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30/01/17

Retweetd From HAMD Librarian

Book Buddy Breakfast in full swing with student and volunteers! https://t.co/CaBCMweAOM

21/12/16

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1 million apologies to who ACTUALLY gave us a flippin truckload of chocolate for crimbo day. sorry guys!! https://t.co/f9dr62UQZp

20/12/16

Staff & students sporting their Christmas jumpers in aid of https://t.co/TG2JMwWCQq

24/11/16

Harris Academy Morden is consulting on changes it proposes to admissions to the Academy from Sept 2018. More info https://t.co/fFscfXXGHd https://t.co/flgc3Y1qFQ

13/10/16

We can reveal we are reading 'All American Boys' a 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book.

13/10/16

We are excited to be taking part in Global Read Allowed 2016.With more than 891,000 students signed up worldwide we can't wait to connect!

08/09/16

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Teaching Assistant required . Apply now https://t.co/h7sRyZKEI1 https://t.co/uXCAgKKr8U

25/08/16

- A remarkable Progress 8 score of +0.98!

25/08/16

Best Ever GCSE Results - A remarkable Progess 8 score of +0.98! https://t.co/nI0edZhrZG

25/08/16

HUGE congratulations to our Year 11 students who received their GCSE results today! https://t.co/7lChw8JULb

15/07/16

Retweetd From The Liam Charity

It was an absolute pleasure, the students were impeccably behaved - enjoy the rest of the week of activities

15/07/16

Welcome and thank you for being part of our A.E.E. Week! https://t.co/yrpBqL2xTI

14/07/16

Pokémon Go: How to keep you or your children safe when playing https://t.co/HffWxWrHcN

14/07/16

Fantastic news! Well done - huge achievement! - Any pics? https://t.co/minbO7KKkY

12/07/16

What a fantastic experience! Thank you - A very informative trip! https://t.co/0PJWb6oabD

06/07/16

We would like to welcome all of our new Year 6 (future Year 7) students to Induction Day 2016! https://t.co/7OVvBjAWln

05/07/16

Our Year 11 Leavers Summer Ball - Full gallery here: https://t.co/idcFImZJLf https://t.co/6B47IfYF7r

04/07/16

Year 7 Parents' Evening will go ahead as planned - Full information here: https://t.co/teKFUcb0f5

04/07/16

NUT Strike Information 5/7/2016 - https://t.co/teKFUcb0f5 - Year 7 Parents' Evening will go ahead as planned.

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Language Learning

The MFL department is at the heart of Harris Academy Morden. Harris Academy serves a diverse community with 33 different countries, languages and cultures being represented. We pride ourselves in embracing and celebrating the diversity of our students and their families.

From September 2014, the MFL department will teach 4 languages across Key Stages 3 and 4: Spanish, Latin, Mandarin and Korean. Latin, Mandarin and Korean are new languages to our department and form part of the extra-curricular / Gifted and Talented provision here at HAMD.

We strongly believe that the study of languages can enrich a person’s character and perspective on life, as it instils an openness to new countries, cultures and people. It also develops the key skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing and the application of grammar.

Key Stage 3 Language Tuition (per week):
 

  • Spanish =100 minutes
  • Latin = 120 minutes
  • Mandarin = 100 minutes
  • Korean = 60 minutes

Key Stage 4 Language Tuition (per week):
 

  • Spanish =200 minutes
  • Latin = 120 minutes
  • Mandarin = 100 minutes
  • Korean = 60 minutes

To support our students further in achieving the highest standard in their GCSE examinations, all students have access to the Rosetta Stone software which offers a fantastic interactive language learning experience in 25 languages! Students are expected to go on Rosetta Stone during independent study at school and at home. Rosetta Stone is proving to have a great impact on the progress of our students. It has also enhanced student motivation and engagement in languages which is amazing to see.

Our teaching and administration staff also has access to Rosetta Stone as we believe everyone within our community should have the opportunity to learn a new language or develop existing skills.

Community Languages (EAL):

There are 33 languages spoken across the Academy with the biggest community being Polish speakers (28%) then Urdu speaker (8%), Portuguese (6%) and Somali (5%).

To recognise the value of bilingualism we offer GCSEs in community languages to our KS4 students. This year a group of EAL students from Years 10 and 11 has taken an additional GCSE exam in their Community Language such as Arabic (3 students), Polish (6 students), Urdu (3 students), Portuguese (2 students), Russian (1 student), and Turkish (2 students).

To improve students’ performance in their GCSE examinations the Academy encourages all the bilingual students, preparing for their GCSE community language exam, to attend the Community Language after school club in The Language Centre, our state of the art language lab, where they can access Rosetta Stone software, complete past exam papers and receive individually tailored language tuition in their first language.

Languages spoken at Harris Academy Morden:
 

  • Akan Twi
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese/Myanmar
  • Czech
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Kurdish
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Mongolian
  • Nepalese
  • Pashto
  • Farsi
  • Dari
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Shona
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Turkish
  • Twi
  • Ugandan
  • Urdu
  • Dutch
  • Yoruba