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09/05/24

24 Y12 Chemists ventured to Imperial College and carried out practical techniques, calculations, identified common method mistakes and accurately observed then recorded results. The students were described "as role model students" by the university staff! pic.twitter.com/v97xKpLeiK

25/04/24

I found a king in me and now I love you I found a king in you and now I love me'On Monday some of students saw the play 'For Black Boys...' at the Garrick Theatre. The group roared with laughter, sang along and (almost) cried during the emotional performance! pic.twitter.com/4ZOqpBAPwW

25/04/24

Well done to all students who took part in Wandsworth Schools Athletics Champs. Congratulations to Tom Radford-Silver in the Shot Putt, Kymarley Morrison-Silver in the Triple Jump, Samuel Mireku-Kwasi-Silver in 100m Hurdles and Ajdin Sabic-Bronze in the Shot Putt. pic.twitter.com/wM54NhxfYW

19/04/24

14 Y11 students visited Oxford University for a taster day on Wednesday and left inspired that with hard work and commitment to their study a future place is a realistic aspiration! pic.twitter.com/DDyNCdY9Jv

19/04/24

What an exceptional start Harris Academy Battersea Y9 students have made to their new STREET ART project! pic.twitter.com/XjFnensWQx

28/03/24

Well done to our Student Leadership Team who go above and beyond in their meetings to ensure collaboration across KS3. Their innovative ideas to amplify student voice within the school, whilst also providing a direct channel of communication are greatly appreciated. pic.twitter.com/i8NipfuDD3

28/03/24

Some of our female students attended a panel discussion and Q+A from seven inspirational female leaders from a variety of industries. Louise in Y10 was braved to preform some of her poems in front of everyone. pic.twitter.com/NeOF6zczrA

28/03/24

30 Year 10 pupils went to the Apple head offices in Battersea Power Station to learn all about how Apple Books are published and created and to get an insight into the digital publishing world on 6.03.24. pic.twitter.com/Y2igxHdSMd

28/03/24

10 of our 6th Form students went to open their fast in Battersea Art Centre as part of London's first Open Iftar event this year! It stands as the UK’s largest and acclaimed community event during Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/slqX02mJNe

28/03/24

Our Y9 Debate Mate Club achieved fantastic success in their Pitch Project. They showed a fantastic growth in confidence, and presented with clarity and composure, sharing a range of thoughtful ideas. This was part of a large national competition, and they were placed fourth! pic.twitter.com/7P63Jn3v9X

08/02/24

Congratulations to the HABS boys' and girls' basketball teams. The boys won vs Ark Putney and Chestnut Grove with 16-2 & 15-7 and the girls won vs Harris Clapham with 55-28! Most importantly they played for each other and supported each other. pic.twitter.com/sZZoUVASqi

06/02/24

Congratulations to the incredible Y7's who participated in the Harris Spelling Bee! Your resilience and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the 5 challenging rounds are truly commendable. You've not only showcased your spelling prowess but also set a shining example of teamwork! pic.twitter.com/yNSmDJIurh

09/01/24

Well done, to HABS KS5 students who have raised more than £200 for Doctors without Borders to support them with aiding medical care across the world in places of conflict! pic.twitter.com/tOiMJrPLAo

09/01/24

Big thank you to for helping our wonderful student, Chelsea, to tick this off her bucket list! She got to watch the game, meet the team, and received a signed Hockey stick by the players! Big shout out to Graham for organising! pic.twitter.com/QD1Rg9VrTs

21/12/23

So thrilled to share the achievements of 6 formers who were rewarded an Ice-Skating trip. It was a celebration of their proactive approach in seeking extracurricular opportunities and dedicated efforts towards personal development. Massive well done to our students! pic.twitter.com/cKuiHGe4rs

20/12/23

Enjoy the following stills from the Year 11 Drama Component 2 Final Performance. Students put on a show of their best Crucible and Top Girls scenes exploring the theme of POWER. pic.twitter.com/vgyTHAEKc5

20/12/23

Well Done to all of HABS CNAT and Vocation Year 11 students for getting their coursework and performance portfolios completed!

