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21/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The year 8 girls basketball team put in a fine display in their victory against today. https://t.co/JnkWeh664b

21/11/17

HCACP Fish'n'Chip quiz evening. 6th Dec https://t.co/gdqabnJLGK £5, includes Fish'n'Chips. Email brockwellm.org.uk to book table. https://t.co/OALw0fGbpS

20/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the Yr7 football team who finished runners up in today’s Croydon schools 5 a side tournament. https://t.co/Y95PWiau5L

20/11/17

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

17/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

A fantastic afternoon to cap a very busy week of sport. With the Yr9 rugby team winning against and the Yr8+11 football teams winning against in the cup. Thank you to all staff for your support. https://t.co/dmyhnA8xcw

17/11/17

Retweetd From Mr Titterton

many thanks for giving my Y10 form an useful insight in personal finance. They really enjoyed it. https://t.co/iZRSRFl7BK

17/11/17

HCACP students take part in today's amazing thematic activities. https://t.co/mHlvgP3h7N

16/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Extremely busy day for all students today. Yr 9 Sports leaders, Yr7 football, Yr8 Netball, Yr10/11 Rugby. Not to mention all the extra curricular clubs! https://t.co/jAguGZqilY

16/11/17

Join us on Tuesday December 12th for the annual HCACP Christmas Carol Concert. An hour of festive music and celebration. Everyone is welcome https://t.co/2DayH9DSJQ

16/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr9 basketball team win a close encounter against our friends from https://t.co/8lSS4EDXdf

16/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The U18 football in action today against . A 1-0 victory and a solid team performance. https://t.co/KjBG0PoD76

15/11/17

Retweetd From IET Faraday

Teams from are battling for a position on the leader board. Will they finish on top? of the future

15/11/17

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The first of many photos from the ROADSHOW 2017 . Students from asked some fantastic questions int he Q&A such as "Can you study STEM and a language?" - of course, how about studying a language and spend a year abroad! https://t.co/TATG2SK8MG

15/11/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Taylor MSc

Enjoying speaking to years 7 to 10 at Harris city academy Crystal Palace on Online Safety, social media issues and staying safe by making the right choices.

15/11/17

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Getting creative and experiencing life as a real life engineer with https://t.co/CoNH0N5dAe

15/11/17

HCACP Students design amazing amusement rides as part of todays IET Faraday Challenge in association with https://t.co/nEqxPfLCAO

15/11/17

Amazing Yr7 Artists learning about the color wheel today in https://t.co/EngqApatyT

14/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to all girls who took part in the rugby festival today. https://t.co/QwJ2CDE9YZ

14/11/17

HCACP Fish'n'Chip quiz evening. 6th Dec https://t.co/gdqabo1n5k £5, includes Fish'n'Chips. Email brockwellm.org.uk to book table. https://t.co/5tSq03wf2R

14/11/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

U16 girls rugby team start the season off in style with a win over today. https://t.co/awA6iZphAG

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.

Assessment

The Academy reports the assessment of student performance and progress to parents/carers four times a year in writing following formally moderated examinations/tests. In addition the one Academic Tutoring Days and annual Parents’ Subject Consultation Evenings for each year group are further opportunities for parents/carers to discuss their child's progress with teaching staff.

How are student targets set?

The Department for Education expects that all students make progress during their time in secondary education.  This progress is measured from individual student starting points which are the Key Stage 2 Primary SATs.  The progress is measured by the outcomes in GCSE or equivalent qualifications.  This means that when any student starts at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, initial targets are based on Key Stage 2 SAT scores.  These are the minimum expectations for student progress.

If a student missed level 5 by a couple of marks, are expectations reduced?

Initial minimum targets are calculated by the marks scored on the SATs not just the level.  This ensures that targets are more precise and more likely to reflect each student’s potential.

What if the targets are too low?

As these initial targets represent a minimum expectation they are regularly reviewed to ensure that each student is challenged sufficiently.  When a student shows particular strengths in any subject the target is raised to reflect their individual needs.  This happens when any reporting to parents takes place.

How do the new GCSE points relate to old GCSE grades?

From 2017 for English and Maths GCSEs, and from 2018 for all other subjects, the A*-G GCSE grades will be replaced by a points scale of 1 to 9.  9 will be the highest grade and 1 the lowest.  The proportion of students nationally gaining at least a Grade 4 will be roughly the same as those who currently gain at least a C.  The proportion of students nationally gaining at least a Grade 7 will be roughly the same as those who currently gain at least an A.  The new Grade 9 will be awarded to the top 20% of students gaining at least a Grade 7.   The table below shows how the new number grades relate to the old GCSE grades.

 

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Years 10 & 11

Students who started Year 7 in 2010 or 2011 will continue to be assessed in the traditional GCSE grades from A*-G.  There is no change in how we will report to parents for students in these year groups. 

Year 9

Students who started Year 7 in 2012 will continue to be assessed in GCSE grades in all of their subjects except English and Maths.  English and Maths will be assessed and reported on using the new 1-9 grade system.

Years 7 & 8

Students who started Year 7 in 2013 or 2014 will be assessed under the new 1-9 grade system.  Marked work and reports to parents will use the new number grades.

What grade should my son/daughter be achieving?

The minimum expected grade is complicated as it is based on the actual marks in the SATs rather than the levels.  The table below provides a guide to the minimum expectation and is based on Key Stage 2 SATs Levels.

 

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The graph below shows how the minimum expectations are set for students.  This is based on a national formula provided by the Department for Education and is updated every December.  With the large number of changes occurring in schools, these figures may be subject to change.

 

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