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Which staff member is being given an award at 1830 this evening by a member of Royalty?! Click on the link to find out!


We welcomed and to the academy yesterday for our Year 8 Safety First day. A fascinating day with some fantastic sessions and great interaction from our girls.


Poppy Appeal - Thanks received from Royal British Legion


Encourage your child's voice to be shared...calling all budding authors!


RAD Contemporary Dance company in rehearsal - looking forward to seeing the actual performance as this is fantastic!


HGABR Readathon – Read for Good! Help your child’s literacy by encouraging participation in our sponsored read; to help with providing mobile libraries and storytellers to sick children in hospital. It’s a win, win!


A work experience programme will allow students to network with colleagues and learn first-hand about the role and career routes within the company. These degree schemes see students attending university, gain a degree with either full or partial funding.


Year 12 and 13 attended a session PWC's Pathway to Flying Start scheme which offers an insight into degree apprenticeship and school leaver opportunities. Participants are invited to join Pwc's work experience programme for students interested in either accountancy or technology.


Our Year 12 Health and Social Students loved hearing about the amazing work of the Charity when Michelle joined us for our lesson on Friday. Students reflecting on the many roles in the H&SC sector and how they can get involved in the charity!


Who's getting a Christmas feeling?!


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Remembrance Day: To commemorate Remembrance Day and remember the fallen soldiers throughout history and all present conflicts, each class created a poppy and as a school we gathered together in an assembly for a two-minute silence.


Ellie shared that when she first considered becoming a Barrister, she told her dad she was not sure if it was for people like her and from her background. He responded, "If you won't do it, how will that ever change?" An Inspiring message for our students.


Our local MP, Ellie Reeves, visited HGABR today and spoke to students about her path into Law, Politics and her experience as a woman.


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Retweetd From HPA Kent House

Happy Diwali to those celebrating today 🕯️ Follow the link to find out more about this Hindu festival and why it is celebrated


Our former student Rachel Reeves Reeves faced a 'grilling' from HGABR sixth formers which was referenced in an Evening Standard article!


Rachel Reeves: ‘Speeches won’t change lives, Labour needs to win elections’

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The English curriculum at Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley offers students the opportunity to explore a diverse selection of texts spanning time periods, cultures and genres.

Students study a broad range of poetry, plays, short stories and novels. Each text has been selected to contribute to the students wider understand of literature and to promote a lifelong love of literature.

Through exploration of these texts we encourage students to develop their own personal interest in literature. The curriculum is designed to build students empathy and explore wider concepts using the texts as a springboard to discuss the world around us.

Throughout their studies students practice and hone their writing, reading, speaking and listening skills. In English Language, we explore the foundations of the English Language and students will learn to craft non-fiction and creative writing using real world examples.

Curriculum plan - further details of the curriculum can be found in the curriculum plan below.

A more detailed breakdown regarding subject content can be found on the exam board website using the following links:

Textbooks and useful resources

Year  12 and 13

EDEXCEL AS/ A Level English Literature

  • York Notes Advanced/ Phillip Allan study guides on texts studied.

Year 10 and 11

AQA Language

  • CGP study guides: New GCSE English Language AQA Complete Revision & Practice - for the Grade 9-1 Course
  • New Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar for GCSE Study Guide

AQA Literature – CGP study guides:       

  • GCSE English Text Guide - An Inspector Calls
  • GCSE English Text Guide – A Christmas Carol
  • GCSE English Text Guide – Great Expectations
  • GCSE English Text Guide – Macbeth
  • New GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide: Love & Relationships Anthology - the Grade 9-1 Course
  • New GCSE English Literature AQA Complete Revision & Practice - for the Grade 9-1 Course