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23/10/17

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Excellent turnout of year 10, 11 and 12 at today's workshop. Here are some sneaky pics from the morning. https://t.co/mEuYm7McHs

23/10/17

Not able to attend a sessions that you have been invited to? Please let us know by calling, or emailing info.org.uk

23/10/17

Y11 - This is a reminder of the sessions taking place this week and to use this time wisely before your mock exams. https://t.co/bp3xDVWqtp

23/10/17

We hope our students enjoy a restful half term. See you all on the 6th November 2017 - normal start. https://t.co/nf5TqtidI8

20/10/17

Growth mindset continues to delve into our brains, questioning just how much of our brain we use. https://t.co/WE2TWEDSPp

19/10/17

Parents & carers are invited to attend an e-safety workshop, hosted at HGABR on 13 November 2017, 5-6pm. This session starts at 5pm prompt https://t.co/K21Q7XUKJb

18/10/17

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PARENTS: Check out our parent information tool, full of advice to support your child apply to uni 👉 https://t.co/4ROA9hPMzv 👈

18/10/17

Quote of the week: "As the island of our knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance." By John Wheeler

18/10/17

Reflections this week questions whether slavery still exists today and the definition of slavery. https://t.co/KE6jtkOjP5

17/10/17

Can you complete our numeracy challenges this week? Try to remember and use the key words. https://t.co/sP8ZTPgQyy

17/10/17

Word of the week is repudiate. Think of how you can use this word in your class work, to build your word of the week cards up. https://t.co/B1JwYzwAYC

16/10/17

Please note that the academy will finish at the normal time this Friday, for the half term

13/10/17

HGABR tops the performance table for pupil progress in Bromley! https://t.co/hrSHUErSbA

13/10/17

Growth mindset this week is exploring the sentence of 'my brain is like a muscle that grows'. https://t.co/FWBuzM81pp

12/10/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

New tables put as top performer in for pupil progress https://t.co/i2ASuxP92A

11/10/17

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What does being mean to you?

11/10/17

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The greatest lesson a girl can be taught? That she already has everything within her to succeed https://t.co/F8W7wjIo71

11/10/17

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Today's ! What advice would you pass on to inspire girls? https://t.co/ToNf7j7cBR

11/10/17

Retweetd From Women's Day

Inspire future generations on International Day of the Day!! https://t.co/cyW9k1QbXE

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Posted on February 1st 2017

Join our Sixth Form!

Advice for parents with children thinking about their sixth form choices

For students in our school, sixth form is the perfect bridge to adult life. 

As a campus within the Harris Sixth Form, we offer all the benefits of being part of a large group (including a huge choice of courses) while maintaining the stability and close teacher-student relationships that can only be offered in a smaller environment.  

Students are allowed and encouraged to grow into young adults, but all this takes place in an environment where they are looked after properly without being left to drift. 

Although most of our places are reserved for students already at the school, one of the highlights each September is welcoming new sixth formers who choose to join from elsewhere.

Our sixth form is co-educational, so we welcome applications from girls and boys. For enquiries about availability, please contact the Principal’s PA, Clair Standing: C.Standing@harrisbromley.org.uk.

If you have younger children, it is never too early to begin talking to them about their sixth form education. To help give you an insight into these two very important years, we asked our sixth former Chloe Leigh to write a few words:

“We all know that it can be a stressful time for students when making the transition from GCSE level to A-level. A thousand and one questions run through your mind: is this the right place for me to go? Will I be comfortable there? Do they have everything I need to accommodate my subjects?

These are all questions I asked myself in the run up to starting Year 12. However, when I arrived at Harris Girls Academy Bromley on my first day in September 2015, all of the anxiety I had been experiencing had melted away, and not a single question I had to ask went unanswered.

When welcoming new students into the first year of sixth form, staff are aware of the stresses and worries that these students will be feeling. They are very supportive not just at the start of the year, but throughout the two years of studying. You are always guaranteed to have somebody on-hand if you need any help.

Teachers are aware that there is a jump from GCSE to A Level, and will happily adjust the work they set if students need a little help to begin with. Students are also treated as responsible adults, which makes settling in much easier.

The new building provides excellent new facilities for us and a new study base.

The support we get continues into year 13, particularly with our UCAS applications. This is where students revisit those familiar feelings that we were faced with when choosing a sixth form to attend, although this time around it is with universities!

However, we get a lot of support this time around with help and advice from our tutors on which universities to choose and how to write our personal statements and applications.

Having been there for nearly two years, I can say that the academy welcomes its sixth formers with open arms and caters to the needs of each student. Whatever someone wants to study, and whatever they need to help them, the academy is more than happy to assist!”

 

Head girl - middle Chloe Leigh and deputies