Trip to Thorpe Park – Fright Night 2018Fright-Night-Trip-Letter-2018.pdf – 251 KB
On Tuesday 18th September your son/daughter will be involved in a team building skills day. This is run by an external company ‘The problem solving company’, who come in and set up multiple activities which allow students to work together and build up key skills, such as problem solving, team building and independence. These skills are invaluable across the curriculum, helping them to become more effective learners. HDHS staff will be working with the students in small groups throughout the day.
The day will take place on the field, weather permitting, and if not in our hall and gym. Students will be required to wear full school uniform. However, please do check the weather and send your son/daughter to school with their jumper etc if needed.
This day has been a massive success for the last three years where students really get stuck in and persevere in tricky tasks to find solutions.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me on the school number.
Mrs R Good (Teacher of Art/L2L Skills Coordinator)
Sixth Form Results – Thursday 16th August 2018
It is a fantastic year for the sixth form at Harwich and Dovercourt High School with an outstanding picture of a 100% pass rate for A level students with over 60% achieving A-C grades. Furthermore, 100% of students applying for university have achieved the results to enable them to take up their places with some remarkable individual successes including one student, Liam Ainger, who achieved an A and three Cs and is now taking up his place reading history at university.
Additionally, a number of vocational course successes will now be going on to apprenticeships and other vocational posts. Headteacher, Kate Finch, applauded the students, “We are exceptionally proud of the achievements of these young adults and I know that Rob Garrett, Headteacher throughout most of their time in the school, is also very proud. But these achievements are all about these young people in our community working hard to secure their futures and all of Harwich should be proud. These students reflect the quality of the local sixth form offer at HDHS, part of the Sigma Trust, which is going from strength to strength.”
GCSE Results – Thursday 23rd August 2018
Harwich and Dovercourt High School Students have experienced some remarkable success in the latest exam series. Chloe Colbourne, Eve Lyons, Kimberly Mulligan, Oliver Wright, Ellie-Rose Bould all achieved the exclusive top grade of 9, higher even than the previous A*
The 2018 summer exam season saw students sitting the new Grade 9-1 GCSEs in all subjects except technology. Staff worked incredibly hard to prepare students for the new style of exam papers, first seen last year in maths and English only.
The new 9-1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A*-G grades. This dramatic break from what has gone before means that comparison of this year’s GCSE scores with previous years is meaningless. The headline figures incorporating maths and English grades that schools have quoted in the past consequently cannot be used again.
The 9-1 grades that students have achieved in maths and English and now most other subjects will be used by the Department of Education to calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures for all schools. These will be available some time in the autumn term.
Please find below a letter to Parents/Carers from the Chair of Trustees, Sigma Trust, together with the related Press Statement:Letter-to-Sigma-Trust-Parents-and-Carers.pdf – 231 KB Press-statement-Sigma-Trust-July-2018.pdf – 396 KB