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18/07/24

HASU Sports Day📅 Who is going to win today?? pic.twitter.com/H1jMhDqmv1

12/07/24

A group of our Y7 and Y8 students visited the University of Roehampton yesterday for a workshop entitled “Powering Transformation”, hosted by the Talent Foundry and sponsored by Dell Technologies.#educationalvisit pic.twitter.com/D2oWjdJ4H0

03/07/24

Our newest HASU students look very happy during the lunch break. 😁All smiles, lots of chatting and making friendships.#year7 pic.twitter.com/tC2lbR3Fmf

03/07/24

We are so excited to welcome our new Y7 students at HASU. Lots awaits them today during their Transition Day. pic.twitter.com/jE8KImGe7x

02/07/24

Supporting our FINALIST at the Enterprise Challenge. The team worked incredibly hard formulating their brand of sauce. The judges were impressed by their brand, prototype & accompanying tortilla chips! Off to the final on 17th July 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/sbpvGJzyLn

28/06/24

What a fantastic success for our students at London Youth Games! 👏🏓Very well done girls! You did amazingly well and we are very proud of your achievement! https://t.co/EAiiN6Kr8g

26/06/24

VictoriasVoices Academy is coming to HASU.🎼🎶Book your space to get a vocal and performance training or visit the website to find out more about it.https://t.co/B1gFDX5QuH pic.twitter.com/FAxO1tQ93r

23/06/24

The 2023-2024 UK Championships Division Finalists HASU Robotics 451 (22593) “Hasuuuuuuuuuuu!” Next stop 🇬🇧🥇 watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/3L5HPvgEk3

23/06/24

Super proud of HASU ROBOTICS UK 451 (22593) ending the day as Division Finalists Championship! Thank you to everyone who supported the team this season. Next stop watch this space 👀🏆🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/a5vdLql0Jr

23/06/24

Feeling incredibly honoured and blessed to receive the Compass Award! 🧭 This award celebrates leadership, dedication, and the spirit of FIRST. I couldn’t have reached this milestone without the support of my amazing team colleagues, and the FIRST community pic.twitter.com/wCuHujXxFM

23/06/24

I am deeply grateful to for giving me the opportunity to support and emcee at the UK Champs. It was an incredible experience, and I met so many passionate young people, teachers, mentors, and coaches along the way. It really is “ROBOTS!!” 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/Yickyt6lOp

21/06/24

Good luck to our team who are today at UK Champs ! 🍀 https://t.co/AeUY88jMgQ

20/06/24

HASU Robotics Team UK 451 (22593) leaving the building ready to take on National Championships at Cambridge University. Watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/qT0N0dFdSm

19/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) in our Robotics Lab today! its more than robots. pic.twitter.com/SURcjj7bpF

19/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) online today with Legendary Referee talking all things robots! A massive Thank you to Andy. pic.twitter.com/xXksXgl4uv

19/06/24

Reading for pic.twitter.com/N8et8eTvKU

13/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS TEAM UK-451 Global 22593 Getting ready for Nationals 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/AjSgJog91L

13/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS Society unboxing banners and pull ups in preparation for Nationals 🇬🇧 We cant wait to welcome you to our Academy on one of our Open days. Make sure you come and say hi 📷 pic.twitter.com/18c6t5oxzO

12/06/24

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

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Music

What is Music? 

Music is a subject that combines practical and theoretical based learning focusing on the three core musical skills of Performing, Composing and Appraising. Harris Sutton are proud to have been awarded the Bronze Schools Music Education Plan. This award displays the current curricular and extra-curricular provisions we have for our students at HASU. This academic year we will be working hard to earn the silver award. 

Why Do We Teach Music At HASU? 

Music teaches students to be creative and imaginative. Music also helps students to develop their confidence and self-esteem. They learn how to problem solve, and they learn how to work both independently and as part of a group. These are key skills that all of our students will need in whichever sphere of work they choose to pursue in the future. In addition to this, Music is a universal language and allows students to express themselves in new and exciting ways.

Music plays a hugely significant part in all of our day-to-day lives; whether we are listening to music on our devices, on the radio, at a concert, or even if we hear it in TV and films. At Harris Academy Sutton we want to instil a lifelong love of music in our students and give them the tools to critically analyse and appraise the music that they hear in their lives. This deeper understanding will greatly enhance and enrich their enjoyment of all of the music that they hear. We want our students to be musically literate and understand how music has developed and evolved over time, as well as opening their minds and ears to a whole range of genres and styles of music from all around the world.

In addition to their classroom Music lessons students at Harris Academy Sutton also have the opportunity to have individual peripatetic lessons with our fantastic team of professional instrumental teachers as well as having the chance to take part in our many extra-curricular ensembles.

How Do We Teach Music At Key Stage 3? 

Music is primarily a practical subject at Key Stage 3. Students get to perform on a wide range of instruments, including ukuleles, guitars, keyboards and drums. Students also sing in their lessons. We are fortunate enough to have a state-of-the-art suite of Apple Mac computers which the students use to perform and create music in a range of styles. Students learn how to perform music from a variety of different contexts. They also learn how to create, develop and extend their own musical ideas into complex compositions. Whilst predominantly practical at Key Stage 3 students also learn about music theory through the rigorous and broad schemes of work that they study, such as learning to read and write musical notation and being able to use key musical terminology to describe and critically evaluate music that they hear. All students will finish Key Stage 3 equipped with the necessary skills to be able to access the GCSE Music course in Years 10 and 11 if they elect to take the subject at Key Stage 4.

How Do We Teach Music At Key Stage 4? 

Students will have the option of studying Music at GCSE as part of our broad and balanced Key Stage 4 curriculum. We follow the Eduqas GCSE specification at Harris Academy Sutton which looks at the three core musical skills: Performing, Composing and Appraising. Students have five lessons per fortnight at GCSE and each lesson focuses on one of these core areas. Students have one performing lesson, two composing lessons and two appraising lessons each fortnight. In Performing lessons students develop their solo and ensemble performing skills. In Composing lessons students learn how to develop and extend increasingly complex musical ideas. In Appraising lessons students further develop their theoretical musical knowledge, how to critically analyse music and how to identify key musical features in a wide variety of musical genres.

What exam board do we study at Key Stage 4? 

Students studying Music at HASU follow the Eduqas Specification.

 

 

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