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10/05/24

HAO Basketball is up and running. It was a great turn out for our second Basketball session with Nxt Level Coaching.All students really enjoyed the session and are looking forward to next week’s already! pic.twitter.com/PBe30TU2OK

27/04/24

Kinetic Harris Orpington ~ Bromley Cup Winners 2024 🏆🥳 https://t.co/9lTDZaq9LY | pic.twitter.com/DlUdu3WiHk

10/04/24

🎶🎵 Save the date! 🎵🗣🎻🎺📯 🥁🎷🎸🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/GIydiUQuea

03/04/24

Looking for activities for your young people to do over Easter? The Roman Legion exhibition is still on! Book tickets asap!🐰🌼🥚🐣 https://t.co/4xlttE29qy

03/04/24

🎶🎵 Save the date! Lots of current and former HAO students have learned with over the years. 🎵🗣🎻🎺📯 🥁🎷🎸🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/Xni0javjA0

03/04/24

Looking for activities for your young people to do over Easter? Book places asap!🐰🌼🥚🐣 https://t.co/OgwZJX4MSq

03/04/24

🎶🎵 Well done to Alisha in Year 9 who performed two pieces at the piano concert on Monday evening last week! 🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic pic.twitter.com/FXiQ0z5TSP

03/04/24

🎬Interested in how to make a movie?🎬 🎥🎞🎬📽🍿 https://t.co/KeeqyYkFEo

26/03/24

🎶🎵 Register now! 🎵🥁🎻🎷🎺🎸📯 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/YkfMOxDHB5

26/03/24

🎶🎵 Register now! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/iQ1ycScCOH

25/03/24

🎶🎵 Every penny counts! Twice! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/WDWj6OHJmJ

23/03/24

🎶🎵 Apply now! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/q0gCy5E7He

22/03/24

🎶🎵Book your tickets now!🎵🗣🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/zsbFYWlUTC

21/03/24

🎶🎵 The next online masterclass with Paa Kow is on Sunday24th March, 16:00 – 17:30 via Zoom. Details and RSVP at https://t.co/JoKSafKmR0#HAOmusic 🎵🥁

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Every penny counts! Twice! 🎵🗣🎤🎭 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/SaJvDY7Koi

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Register now! 🎵🥁🎻🎷🎺🎸📯 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/OjHErsm4s8

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Indulge in listening to some great music! 🎵🗣🎤 🎼 🎵 🎶Never too late to listen in.#HAOmusic https://t.co/SBxcMsYVkj

21/03/24

🎶🎵 Would you like to participate in an ensemble this year? Go to BYMT between 9-11th April in the Easter holidays and have a go! 🎵🗣🎻🎺📯 🥁🎷🎸🎹 🎼 🎵 🎶#HAOmusic https://t.co/sKD6AMgbmZ

03/02/24

Thank you for attending and giving our students a chance to explore more career options

31/01/24

Our first cohort to talk future aspirations with our guests are Year 9. pic.twitter.com/0evKYXQWej

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GCSE Options

If your child/ward is in Year 9, they will be starting their GCSE options in September 2024, which is very exciting.

The process for this starts now, which can feel scary for students. We want to assure students that they will get a lot of support from their teachers and Leadership Team throughout the process. Below we set out all the support we offer, as well as a clear timeline of events in the order in which they will occur. Should you have any specific questions regarding options for next year, please contact Mr Spooner, Faculty Director for Year 9 at a.spooner@harrisorpington.org.uk

At Harris Academy Orpington, all students follow courses in certain core areas, but there is choice for the remaining subjects.

Compulsory study: 

The subjects which are compulsory to study and are part of our core curriculum are: 

  • English Language 
  • English Literature 
  • Mathematics 
  • Combined Science (students can change this to Triple Science should they wish to as one of their options)) 
  • Core PE 
  • RS (students can also study a GCSE in RS if they wish, which they can choose as one of their options) 
  • PSHE 

Available options: 

We also highly recommend that your child selects at least one humanities subject and one modern foreign language. Studies have shown that students who study these subjects are more likely to have success at higher education and university or apprenticeships further in their educational journey. Therefore, your child should choose from: 

  • Either History or Geography 
  • Either French or Spanish 
  • Two other options as laid out in the options booklet. 

Timeline (Dates to be confirmed)

A timeline of events can be seen below, so you can see the types of guidance students will receive over the year.

Stage 1:  Options Assemblies with Faculty Director, and a copy of this can also be downloaded below.

Stage 2:  Students receive options booklets and website goes live for parents. Parents will be able to access the assembly presentation as well as the options booklet online

Stage 3: Parents and students are able to access the options form online to make preliminary selections.