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Armed Forces Day

Friday 1st June 2018

For fruther infomation please see the flyer....

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New data protection legislation

Friday 25th May 2018

We would like to inform parents and carers that the College has updated its 'privacy policy' to be compliant with the new data protection legislation (GDPR). The new privacy policy for students can be found here. We will be providing further infomation to parents/carers after half term....

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SubseaUK STEM Challenge Final in Aberdeen

Thursday 17th May 2018

On Sunday the 13th of May, a group of 6 Year 9 students boarded a train at Truro headed for Aberdeen, 4 trains (including the London Undergound) and 16 hours later they arrived! The final itself was a really well organised day, and saw our students competing along side teams from Portsmouth, Sutton, Newcastle and St. Andrews. In the morning, student's were able to pitch themselves against the various STEM challenges offered by the Aberdeen Science Centre, which included piloting a ROV, trying to construct a hub using touch and a camera alone and all importantly the testing of our...

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Post 16 Students SKYPE the Supreme Court!

Thursday 10th May 2018

Last week, the UK Supreme Court held a '30 minute SKYPE session' with our A' Level Law students. The students were able to chat with Lord Briggs, from the comfort of their classroom! The students prepared 20 questions to ask Lord Briggs, which included "How do you believe an online court will benefit the English Legal System?, Have you ever lost sleep or felt guilty over a verdict you have delivered?, Do you find it difficult to separate yourself from your daily work?, How long did it take you to become a Justice of the Supreme Court?, If you could...

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Students 'Beat the Bounds!'

Wednesday 9th May 2018

On Wednesday 9th May Mr Richardson took four Year 7 students Myah, Jamie-Lee, Rohan and Ethan on Helston's 'Beating the Boundaries'. They walked to nine of the boundary stones around Helston taking turns to be tipped upside down and having our heads banged three times on a tuft of grass on top of the boundary stones and then giving the stones three cheers. Everybody had a go including the Mayor of Helston and Lieutenant Commander Bennetts at Culdrose! Although a tiring afternoon with inclement weather everyone enjoyed themselves in representing the College in this traditional Helston ritual....

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GCSE reforms (FAQs)

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Please click on the link to access the FAQ pdf....

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Year 6 SEN Workshop

Tuesday 1st May 2018

We would like to invite Year 6 parents to an SEN workshop on Friday 6th July from 2.00pm until 3.00pm at Helston Community College (South Site). The focus of the workshop will be to: Share experiences with other Parents/Carers Informally chat with our Learning Champions and Learning Development Team Learn how to access the support available Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend, please complete the slip in the letter attached below, indicating how many people will be attending. On the day, we request that you sign in at our South Site Reception from where you will...

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Post 16 students take part in a mock trial

Monday 30th April 2018

Our A Level Law Students undertook a Bar Trials (National Competition) Mock Trial as part of the Law Advocacy Skills Conference which is being held Nationally on Wednesday 25th April. Students experienced a number of advocacy masterclasses, delivered by legal professionals and the opportunity to put their advocacy skills to practice. Students learnt about the procedures which govern our legal system and gained in-depth knowledge about a specific area of criminal law. The sessions included opening and closing speeches, examination in chief and cross-examination and best practice for delivering advocacy. The feedback our students received from the Barristers & Judge...

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Seneca Learning

Sunday 29th April 2018

The website is free and claims to help students learn twice as fast! It covers all exam boards and their groundbreaking research proved that their system will make students learn 2x faster than friends. They also work with top neuroscientists to continuously improve their system. For more information please see: https://senecalearning.com/ or https://twitter.com/senecalearn To all our students sitting exams in the next few weeks, we wish you the very best of luck. ...

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Big Bang Winners for the second year in a row!

Wednesday 25th April 2018

On Wednesday 25th April Miss Taylor took 6 students to the University of Exeter for a fraction event of the Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair. The students had to present their project "Could E-numbers be used as a new stimulant" to judges and moderators in order to qualify for the National final of Young Scientist of the year in Birmingham. Both the judges and moderators were extremely impressed with the work presented and how confidently they were able to answer their questions, and our team was put straight through to the finals in 2019! The other teams will need...

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