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17/10/19

Our Year 10's and 11's had the privilege of enjoying a brilliant performance of An Inspector Calls performed by this afternoon. It really helped to embed their learning for their GCSEs! https://t.co/VSDAQj3PQk

15/10/19

We are very proud of Louis, Year 8, whose story 'Evil' has been selected for publication in the anthology of creative writing in schools. Read it here: https://t.co/MAAih9I7FX

07/10/19

Emma, Y11, writes about a project she helped with in Uganda during August 2019, living there for two and a half weeks. https://t.co/fU0b4RLJVA https://t.co/FeeR1NFW96

01/10/19

Last Monday, 33 students visited the Oval Cricket Ground to watch vs Nottinghamshire. Watching such high level cricket has inspired our students to practise their skills on the playground and they even got some signatures! https://t.co/c5W3Ec3jjC

23/09/19

Don't miss our careers event for years 10 and 11 tonight between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. There will be a number of Post 16 educational providers exhibiting and delivering small workshops to promote their opportunities! https://t.co/UUFgHWn3Lg

20/09/19

Congratulations to the Years 12/13 sixth form team on a superb 5-0 victory against St Johns last Wednesday afternoon in their first competitive football league game this year. Throughout the game HAO were dominant, maintaining a lot of possession, creating lots of chances!

22/08/19

We are delighted to have achieved 17 of the ‘super’ Grade 9s, which are equivalent to getting an A**. A fifth of drama students achieved a Grade 9. https://t.co/RgXyWNMh6u

22/08/19

28% achieved the prestigious and challenging Ebacc qualification which means they successfully passed in Maths, English, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject. This is higher than the recent national average (24%). A significant achievement for https://t.co/4jo3KPPxeh

22/08/19

Hard work pays off as 78% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English this year and 67% did so in maths. The students could not have worked harder! https://t.co/pcJpfZR5QK

22/08/19

Fantastic GCSE results . 61% of students achieving basics. Well above National Average. So proud of the students! https://t.co/hXyVNE6P2W

18/07/19

The Summer Edition of The HAO Post has been delivered to students! Have a look inside to find out what the Academy has been doing this term: https://t.co/u5F6GqKHrn

15/07/19

This is the final week or the year. Please ensure that your child has 100% attendance as we will continue to learn until the end of the day on Friday. We hope you have a fantastic Summer!

03/07/19

So proud of our year 7 students for taking part in the annual Harris Federation Spelling Bee yesterday! They all demonstrated such an impressive level of intelligence and maturity 💪✍️ https://t.co/OeoGpMbum2

03/07/19

Good luck to all the cast and crew in our fantastic school production of Into the Woods tonight and tomorrow tonight! Tickets are available to buy on the door. https://t.co/b6N2xhUPyS

27/06/19

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Meditation through silent dough kneeding. What a perfect way to start the day. https://t.co/dvZK0gUe9X

26/06/19

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We love this photo looking down at our dining table this lunchtime at . 1 game of cards, 2 of uno and 3 of connect four. What better way to chill out with some brilliant students from https://t.co/duK2N5Gaxr

24/06/19

Don't miss our book fair starting on Friday in the library! 50% off all books and stationery! https://t.co/uP1L7u3fM6

20/06/19

We are excited to announce that our annual GCSE and A-LEVEL Art exhibition will be held next Thursday 27th June, 4.30-6.30 in the Art Block. We look forward to seeing you to celebrate the current GCSE and A-Level work. https://t.co/u4kz3Lsr8i

13/06/19

Fantastic effort from the 32 Y7 and Y8 students at the athletic event at Norman park yesterday. This competition has given the students the experience and confidence for the Harris Federation regional competition, which allows them to qualify for the finals at Crystal Palace! https://t.co/HMV8yGJhHR

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Posted on March 6th 2019

Orpington 100 - One Hundred Books to Enjoy

Orpington 100.jpg large (1) 2We're proud to announce the launch of the Orpington 100 - a list of 100 books that students can aim to read during their time at the Academy. 

Including both contemporary fiction and classics, take a look at the books listed below and then choose which one to read first! Students taking up the challenge of reading all 100 books will gain hugely from the experience, whether reading for pure pleasure or to broaden their knowledge and literary horizons.

We'll be referring to the list in lessons and discussing books with students too, whenever we get the chance. So check out the list below and decide which one you will read next! Copies of all the books will be found in our school library.


The Orpington 100 list

Book

Author

A Bend in the River

VS Naipaul

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Daniel Handler

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Any Human Heart

William Boyd

Atonement

Ian McEwan

Beloved

Toni Morrison

Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys

Bleak House

Charles Dickens

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Charlotte’s Web

EB White

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Diary of a Wimpey Kid

Jeff Kinney

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Anne Tyler

Dr Zhivago

Boris Pasternak

Dracula

Bram Stoker

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley

Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift

Harry Potter series

JK Rowling

Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterley

His Dark Materials trilogy

Philip Pullman

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

I, Corriander

Sally Gardner

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo

Lily Alone

Jaqueline Wilson

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Me Before You

Jojo Moyes

Middlemarch

George Eliot

Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie

Moby Dick

Herman Melville

Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf

Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre

Nineteen Eighty-Four

George Orwell

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Pigeon English

Stephen Kelman

Poems of the Great War: 1914-1918

 

Pride and Prejudice

 Jane Austen

Rebecca

Daphne Du Maurier

Refugee Boy

Benjamin Zephaniah

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys

Scoop

Evelyn Waugh

Small Island

Andrea Levy

Suite Francaise

Irene Neirovsky

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

Terror Kid

Benjamin Zephaniah

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy

The 39 Steps

John Buchan

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

The Alchemist

Paul Coelho

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler

The Book Thief 

Marcus Zusak

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne

The Catcher in the Rye

JD Salinger

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Mark Haddon

The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank

The Golden Notebook

Doris Lessing

The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

The Hobbit

 JRR Tolkien

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

The Life of Pi

Yann Martel

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

CS Lewis

The Lord of the Rings

JRR Tolkein

The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco

The Other Boleyn Girl

 Philippa Gregory

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

Stephen Chbosky

The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Muriel Spark

The Red and Black

Stendhal

One Day

David Nicholls

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Stranger

Albert Camus

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

The Tin Drum

Gunter Grass

The Twits

Roald Dahl

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

John le Carre

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

Tom Jones

Henry Fielding

Tracy Beaker

Jaqueline Wilson

Under the Net

Iris Murdoch

Utterly Me

Clarice Bean

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Stephen J Gould

Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte