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Harrow Way, named in the ‘Top 50 List of the Most Improved Schools in the Country’, has once again delivered with their 2015 GCSE results. Staff and students are celebrating this morning with 65% achieving five GCSEs grade A* to C and 52% achieving five GCSEs grade A* to C including Maths and English (results pending a review of English papers*). Mathematics achieved an impressive pass rate of 77% A*-C – 13% above the national average, putting Harrow Way in the top 20% of schools in the country for levels of progress in this subject. 99% of students achieved 1+ GCSE grade A*-G.
The other English Baccalaureate subjects performed superbly with 75% A* to C for Geography; 100% A* to C for French; 80% A*-C Computer Science; 80% A* to C for Spanish; 84% A* to C for Core Science and 76% A*-C for Additional Science. Physics, Chemistry and Biology were all over 90%. Other subjects also did well with Drama and Dance 100% A*-C; Art 85% A*-C; Music 90% A*-C and Classics 75% A*-C.
Student Tom Underwood opened his exam results live on ITV’s This Morning programme, in front of millions of viewers. Tom is currently doing an Apprenticeship with Andover based insurance company Be-Wiser. He needed 5 GCSEs at C or above to continue, which he managed. Read more…
Our latest newsletter, including calendar of events for the upcoming academic year can be viewed here.
Exam results will be available to collect from the school on Thursday 20th August between 10am – 12pm.
Any results that have not been collected will be posted.
On the last day of term, the school held a whole school assembly in the Sports Hall. The assembly was to run through all the events and amazing achievements from the past academic year. Prizes were awarded for the best attendance (student and tutor) and most stampers (individual student and tutor).
Harrow Way Heads of House’s also recapped on house events of the year and awarded prizes to their best member of house from each year group, as well as announcing the new house captains for next year. After a recap of Sports Day and a dance from year 10, the main event was held: The overall House Cup Winners.
1st Place – Hawks, 231,140 points
2nd Place – Kestrels, 224,952 points
3rd Place – Buzzards – 223,296 points
On Monday 13th July we held our Key Stage 4 presentation evening to celebrate the success and a variety of achievements of our students in Years 9 & 10. Awards were presented for achievement and progress in every subject area. Year Leader Awards were also given out to two students for contribution and personal achievement.
For students who have achieved over 1200 stamps, they were awarded their Headteacher’s Commendation certificates. A gallery of pictures can be views here.
The purpose of the visit was to boost students’ confidence by developing teamwork skills and making them aware of their capabilities and potential. Some pictures can be viewed here.
All students involved have English as an Additional Language and attended the first Young Interpreters Conference, as part of a national award-winning scheme organised by EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Travellers Achievement Service). Students enjoyed a range of workshops from around the world, including Nepali drumming and Indian dancing. In addition, many enjoyed meeting and chatting to their peers in languages ranging from Polish to French.
It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Harrow Way Performing Arts Department. Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July was our Drama and Dance showcase from our Year 9 and 10 BTEC Students. Year 9 students performed a gothic horror play, The Casting of the Runes and Year 10 students recreated their version of John Godber’s, ‘Teechers’. Dancers have been having street dance workshops in lessons and performed their pieces. Some pictures can be viewed here.
On Wednesday 15th July was our Music Summer Showcase. Students who take guitar lessons at school performed a variety of songs, followed by solo vocalist Isobel Laughton. Year 10 students then took to the stage to perform some rock numbers which will be assessed for their BTEC work. Some pictures can be viewed here.
Over the course of two days, about 60 Year 1 children and 70 Year 2/3 children from Endeavour Primary, Knights Enham Infant, Knights Enham Junior, Portway Infant, Portway Junior and Roman Way Primary Schools filled the Harrow Way Community School sports hall with skills, action, laughter and team work. The annual Skills4Life festivals are always enjoyed by children and adults alike, as well as by Harrow Way students who have been taught how to skilfully lead younger children. The young children enjoyed developing communication skills, sending and receiving, balance and team work. All tried really hard to encourage and help each other too, earning their name in the ‘Skills4Life’ bucket if they impressed the leaders. Read more…