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06/12/19

Congratulations to all our award winners. A small sample of our incredible students below. https://t.co/Yzj3exuo0W

06/12/19

Thank you to all who attended the Awards Evening last night including London born artist Mellizia Natasha & Khadijah who returned from to collect her Exceptional Performance Award. https://t.co/q9K6qmHvzY

06/12/19

The HCACP Christmas Carol Concert is on Wed 18th Dec - 6pm at St. John the Evangelist Church SE19 2RX. An evening of music and carols. Join us to celebrate this special time of year. All are welcome https://t.co/2EOgQlWXLn

05/12/19

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Hear more about Khadija’s inspirational journey to . With thanks to her teachers and Harris Experience https://t.co/O4TgvKPc1k

05/12/19

A reminder that our Year 13 Parents' Evening is Tuesday 10th December - 4:45pm to 7:30pm https://t.co/l64zU0gcUK

05/12/19

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Great work from the U13 girls handball team this afternoon. Winning their first 2 games in the Croydon league. 🤾‍♀️ https://t.co/izcqMsNznt

03/12/19

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Well done to the Yr7 Sportshall athletics team on winning the championships today. Some fantastic performances! 🥇🥇 https://t.co/D5LXRTOVE5

02/12/19

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So proud of Khadija and all the Harris students interviewed for today’s Times 2 https://t.co/ft7a5Twx9C

02/12/19

Events taking place at HCACP this week. https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/KCGrch9zdX

29/11/19

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Spending just 10 minutes a day reading stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome & it’s fun! We've come up with lots of ways for you to support our campaign, with a toolkit of ideas & resources for you to use. https://t.co/QUPcGpT0gT https://t.co/Ud8gsQCBV5

29/11/19

Thanks to the Anti Bullying Ambassadors from The Diana Award for leading an instructive day of anti-bullying activities. https://t.co/D6pgRBWiLO

29/11/19

The HCACP Christmas Carol Concert is on Wed 18th Dec - 6pm at St. John the Evangelist Church SE19 2RX. An evening of music and carols. Join us to celebrate this special time of year. All are welcome https://t.co/DFSPUidcnG

29/11/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr8 girls basketball team getting their campaign under way today with a win and a defeat. https://t.co/C2LiofncXO

29/11/19

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The U14 girls 4x200m relay team were victorious in yesterday schools cup. 🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/WeLZvK34Oa

29/11/19

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The Yr9 boys quartet were also victorious in the 4x200m relay https://t.co/Yiu444Q3hQ

28/11/19

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Back to winning ways for the basketball academy in the league this afternoon. https://t.co/Z9Ef8gAytk

28/11/19

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The U13 boys handball team start their campaign with a comprehensive win tonight against St Mary’s. https://t.co/POJ984tnBX

26/11/19

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Despite a defeat the U14 rugby team put in a great team performance against Kingsdale. Lots of potential! https://t.co/5jP2sBbsHm

25/11/19

Retweetd From HCACP PE

The Yr10 handball team get their Croydon league campaign under way with 2 victories tonight. 🤾‍♂️ https://t.co/D4vSzgyGgM

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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Bexley

Bromley

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.