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For we will be looking at unconscious bias and how we can celebrate our differences.


Safe Journey Home!


A fantastic evening, our students were incredible and our Chafford Choir’s first public performance! Well done to all of the staff and students involved.


We are preparing our afternoon tea for our visitors from Re-engage, a charity supporting elderly residents who live alone.


Our dedicated Sixth Form study space is taking shape!


Lots of enrichment opportunities at HACH. Our Alevel Geographers are off to Barcelona, Monday’s enrichment classes got underway this week and our Friday Afternoon Chess Club is in full swing!


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Congratulations to all at on their superb today. A special mention goes to Viktoria, who achieved a Grade 9 in all 11 of her subjects - a remarkable achievement.


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Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success.


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We're so proud of all our Sixth Formers on their . Great to see them taking their next steps - whether that's university, an apprenticeship or employment. We can't wait to see what they do next. Here's a round-up of all their successes:


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Congratulations to student Daniel who has gained an amazing 7 A* grades and is off to to read Maths. He's going to be speaking about his fantastic achievement on the later this afternoon


And it begins 😬 🤞🏻


Results day 😬 We are open for results to be collected from 8:30am until 10:30 this morning. Best of luck to everyone 😁


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A fantastic event for HACH students interested in medicine last week with - some strong stomachs needed!! Well done to all involved.

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English Literature - Wider Sixth Form Reading


  • Literature, Criticism, and Style: A Practical Guide to Advanced Level English Literature  – Steven Croft
  • Beginning Theory  – Peter Barry
  • A Streetcar Named Desire  – Tennessee Williams

Other works by Tennessee Williams:

  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • The Rose Tattoo
  • Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Suddenly Last Summer
  • The Night of the Iguana
  • Summer and Smoke
  • Orpheus Descending

Critical works

  • The Theatre of Tennessee Williams (Critical Companions)
  • Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire  –  Harold Bloom
  • Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams: A Literary Reference to his Life and Work  –  Alycia Smith-Howard
  • Communists, Cowboys and Queers: Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams  – David Savran
  • The Great American Playwrights  – Jerry Roberts


  • Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth  – A.C. Bradley
  • Shakespeare: Othello (Casebooks Series)  –  John Wain (Editor), or at least the essay Diabolic Intellect and the Noble Hero - A Note on Othello by F.R. Leavis
  • Shakespeare's Division of Experience  –  Marilyn French

Victorian poetry and coursework texts

  • Victorian Literature  – Dr Beth Palmer
  • Gothic Literature  – Sue Chaplin
  • The Victorians  – Jeremy Paxman

Frankenstein and The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Teaching the Monster to Read: Mary Shelley, Education and Frankenstein  –  Anne McWhir (essay)
  • Female Gothic –  Ellen Moers (essay)
  • Monsters in the Garden: Mary Shelley and the Bourgeois Family – Kate Ellis (essay)
  • Sisters of The Revolution : A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology – Ann VanderMeer

Supporting literature

Some Victorian fiction such as Thomas Hardy would be a good idea as it will boost awareness of Victorian context. Start with Far From the Madding Crowd or The Mayor of Casterbridge. Any Dickens (perhaps Bleak House or Hard Times) or Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell would be an excellent choice as well. All of these are freely available online.