had great P8 scores of 0.34, 0.58, 0.89 and 1.27 respectively.

16/10/18

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A great turn out to today's HAB6 open evening. It's not too late to apply. See our website for more details!

16/10/18

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Great to see enthusiastic geographers with excellent geographic ideas and questions at 6th form opening evening. https://t.co/QgRRGHk621

16/10/18

We're encouraging students to borrow a copy of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel ‘The Colour Purple’ by Alice Walker from the HAB6 Library collection during https://t.co/ls66qi25WM

16/10/18

Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, Tues 16 Oct, 5.30pm–7pm. We look forward to meeting you! Find out more about the Harris Academy Bermondsey Sixth Form at https://t.co/UaepS2Oirx https://t.co/wpP6pDdMDg

16/10/18

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HAB6 Sixth Form Open Evening Tonight! Come and see what makes us so special! 5.30pm

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Posted on July 16th 2018

Careers and Ambition - Guest Speakers Inspire at Careers Day and Theme Day

Ayusat, Meosha and Milly, Year 9, write about our Theme Day last week, which focused on careers and ambition, with an array of guest speakers from industry, finance, fashion and other sectors.

During our first period we looked at women in positions of leadership - powerful and brave women who changed the world by fighting for the rights of women to vote. We also looked at how people can become influenced by stereotypes.

Year 10 students got to hear from two CEOs - Claire from Trainline (pictured below) and Aga from Tech innovation. Both taught students about why you have to work really hard to get your dream.

Theme Day 2

The HAB community has been learning more about LGBT issues this month and we then got to hear from Shanika, an actress from the film Adulthood. Shanika taught us about the stereotypes surrounding LGBT people and about how the most important thing is to be true to yourself.

We then went on to look at enrichment and the important skills that girls need to develop and that employers value. We then looked at CVs and covering letters and also focused on what skills Year 10 need to develop over the next two years so they can have a good CV.

Our last session was on budgeting, with students learning about VAT and National Insurance. We had to write our own pay slips depending on the jobs we had, looked at how much rent and all the other bills adults have to pay.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our visitors and the HAB community for arranging this day. Written by Ayusat, Meosha and Milly, Year 9.


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Careers Day for Year 10

We also had a separate Careers Day a few days before. Students spent the first two hours working on their CVs and covering letters, followed by a marketplace activity where they had the opportunity to talk with to our guest speakers about their career journeys. 

Guest speakers included senior managers from Lloyds, lawyers from Trowers & Hamlins law firm, an urban designer and planner, an entrepreneur from the world of fashion and a number of engineers from Land Rover Jaguar and BP.

In the afternoon students completed a mock interview (picture above) and received feedback on their CV and covering letter.

Pavandeep Aujla, Assistant Principal

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What students said...

"Careers day was successful due to the fact that we were able to interact with a wide range of people from different professions.

"The time spent with these volunteers allowed us to reflect on our own GCSEs and the paths that we will take after our time at HAB. First we were taught how to write and organise a CV based on a job we would like to apply for in the future. This session gave us a clear insight into how to go about applying for a job. This helped us to  understand what future employers will expect from us when applying for a job.

"In the afternoon we used these skills to complete a mock interview. This gave us an insight into how interviews are conducted and what will be expected from us e.g. smiling, shaking hands and talking loudly! 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!"

Jada, Faiza and Alison, Year 10


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