School News

GCSE Results 2014

21st August 2014
There has been much in the press about the ‘volatility’ of this year’s GCSE...

There has been much in the press about the ‘volatility’ of this year’s GCSE results following the relentless changes to the exams system over recent years and this has seen a temporary one year dip in our GCSE results this summer to 43% A*-C including English and maths. Today is all about celebrating the individual successes our students have enjoyed, rather than headline figures and there are some significant achievements to note. We have had some outstanding results at GCSE most noticeably - Georgina Atkins who achieved 6 A*s and 6 A grades and Joe Higton who achieved 5 A*s and 9 A grades. Remaining to study A levels at Kirk Hallam are amongst many Jessica Cram who achieved 9 A grades and 2 A*s, Jack Lee who wants to work in Medicine eventually. He achieved 5 A* grades 4 A grades and also 3 Bs and finally Katie Caudwell who achieved 12 higher grades. These are just a few of many success stories seen today, we wish all our students all the very best in their chosen pathway next year. Mr M.D. Ebbage Headteacher

A-Level Results 2014

15th August 2014
Our Y12 and Y13 students received their A Level results yesterday morning, it was...

Our Y12 and Y13 students received their A Level results yesterday morning, it was fantastic to see so many students who achieved excellent results and can be truly proud of their achievements. A provisional summary of the results can be downloaded below.

Mr M.D. Ebbage

Headteacher

Y12 Results Summary 2014.pdf

Y13 Results Summary 2014.pdf

Sixth Form Success 2014

15th August 2014
There was much to celebrate as Post-16 students collected their A-Level results from...

There was much to celebrate as Post-16 students collected their A-Level results from the Sixth Form Hall yesterday. Student Average Points Scores were up again this year thanks to the hard work of both students and staff, and the continued support of parents.

Amongst those celebrating were Simon Cumiskey, Brendan Dennis and James Yau  - pictured left to right below. Simon was awarded a special prize for academic achievement at the Year 13 Leavers’ Ceremony in May this year and his prowess was confirmed yesterday when he picked up an A* in Maths, an A in  Chemistry and an A in Biology. With the A grade he gained last year in AS Physics, this makes an impressive set of qualifications, even more so when you consider  that throughout his whole time in the Sixth Form Simon held down a highly responsible part- time job at a local opticians. His academic ability, experience, personality and wider skills set have enabled him to secure a place at Leicester University to study Medicine.

 

Brendan Dennis achieved A-Level grades, BBB in English Combined, Media Studies and Art & Design and is now going on to study Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University.

James Yau gained an A in Biology, a B in Chemistry, and a C in Maths and has accepted a place studying Pharmacy at the University of Reading.

Another Awards Ceremony winner who fulfilled her promise was Lauren Young. Lauren achieved a perfect set of results, gaining Distinction*, the highest possible grade, in four BTEC subjects – Science, ICT, Sport and Business Studies.  She has a 100% attendance record despite sustaining a stress fracture to her foot earlier this year and this typifies the dedication and commitment shown by the successful student. Lauren demonstrated that she has mastered another invaluable skill, that of effective time-management. Whilst consistently achieving high standards with her academic work she has also maintained an active involvement in gymnastics and dance alongside working part time in the kitchen of a local pub. Lauren continues her studies next year at NCN in Business Administration and Accountancy.

Other notable achievements this year were made by Sophie Rice and Ben Scogings. An English and History degree course at Nottingham Trent University awaits Sophie Rice who achieved A-Level grades, A in History, A in Philosophy & Ethics and B in English Language and Literature. Ben, through hard work, determination and the help and guidance of teachers, support staff and his mum has overcome real and specific barriers to his learning to secure a great set of A-Level results and a place at Hull University to study Philosophy.

52 of our students have accepted a place at university so far this year and one student has withdrawn his application in favour of an apprenticeship. We are very proud of all our students and their achievements and look forward to hearing about their further successes as they move onto university or the world of work.

Mr D Cowley

Assistant Headteacher - Sixth Form

New for September 2014

22nd July 2014
Assemblies have been delivered to all years this week that outline the main changes...

Assemblies have been delivered to all years this week that outline the main changes to the Academy for September 2014. The presentation can be found here - here

'Meet the Head' Evening

16th July 2014
It was a great pleasure to meet so many parents at last nights 'Meet the Head' evening....

It was a great pleasure to meet so many parents at last nights 'Meet the Head' evening. The presentation can be downloaded here - Meet the Head 15-07-2014.pdf

If you would like to join our 'Parent Forum' then please contact the school office with your name and email address. The forum will receive information about future plans for the Academy and be invited to provide feedback, meetings will be arranged as needed. Thank you for all your support.

Mr M D Ebbage, Headteacher @mrebbage

Neon Hype Party Night

15th July 2014
The College hosted a vibrant Neon Hype Party Night on Thursday 10th July organised...

The College hosted a vibrant Neon Hype Party Night on Thursday 10th July organised by a group of Year 9 students and members of The Edit Project.

We are indebted to the inspirational leadership of Tom and his team from the Edit Project. They have developed the musical, organisational and creative qualities in our students to the extent that the Year 9 students were able to put on such a brilliant evening.

We know that all the 'partygoers' had a great night, but more importantly the confidence gained by the performers and organisers of the event will stand them in good stead for years to come.

Year 11 Prom

8th July 2014
The College celebrated a wonderful prom at Derbyshire County Cricket Ground with...

The College celebrated a wonderful prom at Derbyshire County Cricket Ground with our Year 11 students. The students had clearly spent a lot of time and effort on looking superb as they arrived at the venue in suits and prom dresses. The event was hosted by our Key Stage Pastoral Team who led a wonderful evening of entertainment and awards.

The Year 11 students enjoyed a superb three course meal, for which we are indebted to Derbyshire County Cricket.

As you can see from the gallery on the website the students had the opportunity to have their photograph taken by a professional company (these can still be purchased by contacting www.martelle.co.uk)

Change of College Name

6th June 2014
From September 1st 2014 the title of the College will change from Kirk Hallam...

From September 1st 2014 the title of the College will change from Kirk Hallam Community Technology and Sports College to KIRK HALLAM COMMUNITY ACADEMY.  Click here to see letter from the Principal about this change.

Letter from the Principal

23rd May 2014
A letter has been distributed to all students to take home to their Parent/Guardian. ...

A letter has been distributed to all students to take home to their Parent/Guardian.  The letter contains important information from the Principal.  To see a copy of the letter click here.