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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!


Retweetd From Trauma Informed Schools UK

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....

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Government and Politics

Curriculum intent

The Politics department intends to deliver a rich, deep and challenging curriculum that will develop an understanding of contemporary political institutions and theory. Politics students will follow the Edexcel specification which reflects the demands of a modern and evolving political environment, both in the United Kingdom and the United States. The Politics department aims to develop students’ understanding the wider political context so that they are able to understand their position in society and the world around them.


At Key Stage 5, students are taught for two 120-minute lessons and one 80-minute lesson per week and follow the Edexcel Politics A Level specification. In their first year, students focus their studies on UK Politics, UK Government and political ideologies. These topics are split over the three lessons per week. In their second year, students build on their comparative skills in order to compare the political systems of the UK and USA.  

The Politics Department follow a school-wide approach to ensuring that students acquire a deep knowledge, both in their class and homework. Strategies in developing this deep knowledge include weekly news reviews, mastery techniques, knowledge retrieval activities, and emphasis on the “Bigger Picture” of students’ learning. Additionally, students’ lessons are both engaging and challenging, with lessons focussed on enriching the understanding of students to an A* level. Students are introduced to academic reading so as to improve their understanding of higher order thinking and concepts, whilst introducing them to challenging abstract written styles that can develop their own.


By the end of their study, students will know and understand the key aspects of UK and American politics and governance. They will be able to comparatively analyse the key concepts and aspects in order assess the similarities and differences between political institutions.

Successful students of Politics have the potential for future study primarily in Politics, Law, and Journalism. They are provided with extensive analytical skills and will have developed a sound understanding of writing concisely, deploying key statistics and data in order to argue persuasively – a vital skill required of students in any Humanities subject.

Year 12 Curriculum Plan 2019-20 

Year 13 Curriculum Plan 2019-20