Very proud of our very own Ms Bent.


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Created a school resource for Unconscious Bias. Delivered as an assembly this week, with a student task at the end. Continuation of our  provision, along with this week’s staff training by If anyone’s interested, I will upload on TES 😊


We would like to wish our students and families a Happy Windrush Day. Our students have been looking at the importance of the Windrush generation last week as part of our Wellbeing Day Friday. .WeCan.WeWill.


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Friday - 6pm! Via Twitter Please share with any of your young people/parents or networks! 🥺🥺🥺


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Really proud of our 13-year-old Elijah from creating amazing art work & raising money for . To see his work & donate visit


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I am VERY passionate about the Windrush Generation as a 2nd Generation Black British Caribbean Woman. If anyone would like a copy of the Windrush Resources, I’ve made for my school, for , next Monday 22nd, just let me know! 🇯🇲🇱🇨🇹🇹🇰🇳🇬🇩🇧🇧🇦🇬🇧🇸


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The Official Small Island play - based on the fictional book by Andrea Levy centred during the Windrush era - is being streamed LIVE & FREE through YouTube, from Starting Thursday 18th at 7pm! It wills also double up as fundraiser ❤️


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Good morning 🌞 I’ve put together the Windrush Reading List! Not exhaustive by any means! But download if you like 😁 and SHARE 😁 Happy Windrush Reading 🇯🇲🇹🇹🇬🇩🇧🇧🇧🇸🇰🇳🇻🇨🇩🇲🇦🇬🇦🇮🇱🇨 Available here 👉🏾 Please leave feedback!


If you are experiencing difficulties opening the staff choir link alternatively please open Spotify and search for Harris Invictus Staff Choir. It’s not to be missed! We Know. We Can. We Will.


Take a look at our fabulous staff singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow 🌈 ” dedicated to our amazing NHS staff and keyworkers We Know. We Can. We Will.


Harris Invictus Staff Choir is now live on Spotify singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, in dedication to all our NHS staff and keyworkers who are working exceptionally hard to look after us all. We Know. We Can. We Will


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National Crime Agency’s has created a series of activity packs to help you protect your children online 💻 Each pack contains simple 15-minute activities for children age 4-14+ 👇


We would like to remind all HIAC students, parents and carers our first assembly is this morning at 8.30


We would like to invite all HIAC students, parents and carers to tune into our first remote Assembly - Monday 4th May at 8.30am via teams We Know. We Can. We Will


Reminder- today - Thursday 19/3/20 partial closure. Years 8,9&10 students will be working from home today. All other year groups are to attend the Academy as normal. Please see our website on a daily basis for more details.


Thursday 19/3/20 partial closure. Years 8,9&10 will be working from home tomorrow. All other year groups should attend the Academy as normal.


Reminder - Today - Wednesday 18/3/20 partial closure. Years 8&9 students will be working from home today. All other year groups to attend the Academy as normal. Please see our website for more details on a daily basis.


Wednesday 18/03/20 partial closure. Years 8&9 will be working from home tomorrow. All other year groups should attend the Academy as normal.


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Thank you Mr Mayor for supporting for awarding talented students at the Community Showcase


Another fantastic piece of news from HIAC - our Under 14 boys have WON the Basketball Croydon Cup yesterday- gold medals all round!! Bring on the next competition!! Many thanks to all involved especially Mr Simpson and Coach Raymond We Know. We Can. We Will.

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English Curriculum 2019-2020


‘English is, almost certainly, the most important subject that a child can learn in school’. It is through English students develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and secure employment.

The English Curriculum at Harris Invictus Academy aims to create voracious readers, articulate speakers and analytical critics of literary fiction and non-fiction texts with an understanding and appreciation for literature. Through the subject’s three strands: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, students will move from recall, inference and deduction to analysis of writers’ methods and later to critical evaluation.  Our curriculum is designed to ensure that from as early as Year 7, we take their individual starting points and map their progress through to Year 13 and beyond in order to prepare them for success at university when they leave us at 18.

