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Our proud Simmonds cup winners with their new silverware.


HCACP students trip to the South Bank and the BFI yesterday.


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!!!NEWS FLASH!!! win Simmonds cup for the third year in a row! Also claiming the Overall Yr7,8 and 9 trophies. 🏆 🏆🏆#dreamteam


Y11 complete successfully their two day Art Mock exam yesterday. Here are some exciting final pieces. These combined with their preparation work achieves 60% of their overall grade.


Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week.


Nice kit!


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The U15 basketball team start the year with an empathic win in the Surrey league this afternoon.


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Well done . Keep up the good work!


Congratulations to the wonderful Maya in year 7! 1st out of 65 gymnasts at the Atlantis Crown Invitational 2018 Gymnastics Competition in the Bahamas. ⁦


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IS AIRBORNE!!! - A Week of Events to Celebrate Our Art - Across UK with a London Weekend - With the World's Best Speakers - Inspiring Venues - For Parents, Teachers, Families - Parliamentary Launch 2019: How High WIll You Fly? Pls RT?


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Miss Cleall is in the national press!


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The U13 sportshall athletics team start 2019 in style by winning the championships. They will now join our Yr7s at the next month.


HCACP is proud to have been re-accredited with the Quality in Careers Standard. Well done to all of the staff involved in maintaining fantastic Careers education at HCACP


Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week.


Happy New Year to all. reopens to students on Tuesday 8th January - usual times.


Great Carol Concert last night at the stunning . Thanks to all involved.


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Congratulations on your well deserved accreditation


⁩ Carol Concert tonight ⁦


The amazing HCACP Carol service is tomorrow. 6-7pm at St. John the Evangelist Church, Auckland Road, Upper Norwood SE19 2RX. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Developing Decision-Making and Issue Evaluation Skills for GCSE Geography

Given the recent assessment changes in GCSE geography, students require a sharp set of skills and competencies including analysis, interpretation and evaluation of geographical information. This is partly examined through interpretation of resources as well as “assess” style questions. The new tests will also require students to demonstrate decision making and issue evaluation skills on either pre-release or information provided at the time of the exam. As such, students will need to decipher technical language, data and information as well as recognise complex and challenging viewpoints. They will likely be asked to reach a justified decision. 

This course will help participants understand the importance of decision-making and issue analysis skills within a framework of high quality teaching and learning.


1.00-2.00pm: Arrival, lunch and networking opportunities

2.00-3.15pm: Issue analysis skills, techniques and approaches.  Understanding the “toolkit” required to decipher complex geographical information and analysing options provided.  How to interpret values and opinions and handling pre-release resources (AQA).

3.15-3.40pm: Refreshment break and networking opportunities

3.40-5.00pm: Using issue analysis and decision-making skills in the test. Working in teams, participants will review the different styles of questions and mark-schemes, recognising how credit is awarded. There will also be a chance to mark work as well as suggestions as to feedback for students.

Trainer: David Holmes

A geographer and education consultant with specialist knowledge of fieldwork and assessment within Geography GCSE, AS and GCE. An experienced facilitator, both at face-to-face events and online solutions (Adobe Connect). Also a specialist trainer using the latest ArcGIS Online and Collector apps to provide bespoke solutions to a variety of customers. Author of a number of GCSE and A' Level texts as well as curriculum project manager and advisor to schools. David has a particular interest in creativity, technology as well as quantitative skills and how they can be harnessed in a transformative way in schools.

When: Thursday 1st March 2018

Where: Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Cost: £65 (Early bird tickets available via Eventbrite)

If you would like to attend this programme and would like an invoice to be prepared, please contact