Sixth Form French students took on HHS staff all-comers in our 2013 Verbs and Chips quiz.
It was a closely-fought contest, with some astonishing conjugation skills on show (both teams scored an improbable 100% in the subjunctive round), but the merciless Sixth Formers finally carried off the souvenir pens thanks to a mysterious scoring error.
Many thanks to Mrs Smith for the idea and for delivering the chip hamper, to Mrs Barnes for hosting the event, and to all the staff who were brave enough to dust off their schoolday French and step onto a fairly uneven playing field, even without reigning Champion and top-floor talisman Mr Armstrong.
via Verbs et frites | MFLsdon.
Well done to all our Sixth Form students on their AS and A2 results, which came out on 16 August.
Headteachers Gerry Batty (Hellesdon) and Ron Munson (Taverham) said: “Our average points score was 777 and the average points score per entry was 217. We’re very pleased. It’s a tiny bit down on last year, but with everything we have heard on the news, we’re not surprised. It’s a much bigger cohort than last year with 104 students. They have really, really worked hard. It shows the continuing improving trend for the Hellesdon-Taverham Sixth Form Centre is going very well, thanks to the hard work of the staff and students.”
Friday 29 June was a fantastic night, as what felt like the whole of Year 13 came together for one last time before the summer, and university/jobs beyond. Everyone dressed up in their smartest evening Wear to celebrate the end of Sixth Form at Drayton Old Lodge.
The evening was very well attended and included awards for ‘Most Likely Student to be Famous’, as well as ‘Funniest Student of the Year’. Highlight of the night was Mr Holroyd’s (Head of Y13) turn on the dance floor!
Wednesday 11 July started early for ten Year 12 students, setting off on a visit to King’s College, Cambridge as part of the Gifted and Talented provision in Sixth Form. The aim of the day was to raise aspirations of students in the Sixth Form, and to ensure that our top students are applying to not just Oxbridge, but to all the best universities in the country.
We were met by Kristy Guneratne, Schools Liaison Officer at King’s, and, having been shown around the impressive surroundings of the College and given some of the history, as well as a visit to the world-famous Chapel, students listened to a talk on ‘how Cambridge works’. Also included in the day was information on UCAS and what to put in a Personal Statement to make it stand out. The visit proved both very enjoyable as well as extremely informative for all the students concerned.
There will be several revision sessions during the half-term holiday for GCSE and A level exam classes. Click to download the timetable of study sessions (pdf file) being offered between 13 and 17 February 2012.
Thursday 18 August 2011
It was a really great morning. Students collected the results of all the hard work they had put in over the previous year. There were mainly smiles (and a few tears… of joy!). In several cases, students exceeded their targets by some distance, with one gaining three A*s and one A grade! Congratulations to everyone on your results!
This year saw the Sixth Form achieve its best results ever, a considerable increase on last year’s already good results. This is down to the hard work of our students, and the staff and Sixth Form team who have supported them throughout the year.
We look forward to another successful year with the present Y12 as they move into Y13.
Director, Hellesdon-Taverham Sixth Form
HHS students at King's College
It was an early start on 19 July as a group of Gifted and Talented Year 12 students set off on a visit to King’s College, Cambridge. On arrival, we were met by Kristy Guneratne, the Schools Liaison Officer at King’s.
Following a guided tour of King’s College and its world-famous Chapel, students were given a talk on ‘how Cambridge works’, including information on the Oxbridge application and interview process. We were shown impressive facilities such as student accommodation and the Library before lunch in the main dining hall at King’s, a fine building in its own right.
We spent the afternoon with Kristy, who provided information on UCAS and tips on how to make a Personal Statement stand out. The new student fees that all universities will be setting from 2012 were also discussed.
The aim of the visit was to raise aspirations of students in the Sixth Form, to ensure that our top students are applying not just to Oxbridge but to all the best universities in the country. The day proved very enjoyable as well as extremely informative for all the students concerned.
Mr Taylor, Director of Sixth Form