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22/04/24

PGL trip was a massive success and all our Year 8 students came back very happy.Look at some of their special moments caught in this video.#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/RmSwZL0hr9

19/04/24

PGL trip:Day 3Fantastic couple of days for our Year 8 students at PGL Liddington. pic.twitter.com/hiHmaOHgoW

18/04/24

Day 2 of PGL trip. A very clear and sunny morning. Year 8 students are very excited to go canoeing.Have fun everyone!#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/XfsCV5ahqs

17/04/24

Year 8 students arrived at PGL. And the weather looks very promising. 😀#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/rdIgW02WM6

17/04/24

Our Year 8 students are on their way to Liddington.Have a fantastic time, full of adventures! pic.twitter.com/i1Zco6H28X

28/03/24

Are you curious what we have been up to recently?Our latest Newsletter is available now on our website so check it out, to find out what has been happening at HASU this term.https://t.co/BZXFtiisec#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/8cqyLpueaT

25/03/24

After qualifying for the finals of Oxford University Computing Challenge, HASU student finished at 15th place from over 400,000 students that participated in the challenge this year from the United Kingdom and abroad. We are extremely proud! pic.twitter.com/p6B7Nyo2ZK

25/03/24

Last Friday we had a visit from Lloyd Alter, a leading sustainable design author & lecturer at . He gave a talk to our Y12 Product design students & some Eco Reps, along with Christian Dimbleby from who designed our building.#passivehaus pic.twitter.com/D0NGuKRT8G

25/03/24

HASU SE Regional pic.twitter.com/UgFvZc8lEU

25/03/24

HASU SE Regional pic.twitter.com/27d8KYN8pQ

25/03/24

Our Eco Committee were treated to an inspiring talk by leading sustainable design author & lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University & Christian Dimbleby from about sustainable living, upfront carbon & Passive House architecture. pic.twitter.com/AfHeFKm7fb

23/03/24

HASU SE Regional pic.twitter.com/27d8KYN8pQ

23/03/24

HASU SE Regional pic.twitter.com/UgFvZc8lEU

22/03/24

Our Eco Committee were treated to an inspiring talk by leading sustainable design author & lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University & Christian Dimbleby from about sustainable living, upfront carbon & Passive House architecture. pic.twitter.com/AfHeFKm7fb

19/03/24

Our talented students are getting ready for our Bugsy Malone Musical 🎭 It's going to be an amazing show! pic.twitter.com/PxiwSoOq03

19/03/24

Thank you to our student concierge for his positive attitude and valuable help this morning. Ladies in the HASU's office are very impressed today! 👌Brilliant work! 👏 👌 ✨️ pic.twitter.com/v4Fighwziz

15/03/24

What a week! Congratulations to our regional WINNING team!! We're all buzzing to be going to the Grand Final held in London in June. With thanks to pic.twitter.com/teiGMoBysU

15/03/24

What a week! Congratulations to our regional WINNING team!! We're all buzzing to be going to the Grand Final held in London in June. With thanks to pic.twitter.com/teiGMoBysU

15/03/24

And off they went.. Good luck girls! pic.twitter.com/XQLFomkN8a

15/03/24

Practical Chemistry lesson for Y7 students!They learnt about pH scales, used enquiry process to predict the colour of universal indicator paper with different solutions. They went on to experiment to see for themselves and discussed the results as they "spoke like a scientist". pic.twitter.com/SkwBg6ExZq

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Raising Achievement

Raising

 

On this page, you will find an overview of the provision in place at the Academy to support our Year 11 and 10 students throughout their Key Stage 4 studies. This provision is collectively known as our Raising Achievement Plan.

We understand that Year 11 is an extremely important year for children and their families. We’re confident that at HASU it will be a year that each and every child can be proud of, and we’re looking forward to working with our students and their families to make that a reality.


An overview of Year 11 2023-24

Below you will find a list of key dates this year for our Year 11 students:

Date

What’s happening?

04/10/23

Raising Achievement Evening for parents/carers and Year 11 students
w/b 25/09/23

Study Support timetable (Autumn 1) published and drop-in sessions commence

w/b 02/10/23

Mock exam window 1 revision lists published on website

w/b 30/10/23

Spanish Speaking Mocks 1

w/b 06/11/23

Mock exam window 1

15/12/23

Mock exam Report 1  

11/01/24

Year 11 Parents and Carers Evening

w/b 22/01/24

Mock exam window 2 revision lists published on website

w/b 19/02/24

Spanish Speaking Mocks 2

w/b 26/02/24

Mock exam window 2

 28/03/24

Mock exam Report 2

w/b 25/03/24

Online progress meetings with parents/carers (if applicable)

w/b 13/05/24

GCSEs begin

 


Resources and advice to support Year 11s in their studies

All Year 11 students at the Academy benefit from the Learning to Learn strand of our Tutor Time curriculum.

There are a range of helpful videos and resources included in the Revision area of our Academy Website here.

The Learning Scientists provide a fantastic overview of how to study most effectively, which can be found here.

We strongly emphasise to students that preparation is key when it comes to revising as effectively and efficiently as possible. More advice on specific recommended materials and revision guides can be found in the attachments at the base of this page.


