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22/01/21

Shouts out to - Ruby, Anika, Jayden, Aidan, Toyin, Hugh, Swann and Amira in Year 12D History for outstanding evaluative contributions on race and racism in America. Very proud of the lesson today. Also Angel Year 11 Citizenship for her work on exam practice questions

22/01/21

congratulations to the Bedrock champions of the week: 7D – Amaziah 8A – Devante 9G – Chira https://t.co/rVzjGLCyMf

22/01/21

The HCACP Book Club is back for January. Our current book is Holes by Louis Sachar. https://t.co/YffWprDNJr

22/01/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Kaela; design. You are a professional. We can't wait for nominations for our Student of the Month https://t.co/ejX4ADS655 from https://t.co/b2McPTHlBJ

22/01/21

Want to impress your peers with amazing speaking skills? Yes? Join the HCACP Virtual Debate Club! If you are KS3 student who loves debating then we want to hear from you! Let your English teacher know you want to join the debate club and we will add you to the team! https://t.co/6MUTQNRVwB

22/01/21

Well done to Kaela 9BA. Excellent poster on human Right in her PSHE lesson. https://t.co/SH2ayNqrTo

21/01/21

Buenas tardes. Outstanding work from Nevaeh in their Spanish lesson today. # https://t.co/cyh3fiys27

21/01/21

Well done to all Year 10 students that have completed assessments online this week. If you missed one for any reason please contact your teacher. https://t.co/98juWadgyf

21/01/21

Year 10 challenge: This week our challenge for Friday afternoon is a one you can complete at home. Look at the following 'step in, step out' challenge. How many times can you do it in 60 seconds? Send your best score to Mr Biddiscombe by Monday at 12:00pm https://t.co/6V4R6EforO https://t.co/2XaO6tbhw2

21/01/21

This afternoon is Year 11 English Skills Club with Miss Bransfield and Miss Mills. The club runs from 3.15 - 4pm and we look forward to seeing you there! Today we are focusing on Language Paper 2 Skills. https://t.co/zbox4bMEq3

20/01/21

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the virtual Parents’ Forum this evening - over 100 in total! We hope you found it useful.

19/01/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Don't forget students - you are part of our Student of the Month campaign https://t.co/ejX4ADS655 . This will keep you positive. https://t.co/zvHtST39t4

19/01/21

Some tips for your mental well being https://t.co/Xb6s5V31oG https://t.co/BrqxDnxEze

18/01/21

HCACP Enrichment. Student Mindfulness booklet: https://t.co/1V2AxN8CDQ https://t.co/Cj8Gbn98KQ

18/01/21

New weekly student bulletin: https://t.co/pmkvPvz8nl https://t.co/5MrO1YHU0I

18/01/21

Virtual Parents’ Forum on Wednesday 20th January at 4pm. Link for meeting has been emailed, we hope to see you there.

17/01/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

This weeks enrichment at home tasks are now online https://t.co/5tIpob2QaU. Can anyone better Mr Mulvaney’s juggling attempt? Please check SMHW for more details. https://t.co/xZykUZLMqv

15/01/21

Year 10 weekly challenge: Who can complete the puzzle challenge in the quickest time? Go to the Year 10 teams page for more information. https://t.co/xX24CPk5y4 https://t.co/dOYbI03xZh

15/01/21

Excellent work from Carla in Year 9 https://t.co/aD5kVdD9pt

15/01/21

HCACP launches the Bedrock literacy initiative. Summit that literacy mountain. Guidance for students in the poster below. https://t.co/4do705txUb

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.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Clapham

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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 five-week induction period in the first half of the summer term, followed by an induction test for each subject studied. The expectation is that students meet the criteria set for a successful induction.


HCPPOST024Student scholarship

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.