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Despite being half term great to see so many students coming in and working hard.


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A wet and wild day in the North Downs to begin the 2020 expedition season with a DofE Gold practice day walk. Testing our navigational skills ready for the Welsh mountains in April with


HCACP Year 9 and 10 Music and Drama students visit the Royal Albert Hall for an Events Management Workshop, looking at jobs in the arts and events industry.


The HCACP Newsletter for this half term is available now


Select students a HCACP attend the launch of the Schools Career Pathway Programme 2020 this morning. Designed to help students set goals and find a pathway to success.


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The sports academy students working hard at Crystal Palace Sports centre tonight. Great to welcome some external applicants for next year too.


Our Parents' Forum is this Tuesday 11th. To see more events our full calendar is available here


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🗒 and joined pupils for a debate on social issues affecting the local area 👊 More 👉 | | | |


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Congratulations to the U18 football team on a fine 3-1 victory in the Superleague fixture against . The win puts them into the last 16 in the country!


There will be no Saturday Intervention for Year 11 tomorrow.


Year 12 students spent the afternoon at the Hello Fresh office in Shorditch working in partnership with Hello Fresh employees. The students spent the afternoon learning to network and have learned about coaching as an essential leadership skill.


Premiership legend Wilfried Zaha visits HCACP as part of the Crystal Palace FC Positive Futures initiative.


HCACP students today learn about the LGBT topic in a special assembly with


Its Diversity Month at HCACP and the A Level Art Trip is this Thurs 6th. To see more events our full calendar is available here


The Hello Fresh Immersion Programme 2020 Launches at HCACP today


Some photos from this weeks HCACP Geography trip to Swanage


Our deepest thanks to Hannah Lewis for taking the time to visit HCACP and relate her personal experience of the Holocaust and WWII.


Huge thank you to returning ⁦⁦⁩ student ⁦⁩ and winner of the BBC’s apprentice for her inspirational talk on business / leadership ’t give up ’t think you can’t


Athletics and dance are also part of our amazing thematic day.


HCACP Students trying a little origami as part of our amazing thematic day.

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English is the gateway to not only learning about the past but also to expanding one’s knowledge and understanding of the world and our place within it.

The English curriculum at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace aims to equip all students with an understanding of the importance of literature and provide literacy skills that will enable all to achieve, regardless of ability or background, as this will allow students to be successful in their future endeavours.

When students arrive in Year 7, they will commence on a journey that will broaden and deepen their understanding of the wider world, and their place in it, through literature and non-fiction texts. 

The texts that they will discover will:

  • challenge their perspectives
  • enable them to explore and appreciate diversity
  • delve into a variety of issues and themes that are relevant to their lives and appreciate where we have come from
  • and allow them to understand different genres and their place within the literary timeline. 

Subsequently, students will be able to engage with controversial issues with sensitivity and connect critically as writers. They will master skills that will produce confident and effective communicators - writers who can emphatically and critically respond to texts and readers who can appreciate the value of literature as a reflection of our world but also an inspiration for life and their future careers. 

Students will have high standards of themselves and be proud of the work that they complete. They will be curious and active learners so that they can apply their learning to different texts and make links between English and other subjects.

Full details of the English curriculum intent, along with the long term curriculum plans are available to download from the bottom of the page.