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13/01/21

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 info.org.uk. For details of what we might be able to offer see https://t.co/9ZQv5fJsRF

08/01/21

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!

04/01/21

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.

04/01/21

Covid testing in schools. To see our letter to parents about this national scheme, including arrangements for consent, please visit https://t.co/fnIbYki5hm. Thank you.

03/01/21

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

03/01/21

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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. https://t.co/z3NIZz1XrV

03/01/21

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 ☺️

02/01/21

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

01/01/21

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Our NHS heroes are truly the best of us. I'm so glad we were able to pay tribute to you tonight. Thank you for everything you do to protect us and keep our city safe. https://t.co/PVLcEb8Ed0

31/12/20

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu. Things will get better. Happy New Year!

31/12/20

Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation. https://t.co/z3NIZz1XrV

24/12/20

A happy, restful and safe Christmas to our wonderful HGAED community. Take care of one another as you have throughout this year.

14/12/20

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Today we have our first session at with Year 7 students! We're so excited to be joined by a panel of volunteers who will be talking to students about the they use in their roles at . What a great way to start the week 🥳 https://t.co/p2gGnt4t21

11/12/20

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What a fantastic community we serve! Humbled by our students and staff . Their conscience and character brings such light during uncertain times. https://t.co/Xj2Ljjqc70

27/11/20

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While our Y13s have their mocks- our Y12s have a careers day to inspire them! Sessions include: 1. Unifrog launch, 2: Next Steps: University and Apprenticeships, Session 3: Standing out from the Crowd (Presentation and activities) 😊

27/11/20

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Fifty year 10 students have completed the and all made their speeches. They are now better prepared to present themselves with confidence adding to their portfolio of skills. Thank you & https://t.co/rSE0zjOMPi

05/11/20

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Thank you for the virtual CPD this afternoon! All students and staff have access to a Unifrog account.

21/10/20

Sign up for the online launch of Young, Gifted And STEM - a new organisation for 14-18 year old Black and Minority Ethnic students with an interest in STEM subjects. This Sat 24 Oct, 10am https://t.co/sMA396agts

14/10/20

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Visit the Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening @ Harris Boy's Academy & Harris Girl's Academy East Dulwich TODAY at 5:30pm- 7:00pm https://t.co/fKqzIntadG https://t.co/Hq1B06AVSX

13/10/20

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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.

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

Activity

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