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23/05/22

Children can pick up a free healthy packed lunch from libraries and leisure centres during the May half-term, excluding the bank holidays. There's no need to register beforehand, just come along. Locations and serving times at https://t.co/yODJSl35al https://t.co/mf7naxlcZT

19/05/22

This week our primary team competed in the 3v3 Bexley borough finals with the winners representing Bexley at . The team performed excellently to win the event with scores of 8-0, 16-0 and 8-0 in the final. https://t.co/Q9ZyZiGz5X

17/05/22

We're pleased to support 2022 at Harris Garrard Academy! https://t.co/TLmeHs0kvw

11/05/22

Students celebrate their success in the Scholars Programme, with a graduation ceremony at SOAS University of London. They studied peace, conflict & gender with a PhD scholar and wrote 1500-word essays. We are very proud of our scholars! https://t.co/MXb09flSML https://t.co/sbEGwdXhxb

09/05/22

Harris Garrard's Tag rugby team participated in their second mini-league event. They performed excellently winning 7-3 and 5-1, and we look forward to the final event in a few weeks time https://t.co/qZH9MGyDCI

25/04/22

Harris Garrard's girls rugby team competed in Kent schools' tournament recently. They were fantastic, making it all the way to the final. It was great to see over 100 primary school girls engaging in tag . Well done team! https://t.co/604C3oIxaW https://t.co/uInmW6vSMN

12/04/22

Year 7 pick up litter in for 's campaign. Thank you to , who loaned us litter-picking equipment and removed the rubbish we collected. V proud of our students! https://t.co/jbHoBhXSUb https://t.co/haVXd36kEB

28/03/22

"Something wicked this way comes..." Today, our Year 11s were treated to a trip to The Globe to see a performance of their GCSE English Literature text, Shakespeare's Macbeth! https://t.co/8HvFI7zprG

28/03/22

Our Year 1 & 2s really enjoyed taking part in the football festival. The teams had great fun, scoring lots of goals and using teamwork. Thank you to for organising and we look forward to their next event! https://t.co/mBOIcXoXSI

24/03/22

Today, Year 8 supported by the humanities department, enjoyed a day on the Thames, taking in London’s most famous landmarks. Staff and students enjoyed playing guess the landmark and waving to tourists. https://t.co/3l3kmbA5B9

24/03/22

Year 9 A-Side are enjoying the sunshine and learning about plants at RHS Wisley for their 4th Character Day of the year! https://t.co/1doMnUQ0HI

23/03/22

Our Easter Holiday 'Listening Ear' drop-in sessions are for all HGA parents and students (primary, secondary and Sixth Form). Come along on Weds 6th April (9am-1pm) and Weds 13th April (9am-1pm) if you fancy a chat with our staff or need some support. We'd love to see you. https://t.co/OzvQFwWkwM

22/03/22

Last Friday, we were visited by a very special member of the community, Abena Oppong-Asare, our local MP and Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. "She shared her journey into politics with us and was truly an inspiration," said Head Student, Daniella. https://t.co/qiBHvsquUX

21/03/22

Retweetd From Consejería de Educación Reino Unido e Irlanda

"It was great to meet the students from years 5 and 6 at Primary School who participated in the Spanish Workshop “Los detectives culturales” ¡Enhorabuena chic por el gran trabajo! https://t.co/PL9AbR75HF

21/03/22

Year 12 students making the most of the sun, and their dedicated outside area, during their mindfulness hour last Friday. https://t.co/ukoe04wjLM

17/03/22

Harris Garrard had their first tag rugby mini-tournament this week. They put their learning from our PE lessons to good use winning both games, 5-2 and 4-2. Everyone had great fun and we look forward to the next one! https://t.co/b3AVIkaxMW

15/03/22

Last week our boys played a cup fixture against Fairford Academy. After a great match in wet conditions, we came out on top winning 5-2. Harris Garrard now progresses to play Danson Primary in the semi-finals. https://t.co/O73EvP5LkJ

06/03/22

AC Slater from the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge came to HGA last week to support KS4 students in writing passionate speeches! https://t.co/C0mDFf03VX

06/03/22

We welcomed author for and he delivered some fantastic workshops for budding KS3 writers https://t.co/39oT7gx2lD

03/03/22

Retweetd From Bexley School Games

A great effort from all involved https://t.co/3l2DW2TD4O

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Great Learning - Some Examples

We're really proud of the work our secondary school students produce. To give you an idea of the standard of their homework and classwork we'll be adding examples here during the year. See also great work by our primary phase students.


Maths (Year 12) - Kinematics

Our first Mechanics lesson was kinematics and Sammi really enjoyed this topic. Kinematics is a blend of Physics and Mathematics. Sammi was able to recognise when the use of the constant acceleration equations is appropriate and was able to solve kinematics problems using the constant acceleration equations. Download Sammi's work.

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Maths (Year 12) - trigonometry function and identity

When we asked Viktorija which piece of work she was most proud of, she chose trigonometry function and identity. In this lesson, Viktorija learnt two new identities and was able to solve problem using this new-found knowledge. Download Viktorija's work.

