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15/09/20

Sixth form hard at work as usual ⁦https://t.co/jJ1DJg1kYV

04/09/20

And today it was time for years 8, 9,10 and 13. Smiling faces and great attendance.

03/09/20

Wonderful to see nearly all students in year 7, 11 and 12 are in and learning today!

26/08/20

277 new year 7 students in at different times this week across the two campuses for induction days. A brilliant start!

24/08/20

Christine will go to Cambridge University to study Human, social and political sciences. We are so proud of you Christine!!!!

24/08/20

Over 90% of our first Clocktower year 6 cohort attending today! Similar attendance all week last week at Beulah Hill! Hope you’ve loved your first day!

22/08/20

Really excited about welcoming our new year 7s to the Clocktower campus next week!

20/08/20

Congratulations to our brilliant year 11 students on their results! Excited to see so many of you staying in the sixth form

13/08/20

Congratulations to all our wonderful sixth form students on your achievements. We are incredibly proud of you all!

13/08/20

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13/08/20

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Amazing news! Please pass on our congratulations to Zuzanna - we can't wait for her to start with us 🙂 Cat @ EdinburghUni

13/08/20

An A* and double distinction! It’s off to study Fine Arts at Metropolitan University for Sai! Stunning achievement! https://t.co/BrYMqzkK7M

13/08/20

A wonderful AAB from Ben and Owen! Bright futures ahead of you!

13/08/20

Wow Josh, congratulations on your A*AB!

13/08/20

A*AB for Tianah! What a superstar! Tianah heads to Westminster to study law! https://t.co/XAtMunvYda

13/08/20

ABB for Glalys who will study MFL at Birmingham University! Named last year as the student demonstrating the best effort at UCLs Summer School. Hard work pays off! ⁦https://t.co/aNjBFHClGy

13/08/20

3 distinctions - go Logan! Logan is headed to study accounting and finance at Birmingham! https://t.co/PGco9r3mGA

13/08/20

A distinction* and 2 distinctions! Olivia is going to study Fine Art at the University of the Arts! All those hours in the art court were worth it Olivia! https://t.co/svLDZDBa2j

13/08/20

3 distinctions in her CTECS! Sini is headed to Kingston into adult nursing! We’re proud of you Sini! https://t.co/oz6gAgBlVp

13/08/20

A brilliant ABB from Zuzanna who is off to study Ancient Civilisations at Edinburgh University! What an achievement! https://t.co/gFL64O3te5

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Year 8 English at HASN

Curriculum

Year 8 English at HASN (South & Upper site)

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

We are currently studying (Autumn):

‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck

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

Students take a formal assessments in reading and writing in the Spring and Summer terms. These are marked by teachers.        

In the Spring and Summer terms, we will be studying:

‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare

 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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 – this is particularly good for revising writing for specific purposes.
  • BBC Skillswise – aimed at adult learners, but useful for functional literacy

 

Workbooks:

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