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21/09/21

A new way to sign up for after school clubs and enrichment https://t.co/HtkWKmwPmx https://t.co/KFa5lD1Dvr

20/09/21

Year 7s explore the parts of a microscope observing cells. https://t.co/i3sSxVappn

16/09/21

Our Year 11 students are excited to be doing practicals again in their natural environment. https://t.co/cPJ8VGZgHM

16/09/21

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The basketball and rugby academy teams finally get their season underway today. Thank you and for hosting us. https://t.co/11lVKTIsks

09/09/21

Mr Kameni hits a six launching the new HCACP Cricket Club. Every Thurs after school. https://t.co/NtpU0SIpdG

08/09/21

There's never been a better time to study mathematics. Mr Kameni is running a Hegarty weekly competition with amazing prizes available for our top students. https://t.co/JWH60VFWnN

07/09/21

Chef Mat and his team return to serving lunch the old fashioned way...at a table, in the canteen. What is the secret to Chef Mat's outrageous roasted cauliflower? https://t.co/Hfhtn1WjI6

04/09/21

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Teams two and three have just arrived! Four days and three nights hiking across the Welsh mountains completed! Fantastic achievement from all students to complete their DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition! https://t.co/T3rLAugmcE

03/09/21

Looking forward to welcoming our new year 7s and year 12s this morning!

02/09/21

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Second team climbing to the highest point in mid-Wales, at 752 metres above sea level. Heading to their campsite now. https://t.co/kVn1xpGPiK

02/09/21

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First team arrived at the summit of Plynlimon and descending to camp. https://t.co/QpoygGWbxb

02/09/21

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Third team have summitted an incredibly windy but sunny Plynlimon mountain. https://t.co/j9lNQzq2ed

01/09/21

Good luck!!

01/09/21

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Up early and with rucksacks packed, our three DofE Gold teams have now set off on their qualifying expedition. Four days and three nights ahead, hiking over the Welsh mountains to the coast at Borth! https://t.co/VLAY9yoFDU

29/08/21

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... and at the finish! An epic three day DofE Silver Qualifying Expedition completed! Huge well done to all three teams, conquering the Seven Sisters coastal path today. https://t.co/RP0RWZW3z4

24/08/21

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Good morning campers! A beautiful sunny morning at Merrylands eco-campsite. Students getting ready for day two of their DofE Silver Qualifying Expedition. https://t.co/RzTr3Y5UEA

23/08/21

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Off to the south coast we go! Starting our DofE Silver qualifying expedition in Uckfield, Sussex. Destination after three days: Birling Gap. From countryside to seaside, let's go teams! https://t.co/cpbtkePI1q

13/08/21

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Congratulations to all our students who got their A Level results this week at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace. Big thank you to the fantastic teachers for their hard work last 2 years and who played their part in the successful results day - Proud moment! https://t.co/wcNlLVP9SY

12/08/21

Thank you to for hosting Summer School - we learnt so much and had a great day! https://t.co/oTpKQPtFOU

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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.

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Teaching and Learning

As part of the Academy’s offer to give Sixth Form students, regardless of background, a rich and deep learning experience, all subjects will adhere to the following standards:

  • The needs of all students are met in all lessons.
  • Teachers must demonstrate expert knowledge of their subject and have strong pedagogical content knowledge.
  • Subject teaching must demonstrate a coherently-planned and sequenced curriculum which embeds subject knowledge and skills for future learning. As such, students are able to articulate how their current learning relates to the wider sequence and are aware of end points.
  • Assessment effectively monitors the progress of all and provides direct feedback as well as checking students’ understanding systematically and identifies misconceptions and content for development.
  • Teachers create environments that allow students to focus on learning and in which students are challenged and encouraged to apply wider subject conceptual knowledge and understanding.
  • Classrooms demonstrate high levels of literacy and vocabulary and are opportunities for critical discussion, debate and exploration.
  • Student work demonstrates progress, opportunities for extended writing and a depth of independent study beyond the classroom content. Marking is seen as an opportunity for further recommended reading/development.
  • Where possible, homework is preparatory in nature, allowing teachers and students to engage with content on a critical and conceptual level in the classroom. To this end, materials are given well in advance to help students prepare for lessons.
  • Students are encouraged to read widely around their subjects and have a good understanding of the work/industry/higher education opportunities for their subjects.
  • Subjects provide students with regular extra-curricular events and trips.

Assessment

Assessment is an integral part of the subject delivery and students will be assessed through a mixture of formal academy examinations, subject-based assessments and tasks, and regular student teacher dialogue.

In order to support the transition to the sixth form, Year 12 students will begin their Sixth Form study with a four-week induction period in the first half of the Autumn term. During this period, students may swap courses if they feel that they have made the wrong choice. After this period, course changes will not be permitted. All students will sit a 'progress assessment' at the end of the first half term.


HCPPOST024Academic conduct for success

Sixth Form students will be encouraged to show resilience, composure, curiosity, meticulousness and ambition in all that they do, as all are necessary for academic excellence.

Students’ attitudes and conduct must demonstrate an understanding of appropriate workplace/professional behaviour, at all times, and they should remember that they are ambassadors for our core values and must, therefore, act as role models to the lower school students.

It is a requirement that Sixth Form students have high levels of attendance and punctuality in order to benefit fully from the educational opportunities available.

The expectations of scholarship should not be restricted to the classroom and the academy has created a timetable which allows students the space and time needed to deepen their knowledge.

Alongside the subject timetable, Year 12 students have an additional 160 hours a year of timetabled study periods in a dedicated study area and Year 13 have exclusive quiet study areas.


Homework and wider reading

Each subject studied will provide five hours a week of homework. The work will be relevant and appropriate to the current content studied and there is a firm requirement that students adhere to all deadlines. As part of that commitment, teachers will provide meaningful and timely feedback on work submitted. It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that their work folders and books are organised and structured to suitably aid study and revision. All materials should be available for inspection and review whenever necessary.

Submitted work must demonstrate the standard needed for Sixth Form study and students must take full advantage of the times allocated for learning and preparation in order that they are able to participate fully and effectively in the classroom.

Students will be taught how to effectively and independently research and read beyond classroom and this wider reading and study ought to inform discussion of the standard subject content, with teachers facilitating that application through extensive questioning in the classroom.


Harris Experience Advanced

Harris Experience Advanced is a Russell Group application programme providing expert guidance and individually-tailored academic opportunities for our most able sixth formers. The programme is aimed at our most academic students who have achieved outstanding grades at GCSE or who prove themselves to be making outstanding academic progress early in Year 12 and maintain this throughout their sixth form life. The programme delivers a range of opportunities such as the following:

  • Trips, university visits and masterclasses
  • Subject-specific societies to support academic stretch with subject specialist guides
  • Specialist programmes for Oxbridge, medical and dentistry entrants
  • Weekly bulletins and follow-up on a wealth of academic opportunities outside of school
  • Guidance on writing competitive applications to Russell Group universities, as well as interview practice and advice.