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18/04/18

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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. https://t.co/IWJOs13SrY

29/03/18

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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 https://t.co/KC3gc9mdrk

23/03/18

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Welcome to everyone from for tonight's Advance Project performance. A sneak peek from inside the rehearsal room https://t.co/kPfxhO7AQp

14/03/18

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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. https://t.co/yw0ibVhxsU

07/03/18

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

05/03/18

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

05/03/18

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

02/03/18

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

01/03/18

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

28/02/18

The Academy is open as usual today.

07/02/18

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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. https://t.co/7lnNJCdEUF

24/01/18

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We are looking for an MFL Lead Practitioner . Apply now https://t.co/vQ6dK0Zaz0 https://t.co/C9jveKeeVV

23/01/18

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

16/01/18

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Brilliant sessions and today. Only week 2 and already some fantastic progress being made. Helping Young People Grow 💪🏻 https://t.co/bYycvAoViK

20/12/17

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

20/12/17

Such a successful Winter Show last week - huge thank you to Ms O'Keeffe and the Performing Arts team for an outstanding production! https://t.co/jPOpaoEmBN

09/12/17

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Looking back on our visit to with our Year 10 students last week - a fantastic time had by all! https://t.co/rcGKOogeXv

07/12/17

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Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

07/12/17

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Great to be at today for the Post 16 event. Very much hope to see you at our forthcoming events. https://t.co/OouM5uCBhZ

05/12/17

Great speeches for our Student Parliament elections across the whole Academy last week! Well done to all! https://t.co/d0OAdFiH5e

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.

English

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we believe that every child deserves to explore the wonders of the English Language, both through personal discovery and through the study of canonical and cultural literature.

We are dedicated to ensuring that every child is an excellent communicator. We embed a passion for reading and writing and challenge students through our progressive curriculum.

Staff

Mr S Williams - Subject Leader for English

 

Ms S Begum - Subject Leader for Media Studies, Teacher of English

Ms E Barker - Teacher of English, with Responsibility for KS4

Ms J Cuthbert - Teacher of English

Ms S Heath - Faculty Leader for Communications

Mr T Howells - Vice Principal

Mr R Whatley - Teacher of English

Ms R Unwin - Teacher of English

 

Key Stage 3

Our curriculum is both engaging and challenging, and aims to equip students with clear foundations in reading and writing skills, whilst providing an exposure to a wealth of literary genres and periods.

We have taken an interweaving approach to our curriculum - and so each unit is composed of Reading, Writing and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar components. Students are encouraged to explore how all these elements work together in order to develop their love and appreciation of language and literature.  

YEAR 7

In Year 7, students complete the following units:

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

Narrative Writing

A study of the Ancient Greek Myths

Students read and appreciate the ancient Greek myths as a stimulus to understanding language, character and form and developing their own narrative pieces.

Autumn 2

Shkespeare:

Romeo and Juliet

Students study Shakespeare's language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot

Spring 1

 

Modern Text: Post 1914 Fiction:

Of Mice and Men

 

 

In depth study of writing style and presentation in modern text.

Spring 2

 

Poetry

Poetry from other cultures

 

Study if a range of poems, focussing on poectic devices and themes

Summer 1

Reading non-fiction text:

Modern and Pre-19th Century Texts

Students explore a range of modern and pre-19th centry texts, centred around the theme of identity and belonging with oportunities to emulate writing styles, and decode the writer's ideas/

Summer 2

 

 

Advertising Campaigns

Dragon’s Den

 

 

Students develop their own advertising campaigns and product launch, collaborating throughout the whole creative process.

 

 

YEAR 8

In Year 8, students complete the following units:

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

Literary Monsters

A study of Monsters within the literary cannon.

Students read and appreciate extracts from canonical texts where monsters appear, as a stimulus to understanding and developing their own writing skills around the genre.  

Autumn 2

Shakespeare:

Much Ado About Nothing

 

Students study Shakespeare’s language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot.

Spring 1

 

Modern text and Poetry: Post 1914 British novel:

Private Peaceful and War Poetry

An in depth study of writing style and presentation in a modern text.

