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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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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers programme information:

Our Assistant Principal, Mr Patel, is the sixth form’s careers leader. His email address is

S.Patel@harrisclaphamsixthform.org.uk and you can contact him on the telephone number 0204 542 4900. 

Careers planning starts before students enrol at sixth form and forms part of the admissions process.

  • 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 (remember we open in September 2021 and will have out first examinations Year 13s graduate in 2023!):

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.
     

The next date of review for the careers programme will be June 2022. To access our CEIAG policy then please click here.