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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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“The historian without his facts is rootless and futile; the facts without their historian are dead and meaningless.” E.H. Carr, What is History?

Our History curriculum is designed to provide our students will the facts they need to be a strong, competent historian but also the skills in order to apply these facts. Our intent is that students can use their detailed historical knowledge to question the claim of others and to construct their own interpretations of the past.

The discipline of history is hugely valuable for all students. It enables them to understand the society around them through an awareness of the past, and also to challenge the narrative given by others. It enables them to be educated, confident, self-aware individuals. Our curriculum and the study of History at HCACP allows our students to be:

  • Culturally-responsive individuals: our curriculum is diverse, reflects our student body and supports our students in cultivating their own sense of identity alongside appreciating and respecting others' sense of self
  • Historians: our curriculum is rooted in subject discipline and we carry out the work of historians, reflecting the changing ideas and focuses within academic scholarship and answering the questions academic historians grabble with
  • Part of the conversation: our curriculum provides students with the cultural literacy necessary to be an active member of society and allows them to be global citizens based on their awareness and understanding of historical narratives from around the world.

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