Our first cohort to talk future aspirations with our guests are Year 9.


Getting ready for our Careers Fair this morning with some amazing visitors ready to speak to our students


Not for the faint hearted! Year 13 Psychology students got all practical today as they dissected sheep's brains. Why? This was to support their revision of the parts of the brain for the Biopsychology.


Crochet enrichment - just some of the amazing work being created by our students.


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Exploring the wonders of biology during a sixth form taster day yesterday – students fully engaged in the fascinating world of kidney dissection! 🧪🔬 "


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Thank you to all the parents and students who braved the not so great weather to attend our apprenticeship information evening for Years 10-13. Thank you to our guest speakers from team.


The motion argued was 'This house would ban advertising aimed at children'.The afternoon was well spent and students from both schools did well and enjoyed themselves.


Last Friday, 15 students from came to HAO for the 2nd leg of debate training and competition. The students from HAO represented themselves well against the experienced and eloquent speakers of Bromley High School.


Final game of our ESFA group saw another rivalry, with HAO taking on in a tight, tense, up and down game. Claiming the top spot with a well fought 3-2 victory is…HAO. Onward to the knockout stages!


Congratulations to Mr Stuchfield for growing what can only be described as a resplendent moustache for charity as part of “Movember”.


1st round of the London Cup, saw Harris Orpington take on Harris Beckenham in a local rivalry. A good game with Harris Orpington claiming a 4-0 victory.


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Mr Stuchfield is raising awareness for - 'I am bravely sporting a truly egregious moustache in front of 800 children every day'.This is the before picture - Lets check back in at the end of the month for a progress check.To donate:


And taking the time to explore the trenches…Mr Koubaa joined in too!


Paying our respects at the Canadian memorial at Sanctuary wood


Yesterday was an early start for our avid historians! But they made it to Folkestone for the crossing over to Calais…



Thanks to those that attended this evening. It was great to see some alumni.

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Religious Studies


We aim for students to gain knowledge and show an understanding of the world around them so they can become world class pupils who develop their own sense of identity and mutual respect for others. Our curriculum aims to promote equality, diversity and inclusion and incorporates our school ethos: Together We Can’.


Religious Studies plays an important role in pupils’ understanding of our increasingly multicultural, multi-faith and diverse school and contemporary society. We aim to equip students with a deeper understanding of religious and spiritual beliefs. Pupils will also be given the opportunity to learn that there are those who do not hold religious views but have their own philosophical outlooks.

Students will study a range of religious and world views and be given the opportunity to argue viewpoints clearly and concisely. Students will be challenged with questions about belief, values, meaning, purpose and truth, enabling them to develop their own attitudes towards religious issues.

Our Religious Studies syllabus follows the recommendations of the Bromley SACRE. This ensures pupils understanding of the Christian faith and other religious traditions, especially those represented in contemporary Britain. We believe the study of RS should develop pupils appreciation of other religious views represented in the UK.


We teach all topics through enquiries focused around three big-ideas: Human social science, philosophy and theology which explore Western and Eastern faiths. Each pupil has RS once a week throughout KS3 and KS4. At KS3, we encourage pupils to explore religion as a living community-based way of life. We build on the foundational knowledge that pupils have gained of the six major world faiths during KS1 and KS2. At KS4 pupils develop disciplinary understanding of religious studies pupils further develop their understanding by building upon their knowledge and understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions of Christianity, while exploring further aspects of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism. Pupils analyse and interpret a wide range of religious, philosophical and ethical concepts in increasing depth.


Assessments are structured on the following.

  • KS3 students will be assessed summatively once every term, and formatively during lessons.
  • At KS4 students will also be assessed summatively once every term, and formatively both continuously during lessons and by two pieces of written feedback each half term.
  • At the end of Year 11 pupils who opted to take GCSE RS will be awarded a full GCSE with AQA.

The purpose of the different forms of assessment is to raise pupil expectations, regularly identify strengths and weaknesses in pupils’ attainment, help inform teachers’ planning, and to make pupils and parents clear about achievements and targets for improvement.