A reminder that Friday 12th January will be a non uniform day with proceeds to outdoor facilities
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A reminder that Friday 12th January will be a non uniform day with proceeds to outdoor facilities
Well done to the Year 12 Honiton Community College Young Enterprise team who took part in a YE Trade Fair at the Princesshay Shopping Centre in Exeter on Saturday 16th December. The group sold a fantastic range of Christmas gifts and products including unique hedgehogs and Christmas trees made from recycled books. These products were extremely popular with shoppers in Exeter and sales for the day totalled in excess of £250.
Young Enterprise is a national scheme where students set up and run their own business, over the course of an academic year, which helps students to develop vital business and employability skills. Each student takes on a key role within the business as they work together to launch a successful product or service. The Honiton YE team “Novel Ideas” consist of 12 year 12 students.
The Honiton Community College Young Enterprise team, Novel Ideas, now have plans to publish an East Devon cook book featuring recipes from local restaurants, cafes and hotels. With major local businesses such as Deer Park already signed up to be involved in the project, I am sure this next business venture will be a great success. If you work for, or have links with any local food businesses that would like to get involved in this project please contact the teams Managing Director, Bailey Bachmann (BaileyBachmann@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk) or myself.
Pictured at the trade fair are Bailey Bachmann (Managing Director), Beth Jacobs (IT Director), Becky Hunt (Sales Director), Lauren Grove (Marketing Director) and Fabia Cloke (Operations Director). Also at the trade fair, but not in the photo, was Lee Mann (Finance Director). Congratulations to all students involved in making the products, planning the trade fair and selling at Princesshay – It was a fantastic team effort.
Teacher of Business
Honiton Community College
Blueberry muffins, crêpes, grapes, raspberries and strawberries all washed down with some fresh fruit juice, not a bad way to spend a Friday registration! This was how the PE highly able students spent their morning on the 15th December as an introduction to the scheme and a chance to meet each other and to talk about all the sports they have competed in for College. The highly able scheme has taken over from the old gifted and talented programme and is a significantly scaled down version in order to create a bit more focussed work. We have left out year 7 and 11 as we haven’t had the chance to get to know our new students well enough yet and for Year 11 we felt that it would be too much for them in such a high-pressured year. Our criteria for selection was that student’s must have shown a high level of ability and represented the College in a number of sports and/or activities and have an excellent attitude toward their PE lessons. We will look to have more sessions throughout the year and students can expect to be stretched both physically and through questioning during PE lessons. Finally, I would like to congratulate all the students below for being selected, they are an excellent representation of sport and PE within HCC.
Amelie Owen, Zara Maynard, Mac Boyd, James Goodman, Harry Smith, Hollie Henwood, Joe Evans, Alfie Siggers, Lois Norman, Laura Beth Outram, Erin Humphris.
Report by Mr Skelding (PE Highly Able Co-ordinator)
DETAILS REGARDING LAST DAY OF TERM CHRISTMAS 2017
College will be finishing at 14:00 hours on Wednesday 20 December 2017. We have organised for County transport to convey student’s home at 14:10 hours. However your child’s regular bus will have to leave at the normal time and cannot arrive earlier – unfortunately this is the case for about 25 students within College.
There are two options open to you and your child as follows:
1. Your child will remain in College supervised by Honiton Community College staff until 15:00, whereupon their regular bus will transport them home as per normal.
2. You will organise alternative travel arrangements so that your child can arrive home safely.
Obviously, this will allow him/her to finish College on the last day of term at 14:10 hours, along with the rest of the student body.
It is essential that you inform Mrs Clements, Student Office by Friday 15 December 2017. You can email her at email@example.com alternatively you can telephone the College. I must have your decision or I will have to keep your child in College until 15:00 to ensure their safety.
Exam Certificates are ready for collection from the exam office. If you have not received a certificate from an exam please go along and collect.
Collection times are 10:00 - 11:15 and 15:00 - 16:00 Only
We would appreciate your feedback on a range of aspects of life at HCC.
Every year, as part of the college-wide ‘Consultation Week’, we ask our community (students, parents, teachers and governors) for feedback on different aspects of college life. This year we are asking for all parent/carer views on Home Learning, Feedback and Challenge in lessons.
