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Hampshire Book Awards
Portchester School was recently represented at the Hampshire Book Awards and our students met author, writer and comedian Charlie Higson. A fuller report can be found in the News section.
National Festival of Music For Youth
Recently forty students from Portchester Community School travelled to Brighton to perform in the regional heats of the National Festival of Music for Youth. The African Marimba Ensemble, the Steel Orchestra, and the World Orchestra and Choir all performed really well, getting fantastic feedback from both of the adjudicators and an enthusiastic reception from a large audience.
We arrived at Portchester Community School at 8.30am for final rehearsals and soundchecks, and we were all really excited. When we arrived at the Burgess Hill School for Girls, we sat in the audience and watched all of the other groups perform. Next it was our turn – we really gave our best performance and hope we progress through to the National Finals in July. It was a really fun day, and I think it would be well worth doing again.
Weston James Year 9
Mark Hoban MP visits school
During his visit Mr Hoban spent time in classrooms talking to students and touring the school. He enjoyed a short demonstration of lower school Dance work, and observed Year 11 students hard at work in English completing Controlled Assessments.
Mr Hoban also met with Headteacher Richard Carlyle and Chair of Governors Mrs D. Fletcher-Lance. During the meeting Mr Hoban expressed his pleasure at several of the new initiatives taken by the school. These included:
Providing Year 11 with learning passports to earn free Prom tickets
- Clamping down on poor attendance with a view to issuing fixed penalty notices if no improvement is made
- Having a dedicated evening for Year 11 English support.
- The introduction of targeted Maths and English morning sessions for key students
- The additional time subject staff are giving to students during the half term break
- The prospect of a new school uniform for September 2014
At the end of a very positive visit Mr Hoban reiterated his commitment to the students of Portchester Community School and offered the opportunity to visit him at the House of Commons.
Best Ever Mathematics Results!
The Year 11 Express Mathematics students are celebrating the school’s best ever GCSE results with the class achieving an astonishing 13 A* and 9 A grades in the recent November sitting of the GCSE examination. Students worked extremely hard in lessons and attended after school and half term revision sessions in order to achieve these grades but they will not be resting now that they have these results. Instead, they will be continuing their Mathematics education by studying for Statistics GCSE as well as some students studying for a higher level Free Standing Mathematics Qualification (FSMQ). Mr Snell, the class’ Mathematics teacher, is thrilled with the students’ achievement: “All the students have done fantastically well! They have all over-achieved through excellent dedication and commitment. I am delighted for all of them”.