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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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"Music is not only about knowledge, it is about love and appreciation for the arts. Music is a wonderful, high-speed dual carriageway to the human mind and innermost emotions."


Sakari Oramo (Conductor, Last night of the proms 2014)

Music GCSE will help you learn more about the music you love already and open your eyes to a world of music you didn’t know existed.

Music GCSE is an exciting and engaging course that will develop your confidence, creativity and expression through exciting performance opportunities and composition projects.

You will study a wide variety of composers, artists and musical traditions which will help you relate to many other cultures around the world and become  familiar with the ‘language’ of music.

You will discover talents you never knew you had and develop the ones you’ve already got.
You will never listen to a piece of music in the same way again!


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed across three different units: performing, composing and listening to music.
60% of the GCSE is coursework. 40% is a listening exam. 


How will GCSE music help me in the future?

A musical qualification is also recognised as a valuable asset in today’s job market applicable to many career options particularly in, education, media, marketing, and other creative industries. Employers also understand that working as a part of a musical ensemble requires commitment, dedication and excellent teamwork skills.

"Music is mathematics, it is science, it is a universal language. Music is history, it is culture, it is physical education, it is geography. It is everything”. Sakari Oramo

Acceptance onto the GCSE Music Course will be by audition only.

Students will be notified of specific dates and times of auditions following submission of the options form.
All students wishing to take music will be required to audition.

Please prepare a two minute solo performance on your choice of instrument. If you do not currently play an instrument please prepare a two minute song and bring your backing track to the audition

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