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07/10/20

Delighted to share our introduction to the academy ahead of our virtual open evening this evening: https://t.co/c5jNk6Ka5s

17/09/20

Our students are loving all their enrichment opportunities! Today alone there was keyboard club, table tennis, football, debating and cookery club! Bake-off worthy apple crumbles! https://t.co/PpIxbn7CTZ

17/09/20

Retweetd From South London Press

New school opens doors in Clapham https://t.co/yc0iefa36k

14/09/20

Day 3 and enrichment is up and running! https://t.co/CrDZufqFuL

11/09/20

Two fabulous days of induction and work on The Clapham Commitment! Well done to staff and students alike! https://t.co/YitJOeT62I

10/09/20

Fabulous first day with our students today! So great to see them all!

18/08/20

Closer and closer and closer https://t.co/GQVfW1xf3K

03/07/20

Thank you, Team Clapham, for an incredible two days of staff training in the virtual world! We cannot wait to see you and our students in September!

17/06/20

Thank you for all your hard work in ensuring our school will be ready for us! https://t.co/SzMMI0SHaz

26/05/20

Definitely opening in September

26/05/20

Fantastically quick response from our parents to our information requests. Thank you! Thoroughly enjoying reading our student responses too. Keep them coming in!

06/03/20

Another week of ‘firsts’: our first ever National offer Day, first official newsletter to our prospective parents and another site visit, which although not a ‘first’ was certainly the first time we saw skilled professionals on stilts. So impressive! https://t.co/mtACQsPMgs

28/01/20

First official site visit today! This is when you realise that a staircase not only leads to a phenomenal view. It is also truly symbolic of a vision coming together. https://t.co/kOV9jmN28z

13/01/20

All plans on track to welcome our students in September! Our building continues to take shape (thank you ), our senior leaders have been appointed and our next round of recruitment is well underway. https://t.co/386BkZiIJb

09/12/19

Here is our December update. Great to see such progress! https://t.co/L7WpNW0FbI

01/12/19

Look forward to our students creating their own version of this next year as we show care for our community. https://t.co/0YSK62F820

29/11/19

Delighted to attend the assembly at Hitherfield Primary School this morning to award Daisy her prize for winning our Christmas card design competition! Such talent and creativity. What a way to start our Christmas card tradition. Well done, Daisy! https://t.co/yWSkL0MJrO

13/11/19

We have a roof and some walls already! Exciting! https://t.co/0I2515aJaP

17/10/19

Our latest aerial views - in amongst the green of Clapham! https://t.co/QbZceKRbcp

14/10/19

Such positivity from Year 6 at this morning for our assembly!

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Careers (including apprenticeships) and UCAS

UCAS and Careers

UCAS and careers will be coordinated by a Vice Prinicpal, 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.

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 will be given be full careers planning regards apprenticeships. Students who wish to pursue this route or are thinking about it, will be identified in the initial Year 12 careers talk. A member of the careers team will facilitate this.