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25/05/22

Download the May 2022 parent update for all the latest news from the academy. Download your copy at https://t.co/M4ytllLrzt https://t.co/nuJ5XJcZjy

25/05/22

“Doing yoga is good because sometimes I need to wind down. It helps me mentally and physically." Year 8 student. Find out more about our after-school yoga with . Read more https://t.co/ZSCieHfjPe https://t.co/F4ODFHe8BN

25/05/22

Year 10 have been discovering what studying at Cambridge and Oxford is really like. Our students visited Cambridge, while others had a ‘virtual’ visit to Oxford. Read more https://t.co/tawABnPgQQ https://t.co/wggxJspBXP

25/05/22

Our Year 9 King’s Scholars take part in a ‘Your Career Path’ workshop. This looked at GCSE options, post 16 options, and pathways beyond post 16 to university and careers. Thanks to for the great session. More at https://t.co/Tibak0QhXV https://t.co/VW1ftmFUVd

03/01/22

Years 7-11, please check out the schedule for your return to school on the website. Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for testing and to seeing you all back at school. Happy New Year!

03/01/22

A reminder to years 12 and 13 that you should be testing in advance of your return on Wednesday for the new school term

06/12/21

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A fantastic day, year 12 given advice about their future sixth form journeys from and current students, followed by workshop to support critical thinking in interviews 'is Maths art or science?'; 'is a hot dog a sandwich?' https://t.co/LtT64fJUyy

06/12/21

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year 11 students had a fantastic afternoon discussing reactions to art - Frida Khalo, Velazquez, suffragette Mary Richardson and so much more. thanks for an inspiring afternoon.

06/12/21

Download the first of our new parent updates at https://t.co/dFMaMzz5LQ. Keep in touch with the opportunities available to your children at Harris Dulwich Girls. https://t.co/AM5kZhTK0l

23/09/21

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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! https://t.co/hAcLzAzg7F https://t.co/el9xbaGxiw

25/05/21

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! https://t.co/gccl5AkQOD

25/05/21

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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 https://t.co/SbYC4Qa0Kc 🤩

25/05/21

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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 - https://t.co/JYCAV7CxZ2 https://t.co/xXtwDCjXm8

20/04/21

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 https://t.co/JLBlyG54Ck

15/03/21

Kenyea, Year 7, wrote this lovely poem for Mother's Day which we wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy it too. https://t.co/rNpdHIf466

12/03/21

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 ☺️

05/02/21

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 https://t.co/yT0UkwR6gP https://t.co/gs0t9GCWiL

04/02/21

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 https://t.co/yT0UkwR6gP https://t.co/ZOdbXHsbyZ

04/02/21

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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. https://t.co/NuJ8MjgQ0q

04/02/21

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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 https://t.co/h35wbK63iR https://t.co/vL1aWhfoaY

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Teaching and Learning

As part of the Academy’s offer to give Sixth Form students, regardless of background, a rich and deep learning experience, all subjects will adhere to the following standards.

  • The needs of all students are met in all lessons.
  • Teachers must demonstrate expert knowledge of their subject and have strong pedagogical content knowledge.
  • Subject teaching must demonstrate a coherently-planned and sequenced curriculum which embeds subject knowledge and skills for future learning. As such, students are able to articulate how their current learning relates to the wider sequence and are aware of end points.
  • Assessment will effectively monitor the progress of all and provide direct feedback as well as checking students’ understanding systematically and identify misconceptions and content for development.
  • Teachers will create environments that allow students to focus on learning and in which students are challenged and encouraged to apply wider subject conceptual knowledge and understanding.
  • Classrooms demonstrate high levels of literacy and vocabulary and are opportunities for critical discussion, debate and exploration.
  • Student work demonstrates progress, opportunities for extended writing and a depth of independent study beyond the classroom content. Marking is seen as an opportunity for further recommended reading/development.
  • Where possible, homework is preparatory in nature, allowing teachers and students to engage with content on a critical and conceptual level in the classroom.
  • Students are encouraged to read widely around their subjects and have a good understanding of the work/industry/higher education opportunities for their subjects.
  • Subjects provide students with extra-curricular events and trips.

Assessment

Assessment is an integral part of the subject delivery and students will be assessed through a mixture of formal academy examinations, subject-based assessments and tasks, and regular student teacher dialogue.

Year 12 students sit induction tests at the end of their first half term in Sixth Form to provide an early indicator of subject performance. They then have formal exams in February and June of Year 12.

Year 13 students have two formal mock exam sittings, in November and March. Final Year 13 exams start from May of Year 13.

Students taking vocational subjects have formal, external assessments from January of Year 12, which count towards their final grades. They also have coursework units to complete throughout Year 12 and Year 13 which are externally moderated.


Student scholarship

Sixth Form students will be encouraged to show resilience, composure, curiosity, meticulousness and ambition in all that they do, as all are necessary for academic excellence. As in lower school, our vision is to develop students with character, courage and conscience, who become academically and personally successful and lead in their community and beyond.

Students’ attitudes and conduct must demonstrate an understanding of appropriate workplace/professional behaviour, at all times, and they should remember that they are ambassadors for our core values and must, therefore, act as role models to the lower school students.

It is a requirement that Sixth Form students have high levels of attendance and punctuality in order to benefit fully from the educational opportunities available. Students are placed on attendance report when their attendance is consistently below our target of 95%.

Alongside the subject timetable, Sixth Form students are expected to complete three to five hours of independent study per week, per subject. At Harris East Dulwich Sixth Form we have lots of quiet study space for students to use. Where students are struggling to manage and structure independent study, we put a support plan in place and timetable specific study support sessions.


Homework and wider reading

Each subject studied will provide five hours a week of homework. The work will be relevant and appropriate to the current content studied and there is a firm requirement that students adhere to all deadlines. As part of that commitment, teachers will provide meaningful and timely feedback on work submitted. It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that their work folders and books are organised and structured to suitably aid study and revision. All materials should be available for inspection and review whenever necessary.

Submitted work must demonstrate the standard needed for Sixth Form study and students must take full advantage of the times allocated for learning and preparation in order that they are able to participate fully and effectively in the classroom.

Students will be taught how to effectively and independently research and read beyond classroom and this wider reading and study ought to inform discussion of the standard subject content, with teachers facilitating that application through extensive questioning in the classroom.