Climate Change Week

For the last 2 weeks, both Year 7 and Year 8 have been involved in “Climate Change Week” in their science lessons.  They have been studying the causes and signs of climate change.  Their practical work has been based around investigating the suitability of alternative fuels, and whether solar panels would be a viable option…

STEM Trip to Royal Society

Tuesday 19th November saw Horizon CC represented by the STEM Club at The Royal Society in London at a specially arranged student conference. Founded in 1660 the Royal Society has been a place where scientists across the world have met to educate, meet and challenge each other. Our students got to experience that for themselves…

Horizon Remember Together

Over the last 2 weeks Horizon Students have been participating in events for Remembrance. On Thursday 5th November each year group had an extended assembly and we asked our students to “Remember Together” which was the Royal British Legions Campaign message this year.  This year is the 100th anniversary of the 1st Armistice Day as well as remembering…

Macmillan Bake Sale

On Wednesday 23rd October the Year 9 Enterprise group hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning to the staff of Horizon. Students worked really hard to plan the event by researching recipes, baking, inviting the local press and advertising the event around school. The event went really well and was attended by two Macmillan support workers who…

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…