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18/10/18

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Our first student commission meeting of the year tomorrow! 30 successful applicants will be discussing the learning experience of students at our Academy! https://t.co/ZZBLAMTbeI

18/10/18

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Well done to our Year 11 Music Students who went out into the community today to perform in celebration of 🎶 https://t.co/mPIf4A7rgg

18/10/18

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Literacy was at the heart of HAWI last week when we had a great time at the Book Fair. We raised £538.36 which will be used to buy books for the library. Thank you to all the students who bought books; enjoy reading them over half term. https://t.co/BmsGOzb0tS

15/10/18

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Very proud to have received the Mayor of London's award for second year in a row. Mayor Sadiq Kahn: “I’d like to congratulate Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich for the fantastic work of their staff and pupils." Great work everyone! https://t.co/pjQA5ES98r

15/10/18

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Year 6 have arrived safe and sound! They saw Stonehenge and lots of sheep on the way! Looking forward to code breaking tonight!

12/10/18

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Harris Peckham would like to congratulate former student Kye Whyte on his recent performance at the European Championships winning a silver medal. We wish him every success in future competitions. https://t.co/i4W2YibtJC

08/10/18

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There are many qualifications you can take after your post-16 quals. We break them down for you in this blog post https://t.co/1GxS9eMjE1

06/10/18

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So this happened today...!!!! In front of 4000 staff, I was awarded a Transforming Lives Award for my Work in engaging young people in 😭😭😭 So overwhelmed and still in shock! https://t.co/PSlXssNnA5

05/10/18

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Well done Harris for running another fantastic conference. Sir Dan Moynihan’s speech was incredibly inspirational. https://t.co/s0k1cSEg2J

05/10/18

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The incredible led by very own Charlotte Pavlyk. Incredible job, always the highlight of the October Conference and a lovely note to end on https://t.co/mB4Mg2d3A4

05/10/18

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Wonderful uplifting singing from our amazing students conference https://t.co/iSYpMB8BNe

05/10/18

keynote 11th annual conference - engaging- refreshing and honest! https://t.co/pmPSaGuh9x

05/10/18

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Proud to work for . Proud to be making a difference. https://t.co/7YTwH6LdqO

05/10/18

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An excellent set of real life, relevant stats to follow up this lesson to show them that injustices can and will be challenged https://t.co/doeBAyGVPM

05/10/18

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These depressing statistics are why I teach in the public sector, to disrupt the establishment https://t.co/n8DBzfDC4Z

05/10/18

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Secondary Academy Results 2018. Congratulations to all involved- putting 'rocket boosters on social mobility.' https://t.co/kjlRpTFSxI

05/10/18

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We are so proud to be the largest school-based teacher training programme in the country. We hope all our previous and current are inspired by today's Harris conference. https://t.co/SShSqiwqdk

05/10/18

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provides training and leadership mentoring for female and BAME teachers, as well a championing LGBT issues in Education through run by https://t.co/wQVhlloM2P

05/10/18

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Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane have arrived and are enjoying the Annual Conference. https://t.co/5TqFSTujwK

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Posted on: April 25th 2016Harris Experience News

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Harris Experience Advanced – Growing from Strength to Strength

With an editorial in The Times acclaiming our work and ethos in December, 2015 saw the Harris Experience firmly establish itself as one of the UK’s foremost academic and cultural enhancement initiatives.

Now in its third year, its post-16 strand - Harris Experience Advanced (HEA) - continues to grow and develop its reach and impact within and beyond the nine Harris Sixth Forms it operates across. Progress driven by the passion and hard-work of its dedicated team and fuelled by the array of cultural, academic and higher education institutions now contributing their expertise, time, and resources towards ensuring more of our most able students apply and achieve entry into top Russell Group universities.

Indeed, it was with this goal in mind that our HEA Year 13s spent their autumn busily completing UCAS applications; with Oxbridge and Medicine applicants receiving additional support from the Harris Experience team to help them navigate their unique routes’ respective demands. Meanwhile, the wealth of impressive talking points amongst the personal statements of this cohort saw nascent reflection in the escalating activity of their peers in Year 12, as they began to build their extra-curricular profiles for the year ahead.

Alongside termly 1-to-1 progress and target setting meetings and weekly bulletins broadcasting the rich array of lectures, university taster days, and residential opportunities available within and beyond London, Year 12 HEA students also attend bespoke events in their academies, created to raise their aspirations, enrich their intellectual horizons and hone their reasoning ability. Academic seminars with Harris subject leaders are followed by a series of sessions led by top academics from universities such as Imperial College, LSE, UCL, King’s College, Cambridge and Oxford.

Complementing these internal activities, our range of partnerships enables students aiming for places at Sutton Trust 13 universities to rub shoulders and sharpen their intellects with writers, journalists, academics, and fellow most able students at uniquely arranged events in central London as well. Humanities students and social scientists attend a series of lectures on the History of Capitalism at The Legatum Institute, culminating in a day of student-led debate; medicine hopefuls fulfil a range of workshops with medics at Imperial College and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry; and natural scientists learn about and contribute research ideas as a Student Advisory Board for King’s College London’s ‘Muscle Lab’.

Given the popularity of the sciences amongst our 6th Formers, we are also delighted to have formed an arrangement with The Royal Society, who are hosting our students at a number of their lectures and ‘café scientifique’ discussions this year. Their first visit in February saw students receive a tour of the Royal Society’s glorious building; hearing about its pivotal role at the forefront of scientific discovery since the mid-17th Century before taking their seats to hear Professor Katherine Willis on how harnessing the phenomenon of ‘polyploidy’ in plants will help us take on the great global challenges of food security and climate change.  

Similarly numerous, top mathematicians, physicists and engineering students, who have been attending bi-weekly ‘King’s Factor’ further maths workshops at King’s College, will now be able to do so in school, as the HEA begins a franchise of this hugely popular maths club; resourced and co-run in-school by graduate tutors from the university’s maths department.

Complimenting these extra-curricular opportunities, HEA 6th formers have also begun using Unifrog, an award winning university selection tool designed to ensure students choose the universities best suited to their academic potential and wider personal preferences. The software also enables the Harris Experience team to track students’ choices to ensure they have the necessary guidance and support in place to help them reach their desired destinations. Efforts given extra momentum by our growing HEA alumni network, currently being built with the help and expertise of Future First, and mobilised to great effect this December when 5 recent HEA leavers now at Cambridge, UCL, King’s and Exeter returned to feedback their experience and advice to our Year 12 cohort at Harris Upper Norwood (please see separate article on this event here).

With much to look forward to in 2016 for all those involved with the programme, we would like to extend our congratulations to all HEA students currently receiving offers from Cambridge, UCL, Warwick, Imperial College, LSE, Bristol, Durham, York, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Birmingham, King’s College, and other highly competitive Russell Group Universities.

Henry Langdon, Senior Harris Experience Coordinator

If you would like to keep up-to-date with all ongoing Harris Experience Advanced happenings, you can find us on twitter as well: https://twitter.com/HFexperience

     

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