The Geographical Explorers have officially launched their garden project: Operation Unearthing Horticulture!


South Norwood’s Crystal Palace Foundation Academy players get to watch the 1st team train and meet the players and management.


A respectable joint 3rd for the year 8 netball team in the Federation Netball Tournament


Teachers give their predictions on the Y9/10 V Y11 game! Today is the day! £1 Entry, 2:00PM at HAUN


Mr Ruddock addresses the Yr10 troops. They were unlucky to lose to a well drilled Trinity team


Kyle-Luke and Kwadwo perform their party tricks


Y9 are two times Federation Rugby Champions after beating Beckenham in the final #🔥


The Yr9 football team having an incredible season, they've reached the Croydon Cup Final for the 2nd year with a 5-1 win over Trinity.


Y7s rugby was cancelled but that didn't stop us organising our own game in the sun!


Executive Principal Blog Update 26th March 2017


Amazing afternoon at Rosslyn Park 7s. Big win after some special coaching from legend .


Thanks to coming in to teach our TalentID students about fitness and nutrition.


Students attending Athletics training on Tuesday evening. Training to improve track & field.


Yr 7 Girls coming 4th in a Croydon League Netball tournament out of 13 schools. Top work ladies!


Yr 10 GCSE students began their path to becoming Sports Leaders today as they started studying for the Game Force Award.


Girls athletics training has commenced with a record number of 40 girls attending training! Wednesdays @ HASN


Our boys beat Oxford 2-1. A great attitude shown by all with Nathan scoring the winner!


Great day out in Portsmouth with the Norwood Talent ID Footballers. Training, meeting the 1st Team Squad and seeing a win.


Y9 boys are in the Federation Football Finals after a 5-4 win at Beckenham


The boys at Burgess Park BMX track, Norwood ID Programme allowing pupils to sample a variety of different sports

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Year 9 English at HASN/HAUN


Year 9 English at HASN

Throughout the year, students will explore challenging literary texts, hone their analytical and writing skills, and improve their ability in Speaking and Listening! They will develop a love of reading and become proficient in literacy.

We are currently studying (Spring):

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by William Shakespeare

Next term (Summer), we will be studying:


Selected Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle and Power and Conflict poetry


How are students assessed, and what do the reports mean?

  • Students take a formal termly English Language assessment, which includes a 1 hr reading section and a 45-min writing section. This is marked by teachers.
  • Based on this mark, an Academy Most Likely Grade (AMLG) is calculated. This suggests what your child may achieve at the end of Year 11 if they continue at the same rate of progress.
  • In addition, teachers decide on a Teacher Most Likely Grade (TMLG). This is based on their knowledge of your child’s classwork as well as the assessment; it is a more holistic prediction.


Assessment Dates:

Spring: w/c 6th February 2017

End of Year: w/c 19th June 2017


How can you help?

Building vocabulary:

  • Step One: Invest in a big dictionary.
  • Step Two: Read with your child for 20-30 minutes each day. (Fiction or Non-fiction).
  • Step Three: Highlight words they don’t know.
  • Step Four: Find the definition.
  • Step Five: Challenge them to use the new piece of vocabulary in four different sentences. 


Support with homework or revision:

Use sites such as:

BBC Bitesize KS3 and KS4 – this is particularly good for revising writing for specific purposes.

BBC Skillswise – aimed at adult learners, but useful for functional literacy



We sell KS3 English workbooks in our LRC at HASN – if your child needs extra practice, these are ideal.

Students also find it very useful to have their own copies of the texts we are studying. Some of them (e.g. Shakespeare plays and 19th-century texts) are even available to download free!