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25/03/17

Retweeted From Karl Hoods

Another great conference. Thanks to those that organised and for hosting!

25/03/17

Hovers doing practical science! https://t.co/9aEv7NFSsa

25/03/17

Lord Harris presents awards for our Governors that have served in our schools for 5 years and over - Thank you! https://t.co/u6G2keXNLC

25/03/17

Retweeted From Harris Fed TSA

Governors understand the new mathematics curriculum by learning like students. https://t.co/QUX6nHiWCi

25/03/17

A great day of training on offer for our Governors. https://t.co/6Cyff3fNb8

25/03/17

We are really grateful for all you do 🏆 https://t.co/QlGGbHHUoE

25/03/17

Science Consultants presenting to Governors on the New National Curriculum & Assessment for Science.… https://t.co/fShQHfzN6z

25/03/17

Retweeted From Matt Britt

Well done Michelle Cunningham, Jerry Spillane and Ann Slater for getting Governor Awards. https://t.co/ylsRqXhPnW

25/03/17

Lord Harris of Peckham addresses Governors and thanks them sincerely for all the hard work within our schools… https://t.co/0gf3bNVKfr

25/03/17

Sir Dan Moynihan addressing Governors. https://t.co/kkn66QuISn

25/03/17

Governors will also hear from sponsor, Lord Harris, Sir Dan Moynihan & Director, Andy Meighen.

25/03/17

Conference topics include: an introduction to the New Inspection Dashboard & Governing with the New National Curriculum & Assessment.

25/03/17

We look forward to welcoming colleagues to our "Governing for Impact Conference" starting in under an hour!

24/03/17

Retweeted From HPA Orpington

Year 2 have made cards for to say thank you for keeping us safe and doing an amazing job. They will be… https://t.co/tvnpMNlYPu

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

A free theatre performance for young people from the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs foundation. At the Bernard Weatherill Hous… https://t.co/bH3r2hWk68

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Sports Fixtures for week beginning 27th March 2017 https://t.co/K4Wluz0h3L

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

HCACP students cooking up some bread items in today https://t.co/62bEg3PIK3

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

HCACP Rugby Trails will be held tomorrow March 25th 2017. Learn more at https://t.co/tcLzFfkiiA https://t.co/6kslj7lKsi

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

If you are being bullied or think you know someone who is – make sure you tell an adult. We are here to help you:… https://t.co/xY2PqbeJry

24/03/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

65% of students achieved at least five A*-C grades incl. English and maths and 40% achieved Ebacc. https://t.co/HpYAJ5y3wu

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: Mar 17 Great work, Victoria! https://t.co/mWNUhm5thD
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 14 Our 'King's Factor' club launching today. Y11&12 minds humming & voices buzzing! https://t.co/1CSrzenbgO
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 8 Our Y12s are 3 weeks into a challenging philosophy enrichment curriculum across a n# of schools with https://t.co/uZDyMsD7uS
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 3 Thank you & for an enriching set of science discussions with our Y12 Student Panel! https://t.co/lfVMxCxjAO
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 1 Now our Y12 scientists are learning about & discussing the work of the scientists @ today's meeting https://t.co/HnbGeJsVFi
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 1 Excited to intro a new cohort of our Y12 to as their Student Advisory Panel for the year https://t.co/AAaNRB4p66
@ HFexperience Posted On: Feb 27 Great to hear ! https://t.co/wUyb4NRx2E
@ HFexperience Posted On: Feb 22 Excited to launch a 2nd King's Factor maths club for local Y12s aiming for top RG unis https://t.co/wy6hlSNwip
@ HFexperience Posted On: Feb 22 Our & Y9s learning about art history & the business of art with https://t.co/ZDyQTHwjnr
@ HFexperience Posted On: Feb 22 Bravo Victoria - enjoy! https://t.co/yzrtATVhWj
@ HFexperience Posted On: Feb 20 Our social science & humanities Y12s have begun a philosophy & literature enrichment curriculum with https://t.co/HWJ4ryefa1
@ HFexperience Posted On: Feb 10 What a fantastic final event for our our ST13 Y11 cohort before they knuckle down for their GCSEs. https://t.co/EFf6svOcnL

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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