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Incredibly proud of my staff and students and in particular the brilliant Principal, Ben Keely. World Class School twice in a row and now Ofsted Outstanding twice in a row too. Sustainable work / life balance in a very happy school. Next for too!


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A huge thank you to the KS3 learners from who joined us for a Buddies session yesterday, & for their great comments & questions.


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Yesterday, the Law Society students at conducted their first to a Jury made up of industry expert volunteers. We advocate for approaches, like our Law Society mock trial to help students practice skills


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Today students from will be holding their Mock Trial 🧑‍⚖️ This event has been supported by our Law Society, in partnership with and we cannot wait to see all the students’ hard work come to life!


This week our students visited the over 60s at MPCC. They helped out with teas and coffees and discussed the Ukrainian crisis. They represented the school well!


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Year 5 Freddie Mercury class visited Harris Academy today and were shown how to make spaghetti bolognese. Thank you 😀🍝


A small group of students visited Middle Park Community Centre last week. They enjoyed chatting and sharing stories. Well done to all!! We can't wait to come back again.


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Year 5 Nergui had a great practical science afternoon with our friends down at Thanks for inviting us, we’ve loved our visits.


This week our Food Tech team welcomed Year 5s from . The students cooked spaghetti bolognese from scratch - well done to all!


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We had a really fantastic session yesterday with Y12 students attending the student leadership program. Students had some really mature and thought-provoking discussions on complex topics on culture and identity, and demonstrated leadership qualities. Well done!


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GCSE Options

HAGR Options Portal

The Year 9 Options Process

Your next step at HAGR is an important one in your life. You will create your own Personalised Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) Programme of Study. 

To ensure that you make the decisions that are most suitable for you, it is important that you understand what will happen this term, what lies ahead and what you need to consider when thinking about your future studies.

In Key Stage 4, you may be introduced to new subjects, as well as building on your knowledge and experience of many of the subjects that you are studying already.  You will be asked to work in different ways and be given more responsibility for your learning.  You will develop skills to manage your workload, meet deadlines, and work more independently.  You will also need to get to grips with coursework and learn how to prepare for external examinations effectively.

This portal has been put together to offer you substantial information around the subjects and process with the aim being to answer many of the more common questions. 

You will also be able to view the subject videos, key dates and where to access support and guidance should you need.

Your teachers, pastoral manager Mrs Bailey, your SLT links Mr Sofianos and Mr Ali, the careers coordinator Mrs Massey and our independent careers adviser Ms Smith are all able to support and answer questions.

Virtual Options Evening- 5pm-6pm 23rd February

During this live event, senior leaders in the school will give parents key information about our GCSE options process. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions during a live Q&A. A link to this live MS Teams event will be sent out on the day.

Virtual Parents Evening- 4pm-6.30pm 2nd March

Parents will have an opportunity to discuss options choices with subject teachers during our parents evening 4pm-6.30pm 2nd March . This event will again be held via our parents evening portal, SchoolCloud, and a link for bookings will open on 23rd February. Slots are available on a first come first served basis and open until 4pm 1st March.

Taster Sessions- 7th, 9th and 10th February 3.35pm- 4.40pm

Students are invited to sign up to taster sessions which will give you a flavour of what to expect in GCSE subject areas. It’s on a first come first served basis, and a link will be sent out to sign up to the slots. The closing date for signing up to tasters is Friday 4th February.

What is a broad and balanced curriculum?

A broad and balanced curriculum provides a wide range of opportunities for students to learn across a range of different subjects. We believe that a range of subjects and courses helps students acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of their education, including the humanities and linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technical, social, physical and artistic learning.

What core subjects will I study?

All students will study English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Double Award Science (or Triple/Separate).  Additional non-examined subject time is given to PE, Philosophy, Religion and Government, and Personal Development.

The majority of students will also study a MFL (French/Spanish) and History and/or Geography.  This means most students will receive 2 choices for their other subjects.

What is the English Baccalaureate?

The current English Baccalaureate (EBACC) is not a qualification itself, but a particular group of GCSE subjects that are usually looked on favourably by Post-16 providers and universities.  You don’t need to have studied the EBACC to go to university, however, having your GCSE ‘mix’ steered towards the EBACC will help keep your options open.  To achieve the EBACC you will need to achieve a minimum of a grade 4 in all of the above qualifications:

English (either or both English Language/Literature)
History or Geography
French or Spanish

How do I make my choices?

You can get detailed information about the choices on offer by reading the Options Booklet which can be found by  You will also get to hear from subject leads in assembly, be able to sign up for taster sessions and watch online videos (in the menu below) to help you make your decisions. Parents will be sent a link after the Parents’ Evening that will take you to an electronic Options Form which will need to be filled out by the deadline for submission which is Friday 4th February.

Below is a programme of events, meetings and deadlines which supports the GCSE options process. Please add to your diary!

31st January

Options assembly 1 P1

Taster sign-up forms sent home

1st February

Options assembly 2 P1

2nd February

Careers assembly P2

4th February

Taster sign-up submission closes 5pm

4th February

Options booklet and Options video links sent home. Options process shared in letter to parents with key dates.

7th February

Taster sessions round 1 3.35pm & 4.10pm

9th February

Taster sessions round 2 3.35pm & 4.10pm

10th February

Taster sessions round 3 3.35pm & 4.10pm

23rd February

Options evening 5pm-6pm

Options forms sent home

2nd March

Parents evening 4pm-6.30pm

4th March

Options forms deadline 5pm


Option choices confirmed


Start GCSE Option courses in year 10

Please find more information about subjects and the options process in the menu below





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