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25/11/21

Good luck with the continuation of your RRSA journey!

25/11/21

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

Well done to those Year 8/9 students who took part in Lee Valley Athletics tonight. Thank you for giving up your afternoon/evening on an INSET day to compete for the academy 👏🙌🤛

24/11/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

We are very excited to announce that will be the very first Harris Academy to be introducing A level Ancient History course next academic year. This is due to the great support received by https://t.co/neE9JdvAzw

24/11/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools

So well deserved; students have a sophisticated understanding of their peers' rights. https://t.co/wT109hZJBU

24/11/21

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening is now live. https://t.co/UAxLz7hEJH

24/11/21

We are delighted to announce that thanks to the “Action Planning” of our Student Leaders; we have been awarded the Rights Respecting Schools: Bronze Award “Rights Committed” https://t.co/WNK4lH5xUW

19/11/21

The Academy will be utilising one of our allocated days for INSET next Wednesday 24th November.

15/11/21

Attention Music Lovers! Totally RAD Music is coming to HACH to offer music lessons. All lessons are taught on-site, during lesson times and by professional musicians at competitive prices. If you want to sign up for lessons, please click the link here: https://t.co/Y27GZyM9H9

11/11/21

On Wednesday Year 12 historians took part in a Zoom workshop with ⁦⁩, Kew. The Education Officer Jen spoke to us about the building and what is contained in the archives. https://t.co/v0XYvfxgUq

12/10/21

Students enjoying an After School Screening of Hidden Figures as part of our Black History Month celebrations. https://t.co/l5Al4ptiNy

12/10/21

Just a sample of the many kindness posters created by the students for their Pillar Day, that are now proudly displayed around the school atrium. https://t.co/j0vr9Ls2iI

12/10/21

KS3 are enjoying their Kindness Pillar Day today.

30/09/21

Debate Club will be launching on 5/10/21! Debate club is open to students from all year groups and will take place weekly. Each week we will be discussing a different topic relating to UK politics. If you are interested in joining our debate club, please speak to Miss Hollingbery

24/09/21

Friday After School Chess Club is a full house! https://t.co/3BtFnL8Trc

23/09/21

Hopefully it is working for you now, the page has gone live and contains a range of videos covering curriculum, transition, subjects and our Principal’s speech.

23/09/21

Sorry about that, there was a slight technical delay. The page is now live. https://t.co/ZIUS2gQ3A5.

23/09/21

AND IT’S LIVE… Our Virtual Open Evening is now available via https://t.co/ZIUS2gQ3A5

21/09/21

Our Virtual Open Evening will be live via our website and linked from 16:30 on Thursday 23rd September. Join us to find out more about our Academy.

15/09/21

Express yourself, gain confidence! Drama Club starts next Thursday at 4:30pm. See Mr Waikh for more details.

15/09/21

Get active this Half Term! Our PE department are running the following student clubs. https://t.co/MjtxaBvLDc

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History

The History department strives to deliver consistent, challenging and thought-provoking lessons. It is important that students realise that the people here before us, though similar to us in many ways, were also remarkably different. It is also important that students understand how our society has evolved, and why we are what we are now.

The story of the past is a fascinating one and we place great importance on how we know what happened, by studying the evidenceavailable and using the discipline of history to create great historians. 

The most important skills we cultivate are the development of strong subject knowledge and the ability to read widely and write clearly. To get better at History as a discipline is to develop knowledge of history.

History is a literary subject in an increasingly non-literary world. In History, pupils will go beyond videos and the internet and go into books. Good factual knowledge and understanding of the past can only come from wide reading.  Extended writing is another fundamental skill of History. But we do not want chroniclers; our pupils critically assess the past and develop their own views on which explanations seem most convincing; thereby developing their critical thinking skills.

Long term plans for each year group can be downloaded below.