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Students from The Harris Experience visited University of Cambridge Gonville & Caius College today for some taster lectures amd a tour of the campus.


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Video which was created for the purpose of the spelling bee. Such a great feeling when you enthuse and encourage students through this event.Proud to be part of this experience


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Welcome to everyone from for tonight's Advance Project performance. A sneak peek from inside the rehearsal room


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A big thank you to the parents that attended the ‘Positive Me’ programme meeting yesterday. It was great to share the progress that is being made and discuss ways in which we can continue to support the children to the best of our ability.


Wow! Such wonderful celebrations for World Book Day! Well done to our Primary children for your amazing costumes this week!


Primary Students: We cannot wait to see your World Book Day Costumes!


We look forward to welcoming all students back to the Academy today (5th March) at 8.20am. Business as usual!


The Academy is partially closed today due to adverse weather conditions. We are closed to all students except Year 12/13. Please see website


The Academy will be closed today (1st March) due to adverse weather conditions.


The Academy is open as usual today.


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An amazing first session with the wonderful Year 2 children . We explored the importance of kind and positive behaviour as part of our ‘Positive Me’ programme. Some lovely feedback from the children. Looking forward to our next session already.


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We are looking for an MFL Lead Practitioner . Apply now


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Off to Academy this morning to deliver an assembly with on all things


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Brilliant sessions and today. Only week 2 and already some fantastic progress being made. Helping Young People Grow 💪🏻


It was really great to have students at Priscilla Wakefield house this week, to perform for the residents.


Such a successful Winter Show last week - huge thank you to Ms O'Keeffe and the Performing Arts team for an outstanding production!


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Looking back on our visit to with our Year 10 students last week - a fantastic time had by all!


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Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there!


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Great to be at today for the Post 16 event. Very much hope to see you at our forthcoming events.


Great speeches for our Student Parliament elections across the whole Academy last week! Well done to all!

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.


“We discover the past together”

History is concerned with the study and appreciation of the past. It contributes to pupils' understanding of the world and its interdependence, achievements and aspirations.

The Department aims to give pupils an appreciation of the events and people that have shaped the past and in turn, the world they live in. It works to assist the development of lively, enquiring minds that question and construct rational argument. In addition, the Department seeks to develop the history skills of pupils, such as extended writing and source work and to make access across the key stages a smooth transition. There are many cross curricular links to subjects such as English, Citizenship and RE.

In all years the Department uses a variety of skills, including source work, role plays, debates, and visual, written and oral presentations. A variety of textbooks and other resources - including pictures, video, music, and interactive whiteboard activities are used to enable students to develop their historical skills and appreciation of the subject.


Ms N Brobbey      -          Subject Leader for History

Mr A Paltzer        -            Teacher of History

Ms H Cobbson    -            Teacher of History


Key Stage 3

In Year 7, Students....








Year 7

Power and Religion - Emergence of monarchy before 1066

  • Paganism and Greek democracy
  • Roman Empire and Christianity
  • Anglo-Saxon kingdom and re-Christianisation

Conquest and confrontation, England 1066-1215

  • William’s conquest
  • Henry II and Becket
  • King John and Magna Carta
  • Emergence of Parliament

Challenges to the English monarchy, 1215-1509

  • The Black Death and the Peasants’ Revolt
  • Conflict with Scotland, Wales and France
  • The Wars of the Roses

Reform of the Church and State, 1509-1603

  • Henry’s Break with Rome
  • Mary’s reign and the restoration of Catholicism
  • Elizabeth’s Middle Way

The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1603-1668

  • Causes of the English Civil War
  • Impact on Scotland and Ireland
  • Interregnum, Restoration and the Glorious Revolution

Year 8

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

  • Causes of trans-Atlantic slavery
  • Experiences of the Triangular Trade
  • Slave experience in the Americas

Civil Rights in the United States from Independence to the Modern Day

  • Abolition of slavery in the Civil War
  • 20th Century Civil Rights struggles

Victorian Britain

  • Urban transformation in the 19th Century
  • Coming of Parliamentary democracy
  • Experiences of Empire

World War One

  • Causes of the First World War
  • Competence of British military leadership
  • The outcome of the Treaty of Versailles

World War Two

  • Causes of the Second World War
  • Causes of the defeat of Nazi Germany
  • The Holocaust


Key Stage 4

In Year 9, Students start with an introductory unit and continue through to GCSE. We use Edexcel and the following units will be studied over the three years;

  • UNIT 1 - Crime and punishment through time, c1000–present
  • UNIT 2A - Early Elizabethan England, 1558–1588
  • UNIT 2B - Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91
  • UNIT 3 - The USA, 1954–1975: conflict at home and abroad


Regular assessment will occur at each half term and students will sit one exam for each unit at the end of year 11. Homework is set at least once a week.

Key Stage 5

In Year 12 Students study two units as part of their AS qualification (Edexcel exam board)

UNIT 1 - USA – The American Dream

UNIT 2 - South Africa – Searching for rights and freedom

Regular assessment will occur at each half term and students will sit one exam for each unit at the end of year 12 and 13. Homework is set at least once a week.

Extra Curricular

To be confirmed

Useful Resources


Horrible Histories series

Private Peaceful / War Horse - Michael Morpurgo

The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett

CJ Sansom, The Shardlake series

The Diary of Anne Frank

Pompeii – Robert Harris

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin / Birds Without Wings – Louis de Bernieres



Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Animal Farm, George Orwell

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Maya Angelou – I know why the caged bird sings

Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

J. G. Ballard, Empire of the Sun

Independent Learning Resources

Resources will vary for each group, but are usually provided by the teacher. Full details available via Show my Homework.