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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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Examination Results

Harris Clapham Sixth Form is delighted to have received their first set of results. We are a new academy and opened during the pandemic with a cohort of fantastic students who worked so hard, alongside the dedicated teachers to achieve brilliant outcomes. We are really proud of our results which include 17% of A Level grades at an A/A*, and a remarkable 41% of A Level grades at B or better. For our vocational students, 55% of grades were at distinction or distinction * and students have secured places at universities including Imperial College London, Kings College London and the University of Nottingham. Below are just some of the success stories from our brilliant students. 

Please click here to see a summary of our 2023 A-level results. Many congratulations to all of our fantastic students.

DfE performance tables can be accessed here.

Student destinations 2023

77% of students are going to university (72 students).

Of these, 17% are going to Russell Group universities (12 students).

Russell Group destinations include Queen Mary's (5), King's College (3), Nottingham (2), Imperial (1) and Cardiff (1).

Other popular destinations for our students include Greenwich (7), Roehampton (7), City (5), Royal Holloway (4) and SOAS (4).

3% of students are going to do Apprenticeships



Ayuub has gained a place at his first-choice university, Imperial College London, to study Electronic and Information Engineering. Ayuub achieved a fantastic set of A level results (Maths, A*; Physics, A; Computer Science, A; Further Maths, A), and will be the first in his family to go to university.

“I'm more than happy. If you do actually try, you'll not regret the results you get. When the third physics paper came I wanted to give up, but I pushed on. I got really ill, but I pushed through. After the exams, I was really calm. I knew I'd done all I could do.”




Hashim’s A level results were Maths, A; Geography, A*; Physics, B. He received offers from both Bath and Queen Mary’s University of London to study Aerospace Engineering, and chose Queen Mary's.

“I'm feeling great. I'm going to discuss my choices with my family before I make a decision.”



Obeidallah will be going to Kings College London to study Geography, having achieved impressive grades in his A levels (Biology, A; Geography, A; Economics, B).

“I'm so glad I got into my first choice. You just have to try your best. Year 13 was particularly hard. The final bit of study was quite challenging, revising all the content and coursework on top.”

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Claudia received Distinction* grades across the board in her CTEC vocational qualifications (Health and Social Care, and Sport). She will be taking up at place at Canterbury Christ Church University, studying Physiotherapy.

“I just can't believe it! The exams were hard but I got through it. I just kept persevering so I could get these results. I'm really proud.”

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Margaret has won a place at Queen Mary’s University of London to study Sociology and Politics. She achieved an A in Sociology A level, and Distinction* in two CTEC vocational qualifications (Health and Social Care, and Digitial Media). Margaret found that social life and outside forces were a distraction and she was not as focused as she should have been in first year, but she knuckled down for second year and it paid off.

"I'm so proud of myself and so thankful for my teachers. I didn't believe in myself, but teachers believed in me and pushed me to believe in myself. Believe in yourself as much as others do."

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Thierno’s A level results were Drama, B; English, A; History, A. He is taking a year out to undertake a 9-month course on acting techniques, professional skills and marketing. After this, he intends to apply for drama school at RADA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, or Manchester Metropolitan University.

“Take it one step at a time.”




Zainab received fantastic A level results (Maths, B; Economics, A; Psychology, A*), and is going to study Economics at Queen Mary University of London. She is the first in her family to go to university.

"I'm feeling very hopeful and pleasantly surprised. Overall I'm happy."




Kaela-May has a place at Kings College London to study English, having achieved fantastic A level results of English, A*; Art, B; History, A. She is the first in her family to go to university.

"I'm feeling good. The thing that was most stressful part was prioritising and time management. My favourite teacher was Mr O'Flynn. Also Ms Heuston and Ms Reid - all my teachers were great, as well as Ms Sharrock-Harris the Librarian."



Chanel's A level results were Geography, A; Economics, B; Psychology, B. She is going to Loughborough University to study Marketing. 

"Time management was the biggest challenge. I feel like my teachers really supported me with revision plans, I couldn't have done it on my own. I would say believe in yourself and have confidence. You will get the grades you want if you do try."

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Despite struggling with motivation, Theo achieved an amazing set of CTEC results - Digital Media, D*; IT, D*D*. He is moving to Canada with his family, and is planning to take a gap year before going to university there. He is the first in his family to go to university.

"Everything's going to be alright. I'm feeling 100% positive about the future."




Pedro's CTEC grades were IT, D*D*; Digital Media, D.  He is going study Computer Science and Cybersecurity and City University of London. Pedro has overcome challenges in achieving his goals, as he didn't speak English in Year 7. He is in the first generation of his family to go to university.

“The biggest challenge was saying to myself you need to learn and not be lazy. You getting the grades you want is all up to you. The one thing you can control is yourself. I'm proud of myself.”



Mahkie is going to Ravensbourne University London to study Animation. His CTEC grades were IT, D*D*; Digital Media, D.

“The most difficult thing was putting down the video games and doing things outside the house. I'm feeling proud. If you do what you love, you won't have to work a day.”

Pedro and Mahkie