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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.

    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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  • Arts and Media Showcase gives visitors a visual feast

    Published 22/06/18

    A colourful and thought-provoking display of student work was on display for visitors to view at the Arts and Media end of year Showcase.

    Invited school pupils, parents and staff were able to admire creations from talented students at the annual event which brings together all the courses in the Arts, Media & Communications Faculty.

    The Showcase gives students the chance to exhibit the work they have been developing throughout the year and is a fitting finale to show off pieces that have been assessed for exam qualifications.

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  • Rambert workshop experience for Dance students

    Published 20/06/18

    An instructor from the renowned Rambert Dance Company visited Havering Sixth Form College to take a workshop with A Level Dance students.

    The teacher spent three hours putting the students through their paces in the Drama Theatre and the class was joined by five dance students and tutor Emma Dobson from Gable Hall School in Corringham.

    During the session, the students learned creative dance moves, choreography and at the end of the session, had put a full routine together.

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  • Olympian hands out sporting honours at Presentation Evening

    Published 14/06/18

    Sporting performances and achievements were rewarded at a College Sports Presentation Evening, attended by former student and Olympian Peter Bakare.

    Peter represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics playing Volleyball, and is now a great ambassador for the sport. He was a student at Havering Sixth Form College from 2005 to 2008 and studied A Levels in Media, Graphics and Maths followed by the Art & Design Foundation Diploma.

    At the presentation evening, Peter gave an inspirational talk and handed out trophies for Sports Personality of the Year, Most Improved Players and team awards to those students who have showed terrific commitment, leadership and talent throughout the year.

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  • Caring students volunteering on the wards at Queen’s Hospital

    Published 12/06/18

    A group of five Havering Sixth Form College students with dreams of becoming doctors are currently helping as volunteers at Queen’s Hospital, Romford – and are loving the experience.

    The students, Rory Fitzroy, Ashleigh Christie, Farah Bachar, Elizabeth Egundebi and Gyrie Pocais, are all on the College’s Medics programme and are aiming to study Medicine at University and go on to work in the medical professions.

    They are the first ever cohort on the Students in Volunteering Programme which is being run by BHR Hospitals Trust – and it is proving a highly successful project for both the hospital, the students and the patients.

    As part of their duties, the students carry out small tasks on the wards and have been trained to feed patients at mealtimes. They also spend time talking to those who do not receive many visitors, and assist with activities to keep patients occupied as well as completing admin and other paperwork on the ward desk.

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  • Students’ outstanding contribution celebrated at Awards Evenings

    Published 08/06/18

    More than 100 students who have shown outstanding commitment to their studies and those who have made an excellent contribution to the College community were honoured at Awards Evenings.

    Attended by parents, governors and staff, the evenings were a chance to celebrate those students who have dedicated themselves to achieving the best they possibly could this year with hard work, determination, 100 per cent attendance, being Student Ambassadors, belonging to the College Council or making a stand-out contribution to their Faculty.

    Special Bursary Awards of £400 each were presented to seven exceptional students for progress and attitude in their courses. These special awards are handed out in memory of seven members of staff from the College who all sadly passed away while working here. 

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  • Marvellous Marvin wows Britain’s Got Talent judges

    Published 04/06/18

    Former Havering Sixth Form College student Marvin Muoneké was one of the shining stars of the recent Britain’s Got Talent TV show – and even got the thumbs up from superstar Robbie Williams who was in the audience!

    Marvin, 22, was part of jazz-singing duo The Ratpackers, who got through the audition rounds of the popular ITV show back in January by wowing the judges with their rendition of New York, New York.

    They were then chosen from hundreds of other acts - who all also got the required four ‘yes’ votes - to appear in the live semi-finals on Friday night (June 1st) and by then had changed their name from The Ratpackers to DeMille and Muoneké.

    Marvin and his singing partner Dennis DeMille, 52, opened the live show on Friday and brought the audience to their feet with their fantastic performance of That’s Life.

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  • Film screening shows how students rose to challenge of sensitive subject

    Published 29/05/18

    A special screening of five short films made for the Havering & Brentwood Bereavement Service by our Creative Media students was described as stimulating and professional.

    The films were created for HBBS to promote and raise awareness of #4ME – a unique, free counselling service for young people in Havering and the surrounding areas.

    The students, working in five groups, were tasked to make a short film aimed at either 11-18 year-olds who had suffered the loss of a loved one, or aimed at parents of primary school children in the same situation.  The collaboration between the College and the counselling service was part of the Film & TV BTEC Diploma’s Social Action and Community Media Production units.

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  • Students Take the Stage at Covent Garden theatre

    Published 22/05/18

    Drama students had the opportunity to work with professional theatre-makers when they took part in workshops run by the prestigious Donmar Warehouse Theatre in Covent Garden.

    The lower sixth BTEC Performing Arts (Acting) students were invited to join the theatre’s Take The Stage project to create their own piece of performance work based on the theme Perceptions, in response to the play The Way of the World.

    In a series of workshops held over two months, both in the West End and at College, they worked with theatre-makers Joseph Hancock and Ruby Thompson from the Donmar Theatre, where stars such as Lenny Henry, Gemma Arterton, Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs and many more have performed.

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  • Amique’s first date story wins Creative Writing Competition

    Published 21/05/18

    The winner of the College’s Creative Writing Competition, run in celebration of World Book Day, has been announced as student Amique Gill.

    Amique won the first prize of a £25 book token, and runners-up Sian Bannister and Ridima Thapa each received a Creative Writer’s Notebook.

    Students were asked to write either a short story or a poem, no longer than 800 words, and Lee Smith, Subject Leader for English Literature, was the judge.

    He chose the three best entries and announced Amique’s piece as the winner.

    All three are being published in this month’s HSFC student magazine, The Writeous.

    Former Frances Bardsley School student Amique, who is studying English Language, Criminology and Law at College, said: “I am so surprised I won! I have always been interested in creative writing, so thought I’d enter the competition but didn’t really think I would be in with a chance. My story was a romance about a first date, partly based on a true story and partly written for entertainment.”

    Librarian Jennifer Cooper said: “The standard was very high and Lee had a difficult job of choosing a winner but congratulations to Amique. All the entries were certainly interesting reading and I hope it has inspired the students to carry on writing.”

     

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