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13/06/24

With thanks to and photographer Erroll Jones for our fancy official team photo 🤩🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/oZfB5kI7dJ

10/06/24

We are excited to invite you to our Open Evening on Thursday, 11th July!Come and explore what makes HASU so special. Meet our dedicated staff, tour our facilities, and learn about the amazing opportunities we offer.⬇️https://t.co/9NjD7oIcOI⬆️#OpenEvening pic.twitter.com/JsvBls3TVJ

06/06/24

Not only did we come 3rd 🥉 to two outstanding independent schools, but we got to meet in THE BEST author panel - what a day! pic.twitter.com/57JxH9PePl

06/06/24

3rd place!!! 🥉 Extremely proud of our Reading Champions! They clapped, cheered and whooped their way through a fantastic final. Thank you so much for a brilliant day 🤩 📚 📚 pic.twitter.com/67peUxIPKa

30/05/24

The latest HASU Newsletter is now available to read on our website. To view it, follow the link below: https://t.co/BZXFtiisec#HASUnewsletter pic.twitter.com/vhKiJN0I0f

29/05/24

Few more photos from Y12s trip to NewYork. pic.twitter.com/C8inNAfcSC

29/05/24

Our Sixth Formers had an amazing trip to New York. ✈️ Making unforgettable memories for life!Looking forward to hearing all about it as students and staff reunite at school on Monday. pic.twitter.com/ocxUbFr6n7

24/05/24

And they all have left...Very emotional day, filled with joy, laughter and occasional tear.#year11 pic.twitter.com/p3CU0f1S6r

24/05/24

Year 11 Celebration Day!What an amazing atmosphere in HASU today with students and staff signing shirts. Some really lovely designs out there!Here's to our awesome Year 11s! 📸#Year11 pic.twitter.com/YRzSwnYZCw

24/05/24

Our students are ready to fly out of Gatwick.✈️🌍Have a fantastic time! pic.twitter.com/uiYJ99eOoK

21/05/24

Our Scholarship Advanced Programme students had a masterclass presented by Ms Taitz on "Influence is your Superpower, how to get what you want without compromising who you are" by Yale Business School lecturer Zoe Chance.What a wonderful chance to expand their cultural capital! pic.twitter.com/juu7LqLmY5

21/05/24

The team had a quick but fruitful trip to to spend their winning Reading Champions book tokens. Plenty of revision too for the final in June 📚 pic.twitter.com/CmkbSzOGl8

15/05/24

🛍️👕 Attention Parents! 👕🛍️Join us for the PTA Second-Hand Uniform Sale on Saturday 25th May! Find great deals on HASU uniforms and support our wonderful PTA.Let's recycle, save money, and contribute to a greener planet!🌎♻️#SchoolUniformSale pic.twitter.com/G7ZSAcAiRP

10/05/24

Congratulations to all of our brilliant participants in the Junior Maths Challenge 2024. We were delighted that 21 of our Year 7 and 8 students achieved gold certificates – this is the most golds we’ve ever had in the JMC!🌟 pic.twitter.com/qeNhobVUZI

07/05/24

Last week our students performed a fun singing session during The Inter House Sing Off challenge organised by our lovely Ms Anthony as part of celebrating Performing Arts Week. The signing was heard all around the corridors. Well done to all the participants!#performingartsweek pic.twitter.com/jNlz3d2rQx

07/05/24

What I thought would be project that spanned weeks was actually done in three days! Never again will I estimate model building in the library with members of the robotics team and other architectural wizards. pic.twitter.com/VV4SAIZOvm

07/05/24

Ms Lock & Mrs Jones had a fantastic Friday evening listening to talk about 'Ultra-Processed People' - an eye-opening investigation in to ultra processed food. Chris then very kindly signed our library copy for all to read & 'keep learning' pic.twitter.com/ZpLZOXpOwF

03/05/24

Our Year 10 students explore pH of acids and bases through scientific experiments and discussions using the "rainbow liquid" experiment.#Science pic.twitter.com/goVr28RQCL

29/04/24

Our Year 12 students are , visiting The London Centre to learn about the future shape of the capital.#nla pic.twitter.com/Zw0DiCbMUm

29/04/24

Good luck to our students who take their Spanish exams this week! You can do this! pic.twitter.com/9cNhWolMum

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KS4 Options

During Year 9 all students select their preferences for the qualifications they wish to work towards at Key Stage 4. The vast majority of students are encouraged to choose the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects in addition to choosing options from a wide variety of Key Stage 4 subjects.

The Academy’s options process ensures that all students follow a curriculum that is right for them, while remaining as broad and academically rich as possible.


Options Booklet

Our Options Booklet for Key Stage 4 courses for September 2024 is available below

The booklet will enable you to view the wide range of options we offer at Key Stage 4 and learn how the process works. 

Options Launch Event

On Thursday 7th December 2023, we will run an evening for parents and carers of our current Year 9 students during which we will explain the options process and give an overview of the options available to HASU students.

The information shared on this evening will reflect the content of the Options Booklet and is intended to give parents and carers an additional source of information to help them make the best informed decisions possible.

Options Subject Information Evening

In the spring term, there will be an event for students to attend with their parents and carers where they will be able to speak to option subject teachers who will be able to have more detailed conversations about what each GCSE entails.


The Options Process

After Year 9 parents evening, students and their families will be invited to consider their options preferences carefully and complete an Options Preferences Form.

During the second half of the spring term, all students will be invited to a short meeting with a Senior Leader where they will indicate their preferences, recieve advice if necessary, and finalise their options preferences.

Options will be confirmed in the summer term, subject to changes to the timetable.

 


Useful Articles to help you make your choices

 

Year 9 Options 2023 from CXK:https://www.cxk.org/blog/year-9-options-2023/


Useful Videos to help you make your choices

Options advice video 1

How to choose your exam subjects wisely for the future you want 

Think about the job you might like to do, or the kind of work environment you eventually want to be in, as this could inform your option choices. 

Options advice video 2

GCSE Options: Everything you need to know about choosing your GCSE subjects

Picking your GCSE options is an exciting time. Here’s a quick guide about compulsory subjects, what you can choose, and more to help you make your decision.

Options advice video 3

Myths about choosing your options: Busted! 

When you choose your options, everyone has an opinion! We help you find out what’s true and what’s just a myth – with the help of a bit of comedy.

Options advice video 4

What I wish I’d known before choosing my options

Recent secondary students open up about what they wish they’d known when they chose their options.