Please take a moment to click the link and complete the short questionnaire by Thurs November 15th . If you have more than one child/young person at the college then please complete a survey for each student as their perception and way of working will differ (especially if in different year groups). If you require a paper copy of the survey please call the college.
Thank you for your time and on-going support.”
Under 12 Honiton Town Football – Now Recruiting
The Honiton Hornets are a small but skilled team of players that all have something in common – they love to play football J. We are now recruiting new players to join the team so if you are interested in being a member of the Hornets to play in the local league side this year –please contact Neil Burroughs (Assistant Manager) on 07879 401840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Training is on Thursday nights 6 – 7pm in Honiton with league matches being played on alternate Saturdays.
Everyone welcome !
Mr Taylor – PE Department
GCSE RESULTS: AUGUST 24th 2017
I am delighted to announce that on the back of our record breaking Sixth Form results, this Summer’s Year 11 students have also achieved the schools best ever set of GCSE grades. 2017 is a vintage year for Honiton Community College. The success achieved is just reward for the hard work and commitment from students and staff alike.
Two thirds of the cohort achieved the equivalent of 5+A*-C inc. English and Maths, with a quarter of all entries being A*/A. This is a superb achievement for a non-selective, comprehensive school. Indeed, we pride ourselves on our inclusive approach, working together, as a community, to provide a first-class education that helps develop rounded students that are ready to take on the challenges of adulthood.
We are extremely proud of the whole year group and aim to ensure every student makes expected, or better than expected, progress. The following top performing students were:
Jake Matthews: 2x9s, 1x8, 4xA*, 3xA and 1 distinction*
Ellie Beigan: 3x9, 4xA*, 2xA, 1 distinction
Amberina Askew: 2x9, 1x8, 4xA*, 2xA and 1 distinction*
Chloe Keitch: 1x8, 2x7, 3xA*, 3xA and 1 distinction*
On behalf of staff and governors I wish all of our students every success in the future, many of whom will be returning in September to take up their post-16 studies. No doubt aiming to replicate the success of this year’s Year 13!
Finally, I would like to thank the staff and governors for all their hard work and support. In a year when tests are tougher than ever, it’s their commitment and professionalism that has enabled my team and I to ensure the school is performing so well, at all key stages, and is truly a great place to work, study and learn.
SIXTH FORM RESULTS: AUGUST 17th 2017
On behalf of staff and governors I am absolutely delighted to inform our community that the sixth form results this year have broken all previous records!
Our students achieved a 100% A*-E pass rate with 50% achieving A*-B grades.
Top performers include:
Todd Beanlands: (AABB) - off to read History at Exeter University
Gabriel Parker-Gifford: (AAB) – off to read Mathematics at Cardiff University
Carys Lilley: (ABC) – off to read Applied Sports Science at Edinburgh University
Rachel Larcombe: (BBC) – off to read Sports and Exercise Science at Swansea University
Oliver Gorman (Distinction*Distinction*BC) – Employment in Business Management with Brent Hotels
Selena Burroughs, Head of Sixth, stated: “The results achieved both in A levels and the Applied BTEC’s are a true testimony to the hard work, commitment and focus that the students have given to their studies over the last 2 years. We are immensely proud. It’s an exciting time for them in their next step in education with many going to University or starting their professional apprenticeships with one of our students volunteering abroad in Nepal. We wish them every success for their future and thank all the students for being part of our amazing sixth form community.”
What is strikingly obvious about our sixth form is the atmosphere. A blend of hard work and dedication from students and staff combined with the fun, excitement and reward from participating in the many extra-curricular, fund-raising and work experience opportunities on offer.
There are many advantages to a school sixth form, especially one that is not large and impersonal. We not only offer first rate teaching across the school, including post-16 subjects, but we also provide a personalised service because we know each student extremely well (you’re basically getting the same package, in this sense, as you would from a fee-paying school). So, if you are expecting GCSE results next week and have already signed up for our sixth form in September then, obviously, you’ve made a great choice but if you are still deliberating, then these fantastic results should help you make the right one!
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