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Is your child is looking for a secondary - check out our essential guide Open days TOMORROW include: 's&StOlaves There are open days all week!


King's College () have distributed Acer tablets to some of our students through the King's Scholars programme . They were distributed last week and the students are delighted!


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Southwark Safer Schools team have held a PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) day last week and here's what they had to say on it 🤩


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June holiday football camps for girls ages 5-16 in South London with Girls United FA ⚽️🙌 Book your space for 3 days of developing football skills, having fun and making friends -


Harris Fitness at Harris Dulwich Girls has now reopened to the public, with the majority of classes, if not all, resuming as normal. The new outside football pitch and tennis/netball court are also now available to hire. Find out more


Kenyea, Year 7, wrote this lovely poem for Mother's Day which we wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy it too.


Thank you so much to our amazing LFD testing team and our brilliant pupils who’ve so quickly got used to the tests. We’ll get through this together-as always ☺️


We've had nearly 100 entries to our 'Imagine' poetry competition. Today we're sharing 'My Home' by Michaela, which won second prize. See the three winning poems at


A huge well done to everyone who entered our 'Imagine' poetry competition over the winter. We are fast approaching 100 entries! Congratulations to Magda for her poem 'Concentrate', which won 1st prize. See the winning poems at


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We are so proud to present our first pen portrait from a former student ⁦⁩. Gabby took every opportunity she was offered at the academy and is a fantastic role model for our students. It’s so great to hear about her experiences.


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It’s so wonderful to hear our students talking about mental health and well-being. Please follow our wonderful blog for a variety of opinion pieces. I’m sure you will agree the blog really does allow our students to express themselves


Do you need help with data or devices for online learning? If you require support with devices or access to WiFi or data, please do email For details of what we might be able to offer see


Well done!! Such impressive engagement in online learning from our girls. Thank you to the staff who delivered the lessons, the girls for working so hard and our ever supportive parents! Team effort!


We know you’ll have lots of questions about tonight’s announcements. Stay calm. We’re here to help and will update you as soon as we can. Stay safe and healthy.


Covid testing in schools. To see our letter to parents about this national scheme, including arrangements for consent, please visit Thank you.


Remote learning timetable: Year 11: starts 9:30 Tuesday Year 12 and 13: starts 9:30 Wednesday Year 7 and 9: starts 8:30 Wednesday Year 8 and 10: starts 9:00 Wednesday


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Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation.


If you have confirmed attendance at key workers provision, you’ll have received an email detailing all the arrangements. It’ll be great to see you tomorrow ☺️


Thank you to all our parents and carers for your patience as we confirm our key worker provision. Do get in touch via with any queries.

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Year 9 Options

Making curriculum choices in Year 9 is a very important process here at HGAED. It is an opportunity for you and your daughter to take increased control of the education choice on offer to her.

OptionsClick HERE to download Mr Grocott's presentation from the online Year 9 options evening.

The options chosen for Years 10 and 11 will affect how your daughter will spend her time at school for the next two years. The choices made will also influence what options are available after Year 11 in terms of further study. These options will be studied alongside our core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, MFL, Core PE and PSHE (see our KS4 curriculum presentation at the bottom of this page).

It is vitally important to choose subjects for the correct reasons. Spend some time with your daughter thinking about what subjects she enjoys doing, what keeps her interested and motivated.

There are videos that will be posted on this page and on the Year 9 Microsoft Teams group that will offer advice and support. These will be from key people such as Heads of Department discussing what it’s like to study their subject at GCSE and older students that have already gone through the process of picking their options. Staff at the academy, friends and extended family will also be able to guide, advise and support you in this important decision-making process.

Good reasons for choosing an option

  • You are good at the subject
  • You think you will enjoy the course
  • It fits your career ideas and plans
  • It goes well with your other choices
  • It helps to give you plenty of choice post 16
  • You think you might want to continue studying it post 16
  • Your research shows that it will interest you and motivate you to learn

Bad reasons for choosing an option

  • Your friends have chosen it
  • You think it will be easy
  • Someone else thinks it is a good idea
  • You like the teacher you have now
  • You did not have time to research your options properly

Options booklet

All students will be given an options booklet which will give the full range of courses on offer in Key Stage 4 and give you an overview each subject.

Click HERE to download a copy of our options booklet.

Important dates 2020-21

Key date/s


w/c 16 November 2020

Launch assembly (during coaching time)

 This is to introduce students to the process and give some good, general starting advice.

w/c 30 November 2020

Options experiences (on Y9 Microsoft Teams group)

 Videos will be uploaded by staff and students who have already gone through the process giving their personal tips on how to successfully pick option subjects.

4 December 2020

GCSE options booklet given out (during coaching time)

There will be a presentation to accompany this along with a parent letter on how to use the booklet. It will give details about the process and more information about the KS4 curriculum at HGAED.

w/c 7 December 2020

Options marketplace (on Y9 Microsoft Teams group)

Short videos from Heads of Department and subject specialists to give students an introduction to the course, including key knowledge and skills that will be developed.

17 December 2020, 5pm–5.45pm

Parents information evening (via Microsoft Teams)

Mr Grocott will explain the process to parents and carers so they are fully informed and can support their daughter in the best possible way. Full details are in the letter given out on 4th December.

w/c 4 January 2020

Options Forms Submitted

Students will be given a form to make their choice of humanity, first and second preference for Option A and Option B. These are not final choices but will allow the academy to see which courses are most likely to run.

4 February 2021

Y9 Parent Consultation

This will be an opportunity to discuss progress and attainment in all subjects, alongside suitability for options courses selected.

After February 2021 half term

Individual Student Interviews and Confirmation of Choices

Students are interviewed 1 to 1 and options choices are discussed with a senior leader. Final confirmation letters are sent to parents/carers.

Information for parents/carers

Below is a short video that we feel will help students and their parents/carers start discussing what options are best for their future aspirations.

Letters home and presentations

Click on the links below to see other useful documents you might like to read.

Key Stage 4 - An Overview

Year 9 Options Launch Assembly Presentation