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20/06/22

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☀️Summer reading time!☀️ Library books can now be borrowed until 5th September! (Please bring in your existing books for return/renewal first).

14/06/22

Last week, our biology students had an incredible afternoon at The Crick Institute. They had a behind the scenes tour of the building and then got to have 3 amazing talks from different scientists working in cancer research https://t.co/SQ0UUnHPqt

10/06/22

Culture Day at Harris Clapham Sixth Form was a huge success. The students and staff looked great in cultural dress, celebrated with a BBQ, were lucky enough to hear from Stephanie Brobbey about her journey and career, and the day ended in a student organised fashion show! https://t.co/4oXUTJjxk9

07/06/22

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Calling Science students! Check out our latest book display, which celebrates the fascinating world of science https://t.co/7tvpceHG6c

24/05/22

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Delighted to get the first edition of the Harris Clapham Sixth Form Newsletter off the presses. https://t.co/ZubUzBJSo3

20/05/22

Yesterday, Nick Fenwick, a head buyer at gave a informative and inspirational talk to our students. He discussed the cost of living crisis, the importance of being yourself (signposts vs weathercocks) and the importance of communication https://t.co/YcXbItfFer

17/05/22

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London borough of Lambeth - we're calling all students, careers advisors and friends📣 Join the Regeneration Brainery bootcamp with our partner . 📍 Clapham Park Cube, SW4 8EP 🕙 10am - 3pm 🥪 Free to attend, lunch inc. 🏗 Meet industry mentors & gain work experience https://t.co/hi02Kv5uy9

17/05/22

This week Year 12 A Level Psychology students have been looking back over the structure of the brain, nerves and writing the perfect answer. Only a few more weeks before summer exams, and they're preparing hard https://t.co/14Xd8c4iHj

16/05/22

This week our economists have been asked to consider the impact of rising inflation and whether the UK is heading for a recession. They will analyse the causes of the slowdown and consider what the Bank of England and government should do in response https://t.co/ppSB6aNGAO

16/05/22

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Yesterday the Times reported Professor David Abulafia’s defence of privilege. I’ve written to them to point out the flaws in his argument. https://t.co/Lob24hjc9m

09/05/22

Last week our A Level Art students developed their use of manual photography to create original images around the theme of 'Knowledge'. The images attached are titled 'Melanin Minded' and 'Blind but Bright.' Both pieces are aimed at combating stereotypes about young black men. https://t.co/6v4aE2GNq8

06/05/22

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The latest display at library celebrates inspiring life stories from sports to politics to arts and culture. Check out the full list of books here: https://t.co/PSVcvaUuo6 https://t.co/Ro7S4VnkIB

05/05/22

All our science students have two extra challenge and support sessions a week. In these sessions, students focus on revising key content and practising exam questions. Here is an example from our Physics students on waves https://t.co/UiaMN7BsfT

26/04/22

Thierno Bah gave a powerful reading of the poignant poem, 'What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us' by Benjamin Zephaniah https://t.co/LXJWqL5v4y

26/04/22

Today's assembly reflected on Stephen Lawrence Day - which fell on 22nd April - and the wider questions around justice that this day brings to mind. We explored ideas and concepts of justice in philosophy, law and society, and reflected on whether we live in a just society. https://t.co/QjPVZJJ96M

26/04/22

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Spring Reading Challenge! Well done to our student and staff participants https://t.co/qlKfA8Z321

21/04/22

Every Wednesday are students take part in enrichment. This term one of our most popular activities is chess club https://t.co/g4Vx5vobdM

19/04/22

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First assembly with today. Stormzy and Shakespeare combined with a little of my own long-forgotten history to create the concept of "Boot Confidence" https://t.co/kOWMes1hIr

19/04/22

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To mark the month of Ramadan, we have a new library display featuring books about Islam, Muslim characters and Muslim authors https://t.co/Xl8ehSVTyA

19/04/22

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. Here are some library books for students interested in healthcare professions, plus see more on our online library catalogue: https://t.co/FizcOMA5Au https://t.co/0bPgqj8o91 https://t.co/eVyv85rybr

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Our Values & Ethos

Adult life (if we might paraphrase Peter Pan) is an awfully big adventure, and Sixth Form is a precious period of time in which to get ready for it. Coming from Year 11 as little more than children, students have about 22 months to be ready to set out as young adults. During this time they have to acquire qualifications, plan their next steps, make friends, develop confidence, and, most of all, to learn as much as possible of the world they are heading into. They need to learn subject content that will enable the next stage of study; to learn communication skills, speaking, writing, reading in a variety of registers and settings; to learn how to navigate a world of employment where the possibilities are much more complex and interesting than simply doctor, lawyer, plumber, teacher; to learn how to work both hard and efficiently to make the most of their talents and opportunities; and to take responsibility for themselves and those around them so as to be able to shape their world.

At Harris Clapham Sixth Form, we face adventure with Courage, Confidence, and Commitment. 

COURAGE

We step willingly into the unknown, understanding that there will be times of difficulty as well as excitement and joy; we accept responsibility, look to be leaders, and work hard for what is right rather than what is easy; and we face our own limitations, determined to overcome rather than excuse them, realising we're not the finished product but endeavouring to be the best possible version of ourselves.

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." C.S. Lewis

CONFIDENCE

We are optimistic about our adventure and believe in both ourselves and others. We are neither naive, nor arrogant, but have a realistic confidence in our own, developing, abilities and in the support that we can get from each other and those we meet. We are not dispirited by setbacks but see them as opportunities for new growth, chances to discover hitherto unimagined talents, and we are firm in our belief that together we can be role models for London and modern Britain.

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller

COMMITMENT

We are ready for a long-haul rather than a brief sprint and know that real achievement is worked for rather than given freely. We are committed to our own future and that of those around us and will not compromise what is true, or just, or kind for our own short-term benefit. We know that actions speak louder than words and are prepared to be disciplined about doing our best each day until it becomes a habit. We commit to facing our challenges and doing our best to change things for the better.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." James Baldwin

Our ethos deliberately focuses on challenge and development as we push ourselves and encourage each other to achieve, and we explicitly recognise that maintaining our mental, physical and social health is of vital importance. During two years at Harris Clapham Sixth Form, students will learn how to look after themselves and to form and maintain strong and positive relationships with those around them. During this time, the academy will offer support and advice with any difficulties students face - this is very much a shared adventure.