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The latest from Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre.

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June 2017

  • GCSEs are Changing

    Published 29/06/17

    The Department for Education are making changes to grading GCSEs from August 2017. The new qualifications will start to be awarded with number grades, rather than letters. The new grading scale runs from 9 to 1 instead of A* to G, with 9 the highest grade.

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  • National Citizen Service

    Published 29/06/17

    National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don't want to miss. If you're 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. The activities will enable students to develop their leadership skills, meet incredible people, meet local businesses and boost their CVs and UCAS applications.

    More than 275,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. It only lasts around 4 weeks, with breaks in between, so there's plenty of time for music festivals and the family holiday. The whole NCS experience costs just £50, including food, activities and accommodation, with financial assistance available too. NCS takes place in your local community outside of term time, so no matter what your commitments are or what your summer holiday plans might be.

     

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  • The Great Get Together Friday 16 June 2017

    Published 22/06/17

    Last weekend The Great Get Together 2017, (16 -18 June 2017) inspired by Jo Cox MP, who was killed on 16 June 2016 and had the aim of bringing communities together to celebrate all that unites us.   The organisers of the national event invited everyone to get together with our neighbours to share food and good will. 

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  • Carnegie Medal 2017

    Published 20/06/17

     

    The Carnegie Medal is a prestigious annual children’s book award. Each year hundreds of schools ‘shadow’ the award, reading the shortlisted books and hoping their favourite will win.

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  • Exam Information

    Published 20/06/17

    GSCE and GCE public exams continue until the end of the month. 

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  • Warm Weather

    Published 20/06/17

     

     

    Water

    Students are to come properly prepared for the school day with plenty of fluid. Water is always the best drink to have and we would ask that parents ensure that students are not bringing energy drinks or other carbonated alternatives, which only serve to dehydrate. Students are able to refill drinking bottles before school and at break/lunchtime. They have been reminded that this should happen during their social time and not at the end of break/lunch when they should be in lessons.

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  • Year 11 Prom &¬†Hoodies

    Published 20/06/17

     

     

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  • Parent Fund in Action

    Published 15/06/17

    Thank you to parents who have contributed to the school fund. 

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  • Donations for TourAid

    Published 13/06/17

    Highdown participated in the TourAid festival by hosting a group of 10 boys and their 3 rugby coaches from Tanzania. Those involved will have seen how much of a success it was for everyone. I was truly inspired and touched by the work and wanted to get involved even more.

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  • September 2017 Intake Information

    Published 08/06/17

     

    The transfer from primary to secondary school is an exciting time in a student’s school career, but can also be an anxious time and we at Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre endeavour to make the process as smooth and stress free as possible.

    Many events will take place between now and September, which will hopefully allay any anxieties, and help you and your child feel part of Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre right from the start.

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  • Back to the 80's

    Published 08/06/17

    Thank you to all those who came to see 'Back to the 80's' back in March 2017. We had such fun putting it together and we hope you'll agree with us when we say the students were 'totally awesome.' 

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