Thank you to everyone who took part and made another amazing skills day! Trips included a Christmas market visit to Aachen, mock job interviews and careers development, first aid training and dancing lessons!. Click 'Continue Reading' to see photos from the day.
On the evening of Thursday 16th November, we celebrated the academic and personal achievements of last year’s Year 11 students. This is an annual event, where ex-students get to meet up with staff and former classmates, catch up on progress since leaving the school and receive their GCSE certificates. A number of special awards are also presented, and these are sponsored by various individuals and organisations, both locally and further afield. These recognise commitment to sport, academic achievements and outstanding contributions made by students in each subject area.
Last year the school held an extremely successful week of fundraising for Children in Need, raising £1700! We where also congratulated by the BBC for being in the top 100 schools in the country for our charity work for Children In Need, which we are extremely proud of and we are looking forward of being part of that list again this year!
On Wednesday 27th September, Alec Hunter Academy held it 9th Sports Awards Evening. Over 140 students received their Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Hall of Fame award, for attendance, participation and commitment to school clubs for another year. After the half-time video, the special awards were presented. The most prestigious award, Sportsperson of the Year, went to the most deserving, Kiera Hornsby. Kiera has been to everything and anything related to sport, over the last four years and, with her incredible talent, has played a major part in the success of many teams.
We welcomed Cressida Cowell, the writer and creator of the 'How To Train Your Dragon Series' to Alec Hunter Academy to share with us the joys of reading, writing and her new book, The Wizards of Once.
Students, staff, parents and governors at Alec Hunter Academy are celebrating after a recent Ofsted inspection gave the school an overall grading of ‘good’. Having researched Ofsted reports from previous inspections as far back as records permit, leaders at the school believe that this is the first time that the school has ever achieved this judgment. Teachers and support staff are justifiably delighted to have made history with this unprecedented success.
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Year 7: Team Building Day
Year 8: Stansted Aerozone Chat and British Values Day
Year 9: Trip to Anglia Ruskin University and Science Day
Year 10: Trip to Duxford and English Day
Year 11: Trip to Art Gallery and Languages/Maths Day
Staff and students at Alec Hunter Academy are celebrating after the school secured another set of excellent GCSE results, continuing the trend of improvement from recent years. The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new Grade 9-1 GCSEs for the first time in Maths and English, with 64% gaining a grade 4 or better in both subjects, whilst 38% achieved a grade 5 or better in both. It is the first time in the school’s history that both core subjects (English and Maths) have achieved ‘good pass’ rates above 70% and, in addition, ...
A thank you to everyone who made this skills day exceptional. Trips included Colchester Zoo, Duxford Airfield, a trip to London and Geography fieldwork at Walton-on-the-Naze. Pictures attached below:
On Friday 30th June ten year students had the opportunity to visit Cambridge University and to take part in a day of master classes in Modern Foreign Languages. The students had the chance to attend a lecture about the importance of studying Modern Foreign Languages and their vital role in society and the work place today. The group was split and the students had a chance to work with students in other schools in a lesson in the language they are studying for GCSE.