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Last Friday, we had a moving Year 13 Assembly followed by a fun student led Soirée. It was a lovely way for the community to come together and celebrate Year 13’s journey with us.


It’s a two assembly week, so as well as linguistically interesting advice for year 12s, we have a timely sporting analogy for Year 13:


This afternoon’s Year 12 assembly at introduced me to a new word and has left me pondering its plural. A mumpsimus is an error determinedly continued despite correction, but is it two mumpsimi, mumpsimuses, mumpsimodes?


Exciting to see our assemblies quoted in the news (not a lot of sixth forms can claim that):


Today, our Student President Ruweida and one of our Vice Presidents Sarah went over to to deliver some words of wisdom to the Year students about how to prepare for Year 11 next year.#community


This week students from the Clapham Cultural Society organised an Eid celebration for our school community. This included a session on Eid Al-Fitr, quizzes and games, henna designing and a bake sale. More than £100 was raised for charity!


A glimpse of Enrichment at Harris Clapham Sixth Form through photos 👇.Enrichment choices range from Tennis to Photography to Gardening: We believe that these experiences will empower students to thrive in various aspects of their personal, academic and professional lives.


Here’s our word of the week from Mr Lepretre, teacher of English


A book recommendation by Bushra (Y12). She described the book as “A thriller with a good plot that makes youquestion who to trust”


Lessons that you can learn from Jake and Elwood Blues, from Aretha Franklin, from Erasure, and from Barbie (part 1).


As part of House Morris Day, students took part in a scavenger hunt and a cupcake icing competition!


Three excellent goals to aim for.- Avoid procrastination- Remove distractionThose work for everyone, and then, particularly for Y13 and Y11 we have- Revise effectively.


Today our Vice Principal, Mr Lloyd gave an assembly on how to manage the stress that may come during exam season. Mr Lloyd provided strategies on how to avoid procrastination, remove distraction and revise effectively.


Dedicated to a drummer and fan of Fleetwood Mac.


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).

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Cultural Perspectives

Welcome to the world of the ‘cultural perspectives’

Students will choose a cultural perspective per term and each course has one or two sessions per week.

Teachers use their creativity, backgrounds and/or wider interest to design a cultural perspective course that appeals to students. Students must choose and stay on board their chosen cultural experience. It is not an opt-in. 

We design these perspectives to particularly:

  • encourage creativity and wider reading
  • spark interest and generate a sense of ‘awe and wonder’ around a topic or event
  • give students genuine opportunities to talk, debate and show leadership
  • be rooted in spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.

Students also have to submit a final response to the cultural perspective session. It doesn’t necessarily follow the response has to be an essay! The response expected will reflect the cultural perspective itself, naturally blending with the topic, delivery and content of the course itself. It could be a presentation, artefact, dramatic piece – who knows?

The teacher’s judgement on the quality of the response will be included in our reports to parents and feedback to students.

Here are the titles of the current cultural perspectives:

  • UNESCO World Heritage – Immaterial culture and its significance for humanity
  • Exploring China
  • General First Aid course
  • Global Gratitude: Mindfulness Practices from Around the World
  • Film Club: 6 Films that reflect their time and environment
  • Impressionism to photo realism: An exploration into the creative genius of artists such as Renoir, Manet and Cezanne.
  • The Manbox
  • Predictions of the future: What will our world look like in five years time?
  • The Moral Maze: What are your answers to today's tricky questions?
  • Do prisons work?
  • Curious Cases of the Human Brain
  • Writing and Producing Music
  • The enjoyment of being both clever and interesting
  • Suceeding in Science at University
  • Creative Writing: Fiction
  • Medicine, Dentistry & UCAT Preparation
  • When Women Elevate

What students have had to say about Cultural Perspectives this year:

The discussions have broadened my perspectives and encouraged me to confront complex societal issues with courage and empathy

This Cultural Perspective has helped me realize the importance of being interested in things outside of academics.

Through this course, I’ve not only prepared for the challenges of university but also the joy of lifelong learning.