Huge congratulations to the Year 10 Boys Basketball team winning the competiton at the Copper Box! !


Boys Relay Trophy


Ange bringing home the 4x100m relay gold medal!


4x100 Boys Relay Team winners


Ange Boys Shot Put


Alisha Girls 200m


Mike Boys 300m 2nd


Kyle-Luke Boys Triple Jump


Obi Boys Discus 3rd


Iremide Boys Long Jump 3rd


Memphis Boys High Jump 1st


Nile – 80m Boys Hurdles 1st


Year 7 Boys in action against Archbishop Tenison. Arfan demonstrating his power and determination. The boys won comfortably.


The Year 10 Girls closing the Step into Dance Competition.


Russell, Tyrese and Donnell were on 🔥yesterday as the Y8 rugby team beat Archbishop Tennisons


The Year 10 girls ready for their step into dance competition!


Some of the Athletics squad enjoy a masterclass on Shot Putt from Mr Dwemoh. Getting prepared Federation.


Yr 10 Sports Leaders were superb in achieving the Game Force Award by running a Basketball Tournament for 5 local Primary Schools


Info evening for our potential World Challengers! leading the talk and Ms. Denison sharing her experience of WC #45


The good times keep on-rolling: two trophies in a week for the Year 9 Football Team

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.

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!