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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.


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


Get active this Half Term! Our PE department are running the following student clubs.


A Welcome to Harris Academy Chafford Hundred from our Principal;


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Congratulations to Jay T and his team or winning the National 3 v 3 Basketball Championship. An incredible achievement


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The youngest Ancient Historians on a tour in London, discovering the ancient gems of Persia and Egypt


to all students, staff and community members that are celebrating


Our first Character Pillar Day runs today: Kindness.


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Looking forward to motivating the year 7, 8 and 9 students at myself and a member of my team will be running kindness workshops dealing with themes such as peer pressure and cancel culture


Latest Sports Results. Football Academy 7 Plume 4 MOTM Alfie H Netball Academy 16 Oaklands 31 Umpires player: Chichi N Coaches players: Leah C and Amber C


HACH Spring Show 2021!


Are you interested in training to become a teacher within the Essex region? Do you know someone who is interested in teaching as a career? Join us for a Train to Teach event 26th May – 4pm to 5.30pm Online Via Zoom Visit our website for more information:


Year 11 Revision Resources:


Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred –


Academy Reopening: March 2021 update.


Mental Health Matters. We’ve produced a series of videos for our students to provide some tips on staying mentally healthy.


An article about our cooking and baking challenge


Writing your feelings down can be an effective method of processing complex emotions. Poem, lyric and story writing can help encourage stress release and improve mental health


Physical activity is crucial in maintaining good mental health. Why not look at what are doing to promote well-being through exercise?

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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)