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12/01/22

Retweetd From Dame Rachel de Souza

Great to speak with the students of about their hopes & thoughts around returning to school on Thankyou to & HT Sam for inviting us. https://t.co/67kKfhw4Od

23/12/21

Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 - our weekly talented students performing their own take on Santa Baby! https://t.co/hNP0MH4owa

23/12/21

Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 Highlights - First up The Sixth Form Band performing Fleetwood Mac https://t.co/zJpMVDATTn

03/12/21

Read all about our Sixth Formers exciting performance at Mansion House last week! https://t.co/f8HFhLwf6C

01/12/21

Our choir had a fabulous time performing at this morning. What a warm and receptive audience! https://t.co/WOmmuig3Ol

23/11/21

We hope we did your show justice!! Next stop for this ensemble is the Noel Coward Theatre to see and co performing!

23/11/21

We so enjoyed representing and at the Lord Mayor's Appeal Impact Reception! What an amazing opportunity and experience for our students!

23/11/21

This evening four of our Sixth Form performed at Mansion House for 300 guests.including The Lord Mayor and Prince Edward!!!!! And they were outstanding. https://t.co/wEBBuketjD

19/11/21

A great day of fundraising at HASN to support a fantastic cause! https://t.co/caPYlfMeLP

15/11/21

Another fantastic trip to The last week for The Beauty of Ballet performed by the . Year 7, 9 & 10 students loved their evening of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev! https://t.co/o11iavIKPV

15/11/21

Today we welcomed year 5's from to our Clocktower site for a DT Workshop. Look at the fantastic Spinners they created! https://t.co/4ZAibe21rS

11/11/21

Today at 11am our Academy fell silent to mark Remembrance day. We will remember them. https://t.co/kYjpp9hPhY

12/10/21

What a phenomenal first result of the season for our Kinetic Harris Academy South Norwood team against Harris Purley! Congrats to all involved! https://t.co/LygwqfO5jK

04/10/21

Our beautiful library display is one of many many ways we are celebrating Black History Month this October. We kicked off our celebration in tutor time this morning with a lovely introduction from Ms Powell & Mr Horton https://t.co/rVFjtzFxUj

27/09/21

Can't wait to meet so many new students and parents on Wednesday night! https://t.co/fVVzt0VrBA

12/08/21

Further details of some of our hard-working students on our website. Congrats all! https://t.co/NQase3CphJ https://t.co/HM2AUOst8K

12/08/21

See more great photos from today on our website https://t.co/Ow90zlrtEu https://t.co/S2a4p2KFdZ

12/08/21

The end of another outstanding results day. Congratulations to all our students who received the results they've worked so hard for! https://t.co/CaHomRCiXo

10/08/21

And yet more!! https://t.co/VN6QpaokxJ

10/08/21

More amazing results to celebrate! https://t.co/zTfV5yOkCq

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Most Able Students

At HASN we have cultivated a rigorously enriched curriculum and we strive to ensure every lesson has the appropriate level of stretch and challenge for all students.

Upon arrival at HASN, we use an identification criterion based on assessment data and mindset to determine who the most able 5-10% of students in each year group are. Throughout their time at the academy, these students are then selected for academic and cultural enrichment programmes designed to further prepare them for applying to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

What are the opportunities for the Most Able students at HASN?


Year 8 Scholars Programme 

Over the Spring and Summer Term, 12 Year 8 students participated in the Scholars Programme which is a course run by a PHD student in a series of weekly seminars. The final assignment is a piece of independent research and an essay marked in the university format. Our course was run by Natalia, on the incredibly relevant topic of How to Prevent Disease Transmission. The students learnt all about the way a virus spreads, the methods used to detect them and how scientists work on preventing that spread. We had some brilliant final submissions, with Julian especially achieving a phenomenal mark of 84 (a very high grade at university)! Here’s why the SP was great in the words of some participants: 

‘My favourite part of the SP was the debates about different scientific topics because I could interpret my classmates’ views on something and consider a perspective that may differ from my own.’ - Julian. 

‘Some of the research tasks required us to unlock our creative minds and do something out of the box which I liked and got inspired from. One skill that I gained from the Scholarship Programme is to put my mind into everything. I also learnt to make my learning and revision more fun and more creative.’ – Heli 

‘The part I found the most enjoyable in the Scholars Programme was answering the lesson enquiry questions. The discussion sometimes ended up being humorous as well as situations as really insightful.’ – Ryan 

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Progress scores provided by the Scholars Programme shows overwhelmingly positive results for our students. 

Year 9 Harris Experience Events 

This year has been full to the brim of HE events for our Year 9 contingent. They have had two sessions from the Kalisher Trust on what it takes to be a criminal barrister. In this session they worked on a real criminal case and delivered their cases to qualified QCs! Alongside this there have been two sessions from prestigious art auctioneer house Christie’s. The first of these took the students on a tour of art history throughout the last two thousand years, the second focused in more detail on the art auctioneering process itself (and some of the eye-watering sums paid!). 

Year 10 Imperial College London STEM Event 

30 Y10 students attended a morning of lectures and seminars from current PHD students from one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Imperial College London. These were focused on STEM subjects and included expert speakers on Quantum Computers, the use of concrete in nuclear energy, and biomedical research. Attendees experienced what world-leading research looks like and got the chance to ask experts in research techniques what it is like to study at such a prestigious university. Those interested in medicine will be doing a follow-up session later this term. 

Year 10 Trinity College Cambridge Target Oxbridge 

Congratulations to the following Year 10 students who were selected for Trinity College, Cambridge University’s Target Oxbridge Programme. This selective online course is aims to help Black African and Caribbean students and students of mixed race with Black African and Caribbean heritage increase their chances of getting into the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge. A huge congratulations to Josh, Julie, Rosa, and Mirable. 

Year 10 Globe Theatre Virtual Tour and Shakespeare session  

12 Y10 MA English participated in a session run by the Globe Theatre in which they had a virtual tour with historical context of the theatre. They then used some techniques to dig deeper into the texts of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. 

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Y10 students get to grips with Romeo and Juliet 

Year 12 Harris Experience Advanced 

Alongside their diligent research and applications processes, this year’s HEA cohort have participated in virtual tours and lectures from Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. Students experienced first-hand the intellectual level of world-leading professors in the fields of medicine, engineering, chemistry and history. These will prove invaluable as they prepare their UCAS applications for next year! 


  • The Harris Experience – In year 9 the Most Able Students from across the Federation are selected to be placed on this programme which is designed to expand and broaden their cultural experiences through events such:
    • An introduction to the study of Philosophy and Ethics
    • An introduction to Law and being a solicitor
    • Lectures on Art appreciation and History
    • Trips to concerts, theatres, art galleries and museums
    • Masterclasses on challenging extra-curricular topics and careers advice
  • The Harris Experience Advanced – This programme builds on the Harris Experience, encouraging these students, once in Sixth Form, to apply for the top universities in the country. Medicine and Oxbridge candidates will receive mentoring and guidance on their personal statement and application process, involving interview preparation and practice.
  • Scholars Programme – selected KS3 Maths and Science students will be mentored through an assignment on Code Breaking in World War 2 by a PhD research student.

The 2020 Year 9 Harris Experience cohort

 ‘The 2020 Year 9 Harris Experience cohort: Tyrese, Maddie, Cindy, Maggie, Shariq, George and Alans’.

 

The Harris Experience https://www.harrisfederation.org.uk/211/the-harris-experience-is-a-two-fold-programme-over-five-years

The Scholars Programme and Brilliant Club https://thebrilliantclub.org/