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What a great night I was asked to speak & to hand out awards award ceremony. my main point was With great POWER comes great RESPONSIBILITY! How are you going to make a difference? Keep doing the great work and celebrating achievements of young people


Harris Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving fantastic A Level results this week! These have helped them secure places at a number of top universities and vocational courses.


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Congratulations to all our students picking up their today – fantastic to see so many excellent achievements across our academies


Good luck to all our students today collecting their A-level results! You have worked extremely hard and we are proud of you!


The ETA of the French trip arrival back at the Academy is 7pm!


Our Year 8 students spilling the tea on History at the Imperial War Museum, come and join the tea party!


Our stunning piece of artwork created by our Harris Experience students called 'Our World' made from donated up-cycled materials from staff, all of which had a special meaning or story attached to it. A community project sold at auction and purchased by Lord Harris himself!


The fun continues ...


Our Year 9s are immersed in a day packed rich with history. They have enjoyed a walking tour of Whitechapel, learning all about the murders of 1888 and are currently experiencing a day in the life of an Elizabethan soldier!”


Students are at the market in Mont Didier. Having a great time practising their French! Bon Appetite!


With auction hammers at the ready our Harris Experience students have received their training to auction their creation at Christies entitled 'Our World'; a map of the world made from up-cycled material donated from staff behind which every piece has a story or precious memory.


Students have just visited the site of "le grande mine" at the Lochnagar Crater and the Somme Museum.


HABE Careers Fair 2019 began with George Imafidon, who gave an inspirational speech about moving out of your comfortable zone into the growth zone!


Looks like our staff and students are enjoying the most wonderful time already!


Well-done to our amazing PE department. A great achievement!!


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Last act of the day!! Looking forward to next year already...


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Fancy watching Wimbledon in an open air setting with food, drink and music? Head on down to !


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A fiery debate taking place in our Creative Canopy Tent!


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BREAKING NEWS: SPAIN TRIP UPDATE...they have landed earlier than expected and arrival at HABE is expected at 4:45pm 🇪🇸


IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding . We have just received news that flight is now delayed. Estimated time of arrival back to the Academy is now 6.00pm.

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Year 7

Students learn to use the target language from the outset.  This is achieved through routines, songs and games.  Students develop their language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing and learn pronunciation and fluency through pair and group work.  Topics covered include personal information and family; house and home; school and free time activities.  Developing a knowledge of French culture is embedded in  the curriculum and supported by trips to France.

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Year 8

The Year 8 curriculum builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Year 7 with a focus on broadening the students’ knowledge of grammar, especially verb tenses.  Students are required to produce extended pieces of writing which include a variety of vocabulary and grammatical structures.  Topics covered in Year 8 include jobs, the local area and weather; food and drink; holidays and friends.  Students develop their fluency in French through a variety of student-led activities.

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Key Stage 4 Overview

Qualification: GCSE French

Exam Board: AQA

Course Outline

Following a course in GCSE French should encourage students to derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning, and be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. Learners should recognise that their linguistic knowledge, understanding and skills help them to take place in a multilingual global society and also provide them with a suitable basis for further study and practical use of the language.

The GCSE specification in French will enable learners to:

  • Develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts.
  • Develop knowledge of the language and      language learning skills.
  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively in the language.
  • Develop awareness and understanding of countries and communities where the language is spoken.

Key Skills

Key skills are integral to the study of GCSE French and may be assessed through course content. The following key skills can be developed through this specification st

Levels 1 and 2:

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Working with others
  • Improving own learning

Assessment Procedures

External Assessment

Listening - Unit 1 (20% of the marks)

The examination, lasting about 30-40 minutes (Foundation/Higher) (+ 5 minutes reading time)

Reading - Unit 3 (20% of the marks)

The examination, lasting 30 minutes Foundation Tier and 50 minutes at Higher Tier.

Controlled Assessments

Speaking - Unit 2 (30% of the marks)

2 Tasks. They will comprise:

  • Structured conversation
  • Giving a presentation

Writing - Unit 4 (30% of the marks)

Candidates must complete two tasks, 30 marks each which may be drawn from exemplar tasks provided or may be adapted by the teacher.

Topic/ Unit Breakdown

The content the will be studied will cover the following broad contexts:

· Leisure

· Home and environment

· Work and education

Future Pathways

Industry sector

Business services, Central Government, Contact centers, Engineering, Event management, Financial services, Local Government, Marketing, Media,  Public services, Technology, Travel and tourism, Voluntary and charitable sector


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