Advice for parents on supporting with revision and study

There are lots of brilliant sources of advice for parents and carers seeking to support their children. We'd like to direct you to a few great options:

Inner Drive: 10 ways that parents can help their child revise

How to help your child with their revision - five proven strategies

For Parents: 16 Tips To Support Your Child With Revision


Mock examination arrangements

Students will complete two sets of formal mock examinations during Year 11. Ahead of each exam, full details including a timetable, revision lists and expectations will be published.

Information about formal examinations can be found here on our website.


Who can you contact for support?

The wellbeing and safeguarding of children at the Academy is our top priority. There are numerous avenues for support available at Harris Sutton.

All staff at the Academy can be contacted by an email to info@harrissutton.org.uk marked for the attention of that member of staff.

Should a parent or child require advice or guidance, for example help with revision strategies or exam preparation, they should please feel free to reach out in the first instance to their child’s tutor.

If you are worried about your child’s mental heath and wellbeing, please contact a member of our Safeguarding team:

If you would like to discuss an academic concern, please contact Mr Duffy in the first instance.


Study support arrangements

As students enter the final year of GCSE study, some students will benefit from additional support in certain subjects. This could be because they are struggling and need additional teacher input, or it could be because they would enjoy the structure and encouragement of their teachers while they are revising and practicing.

The Academy will offer a comprehensive Study Support timetable. A variety of sessions will run both at lunch times and after school. Some sessions will be ‘drop in’ and students can choose to attend or not. Others may be targeted, with specific students invited to attend in order to support them in achieving their best.

Study support sessions may involve different things in different subjects, but all sessions will be focused on practice and helping students to develop their knowledge and skills. Study support is not intended to be a ‘re-teaching’ exercise, but rather structured support around studying and revising.

Study support for the spring term is now running with the sessions below:

 

Y11 Study Support Timetable

Spring Term

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Before School

08:00-08:25

 

PE Intervention

7.30-8.20

(Sports Hall)

Spanish Exam Practice

(Lang 2)

 

 

 

Lunch Time

13:00-13:25

Dance practical

(Dance Studio)

 Music Theory

(Mac Suite)

DT practical

(DT Workshop)

Business Studies

(Psych 2)

Maths Clinic

(Maths Corridor)

 

 Art practical

(Art 2)

RS

(RS2)

Science clinic

(Super Lab)

 

Geography

(Geo 2)

Latin

(Maths Sem)

 

Drama practical

(Drama Studio)

 

English drop-in

(English Seminar)

After

School

15:10-16:00

 

Maths Paper Society

(Canteen) 

Art practical

(Art 2)

 

Science Paper Practice

(Super Lab)

History

(Hist 1)

Textiles

(Textiles Room)

Computer Studies

(Computing 2 - STA)

&

(Computing 1 – AKU )

English

(English Corridor)

 

Spanish Speaking

(Languages corridor)

Citizenship

(Hist 3)

Food Paper Practice

(Computing 2)

DT practical

(DT Workshop)

Y11 Homework Intervention

(Computing 2)

Latin

(Maths Sem)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Study Support

The Academy will run bespoke study support sessions for Year 11 during the Feburary, Easter and May Half Term holidays.

Easter Holiday Study Support

During the Easter holiday we will be running four days of study support for our year 11 students from Monday 8th – Thursday 11th April.   Sessions will run daily from 9am-11.45am and 12.15pm-3pm. Students should sign up via the Microsoft form link below:

https://forms.office.com/e/qNZHCx8YGS

Students should arrive 10 minutes before the start of each session.  They must dress sensibily but do not have to wear school uniform.  There is no food available on site so if they are staying for both morning and afternoon sessions, they must bring a packed lunch.

 

 

Monday 8th

Tuesday 9th

Wednesday 10th 

Thursday 11th

 

9am-11.45am

 

History (1)

Cold War

 

English (1)

SO4 Revision

 

Citizenship (1)

Revision Session

 

Art/ Textiles (1)

Exam Prep

 

Spanish (2)

Exam Practice

(Higher & Foundation)

 

Chemistry (2)

Exam Practice

(Triple & Combined)

 

Food (1)

Written Paper Exam Practice

 

Maths (3)

Foundation GCSE Revision

Higher GCSE Revision 6/7

Higher GCSE Revision 8/9

 

Further Maths (1)

Key Topics in Further Maths

Business (1)

9 and 12 Mark Focus

 

History (2)

Weimar and Nazi Germany

or

Migrants in Britain c800-Present (excl. Notting Hill)

 

DT (1)

Written Paper Exam Practice

 

 

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

12.15pm-3pm

 

English (1)

SO4 Revision

 

Latin (1)

Exam Practice

 

Music (1)

NEA Catch up

 

Spanish (2)

Exam Practice

(Higher & Foundation)

 

Chemistry (2)

Exam Practice

(Triple & Combined)

 

Biology (1)

Exam Practice

(Triple)

 

RS (1)

Paper 1 (Beliefs and Practices) support session

 

Business (1)

Key topic focus and answering technique

 

DT (1)

Practical Session

 

Physics (2)

Exam Practice

(Triple & Combined)