Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app



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
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.



Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 6 in English Language or Literature. A GCSE Grade 7 in the relevant language is also a requirement.

Qualification aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable you to:

● enhance linguistic skills on the basis of knowledge and understanding of the language, culture and society of the country or countries where the language is spoken

● develop control of the language using spoken, written skills and translation, including an extended range of vocabulary, for both practical and intellectual purposes and sustain communication and build fluency and confidence

● engage critically with intellectually stimulating texts, films and other materials in the original language

● mediate between cultures and between speakers of the language and speakers of English critical thinking, and linguistic, cultural and cognitive flexibility that will enable them to proceed to further study or employment


Year 12

Themes: Evolving lives and societies and political and artistic cultures

Topics: Changing family structures, Education, World of work, Music, Media, Festivals and traditions

Year 13

Themes: Immigration, multiculturalism, wars and resistance

Topics: Dictatorship, integration, civil wars, rise of the far right and democracy

How will you be assessed?

Paper 1   - 2 hours

Listening, Reading and Translation

40% of the qualification (80 marks)

  • Section A (Listening – 30 marks)
  • Section B (Reading – 30 marks)
  • Section C (Translation from Target Language into English – 20 marks)

Paper 2   - 2 hours and 40 minutes

Written response and translation

30% of the qualification (120 marks)

  • Section A: Translation – 20 marks - (English to Target language)
  • Section B: Written Response to Works – 50 marks – (An extended response of 300-350 words to either 2 literary texts OR 1 literary text)
  • Section C: Written Response to Films - 50 marks (if you answer 1 question to a literary text, then you must write about a film you studied)

Paper 3   - Speaking - 21 to 23 minutes with 5 minutes preparation time   

30% of the qualification (72 marks)

  • Task 1 - (discussion on a given theme in a card - 6 to 7 minutes)
  • Task 2 – Part 1: (Independent research presentation – 11 to 12 minutes)
  • Task 2 – Part 2: (Discussion on research presentation followed by questions on a broader scale of the research)

Exam board: Edexcel