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'Twelfth Night Production'

Sunday 26th January 2014

We wanted to give our talented Post 16s a challenge so a jazz musical version of Twelfth Night' seemed just the ticket. With Mr Parker onboard to make the music happen we were able to power on ahead working on the comedy, several storylines and choreography.  The idea to set the audience area out as a jazz club was to suit the era and mood of the play and the bar proved popular with the audience! The company of 26 students were focused and committed in rehearsal and having the Wednesday afternoon enrichment slot was really helpful. It was lovely...

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Rotary Chef Competition

Sunday 26th January 2014

Students were asked to make a two course meal in an hour and a half, for two people, costing less than £10.  It was then over to the judges who had the difficult challenge to choose the top three. After much consideration the three students were chosen, they were, in 3rd place Megan Jones, Carmen Muldoon 2nd place and 1st place went to Becky Care. All three Students received a certificate and Amazon vouchers. Becky will now go on to the District Heat held this week at Richard Lander School. We all wish Becky the very best on the next...

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Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

Friday 24th January 2014

                  This year five teams took part in the first round of this annual competition. Teams spoke on an array of topics including change, idols and obesity. After much deliberation the winning intermediate team were Year 9 students Tamsin Ford, Georgia Waddell and Rosanna Harrington, who spoke on the subject ‘Obesity’ and the winning Junior team were Year 11 students  Holly Bardell, Rosa Higgs and Milly who spoke on the topic ‘Age’. The teams will now go on to the District Final held on the 10th February....

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Dyspraxia and Me

Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Ex student Abi Hocking returned to College to talk to students about her experience of living with dyspraxia.    She spoke openly about how she has achieved her goals and not let Dyspraxia stand in her way. With this determination Abi ended up achieving 11 GCSE’S (A* - C).  She then carried on her studies at HCC, successfully gaining a place at her first choice University to study BA (Hons) in History last year. Please click the links below to watch an animation that fixers and Abi created on Dyspraxia and Abi’s interview for ITV News. Dyspraxia and Me ITV Interview...

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Surfs Up!

Monday 20th January 2014

As part of his Product Design A2 coursework, Joss chose to design and make a hollow wooden surfboard, similar in concept to an aircraft wing. Joss  worked tirelessly for the last three months to manufacture a quite beautiful surfboard, it just oozes class and craftsmanship.  He fully utilised all facilities of the technology workshop ( and the technical skills of Mr Trimble and Mr Tatham) which has resulted in a near flawless surfboard. The internal skeleton was designed on CAD to ensure the correct shape and rocker profile and cut using our CNC router.  The deck was made from laminated lightweight...

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Post 16 student wins place at Lafayette College on Sutton Trust US University Programme.

Monday 13th January 2014

Leo Mackenzie, who is completing his A-Levels at Helston Community College has won a place and a financial aid package, in addition to the Marquis Scholarship, to study at Lafayette College, after participating on the Sutton Trust’s US Programme run in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Last summer, Leo was one of 150 students selected for a summer school in the US at either Yale University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), spending a week living on campus and visiting a number of other American universities. Leo benefited from residential activities and received an intensive programme of...

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AFTER COLLEGE STUDY SUPPORT PROGRAMME – YEAR 11

Thursday 9th January 2014

AFTER COLLEGE STUDY SUPPORT PROGRAMME – YEAR 11 Starts week beginning 13th January 2014 Time:  3.30pm - 4.30pm Venue:  Subject teachers will inform you of roomings To view timetable please click the link below: After College Study Support Programme - Year 11    ...

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College Production 'Twelfth Night'

Friday 20th December 2013

This Jazz musical version of Shakespeare's famous comedy is set in 1920's America and is sure to be an entertaining show. Tickets are £4.00 and £2.00 (concessions)  and can be purchased from Mrs Bayes at South Site - telephone (01326) 572685...

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Ofsted Inspection

Wednesday 18th December 2013

Our recent Ofsted Inspection report has judged Helston Community College to be "Good" overall, and the Behaviour and Safety of students as "Outstanding". We are delighted with the outcome of the Inspection as the current Framework is much more rigorous than when we were last inspected in 2010, and the standards required are significantly higher. Thank you to all those parents who responded to the request for feedback through Ofsted's Parent View. The full Ofsted Report can be viewed in the College Information area of our website....

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Proposed Amendment to Admissions Policy (reduction in Published Admission Number) for 2015/16

Tuesday 10th December 2013

Helston Community College acts in accordance with the Admissions Code 2012, the School Admission Appeals Code 2012, other laws relating to admissions and the relevant human rights and equalities legislation Our admission arrangements for 2015/16 must be determined by 15 April 2014. We are proposing a reduction in the Published Admission Number (PAN) from 270 to 250 to be effective from September 2015.  No other changes are proposed to our Admissions Policy. To view the full proposal and the proposed policy please click the following link:- College Admissions ...

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