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Sixth form hard at work as usual ⁦


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


That’s lovely to hear! Thanks for the good wishes!


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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


An A* and double distinction! It’s off to study Fine Arts at Metropolitan University for Sai! Stunning achievement!


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


Wow Josh, congratulations on your A*AB!


A*AB for Tianah! What a superstar! Tianah heads to Westminster to study law!


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! ⁦


3 distinctions - go Logan! Logan is headed to study accounting and finance at Birmingham!


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!


3 distinctions in her CTECS! Sini is headed to Kingston into adult nursing! We’re proud of you Sini!


A brilliant ABB from Zuzanna who is off to study Ancient Civilisations at Edinburgh University! What an achievement!

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Year 10 & 11 English at HASN

KS4 English at HASN (South & Upper site)

AQA English Literature

Students will study a 19th century text (‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens), a Shakespeare play (‘Macbeth’), a modern play (‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B. Priestly) a collection of poetry from AQA’s Power and Conflict anthology, and unseen poetry in Year 10, and revise all 5 texts in Year 11.

Edexcel English Language

Students will analyse and evaluate a range of extracts from nineteenth century fiction, and create their own imaginative writing for Language Paper 1 over the two year course. They will analyse, evaluate and compare a range of extracts from 20th and 21st century non-fiction texts, and create their own transactional writing for Language Paper 2 over the two year course.

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

Students take a formal assessments in Literature and Language in the Autumn and Summer terms in Year 10. These are marked by teachers. 

Students are formally assessed in Speaking and Listening in the Summer term in Year 10. This is graded by teachers and moderated by the exam board. Students will be awarded a Speaking and Listening endorsement as part of their GCSE Language qualification.

Students take formal mock exams in the Autumn and Spring terms in Year 11. These are marked by teachers. They then sit two Literature exam papers and two Language exam papers in the Summer for their GCSE qualification.

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:

·     Check Show My Homework regularly to help them manage their time and work load.

·     CPG revision guides for all of the literature texts, and revision guides for the language exams can be purchased in the academy LRC.

·     Copies of the literature texts can be purchased from the LRC.

·     Join our Parent Book Club! Read and discuss the texts they are studying alongside them.