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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.


The Crystal Palace FC Foundation talk to our Year 11 about the NCS summer camp

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Modern Foreign Languages

Languages promote students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of different countries’ people, culture, history, literature and arts. Through consistent exposure to a variety of topics, students are challenged to consider their own identity and place in the world and how they can appreciate and empathise with other customs, traditions and cultures.

The Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) suggests that all secondary students in Europe learn a modern foreign language in order to ‘facilitate communication and interaction among Europeans of different mother tongues and to promote European mobility, mutual understanding and co-operation, and overcome prejudice and discrimination'. This focus on mutual understanding and co-operation is also highlighted in the Department of Education’s advice on promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools.

Consequently, language learning at HCACP strives to provide young people with the tools not only to communicate effectively in a foreign language, but also to uphold British and European values in modern society.

The languages most in demand by UK business are French, German and Spanish according to a survey in 2016 by the CBI employers’ organisation and Pearson, the education group. Mandarin too is growing in popularity in schools given the current focus on developing links with countries outside of Europe and on an international scale.

At HCACP, we consistently aim to make languages relevant to students and offer them real-life examples of how their languages can be best used in a wide variety of sectors. Our curriculum also reflects this approach, and our teachers are real-life examples of how languages can be used in different career settings and contexts.

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