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Congratulations to Aliyah who has been accepted onto the Target Bath programme!Target Bath supports students of Black African and Caribbean heritage to gain places at the University of Bath.


Congratulations to Jomi who has been accepted onto the Bright Ideas Medicine Pathway. Jomi has already benefitted from Saturday sessions and will soon be attending a medical summer school at Anglia Ruskin University. What a fantastic opportunity!


We wanted to congratulate Oden who has been invited to attend an Insight Day with Macquarie, a large asset management group. Oden will then have the opportunity to apply for a work placement and a possible financial scholarship for university through the company. Well done!


We wanted to highlight a fantastic achievement from Nimrut, who has been selected to take part in the Sutton Trust US Programme following an application process. Nimrut is one of 100 students who were selected nationally, and we are very proud as a sixth form team.


A huge well done to our year 12 HRSF basketball team! This was our first ever competitive basketball game and the boys represented HSRF incredibly well. We are so proud of them and can’t wait for their next game!


We look forward to welcoming our year 12 sixth form students into our new building in April! Please check out our website to see the progress over the last year.


This event raised £238.14 today, all proceeds will go towards supporting the charity ‘Choose Love’. This charity provides humanitarian aid to, and advocacy for, refugees around the world. Thank you to all sixth formers, HAR students and staff who have supported today!


A huge thank you to Shafkat who organised the event, with help from Mahum, Paige, Beatriz, Rihanna and Ayman who brought in homemade food and volunteered on the stall. A special mention to Mahum and our HAR helpers who created intricate Henna designs!


Our student-led Islamic society and our MAAC society (Middle Eastern, Asian, African, and Caribbean) have worked together to put on an event to celebrate Ramadan.


The STEM lecture was delivered by Dr. Stephen Price and explored methods of understanding the human brain, while the humanities lecture was led by Dr. Michael Loy and looked at theatrical performance in Ancient Greece.


A group of our sixth form students visited Queens’ College, Cambridge today. After an introduction to the specific requirements of the Oxbridge application process, and an extensive tour of the college, our students attended taster lectures in STEM and the humanities.


. Through meaningful conversations, students gained valuable insights into potential career paths while receiving mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals.


To celebrate National Interview Week, Your Game Plan conducted online interviews with our year 12 cohort. Volunteers from diverse backgrounds conducted these interviews, delving into students' interests, subjects, and future aspirations.


A huge well done to our year 12 HRSF football team! This was our first ever competitive football match and the boys represented HSRF so well. A special mention to Adrian for being awarded POTM!


These taster sessions aim to provide students, who are applying to HRSF, with an insight into the subject at A-Level. The session will delve into a topic on the A-Level course and allow students to experience the content which they will be studying beyond GCSE.


Teachers at Harris Rainham Sixth Form will be delivering taster sessions for the subjects on offer. The sessions will begin on 16th January!Please sign up via our website: News and Dates à Latest news and events à Taster sessions.


Building update: The cladding is almost complete, and the internal rooms and classrooms are now painted! Our new multi-million-pound, state of the art sixth form building will be ready for our students in April!


Excellent attendance and punctuality are crucial to sixth form success and therefore the future life chances of our students. Attendance is directly related to academic outcomes and gaining powerful knowledge, which is why we place so much importance on it at HRSF.


33 of our sixth formers have achieved 100% attendance and excellent punctuality this term. We celebrated with an attendance rewards breakfast and certificate morning. Well done to all our sixth formers!


A big thank you to Prisca and our fundraising team who organised a charity bake sale to raise money for Crisis. Crisis is the UK national charity for people experiencing homelessness. HRSF raised £50.20 during the bake sale. A special mention to Prisca and Odeneho who baked cakes

Careers & UCAS

UCAS and university applicants

We support all our students in gaining the qualifications, skills and experiences to allow them to study at the top universes and compete at the upper most levels. Throughout their sixth form life, all students will work towards building a competitive profile. This is a key factor in preparing for UCAS and future pathways.

