The Take Care Fair is in full swing. Lots of students learning about how to care for themselves, their relationships and their community.


Culture Day displays ready to go! Amazing to see so many of our students wearing cultural dress today. Celebrating diversity within our Academy Community.


Our Enrichment led to some fantastic looking cakes being baked! We also saw a brilliant Knitting Class provide a group of Year 11 with a


Year 10 enjoying a performance of Macbeth this morning!


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Our Careers and Futures Fair is LIVE


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parents and students - Join us online tomorrow between 5-8pm for our Virtual Careers & Futures Fair 2022 via the school website


Information about our Virtual Careers Fair tomorrow. More to follow!


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Due to a steady rise in Covid cases this week and following advice from Public Health, late this afternoon, we have reluctantly decided to close HACH on 17/12/21. An email will follow this evening detailing the independent work to be completed by all students at home via Teams.


A quiet day at HACH in store… just Christmas Dinner, Christmas Jumper Day, the Year 12 Christmas fayre and the Head Student elections!


Our A Level Drama students had a fantastic time watching The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The Theatre Manager said how fantastically well mannered our kids were and that they were a credit to us. Thanks to Mr Waikh and Drama!


Delighted to have Thurrock School Wellbeing Service at HACH today, training our first group of student elected Mental Health Champions.


The HACH Christmas fayre is about to get underway! Thanks to all students and staff involved.


The annual Winter Show is going to be LIVE streamed this year. Our talented students will perform a variety of festive performances including dance, music, song and drama 14/12/21 18:00 - 19:30 Tickets are £3 and can be purchased by following the link:


Year 12 History students have taken part in the Lessons from Auschwitz programme. They heard from a survivor, Eva Clarke BEM. The students took part in a virtual tour of Auschwitz and they have completed wider reading and research.


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Latin A-Level 

GCSE in Latin with at least level 6 is Required.  

This A-Level would suit candidates who: 

  • Are enjoying their GCSE in Latin. 

  • Love mental challenges 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 and enter one of the most prestigious Russel universities  

Latin (OCR H443):  

Over the course of the A/AS level, learners will have studied 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 KS4 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 “Satyr”. They are also taught in Y12 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 specification consists of four units for A level. The Latin A Level consists of: 

  • 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 “Pro Cluentio” and the murder at Larinum 

  • Verse Literature [25%] This follows the same model as the Prose Literature. Catullus and his erotic poems 

  • 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 rigorous academic subject and will stand out on application for any degree subject. 

Good Classics graduates can end up working in pretty much anything other than Science based jobs – accountancy, marketing, teaching, law, banking and advertising to name just few. There are just few examples of how jobs and careers are directly benefitted by a good Classics degree.