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20/03/19

Retweeted From Richard Fletcher

Who would ever have imagined this many South London state school kids going to Oxbridge three decades ago under ILEA. Thousands of lives changed by Lord Harris' energy and drive and the academy system... https://t.co/nZOGoG0u6l

20/03/19

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Lord Harris rewarded our 51 Oxbridge offer holders today with a copy of his book on resilience and the importance of education. Congratulations to our students. We are really proud of their achievements and they have had a fantastic afternoon! https://t.co/DM5lirWUc3

20/03/19

Retweeted From Harris Orpington

Year 12 and 13 students visiting the world famous Ravensbourne University in Greenwich at the O2. The students took part in a lecture, had a tour and a chance to experience a live studio and use equipment. https://t.co/JA9wQhvmYT

20/03/19

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Countdown numbers game this week is to reach 158 using 7 2 2 9 4 4. Check out the other challenges and see how close you can get. https://t.co/tB6zS7OnTv

20/03/19

Retweeted From Harris Garrard

Our new Club is after school every Tuesday. "It’s great seeing the children getting excited, creating fictional characters and deciding what the characters should do.” Mr Carr. Find out more https://t.co/iPdOdTj4rT. https://t.co/zuJSamA6HI

20/03/19

- Great News Daniel well done! https://t.co/PYfk0q3YK3

20/03/19

Congratulations! Well done 🏆 https://t.co/CiMteYp9rg

18/03/19

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Where does the sky start? If our skin cells renew every seven years, what makes you the same person as you were 7 years ago? Is it better play well and lose or play badly and win? Do we have free will? If I borrow a million pounds, am I a millionaire?

18/03/19

Well done! https://t.co/OWpBhktwvs

18/03/19

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

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

16/03/19

Thank you to our Governors for giving up your precious time to attend today’s conference. Thanks also to Colleagues that ran the sessions & to for the keynote. We appreciate you all https://t.co/zUw6lTOZrb

16/03/19

English session https://t.co/gawrje4TXO

16/03/19

Maths curriculum session for secondary governors https://t.co/NFODzSnq2g

16/03/19

Secondary Science Curriculum breakout session. https://t.co/ELWz2vkoNs

16/03/19

delivering keynote speech https://t.co/B8btBHkUZn

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 20 Lord Harris rewarded our 51 Oxbridge offer holders today with a copy of his book on resilience and the importance of education. Congratulations to our students. We are really proud of their achievements and they have had a fantastic afternoon! https://t.co/DM5lirWUc3
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 18 Year 10 Harris Experience visit to https://t.co/ofahkBlmZh
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 14 Lots of fantastic discussion going on at Harris Academy Orpington today, where Year 11 students here and from Harris Academy Invictus are taking part in a very interesting philosophy session with ! https://t.co/Rsu5xBf2e0
@ HFexperience Posted On: Dec 19 Great turnout here today at the Harris Federation Healthcare Careers Day - here are students listening to a presentation about studying medicine at university with ! https://t.co/xkHhn9RkKZ
@ HFexperience Posted On: Nov 26 Really great to have Amber from Pembroke College, Cambridge in to speak about interview techniques with our Year 13 Oxbridge hopefuls! https://t.co/U0T2gS9viN
@ HFexperience Posted On: Sep 28 Fantastic to see our amazing Year 9 students at their induction into the Harris Experience programme - the future is looking bright! https://t.co/lUU8Tq1Uo4
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 20 Congratulations to Kelvin Tang, Neda Greneveckyte, Quang Le, Emily Simmons, Mark Spicer, Lee Smyth, Daniel Longhurst and Amila Poric https://t.co/Dt2jNUDeMg
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 20 some auctioneer training and in the afternoon auctioned the art piece in front of a live audience including Lord Harris, who bid on our piece! We were the first school to sell for over £200, our final bid was £220 ... more
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 20 Our year 9 students took Christie’s Auction on 18th July. It was a brilliant day and the students really enjoyed it. They were able to put their art work up in a professional gallery and view all of the art pieces from other Harris schools. They then took part in ... more
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 19 What an experience! Remarkable to see students become celebrated artists, art dealers and auctioneers - some were shy, some were bold, all were extraordinary, coming out of their comfort zone. https://t.co/k6LvDV4qBF
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 19 Some of our amazing Year 9 students auctioning off their artwork at yesterday afternoon! Well done to our students, all of whom performed fantastically and helped raise over £2800 for charity! https://t.co/xVlSP20dEo
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 18 Lots of fantastic artwork already hanging at our annual Year 9 auction ! We can't wait for the auction to begin later on https://t.co/dYq8bEhH8p

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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