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SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING Harris Academy Purley Kendra Hall Road, Surrey CR4 1BP Thursday 18 October 2018 5.00pm to 8.00pm


SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Maberley Road, London SE19 2JH Tuesday 16 October 2018 5.00pm to 7.30pm


SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING Harris Academy Falconwood, The Green, Welling, Kent Thursday 11 October 18 6.00pm to 8.00pm


If you haven't already heard. Here are the dates for our opening evenings.


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Don't miss the Harris Football Academy Trials between 5.30-7.00pm at Selhurst Sports Arena, Dagnall Park, Selhurst, SE25 5PH!


Don't miss the last Sixth Form open evenings of the year. Tonight open eveings are taking place , and Morden. We will be welcoming guest from 5.00 pm.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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

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. 


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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