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19/06/24

Our Y12 Historians had a great taster day at yesterday. They look part in lectures and debates, and got to speak to current UCL Humanities students. pic.twitter.com/bgB3DYAupc

18/06/24

The HCACP Summer Carnival pulls into town on Tues 16th July. Join us for an afternoon of performance and celebration. Doors open 5pm. Tix £3 adult £2 concession. pic.twitter.com/zf3426xjC5

14/06/24

Motivational speaker David McQueen visited HCACP yesterday to give Year 10 students valuable advice and top tips in preparation for their upcoming mock exams. pic.twitter.com/kJXVyJyvIF

13/06/24

A real 'Who done it' for our junior detectives taking notes and forensic samples at a simulated crime scene today at HCACP with consultancy. pic.twitter.com/2K2rFPkJKO

11/06/24

Year 7 and Year 8 had the amazing BRIT school sixth form students in today leading their first dance workshop ready for the BRIT festival in July. The girls worked so hard and loved learning some new dance moves. pic.twitter.com/KSdwCXFOWJ

11/06/24

The HCACP Summer Carnival pulls into town on Tues 16th July. Join us for an afternoon of performance and celebration. Doors open 5pm. Tix £3 adult £2 concession. pic.twitter.com/67jTBDehvt

10/06/24

The fabulous Peter Long has kindly donated money raised with Beautiful Croydon calendar to purchase an upgraded set of tenor pans for the Academy. Students were so excited to play the beautiful sounding instruments. https://t.co/sXnLKHt52y pic.twitter.com/v21zF4JKZJ

09/06/24

Watch the semi final here live at approximately 15.45. Good luck to the team!!! https://t.co/8r9uETKvNQ

09/06/24

👏👏👏👏 Huge well done to our girls’ team - have made the national semi final in Nottingham! pic.twitter.com/hzOwoZAiva

08/06/24

After three days of challenging hiking and navigation in Sussex, three teams have their DofE Silver Practice Expedition completed! pic.twitter.com/YR6tuE5tns

08/06/24

Reflecting on a day's hiking around Bewl Water on the DofE Silver Practice Expedition. pic.twitter.com/1oEkAIIdFt

08/06/24

Day two scenes on the DofE Silver Practice Expedition pic.twitter.com/GONkX8Cc7G

07/06/24

Fantastic work today by the sports leaders at today’s Primary sports day. You were an absolute credit to the Academy. pic.twitter.com/QKw6RqdFvd

04/06/24

Congratulations to Thye-Lakh! Has not missed a day off school since year7! https://t.co/S6D85odvZe

29/05/24

Great half term trip to . pic.twitter.com/7N6QUOmOmr

24/05/24

The HCACP newsletter for May 2024 is now available from https://t.co/861Yfw10bR pic.twitter.com/PxSicfqNgR

22/05/24

The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen. pic.twitter.com/O2UVpDWdcL

15/05/24

Two absolute superstars right here 👇🥇🤩! Have loved seeing their musicianship go from strength to strength and confidence grow. What a fantastic achievement passing Grade 6 vocal exam in Y11🥳. Huge congrats to Kira also for the Grade 8 Distinction 👏. https://t.co/wlQFSzKGSb

15/05/24

Congratulations to our talented students who took singing exams this half term.  Grace and Kumasi for passing their Grade 6 singing exams with a merit and huge congratulations to Kira for achieving a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam. pic.twitter.com/0igUXmMhG9

15/05/24

HCACP students were lucky enough to participate in literacy rhythm workshops with Ollie from .  It was great fun connecting syllables and rhythms together with some body percussion. pic.twitter.com/axOSiK0EcI

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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Through a well-structured and highly effective programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) we believe that all can achieve both in school and in adult life.

By working in partnership with external agencies, businesses and members of our community we will provide accurate and focussed careers information, advice and guidance tailored to the individual needs of our students, and thereby enable all of our students to make informed choices about their career pathways.

For more detailed information about our careers education programme, including opportunities available for students in all year groups, please refer to our careers education programme attached at the bottom of the page.

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is proud to be working towards the Quality in Careers Standard award, accredited through Investor in Careers for the third time running. We are committed to maintaining our accreditation and continue to provide a more than outstanding careers education for all our pupils.

