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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 Citizenship department believe that by studying citizenship it will give students the knowledge and skills to understand, challenge and engage with democratic society including politics, the media, civil society, the economy and the law.

Democracies need active, informed and responsible citizens - citizens who are willing and able to take responsibility for themselves and their communities and contribute to the political process. The citizenship curriculum is designed to help our students develop self-confidence and a sense of agency, and successfully deal with life changes and challenges such as bullying and discrimination.  

Citizenship will also give students a voice: in the life of the Academy, their communities and society at large. It enables them to make a positive contribution by developing the knowledge and experience needed to claim their rights and understand their responsibilities. It prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life.


Students are taught one 80-minute lesson per week in Year 9 and one 120-minute lesson in Year 10 to allow students to dive deeply into the subject of citizenship. The Citizenship curriculum will be implemented in the following ways:

Balanced: The curriculum explores all aspects of citizenship, it develops British Values and all other concepts mentioned in the national curriculum to an excellent depth. It requires students to apply real life to theoretical concepts.

Rigorous: Students are continually pushed with relevant examples and links to real life to help them achieve the highest marks. Exam questions are conceptually challenging.

Coherent: The curriculum is determined by Edexcel, it is designed in such a way that Themes develop upon one another. I have made clear links on slides to show how topics link to one another. The scheme culminates in the use of knowledge and skills in an applied active citizenship project.

Vertically integrated: The scheme is devised to ensure that aspects of each theme are revisited and built upon to help encourage progression. Slide links have been inserted to help students see how each theme links to another.

Appropriate: The curriculum is determined by the exam board – there are clear links to British Values throughout the course. 

Focused: The big ideas of the subject are generated from the theme titles. The idea of power, democracy, rights and making a difference run throughout each theme.

Relevant: Students will use weekly news reflections to ensure that their learning is relevant and up to date, these reflections are embedded into their work booklets.


Upon studying Citizenship, we aim to ensure that our students become informed and active citizens. They are willing to engage in their local community and know how to use their passions in a meaningful way, they are encouraged to do this via the completion of an active citizenship project during the latter part of their GCSE Citizenship course.

Students will be able to explore a range of opinions on current affairs via the use of their news diaries and during class discussions about the news. The impact of this subject will be evidenced via the active participation of students in issues that affect them such as climate change or knife crime. Students will have informed opinions and gain an understanding of communities, politics, the law and agents of power including local, national and global power structures.

Year 9 and 10 Curriculum Plan 2019-20