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24/01/22

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Are you thinking about training to be a in or ? Visit https://t.co/Guxm9Bd9mv for more from our brilliant & to see why training within of academies could be for you! https://t.co/HJtDVtHvao

21/01/22

More super sleuthing for our crime cracking science students as part of their special forensic workshop today here at HCACP https://t.co/ec5NfiC5Vf

21/01/22

HCACP students take part in a fascinating forensic workshop today in science. Can they catch the culprit using only biological traces? https://t.co/n7rmkqVedX

20/01/22

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Frosty view of from our training base…. We’d love you to come and train to teach with us. Have a look at our website for more details https://t.co/X1KdAm1DXr or call one of our friendly team on 0208 253 7758 https://t.co/vv7OjNLQmn

20/01/22

Year 11 Virtual Parents Consultation Evening The Virtual Parents Evening will take place on the 27th January 2022 from 16:00 - 19:00. More information about making and attending appointments will be sent via email.

20/01/22

Some excellent sessions for and equality taking place today at HCACP. https://t.co/Lsh0zaOkHz

20/01/22

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Extremely positive performances over the past week from all basketball teams. Keep up the hard work!! https://t.co/Tfykj0HyA2

20/01/22

Thank you to who delivered fantastic assemblies on mental health and coping strategies yesterday!

14/01/22

Thank you to Anima Youth for delivering a Nutrition & Healthy Eating taster session. Y7 and Y8 girls explored balanced diets and created a marketing plan to advertise their yummy & nutritious banana muffins! https://t.co/4pbiODU3yJ

11/01/22

Thank you to to offer the opportunity to our students to discuss with #leadership#success#leadminset#IBMtoday https://t.co/0A3F5VSJin

07/01/22

A massive thank you to for inspiring our 6th form and KS4 students who want to pursue a career in medicine. It was lovely to welcome back a former student who is currently enjoying a successful medicine career. https://t.co/0V0pBaufoY

07/01/22

“How are you going to move forward with future plans on net zero greenhouse by 2030?” https://t.co/tmsLk1ua4I

17/12/21

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The U14 boys and U16 girls make it clean sweep of victories at the Croydon Finals today. Roll on the in the new year. https://t.co/s3EbZ0qrON

15/12/21

A proud day for Head Boy Aathi as his name is added to the list of luminary alumni on the HCACP Head Boy & Head Girl honour board. https://t.co/pgyjnNIpth

15/12/21

Its Well-being Wednesday at HCACP. The theme for today is 'Gratitude' https://t.co/danwj6ejrM

12/12/21

Well done to team ⁦⁩!! https://t.co/diRX9aOw7k

12/12/21

Good luck to all the Staff taking part in today’s Crystal Palace

09/12/21

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The U16 basketball team come out on top in an epic encounter against in the basketball final today. Congratulations to everyone involved. The team will now represent Croydon in the in the new year. https://t.co/vIDaZ6TMzo

08/12/21

Its Well-being Wednesday at HCACP. The theme for today is 'Gratitude' https://t.co/fuGzlFaPbU

07/12/21

HCACP working with our local partners to support students with safe holiday activities’. https://t.co/FgybN3ri9O

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.

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Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

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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 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.