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24/06/17

19 - 23 June 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/eEyzKP0QsB

22/06/17

Well done to for their fantastic Ofsted result - 'outstanding' across the board. https://t.co/oaKd6jhWaa

21/06/17

Retweeted From HarrisPrimaryKenley

It's another hot day! Please remember hats, water bottles and sun cream today, especially years 1, 3 and 4, who have PE scheduled for today. https://t.co/iQHSx8dKTJ

21/06/17

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135 amazing Year 7 & Year 8 students received a CREST award in recognition of their work in last term's STEM project https://t.co/Rv93tNu4Jr https://t.co/N36dc7ed2a

21/06/17

Congratulations! https://t.co/8UngweD7mD

21/06/17

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Really fantastic start to our ST13 Summer School! Here are some of our students learning about how language shapes us - really fascinating! https://t.co/5YrtZR5BYc

21/06/17

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Fascinating discussion about organ donation at our Summer School - a room full of bright future scientists! https://t.co/Gs8VKZ7wZu

15/06/17

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Thanks to for inviting our boys over to learn how an auction house work, and examine some jewels! https://t.co/7A9dDxcxki

15/06/17

Brilliant Ofsted result for - 'outstanding' in every category. https://t.co/T560aA8TXR

14/06/17

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Interested in a career change? Visit our website to see a list of our open subjects and apply via UCAS today-1TZ! https://t.co/IG8FJ8nOlD

14/06/17

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Lovely to see so many reception parents attending the phonics session. #RWI https://t.co/4BwshcAHx1

14/06/17

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GRAFFITI ARTIST WANTED! Do you know a budding young Banksy? Or a graffiti artist who'd like to come and graffiti LIVE during WORDfest? https://t.co/EPvwKLAM5a

14/06/17

Retweeted From HABE Parents Forum

Exciting times as our new school is taking shape! Also preparations for our 3rd Wordfest are in full flow! https://t.co/APUTgGgLqe

14/06/17

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Learning Resources Centre Manager required .Apply now https://t.co/NnJd3fefYb https://t.co/zCQA8PdfQo

14/06/17

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Click to find information on our exciting fundraiser taking place next month! https://t.co/RssP7w5YOj

14/06/17

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Amazing performance from students at the https://t.co/fXhKO615Xx

14/06/17

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Some amazing practical's going on in Mr Rigby's class last week with Y10. https://t.co/qv7DfRmAvq

14/06/17

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Today in assembly we thought about whether it is okay to always treat people the same. https://t.co/4SJwqbAI4x

11/06/17

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year 13 BTEC students auditioning for their Night of the Creative Arts! Final list up on Monday p5! https://t.co/w0Ssffi61T

11/06/17

Great Teachers - thank you so much! https://t.co/2edwXdCiRU

The Harris Experience is a two-fold programme over five years

Harris Experience: Years 9-11 is a cultural and academic enhancement programme for our most able secondary school students across the Harris Federation from Year 9 to Year 11. The programme spans over three years for each cohort, from Year 9 to Year 11. During that time, we aim to broaden the cultural and academic experiences of some of our most able secondary students in the Harris Federation, to give them outstanding preparation for some of the country’s top university destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge. In the long term, we see the programme shaping future leaders in all walks of life. Students are exposed to a wealth of high-end cultural experiences, ranging from world class art auctioneering with Christie’s Auctioneers to a trip to the Royal Opera House; from a day of Science in Action at Imperial College, London University, to a bespoke day of lectures at Oxford University. Within their own academies, our Harris Experience students are taught to think independently, to express themselves effectively and to embrace learning for its own sake as well as to start the process of understanding their individual academic pathways. We hope that all Harris Experience students will enter the Harris Sixth Form, where they will automatically gain entry to the Harris Experience Advanced, a programme for our most academically gifted senior students. Here, students are given many opportunities to develop crucial skills needed for successful applications to top universities.

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 our most academic 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 sixth form life. The programme comprises several whole group sessions; academic tracking; trips and masterclasses; university visits; subject-specific societies to support academic stretch with subject specialist guides; an Oxbridge programme; a medical/dentistry programme; weekly bulletins and follow-up on a wealth of academic opportunities outside of school; guidance on writing very competitive applications to Russell Group universities; interview practice and advice; learning mentors for Oxbridge.

