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Pyjama Party for Year 13!

On their last day before study leave, as tradition dictates, Year 13 flouted the usual dress code, this year opting to turn up in their pyjamas. We know they will all be wide awake for their exams, though! Good luck, girls.

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The future looks bright for our Year 13 girls!

Our Year 13 pupils, some of whom are pictured below, all sent their university applications in well before the January UCAS deadline, thanks to guidance and encouragement from Mrs Grove, Mrs Collin and Mr Crump – and the offers have been rolling in!

All the girls have had at least one offer or interview invitation so far, with almost a quarter already holding offers from all five of their university choices.

This is fantastic news and the Sixth Form is buzzing as new offers appear. Well done to the girls for working hard on their personal statements and preparing their application forms so promptly last term.

The girls’ chosen courses are in subject areas as diverse as ever and include geography, interior architecture and design, theatrical make-up, chemistry, business and marketing.

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Year 12 tour of our ‘Fine City’

The AS travel and tourism group recently went on a guided ‘City Tour’ of Norwich. They are investigating different types of tours before they design their own as part of their coursework.

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Mr Crump shares his revision tips in ‘Places & Faces’

In this month’s copy of Places & Faces magazine, Headmaster at Hethersett Old Hall School, Stephen Crump, gives A Level and GCSE students some helpful tips and advice about how best to prepare for the stressful exam season ahead.
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Applied science students dabble in pharmaceuticals

Our Year 12 applied scientists started to manufacture aspirin this week.

This involves a number of stages of crystallisation, recrystallisation and melting points. The girls have been set a task to make as high and pure a yield as they can. They will eventually test their aspirin against shop-bought tablets.

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A Level students visit whisky distillery


Year 12 Applied Science and Business Studies students recently visited St George’s whisky distillery to see how a small company is run and learn about the science involved in the organisation.

During the trip we were able to watch all stages of the whisky production process, even going into the bonded warehouse where the aroma was wonderful and the ‘Angels’ Share’ (the smell given off when whisky evaporates from the casks) very evident!

Students learnt about marketing, fermentation, distillation, bottling and what gives this whisky its distinctive colour and taste. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and came away with copious notes for their portfolios.

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Meet our Deputy Head Girl

Picture-Frame-(ERICA)Find out why Erica, our Deputy Head Girl, chose to continue her A Level studies at HOHS and which school trip turned out to be an incredible experience that she will never forget.

Read what Erica has to say.