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Sixth form offers update 😁


Retweetd From Harris Chafford Hundred

This Friday we have our reading and breakfast morning from 7:30am in the cafe. 📚


Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

What a great day at the Roman baths with exemplary Harris Chafford and Riverside students.


This Friday we have our reading and breakfast morning from 7:30am in the cafe. 📚


Options evening and parents evening this Thursday evening for year 9 pupils.


Part 3: We really miss the Summer 😫 ☀️


Part 2: We wish you all a safe and restful weekend and look forward to seeing you all once again on Monday


Part 1: A huge thank you to those of you who have shown your support over the last few days. It has been a huge challenge, especially when you really want to keep the school open and we really appreciate everyone who understands it’s not just a quick and easy decision to make.


Retweetd From Essex Weather Centre

Disappointing to see local media once again creating unnecessary panic by using computer generated forecasts which show heavy snow all evening and overnight. This has forced shopping centres, schools, businesses and local shops to make decisions when NO disruptive snow expected.


9:30am start but if students want to come in earlier they can do


Both the warm and mock exam are cancelled today for those of you involved. 9:30 start


Just to confirm everybody is to leave the site at 1pm so there will be no year 11 intervention after school


Yes they do


Yes everybody is to leave at 1pm so no Year 11 intervention


Good morning all. We are open for all students with a reduced day to ensure more time to leave and exit safely. The School Day will start at 9:30am and finish at 1:00pm. If pupils wish to arrive earlier we will accommodate them as always. Please see the attached email sent out.


Part 2: We will notify you by 7.45am tomorrow if there are any changes. The delay this morning was due to the volume of website traffic causing technical difficulties. It is always our intention to be open for our students.


Part 1: Our overriding desire is to stay open if possible to educate the children. Decisions are made on the day after judging the local conditions and staffing levels. This is simply not possible the day before.


Good morning, no intervention this afternoon


Weather update. School open from 10am. The school will be fully open to all pupils including Sixth Form with a 10am start.

Harris Academies
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Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature.

What is Politics?

Politics encourages you to develop your critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret evidence. We will study the nature of UK politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes. We will analyse the structures of authority and power within the political system of the United Kingdom, and compare to the political systems of the USA. A key component is the study of political concepts and theories, which we will link to the reality of politics in the UK. Throughout the course there will be opportunities to develop an interest in and engagement with contemporary politics. You will be expected to take an active interest in current affairs and there will be ample opportunity to relate current events to academic analysis.

Paper 1 - UK Politics with core political ideas (33%)

Political Participation

• Democracy and Participation

• Political parties

• Electoral systems

• Voting behaviour and the media

Core ideas

• Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism

You will answer three questions: two essays from Section A (Politics)  and one essay from Section B (political ideas).

Paper 2 - UK Government with optional political ideas (33%)

UK Government

• The Constitution

• Parliament

• The PM and Government

• Relations between the branches

Optional ideas

• Multiculturalism (TBC)

You will answer three questions: two essays from Section A (Government) and one essay from Section B (optional ideas).

Paper 3 - Comparative Politics (33%)

US Government and Politics 

  • Constitution
  • Congress
  • Presidency
  • Supreme Court
  • Democracy and Participation
  • Civil Rights

You will answer four questions: one short answer question in Section A, one short answer question in Section B and two essays in Section C.

How will you be assessed?

100% examination at the end of 2 Years. There will be three two hour examinations with a strong emphasis on extended writing.

Exam Board: Edexcel