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Phased re-opening for Year 10 students - announcement See our website at


HAR Bake Off. This week's challenge and last week's winners. Mouth watering yum!


Happy Friday. We are delighted to publish the second edition of our HAR From Home Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it. Remember to send contribution to Mrs Richards at


Dear Parent/Carers Please see important letter on our website from The Harris Federation


Fabulous bunting that our key worker school students and staff have made to decorate the academy for VE day.


Dear parents/guardian Just a note that as Friday is a bank holiday there will be no virtual school lessons taking place. Happy VE Day celebrations to all.


KS3 Drama students combining their creative skills with their knowledge of ‘Dramatic Tableaux’. Bringing the stage home!


More great work from our Year 9 students sent in this week. Well done to Rachel, Nojus and Oana. Also Miss Gander says to remember to tune into Grayson Perry's Art Club, Channel 4, Monday at 8.30pm.


Happy Friday everyone. We have published our very first HAR from Home newsletter today. To see all the latest news go to To send anything you would like to see featured in our next newsletter please email


Happy Friday Year 11. Hope you are all keeping safe and well. For those of you who have signed up to our Head Start Programme this will start next week. See below for the timetable for next week's lessons.


Year 9 Parents/Guardians - see below regarding options survey


Letter to parents and carers


Parent and pupil consultation on changes to the academy day.


We are so very sorry the website couldn't cope this morning, but the fact that so many of our year 8 children and parents have contacted us to let us know shows just how great our geography students are. Ms Blake


Help and Support for Children and Young People during Covid 19

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise

Study of this qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help students to make more informed choices for further learning, either generally or in this sector. The BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise, is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, behaviours and skills related to researching, planning, pitching and reviewing an enterprise idea as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification enables learners to develop their technical skills, such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment.

Assessment. Students will study three components.

Component 1 - “Exploring Enterprises” which will be internally assessed

Component 2 -  “Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity” which will also be internally assessed

Component 3 - “Promotion and Finance for Enterprise” which builds upon the other components and is externally assessed.

GCSE Business AQA

This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore real business issues and how businesses work. It focuses on the inside workings of business, looking in more detail at different functions including marketing, production, people, finance and accounting as well as how the environment in which business operates provides opportunities and threats to their primary purpose of making a profit. Students will consider the practical application of business concepts. The units provide opportunities to explore theories and concepts in the most relevant way, through the context of events in the business and economic world.

For the majority of our learners, this subject is compeltely new to them as it is not studied earlier in the academy, so Year 9 is spent as a foundation year, introducing key content and terms used in the world of business in preperation for the GCSE which begins in year 10. 

Assessment. Students will be assessed externally across two exams.

Paper 1 - “Influences of Operations and HRM on Business Activity” – a written exam worth 90 marks. 50% of the total grade.

Paper 2 - “Influences of Marketing and Finance on Business Activity” - a written exam worth 90 marks. 50% of the total grade.

Finance: LIBF Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education

As part of the BTEC business studies course some students will be offered the opportunity to sit a Level 2 course in personal finance with the London Institute of Banking and Finance.  This course supports the content that students have already studied as part of their BTEC level 2 and PSHE curriculum.

The personal finance course develops students' knowledge of the economy and encourages them to consider how this can affect business and the individual. The content covered includes public finance, personal financial management and business financial management.