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Maths (Year 12) - sketching quadratic function

In their Maths lesson, our Year 12 students were learning how to sketch quadratic function. Although they have seen sketch graphs at GCSE, in Year 12 they have to learn  the square of function where the coefficient of x2 is greater than 1. Cheng was able to recall mathematical knowledge from KS4 and because of this was able to make excellent progress in the lesson. Download Cheng's work.

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Character Days

We asked Year 8 to reflect on the three Character Days they have experienced so far. Find out more about Character Education at Harris Garrard Academy.

  • “The Character Days were really helpful as they taught me many important things that will help us develop a better character in young teenagers.” Filip, Year 8. Read Filip’s Character Day diary.
  • “I benefitted most from [the sessions on] social media and mental health as they could teach me how to be aware of how long I’m on social media and of the consequences of having an addiction to your phone.” Gloria, Year 8. Read Gloria’s Character Day diary.
  • “Today I learnt how to revise in many ways such as making revision flash cards, using initials to remember something and watching tutorials on it.” Rio, Year 8. Read Rio’s Character Day diary.

‘Does a higher concentration increase the rate of a reaction?’

In Science, Shay is testing out his theory ‘Does a higher concentration increase the rate of a reaction?’ Shay's work proved that it definitely does. Well done Shay!

This picture shows Shay and his lab partner, Favour, double-checking their results, and making sure they follow the science safety rules by having bags and chairs at the edge of the room, for safe practicals to be carried out. 

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All GCSE pupils need to complete required practicals for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


"I hate this world. I can't choose who I am"

Creative writing from Lola, Year 7. Her vocabulary is outstanding and her use of emotive language very effective. Well done, Lola. Download Lola's work.

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Here are a few more examples from last year too.


English (Year 7)

In their English lessons, our Year 7s recently wrote travel articles about Messina, the Italian city on the Island of Sicily. They had to research the area themselves and create an article persuading others to visit (see Aimee's lovely work below). Having a feel for this sunny destination helps students to understand the atmosphere that Shakespeare wanted to create in his play Much Ado About Nothingwhich is set in Messina. Read more about our Messina project.

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Science (Year 11)

We asked Year 11 to describe a detailed method to investigate how pH affects enzyme action. Read Simran’s method, which we loved because it is detailed and includes all measurements and units.


Science (Year 7)

For homework we asked Year 7 students to create their own posters about safety in science lessons. Kaden made a massive effort to include entertaining images to catch people’s eyes, as well as practical advice. Well done Kaden!

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Maths (Year 7)

We asked students to use coordinates to draw 2D shapes on the x and y axis. Here's Gerald's very carefully drawn work.

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Food Preparation and Nutrition (Year 9)

Chloe shows her fantastic breadmaking skills. Chloe made an assortment of breads during a one hour lesson where students demonstrated the use of microorganisms in food production. She increased the nutritive value of the breads by adding seeds,  mozzerella cheese, dried fruits and herbs. Chloe was Star Baker of the Week!

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Chloe glazed the breads before baking to improve the finishing.


Art and Design (Year 11)

Produce an A1 painting in the style of the Futurist Movement. Your piece must show your knowledge and understanding of depth, movement, motion and incorporate the human form within it.

Here's Tilly's artwork

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And Zoe's artwork.

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History (Year 8)

Write a description of slavery. Use examples from ancient and more modern times. Explain how there were different types of slaves in Ancient Rome, giving examples of the work they did and the status they could achieve. What are the two inferences you make about the Middle Passage from this source? Andy's excellent work shows a student’s early progression in a historical topic as well as the depth of the knowledge he has learned elsewhere before being taught the topic.

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French (Year 9)

Write a paragraph about a perfect or disastrous night out. Karolina has written this paragraph in the past tense describing the excitement and disappointment of a customer doing her shopping.  This work is special as it shows the student’s ability to manipulate the verbs in past tense. This homework is showing the students’ creativity in writing in French using complex sentences.

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History (Year 9)

Year 9 students were asked to explain why there was continuity in ideas about the cause of disease during the period 1250-1500. Oliver's answer below shows an excellent understanding of the concept of continuity in ideas, with points well explained and linked to historical evidence.

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Design and Technology (Year 7)

Jodie has drawn this pillar drill we used today in class. She has annotated and described clearly all the safety features that we must be aware of and use.

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She's made a successful foray into 3D representation, a technique that should be encouraged. The layout shows a good balance between drawn and written elements and colour is sensitively applied. There's good use of higher level words correctly incorporated into sentences (e.g. ‘recessed’, ‘protruding’, ‘differ’). Well done Jodie.


English Literature (Year 10)

Students were asked to complete an essay exploring the concept of evil in the character of Mr Hyde. As a 'stretch' task, students could include ideas from Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil to explore theories of evil during the Victorian era. Caitlin planned and completed her essay incorporating higher order stretch tasks within a one hour lesson. It demonstrates the amount of work that can be completed within a lesson, with perfect presentation and organised learning. Download Caitlin's essay.

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