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01/12/21

Which staff member is being given an award at 1830 this evening by a member of Royalty?! Click on the link to find out! https://t.co/Lgjdfm2BRu

01/12/21

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. https://t.co/qpVNKI7LiL

01/12/21

Poppy Appeal - Thanks received from Royal British Legion https://t.co/GScXDiwytU

25/11/21

Encourage your child's voice to be shared...calling all budding authors! https://t.co/i4sBLEZAsz

25/11/21

RAD Contemporary Dance company in rehearsal - looking forward to seeing the actual performance as this is fantastic! https://t.co/gcT57yqPbs

23/11/21

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! https://t.co/503Nf8TEsL

22/11/21

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.

22/11/21

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. https://t.co/AZYgROUm2c

22/11/21

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!

16/11/21

Who's getting a Christmas feeling?! https://t.co/2WYLa3c7mH

11/11/21

Retweetd From Harris Haling Park

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. https://t.co/gX1cu1ahst

04/11/21

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. https://t.co/nqeZNrUSYW

04/11/21

Our local MP, Ellie Reeves, visited HGABR today and spoke to students about her path into Law, Politics and her experience as a woman. https://t.co/mL6adMgPrs

04/11/21

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

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04/11/21

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 https://t.co/tIsQDJEhRY https://t.co/0tqlAyVQqL

02/11/21

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

02/11/21

Rachel Reeves: ‘Speeches won’t change lives, Labour needs to win elections’ https://t.co/7W514uRGXX

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Reading Lists by Subject Area

Suggested further curriculum reading lists – Subject specific

Department

Key Stage 

Recommended wider reading

 

 

English

KS3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo

 

Non Fiction

What is Poetry?, Michael Rosen

Book, John Agard

 

KS4

 

Fiction

Regeneration Trilogy, Pat Barker

Girl, Woman, Other, Bernadine Evaristo

 

Non Fiction

This is Shakespeare,  Emma Smith

Black Ink, Stephanie Stoke Oliver

 

KS5

Fiction

Stone, Edward Williams

The Secret History, Donna Tart

 

Non Fiction

The Ode Less Travelled, Stephen Fry

A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf

 

 

 

Science

KS3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson

 

Non Fiction

Greta's story: the schoolgirl who went on strike to save the planet - Valentina Camerini

Stuff that scares your pants off - the Science Museum book of scary things - Glenn Murphy

Hiding Edith - Kathy Kacer

 

KS4

 

Fiction

13 minutes, Sarah Pinborough

The Children of the King, Sonya Hartnett

A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

 

Non Fiction

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,  Sherman Alexie

The Disappearing Spoon, Sam Kean

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, Oliver Sacks

 

KS5

Fiction

The Time Traveler's Almanac, Ann VanderMeer

Non Fiction

The Disappearing Spoon, Sam Kean

The Periodic Table, Primo Levi

A Short History of Nearly Everything,  Bill Bryson

Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harrari

The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins

The Vital Question, Nick Lane

Genome, Matt Ridley

The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins

We are our Brains: from the Womb to Alzheimer's, Dick Swaab

Health and Social Care

KS3

TBC

 

KS4

 

 

Fiction

The Island, Victoria Hislop (Health Care)

Black Box, Julie Schumacher

Unbecoming, Jenny Downham

Before I Die, Jenny Downham

Non Fiction

TBC

 

KS5

Fiction

The Island, Victoria Hislop

Black Box, Julie Schumacher

The Absolution Game (1996), Paul Sayer

Known to Social Services (2015), Freya Barrington

Unbecoming, Jenny Downham

Before I Die, Jenny Downham

Non Fiction

This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay (Health Care)

 

Business Studies

KS3

 

 

Fiction

TBC

Non Fiction

TBC

KS4 & KS5

Non Fiction

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur,  Carrie Green

Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles, Harriet Lamb

Strong Woman: The Truth About Getting to the Top, Karren Brady

In the Company of Women, Grace Bonney

 

Maths

KS3

 

 

 

 

Fiction

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

 

Non Fiction

Alex Bellos, Alex's Adventures in Numberland 
Rob Eastaway, How Many Socks Make a Pair? 
Rob Eastaway, Maths on the back of an Envelope 
Rob Eastaway, Why do Buses Come in Threes? 
Matt Parker, Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors 
GCHQ, The GCHQ Puzzle Books 

