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Student leadership is really important to us at Harris Clapham Sixth Form and this week we announced our new Student Parliament President and our new Vice Presidents!


Happy Confidence Term from Harris Clapham Sixth Form! Yesterday our Executive Principal gave an assembly to our Year 12 students on the importance of being confident and taking opportunities in life.


Today our Head of School, Ms Heuston gave an assembly to our Year 13 students which highlighted the importance of removing distractions and remaining focused in order to achieve success.


Yesterday we had our first assembly of Confidence Term at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. A delight to be able to share two of my cultural favourites, a character deficiency, and to celebrate the new student President:


Eid Mubarak to all of our students and families who celebrate it (and to everyone else, actually - have a great Eid).


A strong reading recommendation from our Executive Principal (and a beautiful cover).


A new book to go into the work bag - thanks to (and others) for the recommendation.


Oscar Wilde said “Why was I born with such contemporaries?” Gore Vidal went further with “It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.”These witty comments touch on a darker part of humanity, and one of the things I love most about schools is when they challenge this.


Last Wednesday the Year 12 Biologists visited Beckenham Place Park to complete some of the field work required for their A level studies. Despite challenging weather, students did incredibly well and were able to finish their practical work.


Congratulations to Year 12 drama students who performed brilliantly in their recent theatrical crime drama for an invited audience of teachers.


Clapham Cultural Society celebrated Ghana Independence Day by hosting a fun quiz highlighting key facts about Ghana


As part of our celebration of World Book Day, teachers continued to share their favourite books through ‘Drop Everything and Read. Form tutors dedicated the first 5-10 minutes of the session to read a book excerpt aloud to tutees.


Thursday 7th was World Book Day and at Harris Clapham Sixth Form classroom doors were adorned with posters showing favourite books of staff members.The range of titles and genres demonstrated the varied interests across the school.


At , we have as two “cornerstones” of our development “Empowerment” and “Joy” - staff should feel able to make change and everyone should have fun at school.If you’re interested in a school that works this way, we’re hiring.


At , we have as two “cornerstones” of our development “Empowerment” and “Joy” - staff should feel able to make change and everyone should have fun at school.If you’re interested in a school that works this way, we’re hiring.


Glad to see someone actually saying we should have joy in schools.


Glad to see someone actually saying we should have joy in schools.


This was a wonderful event - huge thanks to our guest speakers and a big welcome to the students who came to look round: we think you'll fit in well and are looking forward to getting to know you in September.


Last chance to sign up to our Careers Open Evening which is happening tomorrow! We have speakers from the world of Medicine and Law and a wide range of careers on display. Sign up using the below link. #claphamsixthform


I'm really looking forward to this week's Open Evening at - we've got great speakers from the worlds of law, medicine & finance to underpin our thinking of sixth form as a step from childhood to the adult world & the need to earn a living:

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Careers programme information:

Our Vice Principal, Mr Lloyd, is the sixth form’s careers leader. His email address is and you can contact him on the academy's telephone number 0204 542 4900. 

Careers planning starts before students enrol at sixth form and forms part of the admissions process. We also send weekly careers bulletins to all students.

  • Students will have one-to-one admissions interviews:  these cover career aims and suitable programmes of study.

A brief overview of our careers planning:

Year 12 - Autumn term

  1. In tutorial, students will have an introduction to leadership and the opportunity to take part in student parliament elections
  2. Students will be introduced to the Unifrog platform which will allow them to research different post 18 choices
  3. MVD (Medicine, Veterinary, Dentistry) Society begins for students who are interested in applying for Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry.

Year 12 - Spring Term

  1. Next Steps event in February gives all Year 12 students the opportunity to discuss their career plans as part of a one-to-one with their tutors. Notes of these discussions are recorded. Students in need of more expert guidance are referred for a one-to-one career’s appointment
  2. Next Steps Information Evenings are run for parents to explain the different routes available to students when they leave sixth form and the support the sixth from gives students
  3. Employer workshops are run with employers
  4. Oxbridge events are held to help the most able students decide if they would like to make an Oxbridge application
  5. In the tutorial programme students begin researching higher education courses and universities. Students also begin researching and planning for their summer work experience
  6. MVD society continues for students who are interested in applying for Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry.

Year 12 - Summer Term

  1. Progression event gives students the help they need to make a start on their UCAS application or CV
  2. Students are also given advice from universities on writing personal statements and departments deliver sessions on progression routes in their subjects
  3. Students complete two weeks experience
  4. A further Oxbridge event is held to advise students on making a successful application.

Year 13 - Autumn Term

  1. UCAS mentoring: All Year 12 students going into Year 13 are provided with a UCAS mentor who supports students through the UCAS process as well as providing advice regarding post-18 work placements and apprenticeships
  2. Personal statement writing workshops are run by subject teachers and for those needing additional support with their UCAS application a 1 to 1 careers interview can be arranged
  3. In tutorial students reflect on their academic performance and work experience from Year 12 and set SMART targets for Year 13 and beyond.

Year 13 - Spring Term

  1. Students who have applied to UCAS are advised on how to reply to the offers they receive and what to do on results day
  2. Students interested in applying for apprenticeships are encouraged to attend a range of talks during National Apprenticeship Week and a trip to the National Apprenticeship Fair.

A universal offer that is always on the go includes:

  1. All students have access to a range of impartial, up-to-date careers information through the library including a Futures (next steps) display board
  2. A monthly careers bulletin will be sent to all students with university taster sessions, open days, internship programs and work experience opportunities
  3. All students will have access to Unifrog which has an entire Careers Library devoted to providing students with a wealth of information about the range of career pathways available.
  4. The whole curriculum: Subject leaders/teachers are encouraged to identify careers links within their subject area and contribute to the delivery through their schemes of work, lessons and trips
  5. Timetabled lessons: elements of subject lessons contribute towards key areas of careers education   
  6. Focused events: at strategic times throughout the year are targeted at relevant students e.g. activities during National Careers Week and National Apprenticeships Week, university taster days, trips and visits where a range of partners provide advice and guidance.

How we plan to measure impact:

An annual review of careers programme and is conducted by the Assistant Principal. This policy is reviewed and developed annually in discussion with students, parents, staff, governors and other relevant partners. The Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) strategy is audited against statutory guidance, evidence on good practice and other relevant frameworks and will be updated accordingly.

We also use student, parent and employer voice via surveys and dialogue to evaluate the success of our events/networking and information provision. We use these measures to build on our successes and to keep making our provision better.

The impact of the careers programme on students will be measured and evaluated using the evidence below:

  • Destinations data, evaluation forms, student surveys, focus groups and evidence of impact will all be used evaluate the effectiveness of current careers provision and inform further developments of our strategy.
  • During whole school MER, links to careers and departments in which CEIAG is an area of strength will be commented on during learning walks, lesson visits and curriculum reviews.

To access our CEIAG policy then please click here

Please see below our past careers events for the academic year 2022 - 2023:

Careers 2022-2023

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