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01/03/24

International Women’s Day . Thank you to ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ & ⁦⁩ pic.twitter.com/SdZcRfcmnT

01/03/24

HCACP lurches into gear with the first of our daily puzzles. Can you solve? pic.twitter.com/FXchn1eWS2

29/02/24

Revision today will determine your results tomorrow : ⏰ Countdown to EXAMS has begun, help your students with these motivational clips… Download FREE Exam Ready Motivational Videos 👇🏽https://t.co/zddgC0ldgZ Please our students deserve the support… pic.twitter.com/nc5FfTs6Rd

28/02/24

Sixth formers attend the national apprenticeship fair South London. pic.twitter.com/w3t3as06rV

23/02/24

HCACP readers prepare to celebrate on March 7th. pic.twitter.com/Us2w7aGWmd

22/02/24

The exciting HCACP Science Reading Week begins 26th. Learn more about the natural world. For example...Why is the sky blue? https://t.co/IlE7MB1psa pic.twitter.com/5JH67XB34u

19/02/24

HCACP Students focus in their Mock exams in preparation for their upcoming English exams next week. Their preparation WILL pay off. pic.twitter.com/PDUNOY5OEz

08/02/24

The latest HCACP News Letter is now available at. https://t.co/veZhpHdjb1 pic.twitter.com/o6bNK0Y0dx

07/02/24

A few photos from this weeks production of Moana. Widely hailed as a triumph you can read the full article on our website. https://t.co/F4iGrDICa2 pic.twitter.com/fY0RY7OdFy

06/02/24

The final night of Moana is TONIGHT 6th of February. Showtime 18.30. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/90T2u8OeRv

05/02/24

The HCACP run of Moana starts TONIGHT the 5th and continues tomorrow 6th of February. Showtime 18.30. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/146Ba0l89H

04/02/24

The HCACP run of Moana starts tomorrow the 5th and continues 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/iduMp61lPj

04/02/24

The HCACP run of Moana starts tomorrow 5th and continues 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/J7KsX86Ei8

02/02/24

The HCACP stage adaptation of Moana takes place on the 5th and 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/ra7AS2ry6Q

02/02/24

Congratulations to the U16 boys basketball team on winning through to the National schools QF today. Overcoming a resilient St Columbas school. pic.twitter.com/vNXn6UkB6y

01/02/24

Congratulations to the U16 boys basketball team on winning through to the National schools QF today. Overcoming a resilient St Columbas school. pic.twitter.com/vNXn6UkB6y

31/01/24

The HCACP stage adaptation of Moana takes place on the 5th and 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/V6qsmsafVQ

29/01/24

The HCACP stage adaptation of Moana takes place on the 5th and 6th of February. Come and enjoy the adventure with us. Tickets available on parent pay. pic.twitter.com/8caunU068m

22/01/24

Some of our talented HCACP students baking Focaccia in their food and nutrition class today. pic.twitter.com/20zjoulHGp

16/01/24

Our Year 12 Sixth Form students visit the UCL campus as part of their academic awareness visit. pic.twitter.com/aznk2jzT65

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Palace Scholars

Palace ScholarsMore Able Provision at HCACP
Nationally what we define as more able students are known as “High Prior Attaining students”. students who are significantly above “average” in their KS2 assessments. Given that we are committed to ensuring All Can Achieve and that 30% of students in each year group are on our more able register, we have a range of programmes to ensure they are prepared to achieve grade 7s and higher in their GCSEs and go on to top Universities and Apprenticeship programmes. The Palace Experience programme, which becomes the Harris Experience programme in KS4 & KS5, is designed to support our more able students through providing additional experiences which enrich students’ cultural capital and provide additional depth and context to their knowledge.

Palace/Harris experience
This is a two – part programme which takes place over 5 years. It aims to broaden the academic and cultural experience of our most academically promising students. The programme is run across the Harris Federation and creates fantastic opportunities for our students to work with other more able students from across London.

On the programme, students are exposed to a wealth of high-end academic and cultural experiences ranging from world class art auctioneering with Christie’s to a trip to the Royal Opera Houses, to a day of Science in Action at Imperial College or a bespoke day of lectures at Oxford University.

The overall aims of the programme are to help students secure top grades and to go on to Russell Group Universities or Graduate Apprenticeship Programmes. In the short term, we aim to have our KS4 Harris Experience cohort remain within the Harris Federation for Sixth Form.

Palace Scholars programme
Our Palace Scholars programme builds on the work of Harris Experience to provide more opportunities to pupils with a target of a grade 7-9 between Years 8-11. 

As part of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Complete a Scholars passport based on three values: Aspiration, Resilience, and Innovation. Students will complete tasks and subject challenges for each value. Each task will be reviewed and signed off by a Palace Scholars mentor. The passport aims to expand pupils’ talents, improve prospects, and raise aspirations.
     
  • Attend masterclass lectures on a variety of topics including Ethical Philosophy.  The Teleological Argument and The Perfect third (Maths).
     
  • Take part in our Generating Genius programme run by the science department.
     
  • Take part in university taster sessions and summer schools. Opportunities include a STEM summer school at Imperial College London and languages taster sessions at Queen Mary University of London.
     
  • Take part in careers talks from guest speakers from a range of different sectors.
     
  • There are 62 languages spoken at HCACP! Students who speak another language at home, or who are self-taught in another language to a proficient level, are also offered the opportunity to achieve an additional GCSE or A-Level through our Community Languages programme.


Programmes offered

  • Palace Scholars Year 8 to 11
  • Place Experience Years 8 & 9
  • Harris Experience Years 10 & 11
  • Harris Experience Advanced Years 12 & 13
  • Generating Genius Year 10
  • STEM enrichment Year 7 to 11
  • French reading clubs Year 7-11
  • MFL university taster sessions Years 10 &11
  • Masterclass lectures Year 8 to 11

Real world experience
Read our Palace Scholar's account of their visit to Brunel University

If you have any questions or queries about any of our programmes or simply to find out more about our provision, please contact Ms Owusu, Faculty Director OwusuT@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk or Ms Hilldrup, More Able Coordinator, HilldrupC@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk