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24/09/18

Retweeted From Harris Chafford Hundred

If you want to challenge your students and help them to explore medicine and healthcare in more detail then this is a fantastic opportunity. For further information and tickets use the link provided. https://t.co/WGz2Ag6rYK

24/09/18

Retweeted From Harris Federation Chinese

Mandarin Parents Workshop @ Harris Primary Academy Mayflower, a great success, 40 parents attended with great interest. https://t.co/tPMdOFFwJn

24/09/18

Retweeted From HGABR Sixth Form

This weeks current affairs has our sixth form discussing Brexit and the options currently on the table. https://t.co/Jakgz06vBw

24/09/18

Retweeted From Harris Greenwich

Looking forward to meeting hundreds of parents over the next three days of Open Mornings. First day Tuesday 9am.

24/09/18

Retweeted From Harris Fed Languages

Outstanding MFL practitioner? Our MFL consultant team are looking for a Spanish specialist (with French a bonus!) https://t.co/hx2mXNIMnZ

22/09/18

Harris Academies https://t.co/Ax6rtvZras

22/09/18

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

We are hosting a Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 28th September, 9-11am. Please join us. https://t.co/LFN10wCfxo

22/09/18

Retweeted From UCAS

Parents, Guardians, and Carers! Get all the information you need to support someone applying to study at a uni or college in 2019 – download our new guide https://t.co/M7YeJsQojE https://t.co/03jpCWQSH9

22/09/18

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Interested in music lessons? Please see Mr Golding for the application letter. https://t.co/ARCLli5DhB

22/09/18

Retweeted From Harris South Norwood

We want all our families to help South Norwood improve ...Just came across this interesting project. https://t.co/bhqAhYx11C

22/09/18

Retweeted From Harris Purley

Year 13 crane making in our House Colours for https://t.co/Aa61cExd3T

22/09/18

Retweeted From HarrisBeckenham

Welcome to our next Parent Forum Meeting on Tuesday 25th September at 6.30pm. Our forum is open to all parents and carers who would like to contribute positively to the life of our Academy. We look forward to welcoming all existing and new members.

21/09/18

Retweeted From HGABR Sixth Form

Students will explore the 'cures' for procrastination and how to manage this into the school days. https://t.co/3PUcvkiafA

21/09/18

Retweeted From HGABR Sixth Form

6Form are covering what it is to procrastinate and how to overcome it. Putting things off to the last minute, almost always reduces your ability to perform at your best. https://t.co/W7p7NDaf19

21/09/18

Great news! Congratulations https://t.co/oilEBQifg9

21/09/18

Retweeted From Karl Hoods

I don’t know if is a thing but I’ll have a go! I’m raising money for by doing the marathon at if you’d like to donate you can do at this link https://t.co/w83vhLzrhW

21/09/18

Retweeted From Harris Bromley

Students continue to explore what it is to create an effective revision card during tutor time. Link these to the assessment windows for your year group, to best plan your time! https://t.co/sKwRGq3sv8

20/09/18

Retweeted From Harris Fed Languages

Looking forward to launching our competition across our schools ahead of the 26th Sept. All ages, all stages, all available 37 languages! https://t.co/hHpzpRL4fW

20/09/18

Retweeted From Harris South Norwood

At our Open Evening Year 6 students saw our pupils showing off the chef skills with Mr Jones https://t.co/jeDY1AI0DH

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: 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
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 18 Oxbridge and Medicine alumni at our student conference yesterday at - very helpful personal statement advice given to our prospective Y12 applicants! https://t.co/anr7w54JLj
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 16 Personal statement workshops and alumni panels happening at our annual Harris Experience Russell Group conference at https://t.co/bgH4KcG1yJ
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 6 First witness for the prosecution! https://t.co/GgEH21zalD
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jul 6 Year 10 students preparing the prosecution and defence in our Mock Trial! Great questions on both sides - can't wait for the verdict. https://t.co/IzHZJpUilq
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 27 Moral absolutism and cultural relativism - fascinating discussions today with our amazing Y10 students at the second day of our annual Summer School! https://t.co/ltjCKp45XQ
@ HFexperience Posted On: Jun 26 A discussion on political philosophy, focusing on how we make decisions in a group context https://t.co/LK0Ev0zpIo

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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