Simon Singh, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets 
 

 

 

KS4 & KS5

Fiction

Enigma – Robert Harris

 

Non Fiction

Alex Bellos, Alex's Adventures in Numberland 
Tony Crilly, 50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know 
Marcus du Sautoy, The Music of the Primes 
Rob Eastaway, How Many Socks Make a Pair? 
Rob Eastaway, Maths on the back of an Envelope 
Rob Eastaway, Why do Buses Come in Threes? 
Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time 
Stephen Hawking, The Grand Design 
Matt Parker, Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors 
Simon Singh, Fermat's Last Theorem 
Simon Singh, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets 
Ian Stewart, 17 Equations That Changed the World 
Ian Stewart, Does God Play Dice? 
GCHQ, The GCHQ Puzzle Book 

 

Modern Foreign Languages

 

French

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French

KS3

 

 

 

Fiction

Le petit Nicolas J'aime Lire, Bayard Jeunesse 

 

Non Fiction

TBC

KS4

 

 

Fiction

Short stories in French, Olly Richards 

Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 

Le dernier jour d'un condamné,  Victor Hugo 

Voyage au centre de la Terre,  Jules Verne 

Harry Potter, JK Rowling – French translation   

The Hunger Games, Suzanna Collins – French translation  

 

Non Fiction

The Oxford History of the French Revolution, William Doyle 

The French Revolution – 1789-1799, Peter McPhee 

Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance, Robert Gildea 

French Cinema – A Student's Guide, Phil Powrie and Keith Reader 

Moments Litteraires: An Anthology for Intermediate French, Bette Hirsch & Chantal Thompson

 

 

KS5

 

Fiction

Le Tartuffe, Moliere

Candide, Voltaire

Boule de Suif et autres Contes de la Guerre, Guy de Maupassant

L'etranger, Albert Camus

Bonjour tristesse, Francoise Sagan

Elise ou la vraie vie, Claire Etcherelli

Un sac de billes, Joseph Joffo

Kiffe kiffe demain, Faiza Guene

Un secret, Philippe Grimbert

No et moi, Delphine de Vigan

Le Chat du Rabbin, Joann Sfar

Le dernier jour d'un condamne, Victor Hugo

Voyage au centre de la Terre, Jules Verne

L'avare, Moliere

 

Non Fiction

Mot à Mot, New advanced French vocabulary 
Journal des Années Noires (1940-1944), Jean Guehenno 
Mise en scene: cinema et lecture by Cheryl Krueger & Elizabeth Dolly Weber & Brigitte G. Martin 
French New Wave (Pocket Essentials), Chris Wiegand 

Short Stories in French: New Penguin Parallel Text, Richard Coward 

Made in France: Studies in Popular Music, Gérôme Guibert 

 

Modern Foreign Languages

 

 

 

 

Spanish

KS3

 

Fiction

TBC 

 

Non Fiction

TBC 

 

 

KS4

 

 

 

Fiction

 

Harry Potter series in Spanish:http://www.alconet.com.ar/varios/libros/e-book_h/Harry_Potter_y_la_Piedra_Filosofal_01.pdf 

Muerte en Buenos Aires, Paco Ardit 

El Bosque Animado, Wenceslao Fernandez Florez  

Neimhaim Los hijos de la Nieve y la Tormenta, Aranzazu Serrano Lorenzo 

Play, Javier Ruescas 

Olvidado Rey Gudu, Ana Maria Matute 

Lagrimas en la Liuvia,  Rosa Montero 

Campo de Fresas, Jordi Sierra i Fabra  

Los Renglones Torcidos' Dios, Torcuato Luca de Tena 

El Ladron de Minutos, David Lozano  

La Segunda Revolucion – Heredero, Georgia Costa y Fernando Alcala 

Misterios a Domicilio, Begona Oro 

 

Non Fiction

 The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction, Helen Graham 

 

Spanish

KS5

 

