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23/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Peckham

Thank you for your kind voucher donation to the music department today in recognition of our hard work and achievements! It was a lovely surprise and it totally brightened our day!

23/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Sutton

Our school is growing and we‘re recruiting! We’re hiring teachers of Computer Science, English, Geography, Maths, Mandarin, Music & Science. We’re also looking for a Head of Year & a Subject Lead for 3D Design. Get in touch if you have any questions. https://t.co/j8t8OV47rl

23/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Federation Computer Science Consultant Team

Great demonstration of 'Python in Pieces' by at - very impressive platform https://t.co/e4okOMviiD

23/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Careers

We are looking to appoint a friendly and to join our vibrant and diverse team at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way. https://t.co/FbJfDwJoEx https://t.co/w4PvATLOBg

23/01/20

Following the 's report, students and staff from spoke to about their determination to seek careers in the capital and how their school is supporting them to do just this https://t.co/mJhVKeiIdy

23/01/20

Retweeted From HPA Philip Lane

What a fabulous evening! We really enjoyed ourselves last night at the Young Voices concert. We sung 🎶 and danced 💃 our feet off! https://t.co/LZtDuRpApi

22/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Sutton

Today we welcomed 70 of the very best Year 10 scientists from across to a Genetics Masterclass Day as part of their Harris Experience programme. 🧪 🧫 🧬 The day was delivered by our talented science teachers, and speakers from . Thank you to all involved. https://t.co/glJzYsaZEZ

22/01/20

Retweeted From HarrisSchoolDirect

Always happy to speak people who want to become teachers. https://t.co/TEq92MwQtC

22/01/20

Tune into BBC London news at 6.30 tonight to see how Harris St John’s Wood is tackling this crucial issue https://t.co/l73ymUy3vk

21/01/20

Retweeted From Wimbledon Times

Morden headteacher to skydive and complete Ironman to raise money for Cancer Research https://t.co/rKA42TgA52

21/01/20

Retweeted From Graeme Smith

👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 ... We are still prepared to take applications for our OUTSTANDING sixth form for September 2020. Progress amongst the best in the UK! https://t.co/WfZnP6wBeR https://t.co/xJEEgryfm3

20/01/20

Retweeted From Friends at Beckenham

Our next Friends at Beckenham meeting is tomorrow Tuesday 21st January 2020 6:30-7:30, all Parents and Carers welcome.

20/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Bermondsey

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

20/01/20

There's just 24hrs left to watch champion pupils at win the title of the 'UK's smartest school' in CBBC's Top Class. Here's their specialist round on Martin Luther King Jr from the live grand final which they won 38-18! Well done Sid, Aadam, Nagu and Anya 🌟🏆 https://t.co/VXIc380rWX

20/01/20

Retweeted From Harris City Academy

Events taking place at HCACP this week https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/kb5MMci6Un

17/01/20

Retweeted From Harris Careers

Applications NOW open! National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML), the qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a Middle Leader. Request your application pack today!

17/01/20

Retweeted From Brasenose News

We are thrilled at Brasenose to be making offers to Elizabeth, Kane and Yusriya from . Look forward to seeing you all in October 🎊🎊🎉🎉😃🎆 - and congratulations to everyone else too! https://t.co/1ZV7ak2g1r

17/01/20

Retweeted From Graeme Smith

Thrilled that three of our "outstanding" sixth form students have had offers from Universities this week. https://t.co/AOgScria7t

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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