 

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Options information - Year 9, Post 16, Post 18

Click HERE for the Year 9 course preferences booklet. Visit our KS4 options page for more information about KS4 options.

Click HERE for Post 16 options booklet

Click HERE for Post 18 options booklet


Labour market information

Click HERE to download a London Labour Market Update (February 2023) or see the links below to find out more about different careers.


The HCACP careers entitlement

All students in years 7-13 are entitled to:

  • Access to a planned careers programme relevant to their year group
  • Access to a qualified, impartial and independent careers adviser for personalised guidance
  • Access information about the world of work and labour market
  • Access information and guidance about higher education, training and employment opportunities
  • Develop personal and enterprise skills to improve their employability
  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme, which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point. 
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
  • Be informed about how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
  • Access to a curriculum rich in information about careers and the world of work.
  • Access a programme of CEIAG which challenges stereotypes and discrimination, and promotes equality and diversity in training and in the workplace. 

HE Destinations 2023-2024

P18 Destinations

  • 63% of students went to university 
  • 3% of students went into higher education
  • 18% of students went into employment
  • 4% of students went on to apprenticeship

P16 Destinations

  • 65% of students went to 6th Form
  • 28% of students went to college
  • 1% of students went on to Apprenticeship

 


Students – useful links

At HCACP we aim to provide an above outstanding level of Careers Education Infomation and Guidance. These websites help that and are entirely suitable for use by, and for, young people. If some of them seem confusing please come and see the Careers Adviser or Mr Fernando. Every website listed below is free.

www.apprenticeships.org.uk. This is the national site for almost all apprenticeship applications nationwide. You will need to register an account with them (it’s free) but then you can search and apply for apprenticeships that you fancy doing.

www.careersbox.co.uk. Great site for videos. It includes lots of people talking about their careers, what brought them into it and what the job is really like. You just choose the career area you’re thinking of and then choose who you would like to listen to. It's very inspirational and the videos are short.

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. Search online for current apprenticeship vacancies with a link to online applications.

www.icould.com. Really user-friendly site. The ‘Buzz’ test is especially fun to do and might help reinforce career planning or help you think in a different direction. Great video clips and other careers tools to help young people decide.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk. Lots of useful information, including how to choose careers by using some of the on-line inventories available. Also points you to on-line help and call centres for careers guidance.

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk. As it says, if you’re not thinking about university after Level 3 qualifications then take a look at this site. Not only is it packed with advice about opportunities, but it also carries live vacancies. Not all the vacancies or opportunities will be in your locality, so you have to decide what to do at that point.

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk. There are 350 careers in the NHS. Use this website to watch videos, read case studies and learn more about the largest UK employer with over 1.3 million employees.

www.ucasprogress.com. Great site for finding out where the local learning opportunities for post-16 are. Search by course, subject or even provider. So, you could use it to find out if a particular college offered a particular A Level or BTEC, or just look for where the nearest learning provider is that does the course you want.

Additionally, there are career areas that have sites that belong to their industry bodies. For example:


Parents' information

Guide to apprenticeship - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/711088/Parent-Guide-Apprenticeships.pdf

National Careers Week - https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_battersea/uploads/document/the-parents-guide-to-national-careers-week-2021.pdf


Employers

Throughout the year, we host a range of dropdown days designed to support students' development. If you’d like to support any of our events or take on students for work experience, contact Andrew Fernando fernandop@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk.


Further contacts

For queries about careers education at HCACP, or provider access, please contact:

Andrew Fernando - Careers Lead, telephone 020 8771 2261. Email: FernandoP@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk

Lesley Tannock – Harris Federation Careers Lead. Email: Lesley.Tannock@Harrisfederation.org.uk

Melanie Jackson – Careers Officer. Email: Melanie.Jackson@Harrisfederation.org.uk


Our Careers Policy and Baker Clause/Provider Access Policy can be downloaded from our Teaching and Learning page. Other relevant documents can be downloaded below.

Page Downloads

Title Date  
Apprenticeships - Department of Education Letter 13th Apr 2022 Download
HCACP Delivery Plan 22 - 23 10th Jan 2023 Download
LMI Bulletin 26th Jan 2023 Download
Post 18 Options 13th Apr 2022 Download
Virtual Work Experience Resource Sheet 14th Dec 2022 Download
Year 11 Harris Higher Education Programme Booklet 2022 23 14th Dec 2022 Download