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01/07/22

Wow!! 18 months ago kindly started ’s ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ UK robotics challenge- today our team entered their first tournament and brought home the winner’s cup to South London! https://t.co/LcyAnuha4r

01/07/22

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78 finalists, 14 schools, 3 year groups & 3 langs = our biggest yet! Merci/gracias/谢谢 https://t.co/JDRvHszfLo

01/07/22

Amazing fun with bottle rockets at todays HCACP thematic day https://t.co/2h0GTNnzek

01/07/22

Some more photos of our fantastic VIP Yr11's strutting down the red carpet at their prom this week. https://t.co/M0NBAkYREk

30/06/22

Workshop with poet Sophia Thakur. Female empowerment https://t.co/DnLRlFYfye

30/06/22

A few photos of our amazing Year 11 students at their COA and Prom last night. https://t.co/rpfyCelMyL

30/06/22

NLT & Lancome business immersion day at Loreal Hammersmith. Girls already excited. https://t.co/iaPY1UWa7i

30/06/22

Our Sixth from girls networking at the NLT & Lancome business immersion day. https://t.co/uP6JvmSPuu

30/06/22

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Delighted for the HEA team to have taken part in the first annual Y11 Raising Aspirations event last night, presenting to HCACP Y11s on the benefits of staying at Harris for sixth form - including the HEA. We hope to work with many of last night's attendees in September! https://t.co/YV1rv77rHB

28/06/22

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Our Battle of the Band winners ‘The Valkyries’🤘. We are so proud of the brilliant young musicians across our . https://t.co/vKRVmC01ee

28/06/22

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The Yr8 girls basketball team join the Yr7 team as champions after hard fought victories against and . Magnificent achievement, well done everyone! https://t.co/YU6nIgLdzv

28/06/22

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Well done to all students who participated in todays sports day at Croydon Arena. Some excellent performances. Yr 7 boys- 🥇 Yr 7 girls - 🥈 Yr8 boys and girls - 🥇 Yr9 girls - 🥇 Yr9 boys - 🥈 Yr10 boys and girls - 🥇 Overall Boys and Girls 🥇 https://t.co/W0wtqCV4Zg

27/06/22

Congratulations to Daniel and Jevon part of the winning team. London champions under 15s Rugby. https://t.co/tNjJAaEfEj

23/06/22

Brilliant achievement!

23/06/22

Well done!

23/06/22

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The winning basket with just over 1 second left from Amirah! https://t.co/IgilkvFBd9 https://t.co/7KKvlSjGGJ

23/06/22

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations to the Yr7 girls basketball team on being crowned the London champions today. . https://t.co/aHOsSnCJI4

23/06/22

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The U14 boys rugby team put in a terrific performance to win the festival this week. https://t.co/z1Vlkyu3QX

23/06/22

Last day for our Year 11. All round straight shooter Shasvn stopped in to receive the unofficial title of 'Achievement Badge King' for obvious reasons. https://t.co/yBzK5Tksc0

21/06/22

Over 200 students already completed their Summer rewards passport. Quick get yours in! https://t.co/H1R6GKijis

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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.