Our curriculum is therefore the complete set of concepts, terms and activities we know our pupils need to learn as they progress from one year to the next. They need to know more and remember more year on year, and we can only do that if we embed the right habits for learning through our key teaching drivers: challenge for all, stickability, on best behaviour at all times, subject scholars and word rich classrooms.

The texts we have chosen were selected to expose learners to diverse cultures and contexts, varying schools of thought as well as a solid understanding of the literary genres. A mandatory aspect of all our English lessons is structured talk to boost confidence in oracy and to help to close the word gap. Students journey through time spanning centuries from Shakespeare to Steinbeck exposing them to multiple themes and varied opportunities for them to engage with texts developing strong lines of arguments as they learn.

Writing is the ultimate form of expression in English and the ultimate expression of students’ understanding in all subjects. Subsequently, students are challenged to connect arguments and explore meaning successively and rationally by emulating how writers develop themes, characters, structure, plot and other stylistic features. Consequently, students will build their culture capital as they learn how to think and speak confidently and write as effective communicators.


Our aim is to pursue excellence for all pupils so that they:

  1. improve their ability to understand, write and speak the English Language.
  2. increase their pleasure in and knowledge of Literature.
  3. elicit meaning from large amounts of information by giving them the skills to synthesise, evaluate and interpret.
  4. expand their capacity for sympathetic imagination for people from other backgrounds and cultures different from their own.
  5. understand a range of literary prose, drama and poetry texts to develop their knowledge and analytical skills as wells as develop their basic cultural competence.
  6. appreciate the value of literature and language as a vehicle for social change and a reflection on the world in which we live.
  7. articulate their thinking laconically and creatively ‘producing clear and coherent texts: writing effectively about literature for a range of purposes such as: to describe, explain, summarise, argue, analyse and evaluate; discussing and maintaining a point of view; selecting and emphasising key points; using relevant quotation and using detailed textual references’
  8. expand their literary horizon across classical, modern and post-modern texts and explore alternative interpretations of texts.
  9. use research as the springboard for structured discussions.









Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12




LIT: The Breadwinner


LANG: Creative Writing





LIT: Oliver Twist


LANG: Transactional Writing

  • Newspaper and magazine articles




LIT: A Christmas Carol


LANG: Creative Writing


  • Creating tension and mystery

LIT: Macbeth


LANG: Paper 1

LIT: An Inspector Calls


Revision: Power and Conflict & Unseen Poems


LANG: Paper 2

Teacher 1: Drama: A Streetcar Named Desire


Teacher 2: Prose: The Picture of Dorian Grey

and Beloved



LIT: Trash


LANG: Creative Writing

LIT: The Tempest


LANG: Transactional Writing and Assessment –

Travel writing, diary entries, letters,

blogs, descriptive

LIT: Romeo and Juliet


LANG: Creative Writing

  • Focussing on developing and
  • contrasting characters


he Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and

Mr. Hyde


LANG: Paper 2


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and

Mr. Hyde and Macbeth revision

Power and Conflict and Unseen Poetry


LANG: Paper 1

Teacher 1:

Contemporary Poetry: Poems of the Decade

and Unseen Poetry


Teacher 2:

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Beloved


LIT: Diverse Shorts and POCAT


LANG: Creative Writing

LIT: Of Mice and Men/Poetry


LANG: The art of rhetoric and crafting speeches

LIT: A View from the Bridge/Poetry


LANG: Transactional Writing- Speeches

LIT: An Inspector Calls and Power

and Conflict

Language Exam:

Speaking and Listening


LANG: Revision P1&2


P1: May 13th am

P2: May 21st am



P1: June 2nd am

P2: June 5th am

Teacher 1:

Contemporary Poetry: Poems of the Decade

and Unseen Poetry analysis

and comparison


Teacher 2:

Coursework Text- The Bloody Chamber and students to choose

comparison text





SUBJECT LEAD: Ms C. Pilarchie 

                      PUBLISHED: December 2019        REVIEW DATE: September 2020