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Everyone looks forward to the summer holidays, but after a couple of weeks most of us start to get bored. So, we’ve set you some challenges to keep your brain ticking over, and win loads of Harris Points! 🏆Have a go at them here➡️


A truly big THANK YOU to all our students, parents and staff for your support over the past few months. Have a great summer and see you all again in Sept!🙂. Signing off with our special showcase video!


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This is a really cool tree👍🙂, it is great to see the students valuing the positives experienced in this tough time and appreciate such things .


Messages from our HBAED Tree of Appreciation. "I am thankful for my friends and family who cheer me up when things go wrong." "I am thankful that everyone has been kind and supported me while learning at home."


Messages from our HBAED Tree of Appreciation. "I can spend more time with my dad. It's very fun. We have intelligent debates." "For having the confidence to talk about my feelings." "For my family since we are spending more time with them."


This is our HBAED Tree of Appreciation. We asked students in Years 7-9 students to say what they were for as part of their lessons. We thought you'd like to see some of their messages. "I am grateful that my family has come closer together during lockdown."


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have kindly supplied Another 2 weeks worth of breakfasts thanks to funding from their charity. 234 Students families are coming in to collect breakfast bags with beans wheatabix bread fruit & milk Big thanks to & our Safer Schools Police Officers for packing


Parents/carers... you can now download "Raising Little Allies-To-Be: An Incomplete Guide" from our resources page. A beautiful resource to explore and with children. Download it at


You can now download a resource pack on from our resources page. Includes a list of books, films, TV shows, articles, videos and podcasts to help get you educated. Download at


Ms George says: "I can read Margaret Atwood’s writing time and time again. One of the reasons I wanted to study Literature at A-Level is so I could explore The Handmaid’s Tale and I’m so glad I did! Her writing is absorbing and still (sadly) politically relevant


Welcome meeting for our new Year 7s. You can now watch a recording of the full session, including Q&A.


Summer's Not Cancelled is an online summer programme to help young people aged 16-25 in develop their and skills. Find out more and sign up at


Can you spare 16 hours over July and August? Will you donate them to a project in this area? Sign up for the "One Million Hours" programme and find out about volunteering opportunities near you this summer.


FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer.


Aged 15-19? You can apply for Words for Work, a virtual internship programme from . Complete a large scale creative project, take part in employability training, receive 1:1 mentoring, and creative masterclasses led by industry experts.


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Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and .


How will your son travel to school in Sept? In light of government advice, we want to encourage all students to make their way to school safely when we reopen. Please help us by completing this one-minute travel survey by Weds 15 July. Thank you.


This week's competition - What have you enjoyed during lockdown? Send us a review of one film or a selection of different ones that have helped you through lockdown - and if they are linked to a book that you have read, even better! Details


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Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in .


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Massive to & for arranging a today ❤️ These bags were used as a top up for our neighbours in need, already receiving freshly prepared meals. We are so pleased to pass on the parcels from to

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Our Curriculum intent in Spanish is to take students on a voyage of discovery, fostering open-mindedness to different cultures and ways of life.

We believe that learning a language provides an insight to discovering the world and it is a vehicle for overcoming barriers to learning. Therefore, through high quality language learning we promote students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of countries, people, cultures, history, literature and art. We challenge students, to consider their identity and place in the world; as well as to appreciate different ways of viewing the world.

We aim to equip students with the ability to allow them to express their ideas and opinions. Our boys will confidently respond to speakers of the language across the skills of listening, reading, writing, speaking and grammar. By developing students linguistic, communicative, intercultural as well as interpersonal skills, we strive to foster well rounded individuals ready for lifelong learning using languages as a tool for success. This will enable students to enter a more global and cooperative world, providing them with a key component of their Master Key.

For further information on the Spanish Curriculum please contact Associate Assistant Principal Nikki Ayodele:

Curriculum details

Download the Spanish Long Term Curriculum Plan for Years 7-11. An overview of the curriculum is shown below.

Spanish curriculum overview

Revision resources

View and download Spanish GCSE revision resources for:

  • general vocabulary development
  • reading
  • speaking
  • translation and grammar
  • writing

Spanish extra-curricular opportunities

Other useful links

BBC Bitesize -

BBC Spanish -

Vocabulary practice (Username and password provided to pupils) -

Grammar practice -

Examples of work

Theo in Year 9 shows why he is the ‘King of HW’ as well as some excellent presentation and a good response to his teacher’s marking (below)

Spanish work example 2

Peter in Year 10 shows in his Speaking Booklet that he will be fully prepared when the controlled assessment begins (below).

Spanish work example 3

















Phoenix in Year 10 demonstrates some excellent presentation and self-assessment (below).

Spanish work example 4


Jerry in Year 7 shows amazing progress in his writing after just three months of studying Spanish (below).

Spanish work example 5


Homework is set weekly for all groups and should take at least 30 minutes for pupils in Key Stage 3 and one hour in Key Stage 4.

All Spanish students in years 7-10 are expected to complete homework exercises on Students have been issued with their detailed log in, including their username. The password is: spanish. The school code is: UKHBAED. Use Google Chrome and click preview new version (at the top in green).

Pupils will be expected to complete, and then bring in their Homework booklets which will be issued every half term. The activities in the booklet will include vocabulary lists to revise for vocabulary tests, activities aimed to cover the content delivered in lessons, Linguascope tasks for reinforcing key vocabulary and a “Challenge” task aimed to stretch the most able, or at least curious, of linguists.

You can see examples of homework in all our subjects in our homework portfolio.

Other helpful resources


The demand for language skills is increasing in the ever-widening global market and the mobility of the workforce means that we are constantly in competition for jobs where even a basic knowledge of another language is growing in importance and is considered a distinct advantage.

Not only does research suggest that language graduates are generally more employable than their counterparts but there are plenty of career opportunities for those who want to use languages in their profession. These include:

  • Translation
  • Interpretation
  • Tourism
  • International companies
  • Banking
  • Education