What Our Year 7 Students Say
Watch a few short clips from some of our Year 7 students last year.
Maya, Year 8, on what it's like to learn at HGAED
Hi I’m Maya and I’d just like to let you know a bit about learning at HGAED.
For me, one of the main differences between learning in primary and secondary is, in my primary school we didn’t do in-depth learning about Geography, History, French and other individual subjects. Through going to secondary school I’ve had an opportunity to really engage with new subjects and explore new topics in detail.
When I first joined Harris I found it a bit difficult to remember where the classrooms were located for the different subjects, but all the staff are really helpful and understand if you’re a little bit late because you couldn’t find the room. There are always students and adults happy to help guide you around. Personally I really enjoy switching from class to class and getting taught by different teachers because each one has different teaching style which makes the day more varied, and each classroom has resources special to that subject.
For me, the homework was quite different from primary school, and although there is more, it’s more interesting and I enjoy doing most of it. For example, I got to make a project about my favourite place in the world for Geography and I loved learning new things about it.
My favourite subjects are Geography and PE. I like PE because I’m a very active person and in our lessons we get to move around a lot and explore different types of sport. Sometimes we get to go to the courts outside! I enjoy Geography because it doesn’t just cover rivers and maps, we learn about social, economic, environmental and human geography too. I also find that the tasks in Geography lessons really fun to do and very engaging.
If I ever find myself needing help with my learning, I know that I can always put my hand up to ask the teachers and they will give me guidance, or discuss things with my friends and they can help me understand.
Maya, Year 8