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  • Byron Festival 2018

    Performing at The Byron Festival

    16th July 2018

    Students from Hucknall Sixth Form Centre recently performed at The Byron Festival as part of this year's ‘Hucknall's Got Talent’. 

    Members of the theatre group jumped at the chance to showcase their skills, and on Thursday 12th July, after a few weeks of planning and rehearsing, were able to perform on the stage in front of an appreciative audience.

    Our students had a 20 minute slot, compered by Mrs Morris, who introduced Nardia and Britany in the first piece of the evening, a brilliant excerpt from Shakespea

  • Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

    Chemists enjoy 'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase'

    12th July 2018
    Last Friday (6th July) our year 12 chemistry students enjoyed a fabulous experience as Tracy McGhie and Emma Palin from the University of Leicester brought the Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

    Our students worked in pairs to try to identify mystery substances, using sophisticated analytical equipment that would usually only be available in universities and professional laboratories. They used infrared spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy to work out what
  • Year 12 visit University of Nottingham

    Year 12 visit to University of Nottingham

    12th July 2018

    On Wednesday 4th July, our year 12 students visited our local Russell Group university, the University of Nottingham. The day was a chance for students to experience life on a university campus and to find out about the application process.

    On arrival, students were given an introductory talk on the benefits of a university education and guidance on how to choose the right course to suit their aspirations and interests.  The group then took part in workshops about writing a successful personal statement and

  • RTC Awareness Day

    Road safety workshops for year 12 students

    10th July 2018

    Last Tuesday (3rd July) all year 12 Students at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre were invited to attend the Road Traffic Collision (RTC) Awareness Day provided by Nottinghamshire Fire Service and Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership.

    Students attended a presentation about the role of the fire service in road safety, and watched ‘Cassie's Story’ - a video reconstruction of a real-life incident from several years ago, which formed the basis of the day's activities. Cassie was a young driver who caused the deaths

  • HSFC induction days held

    HSFC induction days held for new students

    26th June 2018

    During the past two days, Hucknall Sixth Form Centre have held their induction days for those students who have applied to join from September 2018.

    The purpose of these visits is for the students to familiarise themselves with the facilities at the centre, together with trying out taster lessons, finding out more about what they will be studying, meeting other students on their new courses, and spending time getting to know staff at HSFC.

    It has been great to see students from each of our partner academies,

  • Chaplains supporting HSFC students

    Supporting students' faith at HSFC

    12th June 2018
    Today at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, the two chaplains from the Church of England academies within Diverse Academies met to co-ordinate their work to support students at the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

    Mr McKibbin and Mr Rodriguez, from National Church of England Academy and Queen Elizabeth’s Academy respectively, joined their heads, hearts and hands (in prayer!) together to plan out a series of tutor visits, drop-in sessions, assemblies and workshops to link academy life, work life, Christian values and Chr
  • Good luck to HSFC students

    Good luck to all students!

    14th May 2018

    Although some exams have already taken place, the main summer exam season kicks off today. Students have prepared very well and there is a real positive buzz around the centre.

    All HSFC staff would like to wish all students the very best of luck - we have seen how dedicated they have been to your studies and know that they will all do well.

    We look forward to celebrating your exam success and personal achievements in August. Good luck!

  • Debating competition at Tuxford Academy

    Students compete in debate at Tuxford Academy

    27th April 2018

    The debating society at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre has proven to be very popular this year, and on Monday 23 April 2018 two teams travelled to Tuxford Academy to compete in an inter-academy debate competition.

    In addition to the two HSFC teams, Tuxford Academy also entered a team, and a new ‘scratch team’ was created at the competition by adding one student from each participating academy.

    Motions proposed during the three rounds of the competition ranged from education to politics, and included debates on if

  • Young Enterprise finals for HSFC students

    Young Enterprise success for HSFC students

    24th April 2018

    The year 12 Young Enterprise group attended the Ashfield District finals at Vision West Notts College last week. The group have run their own business ‘The Little Business’ over the last year, which is registered with Companies House –the group have had training to learn the essential skills required to run a real business such as marketing, selling and managing finances. They have been successful over the year, selling Christmas and Easter themed products, both at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre and in the wide

  • Leadership in Lent 2018

    Students attend Leadership in Lent event

    6th April 2018

    Prior to the Easter break, a number of students from Hucknall Sixth Form Centre visited Southwell Minster at the culmination of their involvement in the Younger Leadership College’s ‘Leadership in Lent’ programme. The Younger Leadership College exists to “equip, resource and commission 1000 younger leaders between 15-30 to fulfil their God-given calling as leaders and disciples in culture and in the church.”