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@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 27 Budding medics discussing interview technique and making the most of medical work experience - really important stuff https://t.co/alIgP33DtL
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 27 Feminist, human rights advocate, budding engineer - great discussion between our students about what makes them who they are!
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 27 Our oxbridge applicants hard at work, discussing who they are and how they can best present this at interview - great stuff! https://t.co/xu07UeZE1x
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 27 Kicking off day 2 of our Russell Group conference with a panel of Harris alumni speaking about their experiences https://t.co/t2hkTMaZ3K
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 27 The 1st day of our applications conference in action. Thank you to all who came to advise and our Y12s https://t.co/CLWyWDVzRe
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 22 Parisian history through art and literature - the final session of our summer school underway https://t.co/biEDAMmtnV
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 22 Can we be wrong about being happy? What even is happiness? These are some of the questions posed in our summer school philosophy sessions https://t.co/AYy5A5rHsz
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 22 Part 2 of the summer school philosophy sessions- today discussing happiness and the 'good life' https://t.co/9DLRGzQoAH
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 22 A very spirited debate here - discussing secularism and science. Lots of passion here! https://t.co/96OcyiqpD2
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 22 The philosophical underpinnings of maths - day 2 of our summer school going fantastically for our mathematicians https://t.co/FFAr8rfK2w
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 22 The debate is underway! The topic is the use of stem cell research - bound to be some fascinating points of view https://t.co/VF4XpxVpM4
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 22 Debate preparation for our budding young scientists! https://t.co/nrq7PO8qNG

Meet Our Students

Sabah Jetha
Sabah Jetha
Year 9
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
Harris Experience has been a great opportunity for me to learn and take part in academic experiences outside of school. From art auctioneering at Christie's to science related workshops at Imperial College, I have gained insightful knowledge from these opportunities on future careers and pathways that I may wish to pursue later. I'm looking forward to taking part in many other interesting activities in the future!
Gessica Zimmerman
Gessica Zimmerman
Year 10
Harris Academy Falconwood
The Harris Experience has given me the opportunity to learn about new cultures and attend different events around London which I did not know were available. It has broadened my understanding of University life and opened up more options for my future. Throughout the Harris Experience we visited Christie’s Auction House; this was exciting as we created our own art piece and sold it in a live auction.
Kudiratu Olatoye
Kudiratu Olatoye
Year 12
Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich
Harris Experience Advanced offers incredible opportunities for strengthening applications to Russell Group universities. Thanks to the help of the Harris Experience team I was able to gain a place at Villiers Park (residential trip to Cambridge for five days) where I learnt a lot about environmental chemistry. Going on trips like these helps me to have more insight as to what I want to do in University and it also means that I have a lot more to talk about on my personal statement. Harris Experience also enriches wider knowledge of subjects studied and provides the opportunity to encounter people who have similar interests, such as Professor Katherine Willis (Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) giving a talk on ' Polyploidy' and going to a café scientifique on 'Uncertainty in science' with Professor Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol). What I love most about going to Harris Experience meetings and seminars is that you get to talk to Alumni and they share their experiences with you and also give you advice which has helped me a lot in terms of looking into which university I want to go to.
George McNaughton Ellis
George McNaughton Ellis
Year 13
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
The Harris Experience Advanced (HEA) provided me with a wide range of lectures and extra curricular trips in Year 12, which helped boost my exam revision and also to appreciate academic life around my subjects. The 'History of Capitalism' series of lectures was one of the most interesting and challenged my views that I had surrounding economics and its systems. The HEA also brought in a wide range of speakers in different subjects which allowed me to engage not just with academics but also other students across Harris Sixth Form that were interested in geography, which is particularly important as it allowed better integration between the different schools comprising our Sixth Form. In Year 13 the focus was on preparation for university which included supporting me in writing my personal statement by helping me pick and choose the necessary information that would best reflect my achievements and academic potential. The HEA team also gave me lots of advice on my university choices and provided me with support for my Cambridge application process, including study days at the university, various interview practice workshops, and, currently, help with my exam revision.
Joel Kyereme
Joel Kyereme
Year 13
Harris Academy South Norwood
Harris Experience Advanced has provided me with the opportunity to take part in many activities which have enhanced my skills and confidence. The highlight of the programe was the lecture series I attended at the Legatum Institute on the 'History of Capitalism'. This experience proved useful for my personal statement and for my wider knowledge.

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