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19/04/24

14 Y11 students visited Oxford University for a taster day on Wednesday and left inspired that with hard work and commitment to their study a future place is a realistic aspiration! pic.twitter.com/DDyNCdY9Jv

19/04/24

What an exceptional start Harris Academy Battersea Y9 students have made to their new STREET ART project! pic.twitter.com/XjFnensWQx

28/03/24

Well done to our Student Leadership Team who go above and beyond in their meetings to ensure collaboration across KS3. Their innovative ideas to amplify student voice within the school, whilst also providing a direct channel of communication are greatly appreciated. pic.twitter.com/i8NipfuDD3

28/03/24

Some of our female students attended a panel discussion and Q+A from seven inspirational female leaders from a variety of industries. Louise in Y10 was braved to preform some of her poems in front of everyone. pic.twitter.com/NeOF6zczrA

28/03/24

30 Year 10 pupils went to the Apple head offices in Battersea Power Station to learn all about how Apple Books are published and created and to get an insight into the digital publishing world on 6.03.24. pic.twitter.com/Y2igxHdSMd

28/03/24

10 of our 6th Form students went to open their fast in Battersea Art Centre as part of London's first Open Iftar event this year! It stands as the UK’s largest and acclaimed community event during Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/slqX02mJNe

28/03/24

Our Y9 Debate Mate Club achieved fantastic success in their Pitch Project. They showed a fantastic growth in confidence, and presented with clarity and composure, sharing a range of thoughtful ideas. This was part of a large national competition, and they were placed fourth! pic.twitter.com/7P63Jn3v9X

08/02/24

Congratulations to the HABS boys' and girls' basketball teams. The boys won vs Ark Putney and Chestnut Grove with 16-2 & 15-7 and the girls won vs Harris Clapham with 55-28! Most importantly they played for each other and supported each other. pic.twitter.com/sZZoUVASqi

06/02/24

Congratulations to the incredible Y7's who participated in the Harris Spelling Bee! Your resilience and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the 5 challenging rounds are truly commendable. You've not only showcased your spelling prowess but also set a shining example of teamwork! pic.twitter.com/yNSmDJIurh

09/01/24

Well done, to HABS KS5 students who have raised more than £200 for Doctors without Borders to support them with aiding medical care across the world in places of conflict! pic.twitter.com/tOiMJrPLAo

09/01/24

Big thank you to for helping our wonderful student, Chelsea, to tick this off her bucket list! She got to watch the game, meet the team, and received a signed Hockey stick by the players! Big shout out to Graham for organising! pic.twitter.com/QD1Rg9VrTs

21/12/23

So thrilled to share the achievements of 6 formers who were rewarded an Ice-Skating trip. It was a celebration of their proactive approach in seeking extracurricular opportunities and dedicated efforts towards personal development. Massive well done to our students! pic.twitter.com/cKuiHGe4rs

20/12/23

Enjoy the following stills from the Year 11 Drama Component 2 Final Performance. Students put on a show of their best Crucible and Top Girls scenes exploring the theme of POWER. pic.twitter.com/vgyTHAEKc5

20/12/23

Well Done to all of HABS CNAT and Vocation Year 11 students for getting their coursework and performance portfolios completed!

20/12/23

Congratulations to Joel Sea and Roman Bafi on their outstanding achievements this term. Roman has been offered scholarships from the San Francisco Ballet School and Joel is the Regional Jack Petchey Speak Out Champion. We are immensely proud!

15/12/23

HABS Y13 students visited Imperial College London and interacted with Imperial staff and students, giving them a glimpse of what life at university would be like. The trip motivated our students to pursue higher academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/PZwvazMmmv

15/12/23

Harris Academy Y10&11 Boys' Basketball team had an amazing season and made us very proud. They won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games on displayed team play, strategic brilliance and an excellent representation of Harris Battersea's values pic.twitter.com/hyqVi6b5Ea

08/12/23

Our students had an Oxford University English Taster Day. They got to put their English literary reading skills to the test (gaining university knowledge to aid them with their GCSEs) and spoke to a range of current Oxford University student volunteers. pic.twitter.com/t1BzeEalxn

06/12/23

Our students had an Oxford University English Taster Day. They got to put their English literary reading skills to the test (gaining university knowledge to aid them with their GCSEs) and spoke to a range of current Oxford University student volunteers. pic.twitter.com/XH3eKKGa7Y

06/12/23

Well done to the HABS Year 10&11 Basketball team who won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games! pic.twitter.com/CYzpfg1wFz

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Your Options - Year 9 into Year 10

The options you choose in Year 9 are a vital part of your education as they determine what you will study for the next two years. The choices you make will be among the most important decisions in your school career and will have an impact on the rest of your life. 

Subjects you choose to study may well lead to an A Level, university degree, career or lifelong passion. There are some subjects that you must continue to study but there is not enough time to continue with all the subjects from Key Stage 3. Therefore, you will have to make some decisions about what you continue studying.

The Year 9 GCSE options booklet can be accessed by clickin the image below and at the bottom of this page:

Options Booklet cover small


The Options Process

After Year 9 parents and carers evening, students and their families will be invited to consider their options preferences carefully and complete an Options Preferences Form online at the end of the Spring term.

During the first half of the summer term, students who require further guidance or who have selected preferences that aren't possible will be invited to a short meeting with a Senior Leader where they will recieve advice if necessary, and finalise their options preferences.

Options will be confirmed in the summer term, subject to changes to the timetable.

The slides from our options information evening talk at Year 9 Parent's evening can be found by clicking the image below, or at the bottom of this page:

GCSE options PPT slides overview

You can watch a recorded version of this presentation from Mr Comerford below:

Options timeline

 


Useful Articles to help you make your choices

Year 9 Options 2023 from CXK:https://www.cxk.org/blog/year-9-options-2023/


Useful Videos to help you make your choices

Options advice video 1

How to choose your exam subjects wisely for the future you want 

Think about the job you might like to do, or the kind of work environment you eventually want to be in, as this could inform your option choices. 

Options advice video 2

GCSE Options: Everything you need to know about choosing your GCSE subjects

Picking your GCSE options is an exciting time. Here’s a quick guide about compulsory subjects, what you can choose, and more to help you make your decision.

Options advice video 3

Myths about choosing your options: Busted! 

When you choose your options, everyone has an opinion! We help you find out what’s true and what’s just a myth – with the help of a bit of comedy.

Options advice video 4

What I wish I’d known before choosing my options

Recent secondary students open up about what they wish they’d known when they chose their options.

 

 

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