Travel Training

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There will be an open day in school on Tuesday 2/10/18 10am – 12noon for anyone interested in Travel Training. Travel Training is a service provided by ECC designed to help students get more from life by giving them the confidence to travel independently. 
No appointment necessary but  anyone interested should contact Sharon Fox 01255 245460 extn 2220 

Year 7 Skills Day – 18th September 2018

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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)

HDHS Exam Results

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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.

Year 10 Maths – reminder of your 3 summer tasks

Written by Belinda Gosling on . Posted in Archived News, Parent News, School News, Student News

1. Try out  All you need is your first name, last name and your date of birth to get started.
2. Complete the A3 sheet you were given by your teacher and be prepared to return it in September in your first lesson back. This will be Tuesday for A band and Thursday for B band. The maths on the back is for you to complete if you just not sure where to begin.
3. Enjoy yourselves and relax. You have a challenging, but rewarding, year ahead of you.
Mr Bacon
P.S. – There will be 10 small prizes waiting for the students that have completed the most questions on 2000 questions have already been answered.

Head Students’ Newsletter

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Good Afternoon All,
I would like to inform you that the first Head Students’ Newsletter has been written and is ready to be released. This is something that we intend to carry on each term and if you have anything you would like to be included in our next edition then just email me and let me know.
Please feel free to read the attached version and give any feedback you may have for the future.
Thank you to all of the staff who helped by writing articles for us, it is much appreciated as we realise you are busy lots of the time. We hope that you enjoy the read and have a great summer.
All the best,
Alfie Benson
Head Student

Sports day: Final reminder for Friday 20th July 2018

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Students can bring CASH for snacks sold during the events (biscuits, drinks etc). They will not be able to use their cards at all.
Parents, family and friends with tickets can also bring money to purchase items on community charity stalls
Non uniform day. Community colours theme. £1 donation to Community charity
Event starts at 10.30
Event will finish by lunchtime when students will be dismissed
FSM students can collect packed lunch from the lighthouse before leaving school
All ticket event. Tickets must be applied for and collected before Friday (email
Entrance for ticket holders at sports hall entrance by the hair salon
Only 100M/200M/800M and relay take place during this time all other events take place the day before (spectators not permitted)
Students encouraged to bring plenty of water, suncream and a hat
We look forward to seeing you
Mr Day