The Hurst Community College
We are incredibly proud to announce that our IT teacher Mrs Molton, has achieved a CAS Master Teacher Award and The Hurst is now a Lead School in the Network of Excellence. This will allow us to offer support to other schools in our community through sharing good practice, lesson observation and team teaching. This reflects Mrs Molton's expertise and commitment to computing and computer science.
‘Record Maths Results at The Hurst!’
An outstanding 83% of pupils attained a grade 4 or higher in the new Mathematics GCSE, with 75% of pupils attaining a grade 4 or higher in the new English GCSE. This is despite the new GCSEs having more challenging content.
The new top grade (9), which only a few thousand pupils across the country are expected to achieve, was awarded to Hurst pupils in both English and Mathematics – a stunning achievement.
Excellent results were also seen in Art, Chemistry, Drama, Engineering, German, Media Studies, Music, Physics, Product Design, Religious Studies and Resistant Materials.
We wish all our Year 11 leavers all the best for the future.
A final gathering together at Leavers Prom with spectacular arrivals, suits and dresses. Everyone enjoyed a fantastic evening before a final farewell. We wish them all good luck for the future!
We are certainly very proud of our History teacher Catherine Pettican and ex-student Faye Cotterell who were both nominated for awards in the recent 'A Place to be Proud of Awards' organised by Destination Basingstoke.
Catherine has worked for The Hurst for 9 years having joined as a newly qualified teacher in 2008. She is an outstanding teacher and every year pupils in her class achieve excellent results. She truly inspires the pupils she teaches and the quality of work the pupils produce is testament to that. Catherine finished in the top 4 for the Inspirational Teacher Award.
Ex-student Faye founded her dance school Dance Phaze in 2009 at the age of 18 and is one of the most inspirational, kind and encouraging people. She runs fun and friendly dance classes at The Hurst and in the Tadley area. So far Dance Phaze has put on 11 full scale theatre shows, performed in London's West End and at various local events.