Year 7 King's Scholars and the King's Ambassadors


From the Exam Hall to rooftops with Ms Hall! Congratulations to the Class of 2022; after their last GCSE exam the Norton Rose Fulbright mentees took a workplace visit to the firms' riverside office to present their career aspirations. Thanks for hosting us


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Graduate Teaching Assistant in Apply here:


Congratulations to Yasin, Year 7 for being a winner of the MFL LinguaChef competition


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🙌🏾On we're celebrating the amazing young musicians behind Multi-Story! 🎼 Here they are devising a brand new banger for The Endz 🤩🔥 This show is once-in-a-lifetime. Don't miss out! July 7 + 8, in partnership with


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Wonderful to be asked to judge students from who were asked to create project based solutions to climate issues. Welldone for the Prospering Peckham program aimed at creating ‘green leaders’ and inspire students for STEM careers 👏🏽👏🏽


Congratulations to all the Year 9 and 10 performers who took part in the fantastic 'These are Rituals' performance!


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Fabulous families of Peckham! The amazing is generously collecting any books your children have grown out of on our behalf. Pop in & drop off your pre-loved books or simply for a chat & a browse - they are booksellers & therefore fabulous!


Principal's breakfast winners! Poets, writers and scholars! Congratulations!


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What a brilliant opportunity


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All levels of experience are welcome in our free online Yoga group running every Wednesday. Learn the gentle practice of Yin yoga with guided meditations at the end of each session. Book now:


Science students building a greenhouse


Year 10 students investigating insulation with different materials


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Southwark Festival of Words returns from 18 - 26 June celebrating poetry, literature, story-telling, spoken word and much, much more


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Audition for Scroogelicious: our Christmas production for 2022, Peckham's take on A Christmas Carol! for 7-17 yr olds will take place at Theatre Peckham in groups where auditionees will be required to act, sing and dance. Sign up here:


Excellent historical knowledge on the impact of the printing press on the authority of the Church used by Year 10 Favour in her English work, taken from her GCSE studies of the History of Medicine. An amazing cross-curricular moment!


Year 8 students took part in an Able Linguist workshop with Southampton university. They learned a lot and designed their own wearable technology products - all in French!


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Are you a Spanish or Portuguese Speaker looking to improve your English? At 's Conversation Café you can enjoy an informal chat, learn about your community and get support with some life admin. Join us at 11am every Saturday from 11 June:


Principal's breakfast superstars at Harris Academy Peckham! Congratulations to you all!


Some of HAP’s beautiful smiling boys. Our Year 9 and 10 boys thoroughly enjoyed working with on the brilliant S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys project

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Students who choose to study Psychology at HAP (HAP Psychologists) are naturally curious about the mind, behaviour, how we think and the biological basis for our all experiences mediated by the brain. 

Through the course of study, all HAP Psychologists will encounter, explore and evaluate a broad range of ‘cornerstone’ psychological theories, experiments and wider thinking of key figures in this domain across its relatively short history. 

By the end of Year 11, HAP Psychologists will be able to recall the theories and experiments of the greatest psychologists of the Twentieth Century such as Ebbinghaus, Freud, Jung, Pavlov, Piaget, Skinner, Rogers, Bowlby and Maslow as well as those of the post-modern era such as Pinker, Seligman, Eysenck, Dweck, Loftus, Willingham. 

HAP Psychologists will also develop a nuanced understanding of the broad umbrella term that is psychology, specifically categorising their knowledge across five core sub-domains: biological psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology and the psychology of individual differences. 

In addition to these categories of psychology, students will also gain knowledge and understanding of the underlying brain structures and electro-chemical processes at play across each domain, particularly

In addition, to learning about the ‘best of what has been said and done’ within the discipline, HAP Psychologists will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to add to the psychological canon through their own research. A deliberate focus on the experimentational nature of the discipline and the specific requirements of the scientific method whilst undertaking research will ensure students understand how to conduct research and predict and pre-empt issues around validity and reliability. 

In an extremely structured way, all HAP Psychologists will have conducted a range of psychological experiments and analysed and evaluated their findings.  HAP psychologists will also develop their subject-specific critical thinking skills through learning about prominent debates within Psychology including reductionism vs. holism, nature vs. nurture and freewill vs. determinism thereby enabling them to critically apply this knowledge to novel situations in future. 

In short, through being a HAP Psychologist, students will be able to recall, analyse and evaluate a broad range of psychological theories, experiments and debates and have sufficient knowledge and experience to be able to conduct their own research in future. 

Finally, through choosing OCR as the GCSE Examining Body, students will have learnt about different aspects of mental health and the stigma that often surrounds mental health issues through the work of charity ‘Time for Change’.  It is hoped that a consequence of this, alongside the specific teaching of Positive Psychology, will be a richer understanding of the spectrum of mental health from students.


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