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Onwards to the finish!


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Congratulations to all our This Is Geography video contest winners, especially Kyle from and Ella from , who received special recognition for their efforts. You can read more about the programme and view some winning entries here:


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It doesn't get better than ; partnerships produce teaching and learning


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Hiking from Coney Hall to Frylands via Addington Hill on the third DofE Bronze Practice Expedition. An excellent team finishing the day and getting their campsite set up efficiently.


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It's absolutely wonderful to be able to bring some of our to see some practice . A huge to the teams & speakers involved!


The May 2022 Edition of the HCACP Academy News Letter is now available.


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So proud of the superb contribution of Head of History and Politics, Robert Primus, to this documentary which was on Channel 4 last night - and of all Harris City Academy Crystal Palace students who expressed their thoughts so eloquently to


Year 7 and 9 students taking part in the preliminary local rounds of the Harris Federation Spelling Bee.


arrisPlease be sure to check out our Palace Life page on the HCACP website for all the latest on what is happening for the week!


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Final climb to the finish at High Elms. Soaking wet day but two very determined teams persevered throughout to complete their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


Well done to our Silver DofE group & thank you to Mr Ewers!


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👏 wow, fantastic film- well done to all those who made it and all those who star in it!


Seçkin mastermind Gabriela Soares proudly displays her Sussex Enovation Centre Business Competition Digital Presence Award.


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Admiring the view from Addington Hill. Teams now departed the lunch spot and hiking to Frylands Wood campsite.


Congratulations to our students from our student company, Seçkin winners of the the Digital Presence Award in the Sussex Enovation Centre Business competition.


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Winners are grinners!!! Big well done to the Year 7 Netball Team who won all their matches at the Final today! Well deserved 😊


Staff enjoying jam roll making as part of the celebrations of World Mental Health week.


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Kinetic Harris City Academy Crystal Palace lifted their second trophy in a week as they won the Cup after a 3-0 victory against Stoke Newington! 🏆⚽️ 📸 - Matt White


Year 11s tackling the climbing wall last night after intensive English, Biology and Physics revision


Year 11 students working incredibly hard on their third and final revision residential!

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KS4 Options 2022


This webpage has been put together to give you a clear understanding of the range of courses available to you as part of the Key Stage 4 Curriculum at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace. Our aim is to ensure that all students are put on pathways that will give them the greatest chance of success.

The Year 9 Virtual options event 3rd February 2022 is an incredibly important event where the options/ course selection process will be explained in detail. Both students and parents will be invited. Students should then take the time to review the information on the subject tabs of this page which, along with all the relevant course information, have videos from the subject leaders explaining what their subjects entail.

It is important that you read the information on this page carefully and discuss all options with your parent/carer prior to completing your Key Stage 4 Course Preference form. Think carefully about what is right for you and discuss the subjects with as many people as you possibly can. You should think about your future goals in life, what you are good at and what you enjoy. As well as your Key Stage 4 Course Preference subjects there are some subjects called ‘Core Subjects’ that all students MUST study to exam level. These are GCSE English, GCSE, Mathematics and GCSE Science. All students will also follow a non-examined course in Physical Education throughout their time in Key Stage 4.
The English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
The EBacc is a ‘basket’ of subjects which the majority of students at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace have been following for the past three years. However, the EBacc courses are not always the most appropriate for everyone and there will be an opportunity to discuss different options with the Year 9 Leadership team if necessary. The EBacc recognises students who have gained a grade 4-9 in the subjects from the following 5 categories:

  • GCSE English
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Science
  • GCSE French and/or Spanish and/or Mandarin
  • GCSE History and/or Geography

This is now your chance to consider your own Key Stage 4 Course Preferences and identify those that you believe will give you the greatest chance of future success. 

Ms Katherine Cumberbatch
Executive Principal


The video of the option evening is available below.

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