Fiction

La casa de Bernarda Alba, Federico García Lorca

Cronica de una Muerte Anunciada, Gabriel García Marquez

Como Agua Para Chocolate, Laura Esquivel

Requiem por un Campesino Espanol, Ramon J. Sender

La Sombra del Viento, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

La Casa de los Espiritus, Isabel Allende

Becquer Rimas, Gustavo Adolfo

Las Bicicletas son Para el Verano, Fernando Fernan-Gomez

El Otro arbol de Guernica, Luis de Castresana

El Coronel no Tiene Quien le Escriba, Gabriel García Marquez

 El Corazon Helado, Almudena Grandes

Malena es un Nombre de Tango, Almudena Grandes

Cien anos de Soledad, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

Non Fiction

 Palabra Por Palabra, New Advanced Spanish Vocabulary 

Neoliberalismo Sexual : el Mito de la Libre Eleccion, Ana de Miguel  

A Companion to Spanish Cinema, Jo Labanyi, Tatjana Pavlovic 

The A to Z of Spanish Cinema,  Alberto Mira 

 

Art

KS3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

TBC 

Non Fiction

Mind Fields - The Art of Jacek Yerka, the Fiction of Harlan Ellison, Jacek Yerka and Harlan Ellison 

Art Matters, Neil Gaiman 

Yayoi Kusama-From Here to Infinity, Sarah Suzuki 

KS4

 

Fiction

The Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier 

 

Non Fiction

Why You Can Go Out Dressed Like That: Modern Fashion Explained, Marnie Fogg 

 

 

KS5

 

Fiction

The Goldfinch, Donna Tart 

 

Non Fiction

The Design of Everyday Things Donald A. Norman

Ways of Seeing and Ways of Seeing a Photograph, John Berger 

 

Dance

KS3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fiction

The Nutcracker, E.T.A Hoffman

Swan Lake, Rachel Isadora 

Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild 

A Time To Dance, T.V Padma 

 

Non Fiction

Ballet and Modern Dance, Susan Au 

Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques, Joshua Leg 

Out Of Line, Judith Mackrell

West Side Story And The American Imagination, Misha Berson 

KS4

 

Fiction

Giselle, Cyril W Beaumont 

Coppelia, Margot Fonteyn 

Hope In A Ballet Shoe, Michela DePrince 

Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty, James Mayhew 

  

Non Fiction

Art Without Boundaries, The World Of Modern Dance, Jack Anderson 

Evolved, Darcy Bussell 

No Fixed Points, Dance In the Twentieth Century, M. McCormick & N. Reynolds 

A Life Of Dance and Dreams, Alvin Yudkoff 

 

 

KS5

Fiction

BunHeads, Sophie Flack 

West Side Story, Irving Shulman 

Breaking Pointe, Miriam Wenger- Landis 

Tiny Pretty Things, Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra

 

Non Fiction

Akram Khan's Rush, Lorna Sanders

20th Century Dance in Britain, Joan White 

Somewhere: The Life Of Jerome Robbins, Amanda Vaill 

 

Music

KS3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

Stargirl, Jenny Spinelli 

The Bear Comes Home, Rafi Zabor 

 

Non Fiction

The AB Guide to Music Theory, Eric Taylor  

 

KS4

 

Fiction

An Equal Music, Vikram Seth 

The Tin Drum, Gunter Grass  

 

 

Non Fiction

The AB Guide to Music Theory Part 2, Eric Taylor  

Billie Holiday, John Szwed  

How Music Works, David Byrne  

 

KS5

Fiction

Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, Kazuro Ishiguro 

The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie  

 

Non Fiction

Harmony in Practice, Anna Butterworth 

Stylistic Harmony Work Book, Anna Butterworth 

Music: A Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cook 

The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, Alex Ross 

Physical Education

KS3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

The Crossover, Wame Alexander 

Booked, Kwame Alexander 

Racing in the rain John.L.Parker 

 

Non Fiction

Sportopedia, Adam Skinner 

Unbelievable, Jessica Ennis 

Hope in a ballet shoe, Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince

 

KS4 & KS5

 

Fiction

 

Running the Rift, Naomi Benaron 

In these girls, Hope is a Muscle, Madeleine Blais 

Out of Nowhere, Maria Padian 

 

 

Non Fiction

Showboat: The life of Kobe Bryant 

Making the Jump to take Netball to the Top of the World, Geva Mentor 

Between the Lines, Victoria Pendleton 

 

