Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day school near Norwich, Norfolk.

Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9

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One more reason to smile

This year, we had our youngest ever GCSE candidate, Rosamaria in Year 8. She achieved a splendid A grade in her German GCSE – three years before most pupils take these exams! Rosamaria, who is not a native German speaker, studied German after school with Mrs Boar.

Many congratulations, Rosamaria!

German GCSE


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Happy Birthday to Rebekah Young, Year 8

Happy 13th birthday, Rebekah. Congratulations on becoming a teenager!


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Happy Birthday to Beatrix Goode, Reception!

Happy 5th Birthday, Beatrix, from all of us here at HOHS.


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GCSE Success!

Here at Hethersett Old Hall School we are again celebrating the exam success of our pupils. With 60% of GCSEs meriting grades A*- B, we would like to congratulate our girls on their achievements. The percentage of pupils achieving the key measure of GCSEs in English and mathematics increased from 81% last year to 85% this year.

Mr Crump said ‘A great deal of hard work has gone into obtaining these results and I congratulate all the candidates – and, of course, their hard-working teachers – on their achievement. These examination results lay an excellent foundation for A level study and beyond.’

GCSE Results 4 GCSE Results 2 GCSE results 1 GCSE Results 3

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GCSE exam results tomorrow

Reminder – GCSE exam results will be available from school as follows:

Year 11:   9:30am

Year 10: 10:30am

Good luck everyone!

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Message from Miss Mickleburgh

Pupils from Years 1 – 11 will be doing hockey in their games lessons until Christmas. This is just a reminder that all pupils must have both shin pads and a mouth guard for safety. Hockey sticks are optional.

Games sessions are on the following days:

Years 1 & 2:    Tuesday

Years 3 – 9:    Wednesday

Years 10&11:  Thursday

To inspire the next generation of hockey players, here is a photo of the Team GB gold medal winning hockey team. Maybe we could have a Team GB star in the making at HOHS!

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 19/08/2016 - 2016 Rio Olympic Games - Hockey - Olympic Hockey Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Great Britain celebrate beating Netherlands to win Gold in the Women's Hockey Final.

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Reading Challenge – A report from Year 8

Every half term in English we are set a Reading challenge based on a certain theme or genre. After choosing a book, we read it and write a review which includes a brief summary of the plot, our opinions, some information about the author and we also draw a poster which I try to make really colourful.

We present our reports and posters to the class and our classmates ask us questions about the book. At first, I didn’t like the idea of reading books and presenting what I thought about them, but after a while I started to become more confident about giving a presentation. Speaking in front of the class and answering questions has really helped me gain confidence.

The reading challenges have also widened my imagination and given me a chance to read things I didn’t think I would normally have read. Over the past year I have read some books that I could never have imagined reading before but are now some of my all-time favourites.

I especially enjoyed the reading challenge when it was adventure stories. I loved it because they’re exciting, thrilling and tense all at the same time.

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