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Reading for pleasure is a vital element of success at HABE Sixth Form. This week’s must read for Sixth Form is ‘House of Glass’ by Hadley Freeman.


Congratulations to our Yr10 students who applied and successfully been selected to attend the Virtual Aerospace Work Experience programme by Airbus! The programme will take place between 30/11/2020 and 13/12/2020 and begins with Airbus Commercial!




3rd week into our new “Reading for Pleasure” at HABE! Students are been given the opportunity to read a vast range of multicultural and diverse books while also stopping at various stages to check their learning. Shout out to Mr O'Toole for showing excellent practice!


We've also shared details of our consultation with our local and neighbouring local authorities


As well as contacting nurseries, preschools, primary and secondary schools, we've also sent details of our consultation to all our local GP surgeries, places of worship, libraries and diocesan boards. It's your chance to have YOUR say on our


a BIG thank you to all our local newsagents, coffee shops, cafe's, estate agents and take away services who very kindly agreed to our delivery of posters today advertising our !


Please find all details of the consultation including details of how to respond by visiting Harris Academy Beckenham's website or clicking on the following link:


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The Performing Arts department are happy to unveil our new uniform! No more will we be performing in business dress. 🎭


Congratulations to our BHM competition winners. We are very proud to showcase their outstanding work! Well done from all at HABE!


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🚨 ALL year 7 and 8 students who have PE tomorrow, please bring trainers! No other kit is required 🚨 any questions please email


Well done to these brilliant students for being nominated for this month’s Principal’s Breakfast.


Showcasing outstanding Y7 and Y8 artwork - a joy to be met with each morning in the entrance of the Academy!


Year 12 Workshop- Steve Sallis Author: Mindset & Leadership Mentor “Will my “Future Self” thank me for the decisions I make today?”


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Our Sports Leaders 2020-2021 cohort working hard this morning


We are very excited to launch our new "Reading for Pleasure" programme led by Mr Collier. The aim of this programme is to help and equip students with the decoding skills to tackle any written text/book while also enhancing their vocabulary to becoming experts in the field.


As part of our school celebration, we created a video with a few students from our community sharing what they love about their cultural backgrounds. Please view our video... Cultural heritage via ENJOY!


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Every child with and ACE (adverse child experience) needs a knight. That knight can be you. Just one emotionally-available adult in a child's school career can make all the difference. We can make a difference, you can make a difference....

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Curriculum intent

The Religious Studies curriculum is intended to provide powerful knowledge about religious beliefs and practices. Students will acquire a religious and cultural literacy, which will enable them to engage fully in British culture, society, literature, and the arts. Students will have developed a working knowledge of and practical appreciation for the diverse range of religions and cultures present in our school, local and national community. The department believe that our students should be engaging actively and productively in the religious, cultural, civic and political life of the United Kingdom as thoughtful and reflective citizens.


Students are taught at Key Stage 3 one 80-minute lesson per week to allow them to delve into the powerful knowledge that they will need to fully appreciate the world that they live in. Students cover theological theories on what a religion is, knowledge of different world religions as well as the religion's role within British society.

In all lessons taught within the religious studies department there are key aspects that are present. There is a clear focus on knowledge retention, though the use of “Knowledge Retrieval”, where students are presented with questions from last lesson, last month and last term. This will help to embed the key knowledge that they need in their long-term memory. By presenting students with the “Bigger Picture” students are able to understand why studying religion still has importance in the modern world.

At GCSE we have chosen the AQA specification as enlists the expectation for students to garner an in-depth Theological knowledge of Muslim and Christian beliefs and practices as well as a thematic section on wealth and poverty, family, animal rights and life. Religious knowledge is at the foundation of the Thematic dialogue and students are expected to base arguments on theological principles of studied previously.


Students will have a detailed knowledge of religious beliefs will be evident through informally assessed practice of interleaving from lesson to lesson and use of content (in particular use of scripture, theological and philosophical vocabulary) in class debates, classwork and extended writing opportunities of “Silence is Golden” tasks.

Students will be confident in their knowledge of Religious Studies and be able to both verbally and in written form explain their ideas in detail as well as justifying their points with well selected evidence. Students will also have an appreciation for the beliefs of others and why religious tolerance has such an important role to play in Society today.

Year 7 Curriculum Plan 2019-2020

Year 8 Curriculum Plan 2019-2020

Year 9 Curriculum Plan 2019-2020

Year 11 Curriculum Plan 2019-2020