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25/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Join the allotment club, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. https://t.co/pRyP1RFeiX

24/04/17

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"A bright future for Primary Languages and working across Primary/Secondary." https://t.co/Mah2oMK407

24/04/17

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Vicky Gough from talking to future trainee teachers about scholarship opportunities https://t.co/6zBHnkEgsy

24/04/17

18 - 21 April 2017 Harris Academies 'the week in pictures'. https://t.co/EzqvaCrAbO

20/04/17

Retweeted From HABE Sport

HABE sport leaders running the show at Harris Fed Tag Rugby Championships 's 🏉 🏆 https://t.co/t0sAMrbQUm

20/04/17

Retweeted From Paula J matthews

found these three vikings in the playground ! Fantastic start to a new term !! https://t.co/rzxSoKrFGE

20/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Rainham

Early morning meet up for revision in the library. Well done Year 11. Fantastic dedication to succeed https://t.co/LuYKshGkDD

20/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Experience

Our Y10s are visiting today to experience a range of lectures and learn all about life & . https://t.co/NbfuQFewv2

17/04/17

Retweeted From HAB Principal

Happy Easter from HAB. An term ahead, including: GCSE and A-Level exams; Sports Day; . https://t.co/GR4DFhgC8b

17/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Kenley

📆As per our term dates, the children return back to the academy on Monday 24th April📅 ⭐️Enjoy the rest of the Easter break⭐️ https://t.co/Ul580qtnri

13/04/17

We are delighted that three new Harris free schools have been approved. https://t.co/cVyhv5bkei https://t.co/9GdvtJ5vH3

07/04/17

Well done - Happy Easter! https://t.co/kqy6J5rB4C

06/04/17

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

Team pic of our incredible snowsports group coming towards the end of their amazing Alps adventure https://t.co/EpIhUCrEgE

06/04/17

Retweeted From HGABR Sixth Form

Our latest Insight issue is here! Check it out on our website now at https://t.co/LdTDTB3rCO https://t.co/PZQQ7O5b0k

06/04/17

Retweeted From HarrisColerainePark

Easter fair was so much fun. Great to see so many parents. https://t.co/TdlphIZyEY

05/04/17

Retweeted From Harris Kenley

📆As per our term dates, our last day in the Academy before Easter is Friday 7th April, we return on Monday 24th April 2017. 📅 https://t.co/EU3Jzffchx

05/04/17

Retweeted From HCACP Geography

Day 1 all done! Lots of fun seeing the bears...having fun...and every student dancing with the locals! https://t.co/J1uwY03BHC

05/04/17

Retweeted From Beddington Park

Don't forget to join us tomorrow morning for some Easter Xplorer fun! We'll be at the Pavilion between 11am and 1pm https://t.co/ZcfLpziqvZ

05/04/17

Retweeted From HarrisBoys'Academy

Live pics from our ski trip to the Alps, to show parents we're having a good time! More pics at https://t.co/hnvkz1PHSE https://t.co/In3MpgQbCI

04/04/17

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

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: Apr 25 What an amazing opportunity! Bravo Victoria! https://t.co/g60Wx8hdm7
@ HFexperience Posted On: Apr 21 Great photos - really glad to hear they left inspired! Thank you to for organising & all involved https://t.co/Gnvp53aQVF
@ HFexperience Posted On: Apr 21 Very excited to see our Year 10 HE students on their way to Cambridge! https://t.co/EdkCj2hnoE
@ HFexperience Posted On: Apr 20 Hugely appreciated by us all. Thank you as well, Helena! https://t.co/6UoAxHN4NB
@ HFexperience Posted On: Apr 20 Thank you for your insights and enthusiasm, Rianna. Our students left with a real spring in their step about applying to https://t.co/YWWx2GmuJc
@ HFexperience Posted On: Apr 20 Our Y10s concluded their visit with inspiring tours of & - thank you all! https://t.co/4vNiesz8cg
@ HFexperience Posted On: Apr 20 Following their lecture, our Y10s have a tour of 's resplendent grounds & interior before tucking into some of their famed food https://t.co/H4ghE0bxtR
@ HFexperience Posted On: Apr 20 Our Y10s are visiting today to experience a range of lectures and learn all about life & . https://t.co/NbfuQFewv2
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 31 Our Y9 & 10 cohort had an amazing time watching & learning about . Thank you! https://t.co/0Dm0WIjiwH
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 31 Thank you for your hugely insightful talk on how to apply for medicine successfully, Dr Tavares of https://t.co/BqgGYH475F
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 31 Great to see our Y12 mathematicians firing on all cylinders @ this term's final Maths Enrichment session https://t.co/46PBy4EeHP
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 31 Photos of recent Harris Experience Advanced - Y12s extending their learning across a range of subjects. https://t.co/HS9q7VBURB

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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