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29/07/20

Retweeted From HPA Kent House

Happy Well-Being Wednesday to all our wonderful families 🌈 We hope you are having a lovely summer and we would love to know what you have been up to! Send us a tweet letting us know 🤗

28/07/20

Retweeted From Harris South Norwood

Looking forward to seeing all our students who are coming in for summer tutoring today!

22/07/20

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Part 2 of our video guide to is now live, please retweet: https://t.co/AXornS6an4

21/07/20

Retweeted From Julie Harmieson

A privilege to spend the last two days with inspirational school leaders from . This has been my 5th cohort and so impressed with the vision of this Trust and the passion of those attending - even when they are officially on holiday!!

21/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Federation Computer Science Consultant Team

Part 1 of our video guide to is now live, please retweet: https://t.co/B6DzgNXJxU

21/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Orpington

Have you got a (new) ukulele? Want to start learning? Check out learning how to play the ukulele with Andy at https://t.co/p0oTA4ZaTC

21/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Orpington

As Mathematicians, we know Maths is all around us. Maths department challenge you to find the maths in your everyday lives. Over summer we would like you to use your photographic/art skills & Tweet pictures asking, 'where is the Maths in this?' Use https://t.co/JvN7oAcqus

21/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Orpington

Year 10 are enjoying the sun whilst having a socially distanced learning break ☀️ https://t.co/1nYyPJOFA8

20/07/20

Retweeted From Jamie's Farm

Young live in : A devastating but essential read. Thank you for telling the stories of the hidden children & families facing unimaginable hardships and the professionals working to help them. https://t.co/loT5Qpx1RE

20/07/20

Retweeted From G E N E V I E V E 🇯🇲

My first post with went live today! Discussing how to increase Ethnic Diversity in STEM Which is clearly one of my favourite topics 🤩👩🏾‍⚕️🧑🏿‍🏭👨🏾‍💻👩🏾‍🔬👩🏽‍🏫👩🏾‍🔧👨🏿‍🚀👩🏾‍✈️ Thank you for giving me the opportunity ☺️ https://t.co/5kXu2NmLUc

20/07/20

Retweeted From Harris Orpington

We are so proud of our year 10 students that have come in on the first day of their summer holiday to embark on summer school tuition https://t.co/lzJHGhTZNE

18/07/20

Retweeted From George McMillan

Hats off to my two Principals: Ben Keely at Greenwich and Jo Rainey at Ockendon. Fabulous job in the toughest circumstances. Think you need a public 👏👏 And to all the Heads out there whether you finished today or next week. Nobody has ever done this before. Nobody. 👏👏👏👏

17/07/20

Terrific writing - well done Reception children https://t.co/RqHpZ3sHzo

16/07/20

Retweeted From Kerry Rogers

Delighted to be a Keynote speaker at 💙🎶 talking about the importance of music in education and all the wonderful activities we do in . See you there! https://t.co/FL9MO2KwrD

16/07/20

In a normal year, DKMS recruits nearly a quarter of a million potential stem cell donors for people with blood cancer. So far this year, just 45,000 have come forward. Get a swab kit posted to your home, and potentially help save a life, by registering at https://t.co/ENm0Z7Cpay. https://t.co/ke3mpcMVmR

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 in the lower school. The programme spans over three years for each cohort. 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 1 This photo by Year 9 student Sahar has been chosen for the 2020 Young Artists' Summer Show, from 17,000 entries. "It's of my brother and about how the modern world contrasts with my family's traditional Afghan culture." More https://t.co/pJSFflrNtm https://t.co/VMldpBIp2r
@ HFexperience Posted On: Mar 9 "Learning about the similarities between doctors and scientists was very eye-opening". Rayyan, Year 12. Find out more about this special lecture for our sixth fomers, in partnership with . Details https://t.co/2JyNdGGyhS https://t.co/1w3fCYAdpD
@ HFexperience Posted On: Feb 13 Yesterday’s Raising Achievement event - more able students and their parents found out about university, apprenticeships, , metacognition and... reading, lots of reading 📖 📖 📖 https://t.co/zPBuRQJQKg
@ HFexperience Posted On: Feb 13 Amazing trip to yesterday for our Year 12s, we are so grateful to UCL's Widening Participation department for hosting us! Our students had a fantastic time attending taster lectures and hearing from their inspiring student ambassadors. https://t.co/NhJ7eki39K
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jan 23 Magdelena, Year 12, gives a talk on at the Royal Academy of Arts as part of the ARTiculation public speaking prize. “Magdalena analysed the work beautifully and allowed us to view it in new ways.” Eliza Bonham Carter, Royal Academy Schools https://t.co/6kdMO7FL5H https://t.co/Yat54U4FAi
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jan 23 HE Year 10 students conducting their own experiment into genetic heritability and DNA yesterday during a fantastic masterclass yesterday. We are very grateful to for hosting the day, our students absolutely loved it! https://t.co/PXqlwyeMxE
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jan 23 Very proud of Hassan, winner of the Key Stage 4 competition. Hassan has worked hard perfecting his skills in the art of oil painting, creating self-portraits which reflect his culture and identity. Find out more https://t.co/rnHxR1NDEv Great work, Hassan! https://t.co/bek58roRQP
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jan 23 Well done to sixth formers Jona, Elizabeth and Korede, who have all received offers from Oxford or Cambridge universities. "It’s been a dream of mine since Yr 10 and I have worked so hard, alongside the support from the school,” says Jona, who has an offer from https://t.co/Q5aqa1HE0l
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jan 23 Year 10 students studying genetics and Gel Electrophoresis at with and https://t.co/k2kmOnaKJW
@ HFexperience Posted On: Dec 10 | FULL MARKS | Blimey, that was emotional! Congratulations to Khadija - what a star! - and an acknowledgement to the incredible support of to get her that place https://t.co/RfmAdWS3Wd
@ HFexperience Posted On: Dec 10 Hear more about Khadija’s inspirational journey to . With thanks to her teachers and Harris Experience https://t.co/O4TgvKPc1k
@ HFexperience Posted On: Dec 10 Year 11 students completing a Philosphy workshop as part of at HASJW today! Deep discussions including “how big is a thought”, and “what’s the meaning of life?” https://t.co/IsXxtQGHya

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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