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13/11/19

Last week we were delighted to invite our year 7 parents to come and meet their child’s tutor. It was great to praise the students for the excellent work they have achieved in their first half term. https://t.co/n1gNtjKb3E

09/11/19

Why not take part in our huge range of clubs and activities? https://t.co/RuThb4h3r3

09/11/19

Congratulations to Marco, one of our students, whose passion and talent for cycling is being recognised at a national level. Full story here: https://t.co/yp8Mcv5zVP https://t.co/Bjb6fN9skn

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

Retweetd From Jamie's Farm

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

26/06/19

Retweetd From Jamie's Farm

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

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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.