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20/06/18

Some more methane bubbles from Year 7 science yesterday! https://t.co/lSuCwn0VGj

20/06/18

Year 7s were lighting methane bubbles with Miss Homewood yesterday. Don't try that at home! https://t.co/36tkIhdfgW

15/06/18

We said goodbye to our Year 11s today. We're wishing you all the best for results day (23rd August for GCSEs). See you there! https://t.co/1OFXICq3M2

08/06/18

Students performed alongside spoken words artist Abstract Benna this afternoon. AB has been working with the students over the past six weeks. https://t.co/R6WTwxohJP

06/06/18

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yr12 students currently in an Apprenticeship Mock Assessment Centre activity delivered by

30/05/18

Students enjoyed their very own Comic Con on the last day of term, with comics, competitions and a workshop provided by the team at on Shaftesbury Avenue! https://t.co/cPJCEoJsIw

24/05/18

Miss Homewood has filmed some exciting practical demonstrations in slow motion with Year 8s this week! https://t.co/DIBICHsh3m

16/05/18

Ed: Not the bit about Zaha obviously... 😆

16/05/18

Our very own Sheresse Miller won the Under 13s Shot Putt at the Surrey County Track and Field Championships last weekend at Kingston. Read more about it here: https://t.co/wyl9rOsVMo https://t.co/wbT6FNPgGD

15/05/18

Our Year 11 Prom will take place on Wednesday 4th July 2018. The venue for this year’s prom is Farleigh Golf Club: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ https://t.co/4XuoCjhPBA

04/05/18

The latest edition of our weekly Newsletter is on our website! Check it out for all the latest news, term dates and information about the week ahead. Have a great weekend. https://t.co/FJsf6pSYHz

01/05/18

Yesterday, seven students went to Christie's Auction House with Ms Robbins and Ms Msemburi. Read more about it: https://t.co/edox1qt0qf https://t.co/lcbQcYL5a6

01/05/18

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PE Teachers required .Apply now https://t.co/co8O0BW9uc https://t.co/6HWxR4dRaw

30/04/18

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Harris Academy Purley is looking for an Assistant Principal - English Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/CT4s2OBVY1 https://t.co/70lIUEaE78

30/04/18

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A-Level Mathematics Teacher required .Apply now https://t.co/Q7JLdCqRUX https://t.co/1MJrRHjr3j

26/04/18

*compete in

26/04/18

The winning teams from our Year 7 rocket cars project went to RAF High Wycombe yesterday to complete in the regional finals! Their car design was fantastic. Results to come... https://t.co/sG7poQWGT9 https://t.co/UjbekslgqV

24/04/18

We're always grateful to receive new books! Our doors are always open (between the hours of 8 and 4) :)

19/04/18

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Visit from Harris Academy today looking at food production from birth https://t.co/lwe3ZnG4Wp

19/04/18

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Talking about below 15% moisture some good questions about https://t.co/Bwe8lioObJ

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Harris Experience

With students at Harris Academy Purley from Year 9 onwards taking part in Harris Experience, we are thrilled that The Times newspaper has published an article and editorial praising the programme.

Harris Experience, which has been running since 2013, broadens the academic, social and cultural experiences of some of our most able students to give them outstanding preparation for life at some of the country’s top universities.

You can find letters about Harris Experience trips on our Letters Home page (use the category filter).

HE Summer 2017 Newsletter

 

Most Able Display Boards

Each subject area has a Most Able display board, which shows examples of work that has gained top marks in that subject.  Photographs of those display boards can be viewed in the Page Gallery below.

 

Gifted & Talented Challenge Day

Sayma Rahman and Akash Karthigaiselvan, two of our Gifted & Talented students, were part of the overall winning team at the South West London G&T Science and Technology Challenge Day and have subsequently progressed on to the Southern Challenge Final at Queen Mary's University, Mile End Campus at the start of January 2017.

Challenge Days have been running for several years and have involved students from across the country competing in mixed school teams, on three practical applied science and technology-related challenges.

 

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures (formerly Thursday Afternoon Lectures) are delivered by staff or students on a range of extracurricular material – from the structure of the human kidney to an introduction to philosophy and ethics.  We encourage students to attend these sessions, which are held in our Business Breakout area.

Priyan Sudra recently delivered an engaging lecture on the statistics, causes and treatments for cancer. Read more.

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Sutton Scholars Programme

Sutton Scholars is the flagship programme offered by the Sutton Trust to support highly able students for a minimum of two years with attainment-raising and enrichment activities, delivered through leading universities. Year 11 student Shardaé Malcolm recently graduated from this programme and these are her thoughts: 

My Time as a Sutton Scholar

Nine hundred and seventy-five days of secondary school, three hundred and ninety studying for those A-Levels; then what? University? For most of us we don’t realise University is a part of the journey as much as it is a destination for some, and the paths we take right now, in year 10, will help lead us into higher education and the world of work. I can confidently say I am no longer “most of us”, which I owe to the UCL Sutton Scholars and Horizons GCSE programme*. Over the course of the past two years, I've had countless opportunities to engage with undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students alike. Attended lectures given by experts in neuroscience, comparative literature, the disciplines of engineering, Disney, and Anthropology– just to name a few. Armed with this newfound knowledge, my pen as my sword I’ve slain essays, debates, speeches and more. Stayed in student accommodation, friends next door. Kate, my student mentor, has shown me what University has to offer and proved to us all getting there won’t be a bother if we’re willing to put hard work and determination above all other.

Direction. I've mentioned it before. You need it on this journey but which way do you go when unsure of your destination? It doesn't really matter, as long as you enjoy the ride. What I'm trying to say is, don’t make the mistake that so many before us now contemplate. Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Architecture– a handful of fields which would require a vocational degree. The rest require transferrable skills. There are 210+* available degree courses at UCL alone. If you’re unsure of what career path you wish to follow, dare to explore, stand by what you love and know.

Sociology, Politics, Social Anthropology; not your standard Maths, English and Science.  Subjects most won’t hear of until Sixth Form options roll around or it’s time to fill out that UCAS applications. Subjects which now kindle curiosity within me, which I owe to the UCL Sutton Scholars and Horizons GCSE programme. 

I can confidently say, I know in what direction I am headed. Towards University. Towards not just a job, but a career. 

I'm on the right path.

Shardaé Malcolm
Year 11

 

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