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21/11/17

Find out more about life in Sixth Form at the Harris Academy Morden Open Evening on Thursday 23 November 2017 from 5.00 - 7.00 pm.

21/11/17

invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 23 November 2017 from 5.00 - 7.30 pm.

21/11/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 23 November 2017 from 5.00 - 7.30 pm. Don't miss it.

20/11/17

Busy week for Sixth Form Open Evenings: Beckenham BR3 3SJ, Bromley BR3 1QR and Morden SM4 6DU all have their open evenings on Thursday 23 November 2017 doors open at 5.00pm.

16/11/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening today at East Dulwich Homestall, SE22 0NR and East Dulwich Rye, SE22 0AT from 4.30 to 7.00 pm we look forward to seeing you there.

14/11/17

Don't miss East Dulwich Rye's Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 16 November 2017. Doors open at 4.30 pm.

14/11/17

East Dulwich Homestall invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening taking place on Thursday 16 November 2017 between 4.30 - 7.00 pm.

09/11/17

Pick up a prospectus and application at the Sixth Form Open Evening today. Doors open at 5.00 pm.

07/11/17

Don't miss the Harris Sixth Form Open Evening at Harris Merton this Thursday from 5.00 to 7.30 pm.

31/10/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 9 November 2017 from 5.00 - 7.30 pm. Come and see what Merton has to offer!

30/10/17

Harris Merton invite you to their open evening: Thursday 9 November 2017. Doors open at 5.00 pm. Don't miss it!

19/10/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening at Harris Purley takes place tonight 5.00-7.00 pm. Come and find out more and pick up a prospectus!

17/10/17

Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG

17/10/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening at Harris Crystal Palace tonight. Doors open at 5.00 pm.

16/10/17

Harris Crystal Palace Open Evening Tuesday 17 October 2017 from 5.00 - 7.300 pm. Don't miss it!

03/10/17

Save the Date Harris Falconwood Open Evening, Thurs 12 Oct 6.00-8.00pm. Pick-up a prospectus and find out more about life at Falconwood! https://t.co/zfE932SzQg

18/08/17

Congratulations to all Harris Sixth Form students on their successful examination results. You are amazing. Good luck for the future.

16/08/17

Good luck to everyone collecting their results this week! and best of luck to those off to Uni or starting apprenticeships.

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

Harris Experience Advanced – Growing from Strength to Strength

Posted on: 12/02/2016

Year 12 Harris Experience student debating Churchill's legacy with Andrew Roberts at his Legatum Institute History Lecture

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.

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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.

Abdi debate

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.

bateman seminar

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’.

Royal Society lecture

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.  Caxton

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).      

medicineWith 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

 

To learn more about the aims and goals of the Harris Experience Advanced and to find student feedback please visit our page on the Harris Federation website: http://www.harrisfederation.org.uk/65/harris-experience-advanced

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