Students start preparing and thinking about UCAS at the beginning of Spring Term in Year 12, 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 spring and summer term, students will meet with their tutors and guild mentors to discuss their preferred subjects and courses of study, as well as possible universities. Support will be ongoing, with various lectures, drop ins and workshops. Students who are part of the guilds will receive specialist support in the university entry test examinations and interview process. When students return in the autumn term as Year 13s, they will meet with their mentor in order to finalise the following:

  • Their personal statement or any application details
  • Their course choice
  • Their university choice - dependent on predicated grades

Deadlines in year 13

  • 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

Apprenticeships/Employment routes

We fully support students who wish to pursue an employment route such as an apprenticeship. To this end, students are given full careers planning in regards to apprenticeships. Students who wish to pursue this route or are thinking about it, are identified in the initial Year 12 careers talk. A member of the careers team facilitates this.


We recognise the huge importance of preparing students to manage their further education and career path throughout adult life and the positive impact this may have on their life chances. Our students will have every opportunity to make well-informed decisions about their futures. 

We will provide individual support and guidance alongside a comprehensive programme of hearing from and engaging with professionals from a wide sphere of careers and academia. Our programme will allow students to learn about and experience the different pathways open to them once they leave us. Along with the necessary skills, they will also be equipped with the knowledge and understanding they will need to turn their individual dreams and aspirations into a reality.

Through a planned programme of activities linked to careers education, information, advice and guidance, we seek to help all students to take their place as suitably qualified and responsible adults within society. The focus is upon independent and impartial careers guidance to support career and option choices, raising the aspirations and achievement of individual students and equipping them with skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding as a foundation for managing their lifelong career and learning. We aim to enable students to learn about careers, university, learning and work so that they can manage their own development and make life choices and decisions that will benefit their own wellbeing and contribute to the wellbeing of others. 

We have designed and will deliver a broad, balanced and connected careers and work-related education curriculum that provides students with the range of knowledge and skills that they need so that they are prepared for life in modern Britain. All students receive a rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities that develop a range of character attributes, all linked to our personal development and values: curiosity, commitment and compassion.

Our Careers' Leader is Mr Robert Jukes, Assistant Principal (, tel: 01708 552811 ext. 4806)

We measure our success against the Gatsby benchmarks.

The review date for our careers' policy is September 2024.

We will provide the careers and personal development programme through: 

  • The whole curriculum: subject leaders/teachers are encouraged to identify careers links within their subject area, in line with Gatsby Benchmark 4 linking curriculum learning to careers, and contribute to the delivery through their schemes of work, lessons and trips
  • Tutorial programme: all tutors are actively involved in delivering the careers and leadership tutorial programme, this will be delivered during tutor time, three mornings a week
  • Timetabled lessons: elements of subject lessons contribute towards key areas of careers education    
  • Focused events: at strategic times throughout the year events are targeted at relevant students
  • Parent/carer events such as parents’ evenings
  • The student leadership programme 
  • UCAS mentoring: All Year 12 students going into Year 13 are provided with a UCAS mentor who supports students through the UCAS process as well as providing advice regarding post-18 work placements and apprenticeships
  • Our specialist Guilds
  • Our personal development plan and timetabled electives.
  • The Federation and the Harris Experience Advanced: Years 12-13 is a Russell Group application programme providing expert guidance and individually-tailored academic opportunities for our most able sixth formers. The programme is aimed at students who have achieved outstanding grades at GCSE or who prove themselves to be making outstanding academic progress early in Year 12 and maintain this throughout their two years in sixth form

Students will have access to impartial and professional careers advise through the following ways:

  • All students can access a range of impartial, up-to-date careers information through the library and Unifrog
  • Students will be made aware of the National Careers Service contact details and website, and other specialist resources in order that they can access additional independent information
  • There is an emphasis on providing information on the range options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways
  • The use of Unifrog (offering further impartiality), a facility that allows students to find the most suitable options for either further education, higher education or apprenticeships. Students will use Unifrog to research different pathways, track skills and competencies and record careers events they have attended 
  • A monthly careers bulletin will be sent to all students with university taster sessions, open days, internship programs and work experience opportunities 
  • The Careers Advisor is available to provide impartial guidance to all students and their parents/carers within the academy and through organised events
  • External careers guidance is provided via trips and visits, mentoring, websites and telephone helplines, employer and FE/HE visitors to the sixth form