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Our Student Council has been working on a group project with students from James Allen's Girls' School to organise a writing competition focused on . Find our more about our neurodiversity writing competition at


See our latest science experment with our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld. This one is on convection...


Harris Dulwich Boys is pleased to announce a partnership with in support of their State School Sixth Form Cricket Programme. Details


Science experiments with a Science Technician. Experiment 1: metals reacting with oxygen. In this series, our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld, RSciTech, will demonstrate experiments that are part of the Year 7 to Year 11 curriculum.


Delighted to welcome and his team into our academy this week to film for his latest book. Inspiring our students to develop their reading further.


It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our Science Technician, Rudolf Van Koningsveld, has been awarded The Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech), a registered mark recognising excellence for technicians working in science education!


Year 11 students dazzled the examiner with their recent GCSE Component 2 performances, worth 20% of their overall grade.Performing two gripping extracts from 'Starlight Express', the students showcased months of hard work and dedication, leaving the examiner in awe.


Principal's Breakfast on Friday celebrated ten students nominated for 'doing the right thing all the time' this week by their teachers. Each week the winners receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate


🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:


🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:


Very happy to be featured in this week along with following both our Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings. We're incredibly proud of our staff and students and it's lovely to have our success celebrated!


Year 12 and 13 students were treated to a talk about economics (and careers) by Chief Economist Peter Arnold . "Peter's talk has encouraged me to pursue a career in economics," said Imran. "I look forward to learning more about the macroeconomic policies in my course."


We had fun last week celebrating our recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' Award with students. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit. They were a true credit to themselves, our Academy and their families.


Get your tickets for our latest school production, Bugsy Malone, 13th and 14th March 2024. Tickets available on ParentPay from 19th February. Don't miss!


We are thrilled to announce that our student, Sebastian, has emerged as the winner in the Southwark Regional Final of Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge. A compelling and persuasive performance indeed!


Our Art Prefects have had their second workshop with ceramicist Marie Tricaud. Students fired their ceramics in the kiln and applied coloured glaze. We experimented with colour and different painting techniques, finishing with beautiful results


Younes, Lawrence, Artur and Chowdhury competed in the Year 7 Spelling Bee earlier this week, taking on challenging words such as onomatopoeia, armageddon, connoisseur, fluorescent, leprechaun, garrulous and haemorrhage. A superb effort from our team!


Urban Plan delivered a great urban development workshop today. Year 10 students were split into five 'development companies' and had to show industry professionals why their team should gain the opportunity to develop a new town centre.


On Friday we held a special rewards breakfast for all the boys who helped with our Winter Showcase music concert at the end of last term.It was the largest amount of students we have had in one concert, so well done everyone. Our next event is Bugsy Malone in March!


Our debating team made waves at the recent competition held at Sydenham High. Twelve of our best debaters rose to the occasion, demonstrating their eloquence and critical thinking. Judges praised their poise and respectful engagement with their opponents. Well done boys!

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Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Assessments

Assessment is a valuable and important part of a student’s education at HBAED. They are opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning in more controlled situations.

We always give the following rationale for assessments. These are the messages that we share with students.

  • The most important reason for these assessments is that they generate information: they will allow teachers to understand where your son’s strengths and weaknesses are, allowing them to give feedback on how to improve. 
  • They provide data that could be used to decide on future extra-support groups to support learning.​ 
  • They are an opportunity to showcase the learning and progress your son has achieved this year. 

Upcoming assessment periods

Click on the links below to see assessment period dates, topics to revise and where revision resources can be found.

Click HERE to read a letter to parents about the assessments.

Year 10 summer exam timetable

Click on the link below to download.

Assessments during the year

There are two formal assessment points during the course of the year, Autumn/Spring and Summer. School reports are generated from students' results in these assessments and shared with parents along with other important information.

During the course of the year there are also other informal points where we gauge how a student is performing.

Where do these assessments take place?

  • Years 7, 8 and 9 complete their assessments in classrooms. As a result, we are not able to provide parents and students with assessment timetables as students will be completing assessments in their lessons at different times of the week. 
  • Year 10 Summer Assessments have some assessments that take place in the Sports Hall under exam conditions. The timetable for these will be shared with parents a few weeks in advance of the assessments.

What can you do to support students?

There are steps you can take to support your student to do as well as they can in any assessments. 

  1. We put information about your son’s assessments on the school website. This information contains details of the format of the assessments, what content to revise and where they can access revision materials.
  2. You can contact your son’s subject teachers to enquire about when the exact day might be for their assessments. 
  3. You can also contact your son’s Pastoral Director for further information.  

Looking after our students during assessments 

We are also aware that assessment periods can be challenging for some students. We always give them the following advice: 

  • That this period of school may be challenging for them.​
  • That it is normal to feel under pressure or even stressed by assessments.
  • That the best way to reduce pressure or stress is to prepare well by revising.​That students also need to look after their well-being: eat well, sleep well, exercise.​ 

Please remind students that our library is open after school, and they can revise in Homework Club. ​

Seeking support 

As a parent, please also remind them that if they feel overwhelmed or things are "a bit too much" we have a support system that can help them. ​ 

  • On our website we have both ‘Kooth’ and ‘Sharp System’ on which students can report any issues that they have, about themselves or their peers.​ 
  • We have a highly experienced Pastoral and Welfare team who can listen and check-in on students, led by Mr Dyce, Ms Butler, Ms St Ange, and Ms Viller.​
  • Students can speak to our Safeguarding Lead or Pastoral Directors: Mr Ingham (Safeguarding Lead), Mr Cooper (KS3), Ms Ayodele (Year 10). ​ 
  • Students should talk to teachers if they are unsure about the assessments, and they can of course request extra-revision material to do at home.​