20/12/23

Congratulations to Joel Sea and Roman Bafi on their outstanding achievements this term. Roman has been offered scholarships from the San Francisco Ballet School and Joel is the Regional Jack Petchey Speak Out Champion. We are immensely proud!

15/12/23

HABS Y13 students visited Imperial College London and interacted with Imperial staff and students, giving them a glimpse of what life at university would be like. The trip motivated our students to pursue higher academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/PZwvazMmmv

15/12/23

Harris Academy Y10&11 Boys' Basketball team had an amazing season and made us very proud. They won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games on displayed team play, strategic brilliance and an excellent representation of Harris Battersea's values pic.twitter.com/hyqVi6b5Ea

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Posted on March 17th 2022

Careers Fair 2022 - Full Report

Last week Harris Academy Battersea celebrated National Careers Week with a Careers Fair after school. Students were able to have one-to-one conversations with a number of universities, providers and professionals. All years were invited as it is never too early to start thinking about your career!

To help our students navigate the fair they were given a poster that had a list of the people attending and a worksheet with key questions so they could prepare ahead of the event, and make sure they did not miss out on anyone who they really wanted to talk to.

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There was a great atmosphere in the main hall and it was fantastic to see our students so engaged. Similarly, the professionals were quick to praise our students for their professional demeanour and were taken aback by how reflective some of their questions were.


Careers 2022 (4)What our students got out of it

Different pathways. At the Careers Fair there were different universities, apprenticeship providers and professionals whom students could talk to, to find out more about the different pathways/routes you can take.

Practicing soft skills. Students were given a safe space to practise those soft skills of introducing yourself in a professional manner, actively listening and responding to answers.

Networking. This was also the perfect occasian for students to make connections and get contact details of people they may work with in the future. Which in turn provides another opportunity for them to practise contacting professionals, whether it is to organise a research project with Nuffield Research, to accompany an apprenticeship application with P&G, to follow-up on an offer of work experience or simply to thank them for their time and advice.


Careers 2022 (5)What students said...

“It was really interesting to talk to the universities. I knew I wanted to do Maths at university, but I didn’t realise how many different degrees there are that involve Maths.” Year 9 student

“I liked talking to the man from UBS. It gave me insight into what it is actually like” Year 12 student

“It was really fun just talking to people about their work. I also went round and asked all the teachers why they became teachers.” Year 10 student

“The person I enjoyed talking to the most was just so encouraging and supportive of what I wanted to do.” Year 12 student


How can you get involved in the next careers event?

We are keen to grow our community and develop a network of people who are able to support our students in their pursuit of careers. If you want to get involved and join the HABS Careers Community please click HERE to fill in a short survey.

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What can you do to support your child in their pursuit of careers?

Continue the conversation at home

It can be difficult to know how best to support your child with considering their career options after school.

  • Try to keep the conversation ongoing, regularly asking about their interests, hobbies, skills and strengths, the sectors or types of organisations they’re interested in and how these might inform their next steps.
  • Encourage them to ask you about what you do day to day. How you ended up in that career.
  • If they are meeting family/friends, get them to practice introducing themselves and asking questions and responding reflectively to their answers.

Explore Unifrog with them

Unifrog is a website which all students have access to which provides them an opportunity to research careers, university degrees, A-Level choices, apprenticeships and GCSE/A-level option choices that align with their individual career aspirations. Students can also build a record of the activities and experiences they have encountered along with the skills that have been developed through them.

Get them to explore a career each week on Unifrog. This could be a Career they saw on TV/in the news, your own career, or a career of one of your family friends. Ask them to explain back to you what they would do if they were in that career.

If you haven’t already accessed Unifrog to use the range of resources available to support parents with help their child to make Post 16 choices, please do go to Unifrog.org/sign in and then use the code ACAPparents. 

Click HERE to access a parent account on Unifrog. Use the code ACAPparents.


For further enquiries email: careerseducation@harrisbattersea.org.uk

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