Well done 7 Butler for winning the house cup with 402 points! Thank you to all of our students and families for your support throughout our first year. We look forward to welcoming our new cohort in September. Have a wonderful and relaxing break!


Students are enjoying the last afternoon tea of the year with Mrs Larizadeh. Well done for getting 30 reward stickers! 🍰


29 of our top students are enjoying an afternoon out at Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf for all their hard work and effort this year!


Well done to Natalie and Dominique for winning bronze medals in shot putt and long jump!


Students are enjoying their first Federation Sports Day! Let’s win some medals🏅


Thank you to everyone who attended HAWI’s first ever Honours Evening. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the staff did!


Our year 7 netball team picking up the very first HAWI team award at our inaugural Honours evening. We can’t wait to see the plaque engraved. Well done, Girls! 🏆


Congratulations to all our award winners - tonight’s inaugural Honours Evening was such a special event. What a fantastic first year it has been.


Students are enjoying future aspirations day today. We have welcomed a variety of professionals to discuss their career with the students.


Today our Y7 cricket team played against at the Merton Borough Cricket competition. Well done to all who took part! 🏏


Thank you to the WPA for organising today’s BBQ for our new and existing pupils and families. We hope you all had an enjoyable afternoon.


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It has begun! The first ever geography KS3 quiz! 52 students, 13 schools - Who will win?!


Well done everyone - keep going!😀


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Congratulations to all finalists and winners of our 4th annual Spelling Bee! 68 students, 15 schools, French, Spanish & Mandarin = our biggest to date. Thanks to hosts & passionate teachers for supporting & entering students.


On route to win the Geography quiz! 🌍


Today we welcomed our new students who will be joining us in September. Here are a few photos of students with their memory boxes 📦.


The hockey team are having a great day out at the London youth games year 7 hockey competition. Best of luck boys!


Traffic is being kind...ETA back at school between 1:00pm and 1:15pm - PGL 2019 trip.


One final group photograph📸 We are about to get onto the coaches and head home. ETA is currently 1:15pm!


Our very own Harris Academy Wimbledon spider-men and spider-women 🕷🕸

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Course Content:

The English curriculum taught in Year 7 aims to provide students with a varied and enriched curriculum where students will engage with texts from around the world. The year begins with an exploration of 19th Century Literature with a focus on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Students will delve into the mind of Scrooge as he transforms from a cold, uncaring man to one full of empathy and love.

Having visited the world of 19th Century literature students will turn to a British modern text, looking at Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Students will explore how Haddon uses language and structure to develop and utilise both characters and settings within his novel for effect, evaluating how successful he has been in this. Students will also explore how the themes of growing up, trust, love and truth, and logic vs emotion are presented and will use these as inspiration for their own pieces of fiction writing. Students will also use non-fiction texts to further enhance their understanding of the main themes and ideas within the novel.

Leaving the life of Christopher behind students will study a more synoptic unit focusing on ‘Protest Literature’. Students will look at a broad spectrum of literature from a variety of time periods during this unit as well as a texts from a variety of different cultures. Students will investigate how Protest Literature has helped to change society and the world through a holistic, critical and creative approach to studying this type of Literature. Students will be exposed to texts from Ancient Greece to the 21st Century, from Britain to Trinidad, and from poems to news articles. Students will then use these texts as inspiration to create their own Protest Literature.  

Students then travel even further back in literary history to ‘Fair Verona’ where they investigate the many dramas between two brawling families in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This unit gives students the opportunity to delve into the exciting world of Shakespeare looking at the contextual influences of the Elizabethan era on Shakespeare’s writing. Students will also look at the performance and reception of the play during this period as well as in a modern context. Through analysis of language and structure, and through drama strategies students will explore the themes of love, betrayal, family and honour alongside exploring how characters in the play develop and influence the plot of the play. Students will also use non-fiction texts to further enhance their understanding of the main themes and ideas within the play.

Course Text Books/Websites:

There are no specific text books that we will use in English except for the texts that we will be reading in class. We will be using the following editions of each text:

  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

ISBN: 978-1-407143-64-4

  1. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

ISBN: 978-1-107-61540-3

  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

ISBN: 978-0-099-45025-2


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Additional Materials/Equipment required:

Students should have a reading book in their bag at all times.

Home Support

Encourage your son/daughter to read for pleasure each day. This could be reading a newspaper for example or reading a fiction book. This will develop their knowledge of vocabulary and understanding of how texts are written. You should also try to encourage your son/daughter to discuss the texts they are looking at in their English lessons getting them to explain to you what certain characters are like and how themes are presented in the texts.