Humanities

 

Geography

 

KS3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

Bear Grylls Adventures - Bear

The Ice Man & Extreme Survival  - Alan Parkinson

Race to the Pole - Mike Gould

The Explorer & Wolf Wider - Katherine Rundell

The Carbon Diaries 2015 & 2017 - Saci Lloyd

Thin Air - Michelle Paver

Dark Matter - Michelle Paver

Northern Lights' trilogy - Philip Pullman

Gaffer Samson's Luck - Gill Paton Walsh

Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson

Refugee Boy - Benjamin Zephaniah

Running Wild - Michael Morpurgo

Kick - Mitch Johnson

 

Non Fiction

Touching the Void - Joe Simpson

Great Adventurers & The Boy who Cycled the World - Alastair Humphreys

Horrible Geography series of books - Anita Ganeri Shackleton's Journey - William Grill

Plate Tectonics - Iain Stewart

Shackleton - Ben Saunders

Climate Change - Charles, Prince of Wales

Evolution - Steve Jones

How bad are bananas? - Mike Berners-Lee

 

KS4

 

 

Fiction

Endangered – Eliot Schrefer

 

Non Fiction

Horrible Geography book collection – Anita Ganeri

Disaster Dossiers series e.g. Earthquakes – Anne Rooney

Graphic Expeditions series e.g. Getting to the Bottom of Global Warming – Terry Collins

Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg

How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time – Will McCallum

Our Planet – Alastair Fothergill, Fred Pearce, and Keith Scholey

Where on earth? Geography without all the boring bits –Jim Doyle

The Man who Cycled the World –Mark Beaumont

The Accidental Adventurer –Ben Fogle

Factfulness – Hans Rosling

The Scramble for Africa–Thomas Pakenham

Geography – Danny Dorling and Carl Lee

Around the World in 80 Days

There is no Planet B – Mike Berners-Lee

World Development – Barry Baker

Adventures in the Anthropocene

This is Planet earth – New scientist instant expert

Beyond the Map – Alastair Bonnet

Canoeing in the Congo – Phil Harwood

Prisoners of Geography – Tim Marshall

The Bottom Billion – Paul Collier

The Almighty Dollar – D. Dharshini

Diaster by Choice – I. Kelman

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond – S. Shah

 

 

KS5

 

Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing. – D. Owens

The Hungry Tide – A. Ghosh

Brick lane – M. Ali

Last man in Tower – A. Adiga

The Beekeeper of Aleppo – C. Leftari

Americanah – C. Adichie

The Poisonwood Bible – B. Kingsolver

The Alchemist – P.Coelho

 

Non Fiction

Six Degrees of Climate Emergency – M. Lynas

No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference – Great Thunberg

There is no Planet B – M. Berners-Lee

Losing Earth: The Decade We Could have Stopped Climate Change – N. Rich

The Pebbles on the Beach. – C. Ellis

Coast: Our Island Story.  A Journey of Discovery Around Britain's Coastline – N. Crane

The Salt Path – R. Winn

Notes from a small Island – B. Bryson

The Road to Wigan pier – G. Orwell

Poverty Safari – D. McGarvey

Red Dust – M. Jian

Terraformed: Young Black Lives in the Inner City – J. White

We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World – M. Yousafzai

 

Humanities

 

History

 

KS3

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

The Ruby in the Smoke - A Sally Lockhart Mystery by Philip Pullman 

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo 

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

The TimeTraveller's Guide to Medieval England – Ian Mortimer

 

Non Fiction

The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts - Becca Anderson

What happened when in the world –  Dorling Kindersley (DK)

Black Heroes – Arlisha Norwood

 

KS4

 

Fiction

Dear Martin - Nic Stone

Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley

 Non Fiction

Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali –

African Empires, Volume 1 – LP Martin

 

KS5

 

Fiction

The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris

 

Non Fiction

Black and British: A Forgotten History – David Olusoga

African Dominion – Michael A. Gomez

 

Humanities

 

Religious Studies

Citizenship

 

KS3

 

 

 

 

 

KS4

 

 

 

 

KS5

Fiction

 

Non Fiction

 

 

 

Fiction

 

Non Fiction