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  • Top performing A Level students set for bright futures

    Published 17/08/17

    Smiling students continued to celebrate individual successes as A Level results were revealed.

    Four Havering Sixth Form College students achieved an amazing 3 A*s or more and many others gained at least 2 A*s.

    Principal Paul Wakeling was delighted with the overall pass rate which increased one per cent this year to 96%.

    An impressive number of students have gained places at top universities or have secured apprenticeships or employment.

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  • Students celebrate fantastic A Level results

    Published 17/08/17

    Students were celebrating excellent results as they opened their envelopes in College today.

    The overall pass rate has increased one per cent this year to 96% and a total of 24 of our A Level courses achieved a 100% pass rate.

    The top student, Rajan Mistry, formerly of Royal Liberty School, achieved an incredible 4 A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics and will go on to study Physics at Durham University. He said: “It has been two years of hard work but it has been worth it for these grades!”

    Principal Paul Wakeling was thrilled with the results saying he was proud of the students and staff for such a great achievement.

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  • It has been an excellent year at Havering Sixth Form College

    Published 20/07/17

    Staff and students are now enjoying a well-earned summer break and getting ready for the challenges of the new academic year.

    We started the year by receiving confirmation of the excellent destinations of our students. Our students attend top universities and secure excellent high-level and well paid apprenticeships. We know that Havering Sixth Form College is in the top 10% of all schools and colleges in the country for ensuring that our students progress to positive destinations. This work has been reinforced this year, with students receiving good University offers for 2017 as well as securing great employment. To ensure that this work continues we have invested more money in our award winning CUBE (Careers, University, Business and Employment) facility, which supports all students ensuring that they progress to excellent destinations.

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  • Year 7 pupils discover new skills in The Squashed Tomato Super Power Challenge

    Published 17/07/17

    Two Aiming High Taster Days for Year 7 pupils from local schools were a great success when they were held in College on July 13th and July 14th.

    The Taster Days gave high–achieving pupils the chance to work alongside the College’s own Engineering students to compete in the great Squashed Tomato Super Power Challenge – a science and technology based fun competition.

    Schools taking part included Emerson Park, Albany, Redden Court, Bower Park, Brittons and Gaynes. Each school brought along a team of 8 to 10 students who used their initiative, team work skills, ingenuity and talents to win tasks based on transporting tomatoes from a farm in Nepal down the mountain and to the local market.

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  • Pupils rise to the Challenge in Science and Technology days

    Published 10/07/17

    Switched-on students from local secondary schools spent the day at Havering Sixth Form College taking part in the regional North East London Science and Technology Challenge.

    The Year 8 and 9 pupils from 11 schools including Albany, Brittons, Redden Court, Royal Liberty, Sacred Heart, Coopers, Brentwood School, Sydney Russell, Gable Hall, All Saints and Dagenham Park spent either Thursday 29th or Friday 30th June working together in mixed teams of four to complete practical challenges.

    The Robotics Challenge involved the latest Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots where each robot is equipped with infra-red and light sensors, which are used to direct the robot to avoid obstacles. The students learnt how to design, build and then programme the robots to complete the challenge.

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  • Around the world with Tourism students at Freshers’ Week

    Published 07/07/17

    Students hoping to start courses at Havering Sixth Form in September had the chance to spend a day experiencing lessons in College.

    Freshers’ Week was enjoyed by over 1,000 Year 11 students who had a tour of the College, met teachers, signed up for sports teams, took part in auditions and attended sessions to learn more about the subjects they expect to study.

    As part of the Travel & Tourism experience, current students had set up an Around the World Travel Market with information, flags, stalls, food and photographs from a range of countries and cities across the globe.

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  • Theatre visitors enjoy lunchtime music performance

    Published 05/07/17

    A lunchtime concert in the Queen’s Theatre foyer by lower sixth students was enjoyed by local residents and theatre-goers.

    The students – Sally-Ann Gray, Rebecca Kenneally, Niamh O’Sullivan, Charlie Pring, Christine Rizardo, Ryan Tennyson, Paula Urbanaviciute and Shekhem Vige performed songs they had written themselves and gave other well-known tracks their own sound.

    They organised the gig as part of their Music Performance BTEC course and were so well received that the Queen’s Theatre has invited them back to perform again.

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  • Havering Learning Partnership Awards for outstanding teachers and support staff

    Published 03/07/17

    The College was thrilled to win three borough Awards and have five staff collect Individual Excellence trophies at the inaugural Havering Learning Partnership Awards evening, held in a marquee in the College grounds.

    It was a fantastic event with the awards celebrating the work of teachers and support staff across schools and colleges in Havering. Entertainment was provided by Havering Sixth Form College Music students and a pianist from Drapers’ Academy. A total of 19 schools and colleges submitted nominations and attended the presentation.

    There were three categories of awards:  Enrichment; Progress and Attainment; and Individual Excellence.

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  • College taste test for Havering’s Year 10 pupils

    Published 26/06/17

    Year 10 pupils from local secondary schools attended Taster Days at Havering Sixth Form, to find out what college life is all about.

    Around 500 students from Albany, Bower Park, Brittons, Coopers, Emerson Park, Hall Mead, Marshalls Park, Redden Court and Royal Liberty schools all spent a day taking part in subject sessions and discovering courses on offer.

    The Year 10 Taster Days, which have run annually for six years, are held over two days and are organised as a joint project between local schools, Havering Sixth Form and Havering College of Further & Higher Education.

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  • Walk to College campaign wins £250 of TfL funding

    Published 19/06/17

    A campaign by College students to win £250 of Transport for London money to encourage young people to walk to College was highly acclaimed by a judging panel.

    The students – Elton Hove, Charles Innes, Ridima Thapa, Jack Luggar, Alice Sellar, Dolapo Olumoko, Ke'Sean Murrain and Mary Manu - pitched their idea at a Youth Travel Ambassadors contest at Myplace Youth and Community Centre in Harold Hill, to a panel which included representatives from Havering Council, TfL and the Met Police.

    Their campaign was to try to increase the number of students walking to Havering Sixth Form College from Upminster Bridge Station and from Hornchurch town centre, rather than taking the bus.

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  • Trophies for sporting stars at presentation evening

    Published 12/06/17

    Superb sporting performances and achievements were rewarded at a College Sports Presentation Evening, held at Upminster Rugby Club.

    Trophies for Sports Personality of the Year, Most Improved Players and team awards were given out to those students who have showed terrific commitment, leadership and talent throughout the year.

    The fun evening, attended by students and staff and compered by Sports Co-ordinator Graham Hall, was rounded off with dancing after the formal presentations were complete.

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  • Local Business Week inspires money-making events

    Published 06/06/17

    Business students used their skills and knowledge to organise money-making and charity events in College to support Local Business Week.

    The start-up events included a car wash, waffle shack, ice cream shop, talent show, milkshake stall and a 7-a-side football match.

    As well as the student-led events, high profile speaker, Dr Sarah Wood, also came in to College during the week, to talk to students about how she founded her video ad tech company, Unruly.

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