Applying for Harris Sixth Form

If you are already at a Harris academy:

Your academy will take you through this process.  You will not need an application form to apply for your own academy.  You should also read ‘Key Information for Years 10 and 11’ which can be found in ‘Post 16 Options’ on this website.

Every academy will have their own way of guiding Year 11s in their applications but some of the things that you will do are:

  • Attend an open evening at your current academy
  • Attend an open evening at another Harris academy.  Some of our academies are in ‘clusters’ and share teaching across to sites.  Ask your Head of Sixth Form for more information.
  • Attend a Year 11 assembly with your current Head of Sixth Form
  • Attend a course discussion meeting with a member of the sixth form, careers or leadership team to discuss your plans for sixth form.  Remember, you don’t need  an application form
  • Sign and return one copy of the offer letter which also needs a parental signature.
  • Attend taster days at chosen sites.
     

To guide you in your choices, you should do the following things:

  • Read the ‘Year 11 Harris Education Programme’ booklet, which is available from your Year 11 staff.
  • Think about your future pathway and what qualifications will suit you, using ‘Choosing Your Subjects’ section in ‘Post 16 Options’ on this website to guide your choices. 
  • Find out what your most recent predicted grades are.  How do your grades compare with your sixth form choices?   You will need to achieve the minimum entry grades to be allowed to study your chosen subjects.  
  • Listen carefully to the advice you are being given and talk things over with your teachers and your parent/carer.
  • Make an appointment to see your careers advisor, whichever pathway you are considering.  They will advise on all Post-16/18 options.
  • If you are on the Harris Experience, attend the Year 11 session in the autumn, where you will get lots more information about choosing subjects and pathways.

What Subjects should you choose?

If you don’t get the right grades, we will still try to help you to study with us, but you may need to change your course choices.  There are no guarantees, however.  It will depend on what your GCSE grades are and what courses are still available.



If you attend a different school but are interested in studying at Harris:

You may be attending a different school at the moment.  If you school doesn’t have a sixth form, or doesn’t offer the subjects that you wish to study, Harris might be a good choice for you. 

Harris have 18 sixth forms for you to choose from.  Ten of these are in the ‘single centre’ and the other eight are outside of  this. 

Single Centre Sixth Forms

  • Harris Academy Beckenham
  • Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley (mixed sixth form)
  • Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
  • Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich (mixed sixth form)
  • Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich (mixed sixth form)
  • Harris Academy Falconwood
  • Harris Academy Invictus
  • Harris Academy Merton
  • Harris Academy Purley
  • Harris Academy South Norwood

The above  group of schools share results and some teaching and enrichment opportunities.  You can apply to them with one application form (available on this website in the ‘Post 16’ section) and choose your preferred campus.
 

Non-Single Centre Sixth Forms

  • Chobham Academy
  • Harris Academy Battersea
  • Harris Girls’ Academy Bermondsey (mixed sixth form)
  • Harris Academy Chafford Hundred
  • Harris Academy Greenwich
  • Harris Academy Orpington
  • Harris Academy St. John’s Wood
  • Harris Academy Tottenham

This group of schools have independent sixth forms although they work closely with the single centre sixth forms.  You can apply to them individually by visiting their website and downloading their application form.
 

To guide you in your choices, you might want to do the following things:

  • Think about your future pathway and what qualifications will suit you, using ‘Choosing Your Subjects’ section in ‘Post 16 Options’ on this website to guide your choices. 

What Subjects should you choose?

  • Find out what your most recent predicted grades are.  How do your grades compare with your sixth form choices?   You will need to achieve the minimum entry grades to be allowed to study your chosen subjects. 
  • Listen carefully to the advice you are being given at your own school and talk things over with your teachers and your parent/carer. 
  • Attend an open evening at your nearest Harris academy or other chosen site(s).  Some of our academies are in ‘clusters’ and share teaching across to sites.  Call our federation sixth form administration team for more information.

If you decide to apply to Harris, you should do the following things:

Complete an online application form.  There are two kinds of application forms for Harris.  One for the single centre sixth forms (listed above) and one for individual sixth forms (listed above).   If you are applying to single centre academies, you can download the application form in this ‘Post 16 Options’ on our website or you can find one on the Harris Federation Sixth Form section of our main website.  Don’t forget to include contact details for your referee – failure to do so will delay your application.
 

  • Wait to hear from us.  If you are made an offer, sign and return one copy of the offer letter which also needs a parental signature
  • Attend taster days at chosen sites when invited to do so.
     

Contact Details for Harris Federation

Do check the application deadline for completed forms to reach our sixth form administration team. 

Address Telephone
4th Floor Norfolk House,
Wellesley Road,
Croydon,
CR0 1LH
020 8253 7777

 

 

 

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