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It’s our last day of what has been one of the most turbulent academic years in history. A huge thank you to our students, parents & staff for their relentless hard work and support. Have a well deserved break & we cannot wait to see you in September!


Our second Year 6 transition bulletin has been sent out. This week, hear from our Head of Academy; Mr Glees. Also read the top tips from Jack in Year 7. All Y6 Bulletins will also be available on our website.


Thank you for your positive feedback it’s really appreciated. 😊


As we come to the end of June, our student led briefing this week has focussed on celebrating . Well Done to the students who put this incredible piece of work together! Our Student Briefings are available on our website.


Today on we give thanks to all those who serve to protect us.


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We did it, we won 🏆! HACH are Champions of the 2020 Homeletics competition. A lot closer at the end than we would have liked well done to for chasing us down on the last day! A brilliant team effort from the HACH community. Led the way since day one


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End of day 4 and HACH maintain their position at the top of the leaderboard with one day to go! All you unsung heroes that are submitting your scores are really making a difference to the overall school


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Good morning HACH! We need a really strong day today, as are hot on our heels and really looking to gain on us today. Get all friends and parents involved. Links below to MS Forms and post your videos!


Our first Year 6 Bulletin has gone out to those joining us in September. This week: Watch videos and meet key members of staff. Also there is a video on our school day and how to read our timetable!


In our student bulletin this week: We celebrate & debate how the arts should be supported during the pandemic. Who has been awarded Character Merits this week? Students check your inboxes to find out!


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Homeletics competition starts today with long jump and sprint. Post videos on here and Facebook site and add scores to forms link sent home to parents via email


Our students have been writing to residents in a local care home. Reading their replies reminds us how important it is to come together as a community to support others in these challenging times.


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So proud of these students from / Considering the current circumstances, you can see evidence of hard work amd dedication. Pieces of art/poetry inspired from gods and monsters.


Could you please Email us full details so we can follow this up. We take it very seriously. Thankyou for your support.


A tragic loss to our HACH Community, our thoughts continue to be with Christian’s family & friends. - Fundraiser set up for family of Christian Mbulu who died in Preston


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📢 Free Live BMAT webinar 🗓️ Thur 4th June 6pm (GMT+1) ✅Aspiring Medics, Dentists & Vets 🎬 We are working with the official BMAT team to share an intro to the test and guidance on preparation. Experts will be answering any Q's you have! Sign up: ⚕️


Our student bulletin this week: We look at the impact of the death of George Floyd in communities across the US & the world. June is Pride month, we explore why it is important. Who has been awarded merits this week? Students check your inboxes to find out!


Eid Mubarak to those in our HACH community who are celebrating the end of Ramadan.


It’s day 5 of awareness week. Adrian in Year 7 showed how when he put together a compilation of his Grandma’s favourite Polish 🇵🇱 songs for her to listen to. Well Done Adrian, that’s a lovely thing to do. Check out our challenge for today...

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To study A Level Latin, you will need to have gained at least a Level 6 in GCSE Latin. This A Level would suit students who:

  • Are enjoying their GCSE in Latin
  • Love the mental challenge of translating a language with inflections and grammatical rules which are often very different to our own
  • Are interested in any aspects of the Roman world, but especially their literature
  • Want a seriously-respected A Level subject on their UCAS forms and CVs.

Latin (OCR H443)

Over the course of the A/AS level, students will study the works of at least four different authors in preparation for the Language and Literature examinations. In both the Prose and Verse Literature components students will be required to read additional literature in translation in order to understand the context from which the set texts have been taken.

Students continue to develop their understanding of Latin grammar from Key Stage 4 and are expected to translate and answer comprehension questions on unseen texts and comment on prepared literature (both verse and prose). Texts include Cicero’s Philippics and Horace's Satyr. In Year 12 students also learn to compose in Latin. Students are assessed via regular tasks relating to their exams, such as translations, comprehensions and literary criticism.

What does A Level consist of?

The new A Level specification consists of four units.

  • Unseen Translation (33%). Translation of a prose and a verse passage from Latin to English. Livy and Ovid will be the authors from which the passages will be taken.
  • Prose Composition or Comprehension (17%). Either answer questions on a prose passage in Latin or translate approximately 100 words from English into Latin. These are based on any prose author.
  • Prose Literature (25%). Two texts are studied with questions set on style and content; there is also an essay on one of the set texts and further reading in English: Cicero, Philippic II (his attack on Marcus Antonius) and Apuleius, Metamorphoses V.
  • Verse Literature (25%). This follows the same model as the Prose Literature. Horace, Satires I and Ovid, Amores II.

Where could this subject take you?

Latin provides a fascinating insight into how other languages work and the foundations of European culture. Not only does it benefit linguists with keen analytical minds, but it can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the classical world. So, if you are considering law, languages, history, medicine, literature or philosophy then the skills you will pick up in Latin are infinitely transferable. Latin is recognised and respected by top universities as a rigorous, academic subject and will stand out on application for any degree subject.

Good Classics graduates can end up working in a huge range of professions including accountancy, marketing, teaching, law, banking and advertising, to name just few.