    Over 20 of our students signed up to take part in the programme, which was designed to support the de

  • Be on the TEAM - meningitis study

    Meningitis study at HSFC

    27th March 2018

    The University of Nottingham Health Service are currently running a research project with year 12 students in a number of schools, academies and colleges in Nottinghamshire – they are looking to better understand whether immunising teenagers with vaccines against ‘Meningitis B’ could protect them and the rest of the community against these potentially deadly bacteria. This is part of a national study involving 24,000 year 12 students across the United Kingdom.

    Teenagers who take part will receive two doses o

  • HSFC - Leadership in Lent

    Leadership in Lent programme continues

    20th March 2018
    The Leadership in Lent programme continued last week at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre. The programme is being led by the Younger Leadership College of Southwell and Nottingham diocese with a number of our students completing the Bishop's Leadership Certificate.

    In our latest session, students explored creating a vision and building a team.

    Upon completion of the certificate, all students involved have been invited to Southwell Minster to a celebration and commissioning event. We will bring you some pictures an
  • HSFC debating society

    HSFC debating society presentational debate

    19th March 2018

    On Thursday 15th March, the HSFC debating society hosted their first presentational debate. Eight members of the society were pitted against each other in two teams to debate the motion ‘This House believes that the function of prisons is to punish not rehabilitate’ in front of an audience of other HSFC students, including the A Level psychology class.

    Teams drew upon the skills and techniques that they have learned in our weekly debate society meetings such as coherence of argument, clarity, demonstrating k

  • Jeremy Corbyn visits HSFC

    Jeremy Corbyn visits sixth form on IWD2018

    9th March 2018

    On International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March 2018), students at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre welcomed a special guest, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the centre’s Portland Road site in Hucknall.

    Mr Corbyn joined students at the collaborative sixth form – which is part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership – and engaged in workshop sessions to discuss the contribution of a number of important women throughout history, together with joining in a debate on the gender gap and whether events such

  • Leadership in Lent programme launched

    Leadership programme launched at HSFC

    20th February 2018

    On Friday 16th February 2018, Bishop Paul Williams visited Hucknall Sixth Form Centre to launch the Younger Leadership College’s ‘Leadership in Lent’ programme. The Younger Leadership College exists to “equip, resource and commission 1000 younger leaders between 15-30 to fulfil their God-given calling as leaders and disciples in culture and in the church.”

    In an engaging and interesting assembly at the sixth form, Bishop Paul invited students to join the teaching programme which consists of five sessions des

  • EPQ projects at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre

    Year 13 students begin EPQ projects

    9th February 2018
    Students from our year 13 group are currently putting together the first drafts of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) after conducting research into their chosen subjects. This additional qualification, which is recognised by leading universities, takes the form of a research project and supports development of students’ independent learning skills.

    We encourage all students to complete their project linked to what they hope to study at university or their future career aspirations. Pictured is stude
  • Effects of weed killer on plants

    Practical tests for year 13 biology students

    6th February 2018

    Students from our year 13 biology class were investigating the effect of weed killer on plants yesterday. They were learning how to identify problems in a practical method and solving this by changing the quantities used in the experiment (a problem solving theme). The weedkiller prevents the plant carrying out photosynthesis but they were researching how this works at a biochemical cellular level.

    This experiment is one of the twelve required practical tasks that are examined in the final exams, so a key c

  • HSFC - mock results success January2018

    Sixth formers achieve mock results success

    23rd January 2018
    Last week at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, students who had taken mock exams before Christmas received their results. The results are a good indicator to the students and staff about current progress towards their targets, and provide a timely boost or reminder of the work still to do ahead of this summer’s exams.

    Overall the picture was very positive, both at AS and A level. A number of our year 12 students did supremely well achieving three A grades in their mock exams, with two year 13 students also achievi
  • Charity clothing collection December 2017

    Clothing collection supports local charity

    22nd December 2017

    Earlier this week a collection of warm clothing to support those in need in Nottingham was loaded into a car to deliver to a local charity. The Arches charity is a practical resource centre providing clothes, emergency food, child and baby equipment individuals and families who need extra support.

    Hucknall Sixth Form Centre students Lizzie and Aimee co-ordinated a huge collection of warm clothing such as jumpers, coats, trousers and shoes. Upon receiving the donation, the two representatives from The Arches

  • Christmas jumper day 2017

    Christmas jumper day at HSFC

    21st December 2017

    The Hucknall Sixth Form Centre is today awash with festive cheer as students and staff have joined in with our Christmas jumper day.

    Everyone who has donned a piece of suitably Christmassy attire has made a donation to the Save the Children charity, so it has been pleasing to see so many people getting involved as we emphasise the importance of supporting young people in need at this time of year.

    Merry Christmas to our full HSFC community - we hope you have a fabulous break and look forward to seeing you in