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All the teachers at Harris Academy South Norwood wish you all a very safe half term.


Yesterday saw over 200 students come to Harris South Norwood to explore their dream: be the first


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A 'healthy school' rating system that Ofsted would use should be compulsory, says Jamie Oliver


Lots of young people considering how to learn mandarin tonight


5 new planters designed & built by Mr Blake - will green our site even more


Lovely to see so many visitors at our Sixth Form Open Evening


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Harris Sixth Form students working with to create innovative advertising campaigns


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Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier.


Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier.


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Inspiring whole staff email on the trials of challenge for all


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Our students taking part in the Harris in Harmony performance today at the ExCel centre. Well done.


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🏃 Players from the team at preparing for an away trip to Norwich tomorrow. Good luck! ⚽️


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Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG


Year 8 girls’ Netball team won 5-2 against Shirley High school last night


Mr Limb continues to share his teaching content in science


Focusing on language and vocabulary. What we say can hurt or can inspire


Y10s lost out to an excellent team. Couple of wonder tries by John-Kymani not enough in a 34-31 loss. Thanks for hosting us.


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Introduction to the Year 8 Options

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Introduction to Options

At the academy we are passionate that we equip every single student with the very best education so they can fulfil their potential. It is our duty to ensure our curriculum is relevant, personalised, challenging, exciting and appropriate.

We are approaching the time that your son/daughter will need to make their option choices for their GCSE/Vocational subjects.  This is a really key time and there are many factors to consider in making these decisions.


There are a number of things to consider when choosing your options:

The subjects you enjoy;

The subjects in which you are making good progress;

If you already have a pretty good idea of a future career, the subjects you need to study at Post 16. Some of you might not have a definite career path in mind - this is not a problem; choose subjects you enjoy as you are more likely to be drawn to a future pathway relevant to those subjects.

This time of the year can be stressful for students but can also be an exciting time where students will be able to make choices about the subjects they will be studying in Key stage four.


Preparing students for Options

In the lead up to Options we have involved year 8 students in a number of activities to get them thinking about their future career choices.

Activities have included:

  • Tutor time activities based around careers
  • Careers week assemblies
  • University talks
  • Industry talks
  • One to one / group time with Careers advisor
  • Use of Kudos (careers software)

To support you in your conversations with your son/daughter prior to options evening we have set up this options website. Each subject area has given you an outline of the key elements of the course, including key topics studied, assessment, and a video by the Coordinator or subject teacher explaining the subject. We hope you will find this process user friendly. Please take the time to sit with your son/daughter and look at this information, the decisions that you make will affect their future and it is important that you carefully consider the options.

Options Evening 

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