Wood Can Build a Bridge in STEM club!

Year 7 STEM Club has started and for our first challenge pupils were asked to reverse engineer Leonardo Da Vinci’s self supporting bridge.  This is the first steps in our investigations in to using wood as a sustainable building material.  Will we be able to make one next week somebody can walk over?  Watch this…

Horizon Open Evening Success

Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October saw Horizon Community College open its doors to hundreds of families of prospective students for our Open Evenings. After a welcome from the Principal Mrs Huddart and Mrs Head of Year 7 School Mrs Malson, families got a taster of the learning experience of our students, including live demonstrations, examples…

GCSE Results Day

Once again Horizon Community College is pleased to celebrate outcomes of our Y11 students. The record numbers of grade 9s achieved demonstrates how Horizon continues to reshuffle the pack for students in Barnsley. The qualifications they have received today form their passports to their future, and we wish all leavers the very best success in…

Mock Interview Day

On Wednesday 17th July, 363 Year 11 students took part in Horizon’s first ever Mock Interview Day. 80 professionals from 45 different businesses conducted a series of interviews to help our students prepare for the world of work and life beyond Horizon. It was an extremely successful day with the majority of students demonstrating how mature…

Y11 Maths Celebration

We were delighted to share the success and effort in mathematics of a large number of our year 11 students during a special assembly. Maths teachers selected students from their class who were given recognition for one of the following awards: Highest attaining in the class. Biggest improvement from January to now. Best notes. Best…

Sheffield University STEM Club Visit

Our STEM Club spend all day at Sheffield University.  The visit was planned to test the wind turbines they made during Professor Fairclough’s visit earlier in the month.  They began by getting their turbines set up to the correct height so they were in the middle of the tunnel.  Each group then tested their turbine…

Turbinetastic times with STEM Club!

STEM club had their second visit from Professor Patrick Fairclough from Sheffield University on Monday 17th June.  Professor Fairclough is our Royal Society partner and is working with STEM club for the duration of their project.  Students spent all day building their own wind turbines to go with the turbine blades they had been researching…

Y10 South Yorkshire Under 15’s Champions

Congratulations to the Under 15’s Girls team who we were crowned South Yorkshire Under 15’s Girls Football Champions.  It was a hard fought game where we came out 3-2 winners.  Goals were scored by Louise, an own goal and Ellie. Players of the match were Eve and Nayer who were impressive defensively.