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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parents and students, our careers and futures fair is now live!!! Join us between 5-8pm on the school website and don’t forget to sign in for the live webinar


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.


Good luck with the continuation of your RRSA journey!


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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 👏🙌🤛


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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


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Latin, for two thousand years the language of many of the greatest thinkers and writers of the western world, remains a living and intellectually stimulating language which is the key to understanding many central aspects of western thought and culture.

Years 7 and 8

Latin is studied from Year 7 aiming for a more well-rounded and immersive experience of the classical world. In Years 7 and 8, we follow the Cambridge Latin Course which introduces the language through passages about different aspects of life in the Roman Empire.

There are interactive DVDs to support Books I and II and the Cambridge Latin Course website provides a wealth of additional activities and resources. We visit the Roman Baths and the Museum of London in Year 7.

The Classics department also offers an annual trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum and bi-annual trip to Greece. The ethos behind all these extra-curricular activities is to advance our students' understanding and enjoyment of the classical world.

Year 9

In Year 9, in addition to continuing language studies, we give pupils an introduction to some original sources, particularly the story of Ovid in the chariot races, including a few lines of the other original Latin poems, in order to give them a taster of GCSE set text study.

By the end of Year 9 pupils will have acquired a sound basis for further study to GCSE and will also have tasted some of the richness of Roman civilisation. Pupils who choose not to study GCSE have the option of taking the WJEC Level 1 / 2 certificates at the end of Year 10.

Latin GCSE (Eduqas C990PB)

Students continue to practice comprehension and translation skills, extending their understanding to include more complex grammatical structures such as relative clauses, participles and the subjunctive.

Students will begin to study their literature prescription in the summer term of Year 10, which currently focuses on Ovid's A Day at the Races. In Year 11, students continue to study language via Book IV of the Cambridge Latin Course alongside their literature prescription. In the spring term, students study the last part of their GCSE, which is a civilisation unit focusing on Roman entertainment.

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