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25/05/19

welcome back on their trek back. 3pm back at campsite forecast has provided almost all the leaders on the weekend. Thanks so much to Ms Daly, Mr Date, Roche, Williamson and of course Ms Stafford. https://t.co/zr5ePgJoQP

25/05/19

Groups 1-3 make their checkpoints with ease! Come on HASN! https://t.co/aozRLqv95I

25/05/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Breaking camp and saying goodbye to beautiful Dell where we saw 20 deer, croakingmagpies, squirrels galore but one or two foxes https://t.co/rUzXZ7OcCG

25/05/19

Breaking camp and saying goodbye to beautiful Dell where we saw 20 deer, croakingmagpies, squirrels galore but one or two foxes https://t.co/rUzXZ7OcCG

25/05/19

Duke of Edinburgh award practice expedition update: “Getting ready after breakfast. Some groups are all packed up ready go, others haven’t started... we’ve told them we’re leaving at 8 and if we miss the coach we will have to walk back to school” https://t.co/DFPrzDCzU8

24/05/19

They made it to base camp! https://t.co/LdS9DGXQg3

24/05/19

Retweetd From Oxford Nanopore Events

We are so glad you are here! https://t.co/8fVFKJWjfz

24/05/19

Duke of Edinburgh Awards practice expedition - images of Biggin Hill https://t.co/O8gfPeLKxq

24/05/19

How can MinION help with sample return, crew health, detecting life beyond earth, research or monitoring fungi on the ISS? Sarah Wallace presenting the answers to how 🧬 sequencing can be used in microgravity. https://t.co/JDx2QunkmP

24/05/19

Thank you for the opportunity, a fantastic event to promote STEM to our students!

24/05/19

Our Y12 biologists are currently learning about Nanopore technology and the use in forensics https://t.co/EI6cFwwha5

24/05/19

Five of our Year 12 Biologists are spending the day at the London Calling 2019 STEM conference today https://t.co/w3MEbNBDUC

23/05/19

Versailles & Paris hosts Norwood students this week https://t.co/29P5p9WyhZ

22/05/19

Retweetd From Wasim Butt

Delighted to be back today as part of my NPQH placement. Huge thanks to and his team again for their welcome and support. https://t.co/B3PCsblD5g

19/05/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

All of our trainee teachers are assigned an in-school mentor who will support them throughout the duration of the course, including having weekly meetings to support progress. Meet some of our mentors in the video below! https://t.co/bShev2JKbW

18/05/19

The Duke of Cambridge speaks about bereavement https://t.co/CoMoknp5uT

18/05/19

Retweetd From Screen25

Cast your vote! Help us pick a space-themed film for our upcoming Family Film Club this summer 🌙✨

17/05/19

Thank you so so much one and all

17/05/19

Retweetd From Making The Leap

Fantastic day of mock interviews at with amazing volunteers 🙌🏿🙌🏿 The students get a lot of key information from these sessions, but for the volunteers it is a chance to put themselves in somebody else's shoes and understand the challenges face. https://t.co/zwVzuCXvuK

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Year 9 English at HASN

Year 9 English at HASN (Upper site)

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 (Autumn):

‘A View from the Bridge’ by Arthur Miller

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

  • Students take a formal termly assessment. 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 the Spring and Summer terms, we will be studying:

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by William Shakespeare, Sonnets (poetry), ‘Sherlock Holmes’ stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, and ‘Power and Conflict’ (poetry).

Assessment Dates:

Autumn: W/c 20th November

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.