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  • Former student returns to College to speak about the importance of trade unions

    Published 15/10/18

    Former student Nicholas West, from Unite the Union, came back to College last week to give a talk titled The Importance of Trade Unions.

    Along with his colleague Nabila Ahmed, who is studying for a Masters in International Political Economy at the University of Manchester, Nicholas spoke to students about how unions can help them as they begin to contemplate working in either part time or full time jobs.

    He said: “We travel all over Essex and London talking to 14 to 18-year-olds about this issue because we feel it is very important that people know their rights and know what unions are there for.

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  • Deputy Mayor takes time out to visit Careers and Education Fair

    Published 08/10/18

    Deputy Mayor of Havering Cllr Michael Deon-Burton took time out of his busy schedule to talk to students and representatives of Havering Sixth Form College at the borough’s biggest Careers and Education Fair.

    Along with Cllr Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families and Deputy Leader of the Council, he visited the Havering RPA Moving On event held at Hornchurch Sport Centre in Harrow Lodge Park on Tuesday 2nd October.

    The College’s vibrant orange banner and stand stood out among the many schools, sixth forms, colleges, universities, employers and apprenticeship providers giving advice to Year 10 and Year 11 students and their parents who were seeking information on opportunities available after leaving school.

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  • Outstanding achievement celebrated at Upper Sixth Awards Evening

    Published 01/10/18

    High-achieving students were recognised for their brilliant successes at an end of year Upper Sixth Awards Evening.

    Students who achieved mainly A* and A grades in their A Levels and those who gained Distinctions and Distinction* in their Level 3 BTEC courses were presented with certificates and Amazon vouchers by the College’s Deputy Principal Paul Nutter.

    Parents, staff and friends attended the drinks reception and ceremony and heard how the College was proud to be honouring such outstanding students.

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  • Basketball team get off to a great start with convincing win

    Published 27/09/18

    A very promising first performance of the academic year has seen our Men’s ABL Basketball team win convincingly over Barking & Dagenham College.

    The team secured an early lead and didn’t let up, going on to win the ABL Premier Cup game 109 – 55.

    Sport and Fitness Manager Michael Leader said: “This is a great start to the season for our Basketball team. The players performed really well and deserve congratulating.”

    The next match is a Basketball ABL league match being played at home against The North School.

    Pictured are - back row, left to right - Daniel Simmons, Tobi Sobodu, Klaidas Giedrikas, Justin Arthur, Alpay Nafioglu, Timothy Alao, Kelson Mitchell. Front row, left to right - Seyi Emiola, Ivan Kosev, JV Bergonia, Ben Butawan and Sam Roe.

    Sports trials and training sessions for other sports teams have been continuing in the Sports Hall and on the Multi-Use Games Area.

    Sports available for students to get involved in, include Badminton, Men’s Football, Women’s Football, Netball and Handball, among others.

     

    Discover what some of our students go on to achieve once they leave us on our Where Are They Now? page

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  • Students make their mark in Youth Parliament vote

    Published 24/09/18

    Students had the opportunity to help change the world for the better when they voted in the Make Your Mark ballot in College run by the UK Youth Parliament.

    They were voting to choose what the Youth Parliament should campaign on and could decide between issues such as mental health, knife crime, homelessness, poverty, and education.

    The Make Your Mark campaign is the UK’s largest survey of young people’s views and the issues which win the ballot will be debated in the House of Commons by Members of the Youth Parliament in November this year.

    Young people in schools, colleges and youth clubs across the country have been invited to have their say to influence Government and decision-makers in their communities.

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  • Science and Technology days raise aspirations in young students

    Published 21/09/18

    A Challenge day to foster enthusiasm for STEM subjects was held at Havering Sixth Form College for secondary school pupils.

    The Year 8 and 9 pupils from schools in the region, including Royal Liberty, Sacred Heart, Palmer Catholic Academy, Shenfield High, Ilford County High for Boys, All Saints, Woodlands, Sydney Russell and Mayfield spent the day working together in mixed teams of four to complete practical scientific challenges.

    The activities are designed to stretch and challenge more able students and encourage them to consider studying science and technology subjects further.

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  • Max beat the odds to achieve success despite brain tumour

    Published 17/09/18

    Student Max Attack has lived with a brain tumour for three years – yet managed to pass all the GCSE exams he took at College.

    Max, who joined Havering Sixth Form in 2017 on a Progression Year study programme, was diagnosed with the tumour when he was 14. Doctors said it was too dangerous to remove and therefore Max has had to live with the effects of the illness, which caused him seizures and hallucinations.

    Amazingly he has fought back and, even though he joined College after leaving Gaynes School with just one GCSE pass, in Maths, this year he has achieved grade 7s in Photography and Graphics, a grade 4 in English Language and a pass in Creative Digital Media BTEC Level 2!

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  • Indonesian exchange visit ends in colourful finale

    Published 10/09/18

    A spectacular and colourful performance was the culmination of a cross-cultural exchange visit between Havering Sixth Form College and talented performing arts students from Indonesia.

    The ambitious project, titled Island Fusions, brought together dancers, musicians and theatre performers from the High School for Performing Arts (SMKI) in Yogyakarta, with students from the College for three weeks.

    The visit was a tremendous success with many lasting friendships created and a real appreciation and understanding gained of different cultures. The Indonesian students attended lessons here in music, dance and drama and were hosted by local families while in the UK.

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  • Careers Day motivates students to aim for fantastic futures

    Published 07/09/18

    Students were given food for thought about their futures at an informative Higher Education and Careers Day held in College.

    More than 60 representatives from universities, employers, training agencies and apprenticeship providers were available all day in the Careers Fair to answer questions, while guest speakers gave specialist presentations throughout the morning on everything from working in the City and studying at University and abroad, to jobs in TV and teaching, careers in Midwifery and opportunities in Medicine.

    Many former students came back to College to inspire others with stories of their successful careers which ranged from a lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering to a Reservations Manager at a hotel in Kensington.

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  • Celebrations as students receive excellent A Level results

    Published 16/08/18

    Students were celebrating fantastic A Level results at Havering Sixth Form College today.

    The overall A Level pass rate increased to 96.6% - higher than it has been in the last six years.

    Seven students have gained places to study Medicine and one student will be going to Cambridge University.

    Passes at A* and A, high grades A*-B and A*-C have also risen and there has been a significant improvement in Level 3 BTEC results.

    The majority of our courses achieved 100% pass rates with nearly all achieving pass rates in excess of 90%. 

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  • ‘The best day of my whole life’

    Published 09/08/18

    A group of 24 pupils from two of Havering’s primary schools joined us in College for a fun-packed day of learning designed to raise aspirations.

    The Year 5 and 6 schoolchildren from Broadford and Mead Primary Schools, both in Harold Hill and both part of The Learning Federation, took part in exciting activities during the Taster Day which showed them what they could achieve through hard work and with high expectations of themselves.

    One of the pupils from Broadford said it had been “the best day of my whole life” and this sentiment summed up the feeling of the other children.  Another Year 5 pupil said: “I want to go to sixth form now because there are so many subjects to choose from.”

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  • College recognised for successful teaching at the Havering Learning Partnership Awards 2018

    Published 03/07/18

    The College was delighted to be presented with the Best Performance in Technical courses accolade at the annual Havering Learning Partnership Awards, held recently at Draper’s Academy.

    The awards are a celebration of the work of schools, colleges, teachers and support staff across the borough and the evening was enjoyed by all.

    The Best Performance in Technical award was to highlight excellent results and successful teaching in courses including Creative Media, Gaming, Engineering and Health & Social Care.

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