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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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  • 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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