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18/07/24

Our Year 10 GCSE Drama students were taken to a live theatre production of Boys from the Blackstuff by James Graham in preparation for next year's Live Theatre Review. For many of them, this was their first time seeing live theatre, and all thoroughly enjoyed the production. pic.twitter.com/5yaoDU6jxg

17/07/24

Anyone for tennis! pic.twitter.com/Pu96Hd4ouI

17/07/24

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16/07/24

Group A coach 1 on their way to Rootd Adventure for a night of camping! Some very excited students this morning!#year7trip pic.twitter.com/hH3fCc3Cj4

15/07/24

Some of our year 9 students had the opportunity to visit The London Eye for a DT Trip on Friday, students were thoroughly engaged, even those who were scared of heights. A fun day looking and discussing local landmarks and architectural designs within central London 🎡 pic.twitter.com/eW8HEGDVAm

14/07/24

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11/07/24

We have had all the tunes tonight at HABE and the kids have loved it! Please come and collect your child at 8pm - DJ Shone pic.twitter.com/WDVzT7FXe2

11/07/24

A big thank you to DJ D, our very own inhouse DJ. pic.twitter.com/COZch1aboi

11/07/24

HABE's first ever Year 7 Disco is well underway, with everyone absolutely loving it! - DJ Shone pic.twitter.com/72jffZ2R1G

11/07/24

The Catering Team celebrating England's win. pic.twitter.com/7Eb7GOZtET

11/07/24

Our new year 7 parents and students turned up in their hundreds on Monday and Tuesday as we hosted our parent information evening/induction day. The students were amazing! We now look forward to our next transition event: HABE Summer School ☀️ 📚 pic.twitter.com/PtFA4MUZpP

09/07/24

For more information follow this link- Child Benefit when your child turns 16 - https://t.co/75FcWZecUy (https://t.co/v52X9o4Yb1) pic.twitter.com/9qv7bvQLO1

09/07/24

Changes to child benefit for 16-19 years. Parents need to take action now. pic.twitter.com/GLZerlmZs8

08/07/24

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02/07/24

Stella, our local Beckenham Cat decided to pay Mrs Hall a visit today. pic.twitter.com/AHDdE4M00W

27/06/24

HABE The book fair is here!To buy books, students fill in a wish list to take home. Parents pay for books using a QR code or go to https://t.co/Linua7ECfg. Students bring completed wish list back to school to receive books. Book tokens also accepted. pic.twitter.com/fULvVeNR4n

27/06/24

🚨 TALENT SHOW 2024 🚨 Tickets are on ParentPay for our 2024 Talent Show - £6 per person. Tuesday 2nd July from 5pm (art exhibition) talent show acts to start at 6pm. Performances from the PE, Art, Drama and Music departments 🖼️

25/06/24

HABE Impact day for Year 8 students, with First Aid being taught by some of our amazing PE team, Ms Jaymes & Mr Stokes. All students learnt the basics of First Aid and even got to try out what they had learnt on each other! pic.twitter.com/YjEmgC7See

25/06/24

HABE welcomed author, performance poet & rap artist to perform for year 7 students today, they loved his poems & inspirational stories about growing up in London & Nigeria. Later, a group of year 8 & 9s enjoyed Karl’s workshops so much that they all produced their own poems! pic.twitter.com/wkvZIhdupF

17/06/24

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Politics

Curriculum intent

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

For further details of the Politics curriculum please see the documents at the bottom of the page or contact Mrs. E Hamlin.


Implementation

At Key Stage 5, students are taught for one 120-minute lesson and three 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 the political ideologies of conservatism, liberalism, socialism and nationalism. In their second year, students undertake a depth study of international relations and global politics. They develop a thorough understanding of global institutions and the challenges they face, such as human rights’ violations, poverty and the environment. This is an essential basis of knowledge for any aspiring politician as it enables them to understand contemporary events within the broader global and historical context. 

The Politics Department follow a school-wide approach to ensuring that students acquire a deep knowledge, both in their class and homework. Underpinning our schemes of work lies the HABE Way Principles, including utility of The Big Question that both captivate and inspire our students, encouragement of challenge through Thinking Hard strategies and by following the ‘I do, We do, You do’ model of instruction. Strategies in developing this deep knowledge include weekly news reviews, mastery techniques, knowledge retrieval activities, and an emphasis on the “Bigger Picture” of students’ learning. Students’ progress is reliant on their pre-reading completion, which not only provides them with their contextual understanding but best prepares them for academic life. Their 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.

We thrive on being able to offer our students with subject-specific workshops and trips which reinforce student learning practically in order to foster a love of learning and developing their understanding of the political world around them. With close proximity to central London, we are keen for our students to maximise their understanding of the Westminster system by attending Parliament and speeches from prolific political figures.


Impact

By the end of their study, students will know and understand the key aspects of UK and global 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, whilst offering a superior knowledge of specific political events which have changed the course of history. Our students have the opportunity to regularly practice the essay writing and deliberate practice of specific assessment objectives throughout their ‘You do’ tasks. They are regularly supported in their practice by rigorous and extensive feedback which is focused on specific elements of the mark scheme to refine improvement, and which enables students to become reflective learners.

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.