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10/04/24

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! pic.twitter.com/IwgHeQ0GDw

10/04/24

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. pic.twitter.com/V6JClA2veM

10/04/24

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. pic.twitter.com/BxlHtyaRcL

10/04/24

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:https://t.co/QvNOPtz1MM

10/04/24

Eid Mubarak to all of our students and families who celebrate it (and to everyone else, actually - have a great Eid). https://t.co/fSQOOk8gwU

10/04/24

A strong reading recommendation from our Executive Principal (and a beautiful cover). https://t.co/T8IJdtI97e

10/04/24

A new book to go into the work bag - thanks to (and others) for the recommendation. pic.twitter.com/9KzilnOqcG

10/04/24

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.

18/03/24

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. pic.twitter.com/3bbOQ3xhpO

18/03/24

Congratulations to Year 12 drama students who performed brilliantly in their recent theatrical crime drama for an invited audience of teachers. pic.twitter.com/whplo1TLzV

18/03/24

Clapham Cultural Society celebrated Ghana Independence Day by hosting a fun quiz highlighting key facts about Ghana pic.twitter.com/77GryY3t3y

18/03/24

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. pic.twitter.com/4EovuDK8N5

18/03/24

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. pic.twitter.com/rdIhzzsbZT

04/03/24

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.https://t.co/T4zoVUcSh1 https://t.co/bV0OY3Ry36

04/03/24

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.https://t.co/T4zoVUcSh1 https://t.co/bV0OY3Ry36

04/03/24

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

04/03/24

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

28/02/24

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. https://t.co/c1zfKqwIPM

26/02/24

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. #claphamsixthformhttps://t.co/tvUltblXQ4

26/02/24

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:https://t.co/zBgWFl9SbP

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UCAS and Careers

UCAS and careers are coordinated by the Vice Principal, Mr Lloyd - M.Lloyd@harrisclaphamsixthform.org.uk with the aim of ensuring students are provided with the necessary information to make an informed decision regarding their future. All students in Year 12 receive a careers interview from a Federation approved careers advisor and students receive a UCAS mentor, who will guide them through the process.

Harris Clapham Sixth Form provides a number of opportunities, which will help our students make a competitive UCAS application:

  • Specialist talks
  • Summer School opportunities
  • Comprehensive in-house support


UCAS

Students start preparing and thinking about UCAS at the beginning of Spring Term, where they’ll receive assemblies on Oxbridge, Medicine and the UCAS process. Students are encouraged to conduct research into various courses and universities by using the UCAS undergraduate search tool.

Visit the UCAS undergraduate search tool page

Over the Easter holidays and summer term 1, students will complete a centralised spreadsheet outlining which course they would like to study and possible universities (although these may be subject to change) and from this, mentors will then be assigned. In summer term two, students will meet with their mentors to discuss their initial choices and will be asked to complete a draft personal statement for their mentor to review over the summer break. In addition, all students take part in a Personal Statement Day, which takes place one morning in July. During this day students will also sign up to UCAS and complete some of their details.

When students return in the autumn term as Year 13s, they will meet with their mentor a further two times in order to finalise the following:

  • Their personal statement
  • Their course choice
  • Their university choice - dependent on predicated grades

Students pay for their UCAS application and once they press send this will automatically go to the Vice Principal before being finally sent off to UCAS and their universities. All personal statements, references and applications are thoroughly checked by subject staff and senior leaders before being sent to UCAS.

Deadlines

  • Late September: all Oxbridge/Medicine candidates have their applications finalised and completed
  • Mid-October: external deadline for all Oxbridge/Medicine applications
  • Late October: students sit Oxbridge and BMAT entrance examinations
  • Autumn 2: all remaining applications are finalised and sent to UCAS
  • Late March: external deadline for all Art and Design applications

Predicted Grades

Predicted grades are ambitiously realistic and are based holistically on student performance over Year 12 in a range of assessments as well as their End of Year (EOY) examination performance in the summer or AS (if applicable). If a student is applying to Oxbridge or Medicine, their predicted grades will be finalised in September. All other applicants have Remembrance 1 as a last opportunity to improve their predicted grades for their UCAS application. Predicted grades are non-negotiable.

Apprenticeships/Employment routes

We fully support students who wish to pursue an employment route such as an apprenticeship. To this end, students are given full careers planning in regards to apprenticeships. Students who wish to pursue this route or are thinking about it, are identified in the initial Year 12 careers talk. A member of the careers team facilitates this.