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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....


Young Gifted And STEM is an organisation to improve the engagement of Black and Minority Ethnic students with STEM subjects. On Sat 24th October Harris Invictus Academy Croydon will be hosting the launch event aimed at 14-18 year olds. Register here!


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HABE SUPER SUNDAY! Each week a different department will set a challenge - team PE went first.. Get any ball from any sport into a bin as far away as possible, how do you think we did? Tweet your video's or send to


Please view the latest correspondence we have received from the Local Authority regarding Covid 19.


First student commission meeting of the year, Mrs Warnock, Mr Christopher and the student commission discussed 4 main points: COVID, Conduct, Homework & Thinking Hard, a new education system our school is implementing. Created very positive discussions and feedback.


Celebrating BHM.


HABE celebrates Black History Month exhibiting examples of outstanding artwork!


# Oxbridge •Thu 15th Oct – Medicine/Oxbridge applications to be submitted to UCAS •Wed 14th Oct – Medicine/Oxbridge applications to be submitted to HEA •Tue 13th Oct – Medicine/Oxbridge applications to be submitted to HABE Sixth Form Team


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Another excellent turnout for year 8 boys football training this evening


Competition time! History-Research David Olusoga and re-design a front cover for his book Black and British. Explain your re-design in 200 words. Refer to at least three historical details from black British history. Email- Ms Hussein


BHM - Competition time for all HABE students! PE- Send a video of yourself showboating a skill or trick shot in any sport/activity. To enter email- Mr Shone


BHM - Competition time for all HABE students! English- Create a poster of a key black figure exploring their importance (Deadline Fri 16th Oct). To enter email- Ms Valente


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If you’re a parent, drop your kid’s school a line to tell them they’re doing a good job. It’ll mean the world when they find it on Monday morning.


Calling Y12! Introducing K+ Kings College London programme. completely free and offers a programme of events, activities and academic workshops created to help support your university application and more! Apply here Deadline - Friday the 23rdOctober


BHM - celebrating key figures


Celebrating people from every background and culture! “We are changed by what we see. Just as we are changed when we are seen” .


Celebrating Black History Month...


Celebrating cultural cuisine during Black History Month!

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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