Study of a range of poems, focusing on poetic devices and themes.

Spring 2

Modern text and Poetry: Post 1914 British novel:

Private Peaceful and War Poetry

 

An in depth study of writing style and presentation in a modern text.

Study of a range of poems, focusing on poetic devices and themes.

Summer 1

Advertising Campaigns

Dragon’s Den

Students develop their own advertising campaigns and product launch, collaborating throughout the whole creative process.

Summer 2

 

Modern text: Post 1914 Fiction:

Stone Cold

 

In depth study of writing style and presentation in a modern text.

 

Assessment

This will take place termly, and wlll take the form of an examination. In the assessment, students complete a reading and writing component of the paper, with a mark awarded across the paper for vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

 

 

Key Stage 4

In Year 9, Students complete the following units

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

Reading Modern Texts

Edgar Allen Poe’s Short Stories

Students explore texts from the works of a master in the short story form with a focus on the elements of Gothic literature, affording opportunities to emulate writing styles, and decode the writer's ideas.

Autumn 2

Writing to argue and persuade

Transactional writing

 

Students develop communicative writing skills for a variety of formats.

Spring 1

 

Shakespeare:

Macbeth

Students study Shakespeare’s language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot

Spring 2

Shakespeare:

Macbeth

 

 

Students study Shakespeare’s language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot

Summer 1

Poetry

Poetry Anthology and unseen poetry

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form.  

Summer 2

 

Poetry

Poetry Anthology and unseen poetry

 

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form. 

 

Assessment

This will take place termly, and wlll take the form of an examination. In the assessment, students complete a reading and writing component of the paper, with a mark awarded across the paper for vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

 

In Year 10, Students complete the following units

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

19th Century Novel:

The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde

An in depth study of writing style and presentation in a modern text

Autumn 2

Poetry

Cluster 1: Identity

 

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form. 

Spring 1

 

Shakespeare:

Macbeth

Students study Shakespeare’s language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot

Spring 2

Poetry

Cluster 2: Historical context

 

 

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form. 

Summer 1

Shakespeare and 19th Century Text

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form.   

Summer 2

 

Poetry

Cluster 3: Reflections on Conflict

 

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form. 

 

Assessment

This will take place termly, and wlll take the form of an examination. In the assessment, students complete a reading and writing component of the paper, with a mark awarded across the paper for vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Key Stage 5

In Year 12 Students complete the following units

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

 

Frankenstein

 

An indepth study of the themes of science and society, focusing on themes, character and context.

Autumn 2

 

Frankenstein
 

(comparative and exam response focus)

 

Indepth study of the themes of science and society, focusing on themes, character and context.

Spring 1

 

Component 3: Poetry

 

Anthology poetry pre-1900

Victorian poet: Rossetti (Exam section B)

 

Poetry from poems of the decade: An Anthology of the forward books of poetry) Post 2000 poetry

 

Study of Victorian and modern poetry, focusing on comparison, analysis of language, form and structure.

Spring 2

Component 3: Poetry

Anthology poetry pre 1900

Victorian poet: Rossetti (Exam section B)

Introduction to Coursework

Study of Victorian and modern poetry, focusing on comparison, language, form and structure.

Summer 1

Introduction to drama- Tragedy

 

A Streetcar Named Desire

An indepth study of character, theme, plot with opportunities for analysing writing styles, and decode the writer's ideas.

Summer 2

 

A Streetcar named Desire

 

Exam questions

An indepth study of character, theme, plot with opportunities for analysing writing styles, and decode the writer's ideas.

 

Extra Curricular

HATO News – Become part of the school newspaper team and your written work can be published. For more information, please see Ms Cuthbert.

Debating Club- come along to discuss the big topics that are on the agenda this week.

Advertising Club - Come and join in with Miss Begum this week, to market and design a brand new product!

 

 

Useful Resources

Independent Learning Resources

All ILT tasks will be published on 'Show my Homework'.

Students will be issued with a copy of the booklet online, which can be downloaded through the 'Show my Homework' page.