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21/01/21

A fantastic number of Bedrock Vocabulary lessons were completed last week. Come on, let's see if we can hit our target for this week! https://t.co/ziafkw6VA2

20/01/21

Check out our Bedrock Superstars who went above and beyond last week with their Bedrock learning. Remember, the count begins again to find out who will take the top spot this week! https://t.co/JaTR1qWAh2

19/01/21

Our doors may be closed but creativity and learning never stops! See details of our amazing English competitions that we have running this week https://t.co/KumrRWxnMd

19/01/21

The Academy may be closed but creativity certainly hasn’t stopped! Well done to every student who entered our creative writing competition and congratulations to the winner, Olive F-H in year 10! Read a short extract from the winning entry here https://t.co/CyPATtfonN

15/01/21

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Fortnightly PE Newsletter providing exercise workouts, sports articles & tasks for PE lessons during the closure. The newsletter, tracker & answer sheet can be downloaded on the website & will be needed for your PE lessons https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

15/01/21

Some students this week have absolutely excelled and should be extremely proud of themselves. Check out the video of our Lockdown Legends: https://t.co/iDp7GCUrcV

12/01/21

We are sharing some of the comments below that we have received from the recent parent survey. The feedback is very positive and we thank parents and carers for recognising and appreciating our efforts to support their families and children https://t.co/HLsma7V1QV

12/01/21

The English department will be running the following extra-curricular competitions for students each week; Bedrock and Writing: https://t.co/qAKt5f2WqA

08/01/21

Future Talent, in partnership with Barclays Life Skills, has managed to secure astronaut Tim Peake in an exclusive FREE virtual Q&A session for young people aged 11-18 on Thurs 21st Jan from 5-6pm. Details, including how to register are here https://t.co/Mmfej84wMP

08/01/21

Please watch (& sing along?!) to this weekend's free online concert: MICHAEL BALL: HEROES - FULL SHOW | The Shows Must Go On https://t.co/uQsXqTIGgK via Available now until Sunday!

08/01/21

We are really proud of all of our Y11 Historians this week who have been learning remotely about the ways in which the Nazis persecuted minority groups in the 1930s. Here are some thoroughly detailed notes from a fantastic student https://t.co/d1SWt4gaWL

07/01/21

How to upload completed work to Show My Homework / Submitting work online: https://t.co/z8BBh6Rr3G

07/01/21

Check out this fantastic work from Ms Miele's art group https://t.co/WM5xbh55Ud

31/12/20

Please see the important update regarding the Spring Term https://t.co/NIuZW2qAFc

17/12/20

Our wonderful new violin teacher's advent calendar of Christmas music is at https://t.co/hzPW08yBE8 & there is Christmas Music By Candlelight at https://t.co/ZTVGhZPD7A via https://t.co/GTLATx154t do check out all the free shows over the holidays!

16/12/20

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Christmas from all the staff and students at Harris Academy Orpington https://t.co/nwvfOKsX2E

14/12/20

Our last day of term will be Thursday 17th December 2020, when we will finish at the normal time. Our return date in January will be Monday 4th January 2021 for all students and staff.

11/12/20

After school Computer aided design. Fantastic efforts from year 11 Engineers! https://t.co/c8lEZChc67

09/12/20

The Sixth Form at Harris Academy Orpington provides students with the opportunity to study in an exciting and rewarding learning environment. See the link to our Virtual Open Evening: https://t.co/ihwUB1r0jh

07/12/20

Beautiful twilight sky over Harris Orpington https://t.co/tGMYepm0UZ

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Sixth Form Entry Requirements

 

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Applicants to Harris Academy Orpington Sixth Form will attain the required entry-level standard. These are:

Course Level

Requirements

3 A Levels

 

 

3 A Level / Vocational Level 3 Combination

 

Vocational Level 3 subjects

Seven 9 - 5 grades in full course GCSE subjects. No vocational subjects allowed,

 

Combination of five 9 - 4 grades at GCSE or merit or above in vocational subjects.

 

Five 9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent, with at least a merit or grade 4 in a relevant vocational qualification or GCSE.

 

A Levels require a grade 6 in a relevant GCSE subject. ECDL suitable for entry to vocational courses only. Extended writing A Level subject students will need a combination of at least grades 4 and 5 in English Language and English Literature.

General information

Maths

Any student wishing to study A Level Maths from a GCSE grade 6 will have to pass an algebra test to assess their suitability for the course.

English Literature

Students will need a combination of at least grade 5 and 6 in English Language and English Literature.

Science Based Subjects

Students taking GCSE Double Award Science must have at least a grade 6 for Core and Additional Science, as well as a grade 6 or above in relevant subject modules.

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a grade 6 overall in the relevant Science subject, as well as at least two grade 6s in relevant subject modules.

For Vocational Science a grade 5 will be needed in Double Award Science.

 

Resit English GCSE

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in either English Language or Literature will be required to resit English Language GCSE.

Resit Maths GCSE

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above will need to resit their Maths GCSE.

 

Enrolment from the age of 17/18 is at the discretion of the Head of Sixth Form who will take into account the students most recent academic results. In most cases students will only be accepted onto vocational level 3 courses if there are exceptional circumstances.

Subject

English Lang

Maths grade

Relevant subject

Other requirements/information

Art

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

Will need to attend a portfolio interview

Biology

5

5

(Minimum grade, see other reqs)

Must attain an overall grade 6 in Year 11 GCSE, including grade 6 on the Biology exam paper (higher tier paper).

Extended writing subject. 

Students need to have studied a minimum of two GCSEs in science, reaching grade 6 at least in both. #

Business

5

5

Not required but if taken, grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject. #

Chemistry

5

6

At least a 6 grade at GCSE

-

Core Maths

-

5

At least a – grade 5 at GCSE

-

Drama

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

Will need to attend an audition

Economics

5

5

Not required but if taken, grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Further Maths

-

8

-

Must also be doing Maths A Level

Geography

5

5

At least a  grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject #

History

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Media

5

-

At least a  grade 6 at GCSE

Students who have not studied Media will require a  grade 6 or above in a related subject such as Art or History GCSE.

Modern Foreign Languages

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

-

PE

5

-

Students also require a grade 6 or above in Physical Education and Biology GCSE.

Must be actively involved in a sport outside of the Academy

Photography

5

-

-

Will need to attend a portfolio interview

Physics

5

               6

At least a  grade 6 at GCSE

Will also need to study A Level Maths

Psychology

5

5

Not required but if taken, grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject. 

Religious Studies

5

-

At least a grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject

Sociology

5

5

Not required but if taken,  grade 6 at GCSE

Extended writing subject.