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30/03/17

Thank you to all the universities and organisations who came to support our students yesterday at the Next Steps Careers Fair. https://t.co/jlWLO0A0WK

27/03/17

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Rugby Academy put in a great effort at today's . Some tough games but lots of lessons learnt. https://t.co/OWNq8jfOw8

27/03/17

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Great turnout for the rugby academy trials today. Lots of talent on display. https://t.co/N02ZOAWbnU

22/03/17

Don't forget Rugby Academy Trials this Saturday 25th March: 10am-1pm. Its not too late to register. https://t.co/jzlUfK8lXk https://t.co/0FTfcowbGe

15/03/17

We invite you to attend our Trials which will be held on Sat 25th March:10am-1pm REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW: https://t.co/jzlUfK8lXk https://t.co/769yYnDcvW

10/03/17

RUGBY ACADEMY TRIALS: For more info & to register your interest visit: https://t.co/gj4YJnsMyi or https://t.co/3kF376B5GC https://t.co/a85092Zqb6

28/02/17

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Rugby Academy trials in partnership with on the 25th March from 10am-1pm. https://t.co/4jpn0dO516

09/02/17

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Another great phase of play by the rugby academy in today's victory 🏉 https://t.co/ZHiq9BJ41m

09/02/17

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Rugby Academy put in a great all round performance against St Bedes today. https://t.co/rCwiCcKNOB

08/02/17

Lots happening this half term. Make sure to secure your place on one of our Sports Programs by attending an Open Trial. https://t.co/QLs1MMypJH

08/02/17

Lots happening this half term. Make sure to secure your place on one of our Sports Programs by attending an Open Trial. https://t.co/soH89UoihV

08/02/17

Lots happening this half term. Make sure to secure your place on one of our Sports Programs by attending an Open Trial. https://t.co/Q1HY8dSR0X

20/01/17

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For More info please follow the link: https://t.co/U3tIENl8Kj…/education…/football-and-education https://t.co/zyh1zfVAGb

18/01/17

Our new look website has launched! Visit https://t.co/JtsVfmnt2c to discover all the courses we offer over our ten campuses

10/01/17

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Work hard, play hard! Check out our academy team preparing for their match against on Wednesday.#cpfc https://t.co/STD4LfTtVr

06/01/17

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students completing their FA level 1 with https://t.co/MD5DiE22hT

21/12/16

Football trials with Crystal Palace FC Foundation TOMORROW Are your ready? https://t.co/XnrUrT4j07

Harris Experience Advanced

Harris Experience Advanced was launched as a Federation Sixth Form academic enhancement programme in January 2013. Since then, we have had close to 200 of our gifted and talented students in Year 12 and 13 participating. In the Year 2013-14, we succeeded in bringing nine students to Oxbridge interviews, of whom four were offered places. We also gained three medical places and one dentistry school place. Many of our Harris Experience Advanced students were successful in their applications to Russell Group universities.

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The Harris Experience Advanced programme lasts for the duration of the sixth form, from early selection in the autumn term of Year 12 to final Year 13 exams. The programme aims to give our most academically able students outstanding preparation for some of the country’s top university destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge. Students have automatic entry into the programme if their GCSE average point score is above 50 points. Later in the autumn term, more students are added on their teachers’ recommendations. Once selected, students will need to agree to be on the programme and to attend the compulsory sessions – usually three a year in Year 12.  

Academic Programme

In Year 12, Harris Experience Advanced students are given the opportunity to meet each other at least three times a year as a group, to share ideas and to take advantage of special programmes like the MeDCAS programme and the Oxbridge Programme.  They also receive clear and tailored advice about top level university entry and we teach students how to build up a competitive profile.  They are expected to apply for and to attend extra-curricular academic events. Examples of this include Sutton Trust or UNIQ summer schools or a residential on a subject of their choice at Oxford or Cambridge. They may also go on university visits, attend special university events and the like.  They will be given guidance on applying to Russell Group universities and they will be tracked carefully, whether that relates to their personal statement writing or their current grades.   They may even receive extra academic support where appropriate.  In Year 13, their involvement in the programme will depend on their university choices. They have access to individual help and guidance throughout the year.

Oxbridge Programme

Students will be prepared for this in Year 12. There is a session at the end of Year 12 for those interested in applying and provided their final AS grades are suitable for Oxbridge entry (normally at least three grade A’s) they can choose to apply to either Oxford or Cambridge in August/September of Year 13. From this point onwards, applicants will be given intensive preparation, including support with their personal statements, guidance on required aptitude tests and essay submissions, help with selecting the right college and interview preparation.

Medical/Dentistry/Veterinary Programme

This runs throughout Year 12 and early Year 13. The programme is currently supported by MeDCAS, an outside agency based at St. Barts Hospital, and comprises sessions on practical medical skills such as taking blood pressure, suturing, first aid and so on, as well as preparation for the UKCAT and BMAT exams. MeDCAS also support students with gaining work and voluntary experience as well as helping students prepare for interview preparation and advising them on the quality of their applications. 

Outcomes

It is hoped that Harris Experience Advanced students will work hard to achieve top A Level grades and aim for Russell Group universities. They are also expected to spend time with some of our younger students on the Harris Experience programme (Years 9 and 10) to help foster academic confidence and raise aspirations. 

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