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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History - Wider Sixth Form Reading

History Wider Reading list

Unit 1:  Britain 1625-1701

Angela Anderson, An Introduction to Stuart Britain, 1603–1714 (Hodder Education, 1999)

Barry Coward, Stuart England 1603–1714 (Longman Advanced History, Longman, 1997)

Barry Coward, The Stuart Age (Routledge, fourth edition, 2011)

Barry Coward and Christopher Durston, The English Revolution: A Source Book (Hodder Education, 1997)

Dale Scarboro, England 1625–1660: Charles I, the Civil war and Cromwell (Hodder Murray, 2005)

Graham Seel, Regicide and Republic: England 1603–1660 (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

David L Smith, A History of the Modern British Isles 1603–1707 (Blackwell, 1998)

John Miller, The Stuarts (Hambledon Continuum, 2004)

Jenny Wormald (editor), The Seventeenth Century (Short Oxford History of the British Isles, Oxford University Press, 2008)


Unit 2:  Russia in Revolution 1894 - 1924

Orlando Figes, A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924 (Pimlico, 1997)

Sheila Fitzpatrick, The Russian Revolution (Opus, 1994)

Gregory Freeze, Russia, A History (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Robert Gellately, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler: the Age of Social Catastrophe (Vintage, 2007)

Abbott Gleason (editor),  A Companion to Russian History (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)

Peter Kenez, A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End (Cambridge University Press, second edition, 2006)

Richard Pipes, The Russian Revolution (Vintage, 1990)

Richard Pipes, Three Whys of the Russian Revolution (Vintage 1997)

Chris Read, The Making and Breaking of the Soviet System (History in Perspective series, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001) 

Aaron B Retish, Russia’s Peasants in Revolution and Civil War: Citizenship, Identity and the Creation of the Soviet State 1914–22 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Robert Service, The Russian Revolution 1900–1927 (Studies in European History series, Palgrave, fourth edition, 2012)

Robert Service, A History of Modern Russia: From Tsardom to the Twenty-First Century, Robert Service (Penguin, third edition, 2009)

Robert Service, Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Bolshevik Revolution (Public Affairs, 2012)

S A Smith, The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Orlando Figes, The Russian Revolution: A Pelican Introduction (Pelican, 2014)

Robert Service, Lenin: A Biography (Macmillan, 2000)


Unit 3: Option 33: The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1580–c1750

J Henry, The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

J Israel, Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the making of Modernity 1650–1750 (Oxford University Press, 2001)

G Parker, Global Crisis (Yale University Press, 2012)

Chapter 22 ‘The Great Divergence’ gives grand world contextual overview.

Lawrence Principe, The Scientific revolution: a Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011)

D Oldridge, The Devil in Tudor and Stuart England, (The History Press, 2000)

Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic (Penguin, new edition, 2003)

Brian P Levack, The Witchhunt in Early Modern Europe (Pearson, 2006)

Brian Pavlac, Witch Hunts in the Western World (University of Nebraska Press, 2009)

Robert Thurston, The Witch Hunts (Pearson, 2007)

H R Trevor-Roper, The European Witch-Craze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Penguin, 1967)

Christina Larner, Enemies of God: The Witch Hunt in Scotland (John Hopkins Press, 1981)

P G Maxwell-Stuart, An Abundance of Witches: The Great Scottish Witch Hunt (Tempus, 2005)

Christine Goodier, 1612, The Lancashire Witch Trial (Palatine Books, 2011)

Robert Poole, The Lancashire Witches (Manchester University Press, 2002)

Thomas Potts, The Discovery of Witches 1613 (Reprint available through Amazon etc)

L Roper, Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany (Yale University Press, 2004)

Malcolm Gaskill, Witchfinders (Murray, 2005)

M B Norton, In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 (Knopf, 2002)