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Getting GCSE Exam Ready

January 10th, 2020 Comments off

Only in the first school week of 2020 and the finishing line is very much in sight for all our Year 11s! With that in mind we invited in coaching specialists Elevate Education to deliver their ‘How to ace your exams’ workshop.

Elevate Education are an international company working with 100s of schools across the UK. Their study skills workshops explore a number of useful techniques which help students prepare effectively for their exams. More importantly they are designed to achieve behaviour changes so students go on to actually use and apply the skills they’ve learned. Read more…

The Harrow Way Eagle Newsletter – Winter 2019

December 19th, 2019 Comments off

Our latest Newsletter, including the ‘Head’s Corner’ and a summary of all the news and events that’s happened at Harrow Way over the last term, can be viewed here.

Spring Term begins for all students on Monday 6th January 2020, 8.45am.

Catering Students Rise to the Further Education Challenge

December 11th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way Catering students were put through their culinary paces following a masterclass from BCoT (Basingstoke College of Technology) Chef Lecturer Justin Mundy. While delivering an advanced baking lesson the further education specialist gave an insight into life as a college student, the opportunities for study at BCoT and the realities of working as a professional chef.

Working with Year 9 students, Chef Mundy taught a number of cake decorative techniques including piping and craquelin as well as some professional know-how on the different methods to get the all-important cake rise. Read more…

Year 7 Students Explore Life on the Historic High Seas

December 5th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way Year 7 students were transported back to the 18th century during a recent trip to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. The visit, as part of a cross-curricular exercise across the school, gave students an insight into the harsh reality of life on the high seas as they explored HMS Victory, famous for its role as Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Explaining how the cross-curricular approach deepens student learning English teacher Miss Kilby said: “We find that a multi-subject approach is very effective in giving students a deeper understanding and breadth of knowledge. It challenges them to explore a particular topic from a number of considerations. So while this trip to the Dockyard was with reference to studying the classic Treasure Island, they will also be exploring the topic in Maths, Dance, Geography and History. As an English teacher I was keen to challenge the students to realise the mental and physical hardships of living at sea and to see this new perception reflected in their work.” Read more…

Year 7 Girls Football Tournament

November 21st, 2019 Comments off

Year 7 girls played together for the first time on Wednesday in an indoor 5-a-side football tournament held at Rookwood. Phoebe played two great games in goal during the round robin stages. The team held Test Valley to a 0-0 draw, however two early goals by Testbourne in the second match meant that the girls had to step up the attack. Rotating midfield players Lily-Maya, Freya and Ella worked hard up and down the court, with Honey and Bella putting their defence under pressure. We scored 2 quick goals back but couldn’t quite manage a third for the win.

This left us in 3rd/4th place play off against Rookwood. Strong defending by Charlotte and some great saves by Neve kept them at bay. Freya slotted in a fine shot to hand us the 1-0 win and 3rd place overall.

KS4 Presentation Evening 2019

November 15th, 2019 Comments off

We said our final farewell to the Class of 2019 on the evening of Thursday 14th November at the Annual Key Stage 4 Presentation Evening. Harrow Way welcomed back students to collect their exam certificates, as well as to celebrate successes by awarding individual subject awards and presentation of annual trophy awards.

Some of the highlight awards were:
Harrow Way Cup (Best All-rounder) – Jed Trengove
Anne King Shield (Highest Academic Achiever) – Joel Hesslegrave
The Alice Razza Award (For Courage and Determination) – Liberty Southgate

Pictures can be viewed here.
A programme of the evening can be viewed here.

Harrow Way Students Ready for the Design Ventura Challenge

November 12th, 2019 Comments off

A trip to the Design Museum has given Harrow Way Year 9 students a head start in the Design Ventura competition. Working with industry experts the Design and Technology students explored a number of ideas during a workshop aimed at developing their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The sessions act as a pre-competition platform, intended to help inform and inspire students before they formally submit their product designs later in the year, with the winner going on to be manufactured and sold in the Design Museum shop. Read more…