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22/08/19

Biology, Chemistry and Physics saw 100% of results at grade 4-9, with over 60% being grade 7 or higher - all with more than +1 Progress! English rose by 6% to 76% grades 4-9. Media achieved an impressive 96% at grades 4-9 and Art saw 86% (33% of which were grade 7 or higher)! https://t.co/71LcWss5Xk

22/08/19

A huge congratulations to Year 11 students collecting their GCSE results today! All of their hard work has paid off with another year of fantastic results! We look forward to welcoming them back next year as Sixth Form students! https://t.co/q7w2Fn8hIy

15/08/19

Our Sixth Form students collected their fantastic A-Level and CTEC results today! Congratulations! 🎉 https://t.co/CXrBeoP0kS

15/08/19

Good luck to our Sixth Form students collecting their A-Level and CTEC results today! You can pick them up from Harris City Academy Crystal Palace from 9am (8am for those requiring support with UCAS applications). See you there!

12/07/19

We witnessed some great performances at yesterday's Harris Federation Sports Day, including 4 medal finishes for Purley! Well done to all of our athletes, spectators and staff who represented our academy at the event! https://t.co/ikZctUh83m

05/07/19

Yesterday, the academy held its first-ever Day of Sports. All year groups competed in numerous sporting tournaments throughout the day, ranging from badminton and basketball to table tennis and athletics! https://t.co/Fb2Jqv3TFv

03/07/19

are here at Harris Academy Purley helping our students get a step ahead in our day! Workshops and mock interviews have been taking place throughout the day https://t.co/hHoXss94Od

27/06/19

Students have been busy in Food Technology preparing some edibles for this evening's exhibition at the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Centre. Please come along to the private viewing between 5pm and 8pm! https://t.co/ZwsYyH58Ax

20/06/19

Staff and students had a wonderful time at the Year 11 Prom yesterday. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://t.co/ZDLy8EEWsL https://t.co/0PQOhVhuj6

19/06/19

Please come along and celebrate our Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphics students' achievements this year in our first public exhibition! The private viewing is from 5pm at the LOFT gallery in the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre from 5pm - 8pm. https://t.co/9KXHKS6IyJ

14/06/19

Wishing all of our Year 11s a restful break, having finished their GCSE examinations! Information about GCSE Results Day can be found on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/06/19

Year 9 Art students have worked hard this week on their self-portraits; learning how to use tone to create depth within the face. Marita, Grace and Maya have definitely caught a likeness! What a talented group of artists - Miss Forsdyke https://t.co/9R1HKvAZia

11/06/19

The library team have made some fantastic D-Day displays, celebrating the 75th anniversary. Students using the library at break and after school have access to newspaper articles and books about the event https://t.co/0KI6XpgzHB

07/06/19

This week students have been on trips to Goodwood Farm to see where their food comes from. They had the opportunity to meet some of the animals and see some super cars on the nearby race track. One student even had the opportunity to operate a £140,000 tractor! https://t.co/ZLDgfvPrwX

05/06/19

Year 9 Mock Exam Timetable is now on out website: https://t.co/WwbEDKn28p

03/06/19

Mr Sarson had the privilege of presenting our prefects with bespoke prefect ties this afternoon. Well done to the whole team! https://t.co/KA80YVCLSW

22/05/19

On 3rd July, Year 9 students will be taking part in an employability skills day and we need your help! Here are the details: https://t.co/BShqa58lBF If you would like to take part, please email n.vanderweide.org.uk - Thank you!

14/05/19

From the 7th to the 9th May, 12 lucky Year 10 & 12 students took part in an Architecture workshop lead by the 3.09 Collective; a group of young architects aiming to open doors for students from diverse backgrounds into the world of Architecture and Urban Planning. https://t.co/nbNZxzIY37

14/05/19

Maya attended an awards ceremony at City Hall this week for being a Runner Up in her age category in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth competition. Maya's artwork 'Women's Journey' will remain on display to the public at City Hall. Well done Maya! https://t.co/j4Nu2j5BRx

13/05/19

Retweetd From Migrant's Bureau

We had an amazing 1st day starting our programme , facilitating young people in the built environment who are underrepresented in the industry https://t.co/e4a3bdCnY1

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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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