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01/04/21

To help Y11 with mock exams preparations, Harris have put together some excellent resources: https://t.co/fBYqoT74O7

01/04/21

Should you need to communicate with Harris Academy Orpington please email: Harris.Orpington.hf.com. Please limit information to your child's name and year group only. This email is being monitored and we will contact you regarding your enquiry.

24/03/21

Brilliant assembly this morning from Students have already started their portfolios

23/03/21

Well done to our Year 11s for remaining focused and working hard. See the link below to the Revision Masterclasses which are taking place during the Easter break: https://t.co/NW1lS7Qk3a

15/03/21

To reward students’ vocabulary work, Bedrock are giving away 2 Chromebook laptops& 50 £10 Amazon vouchers! Winners will be chosen at random from all students who earn 120 or more Bedrock Points this half term.Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Orpington https://t.co/WiWGw5SLop

12/03/21

Some fantastic artwork from one of our aspiring artists in Year 7 https://t.co/8ZsPJXQghQ

11/03/21

Another amazing free show - this time to celebrate International Women's Day: LETTERS LIVE ft. Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Daisy Ridley | FULL SHOW. It's available until Sunday! https://t.co/OPoENs8L21 via

05/03/21

Calling all HAO drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁 https://t.co/bnLMwmtogG https://t.co/97TJTA1kKV

05/03/21

Calling all HAO composers, drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁📝 https://t.co/1BlzQhcc3D https://t.co/YA0Od0ORM4

04/03/21

Take a look at these careers available in TV National Careers Week: Finding the job that fits you in television - BBC Bitesize ⁦https://t.co/R3HZfcoilJ

04/03/21

Calling all parents, carers, siblings and grandparents to join in on the fun and help to win your child's form group some golden tickets for our annual reading 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge' https://t.co/5Ow53LBxCF

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day!!! Who says you can't have fun in lockdown? Can you name the book, author, character and member of staff from the picture? https://t.co/jufoe3m2cP

03/03/21

It's less than 24hrs to World Book Day & we have entries for Wonka Golden Tickets coming in thick & fast. 7B aka Augustus Gloop are leading the way to winning the chocolate banquet. There's still time to enter one of our home challenge or Oompa Loompa tasks on SMHW https://t.co/BvBHOktgUi

03/03/21

With world book day coming up have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a book publicist? What's It Like To Be a Book Publicist? 📚🐧 https://t.co/KZV7HECCeI via

02/03/21

Have you had a look at https://t.co/gLocvp0Wox to investigate careers?

01/03/21

This week is National Careers Week. Take a look at these future proof jobs. https://t.co/wu7mCj1WuZ

25/02/21

Our Year 10 Art students have been producing some beautiful artwork at home responding to natural forms https://t.co/3pqyYkCZ7q

23/02/21

HAO students are still making music even if the concert venue is their living room! This week's performances are bass guitar, voice & uke, and trumpet. Check out HAO Creates Music! at https://t.co/dKrJqg5NCE

22/02/21

This week's writing challenge is to create a persuasive advert for your dream Candy or Chocolate bar. It can be a poster or script to a TV advert - happy writing https://t.co/IRvNpu6IDK

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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.