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News: Pupils will finish at 1:35 on Wednesday 20th December for the Christmas holidays 🎄


It’s our amazing breakfast reading morning tomorrow from 7:30am. Come and read and have a free breakfast on us 📖🍳🥓


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Another day, another show! Today Y2 are watching perform Bugsy Malone


Enjoy 😊


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Enroute to CERN with our a-level physics students. Far too excited


Just a reminder for tonight 😊


A really informative day so far- brilliant to see 👍🏻


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In with team for for Yr12


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Student drop-ins at lunch time today: and both with . If you can't attend you can still speak to us via


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HACH’s finest... a pretty good teachmeet.


You are all welcome to our sixth form opening evening tomorrow night, starting at 6pm until 8 👍🏻😁


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What an amazing turnout and presentations


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A blustery day at Mersea today - well done year 11 for getting stuck in with some ‘proper geography’ in preparation for the mocks


We hope you all had a brilliant day at the kids lit quiz 2017- keep reading 😁


Wow what an amazing day at the Kids Lit Quiz today. Fantastic effort to all involved 👌🏻📚👍🏻😁


Just a reminder we have our sixth form open evening this Thursday evening from 6pm- All welcome 😁


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and Michelle Harrison


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How about a retweet to raise awareness of our twitter account?


Happy half term everyone 👍🏻 see you all back on Monday 6th November


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Year 7 5-a-side borough champions!!! Mr Bridges

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.

Art and Design

Art and Design

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature and GCSE Grade 6 in Art. Candidates will also be required to bring a portfolio of their work to a consultation meeting.

This course is for those who are looking to extend their knowledge of Art beyond GCSE Level.

A Level Course Content

The new A-level course is made up of two components; the Personal Investigation and an Externally Set assignment.

Component 1 – Personal Investigation

The ‘personal investigation’ will allow you to explore in depth a theme, concept or idea of your choice. You will research relevant artists, craftspeople and designers and use this understanding to develop your own practical work. Your practical exploration will be supported by written work that documents how your ideas are informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment

You will be given a choice of starting point to develop which culminates in a 15 hour supervised session. Throughout the assignment you will be given the opportunity to develop your work in response to your starting point. You will be assessed on your ability to work independently and develop a personal, meaningful response.

How will you be assessed?

Component 1: Personal Investigation 60%

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 40%

Exam Board: AQA