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Year 10 drama march for women!

Year 10 drama pupils will be performing their GCSE devised piece in The Barn on Speech Day at 1.00pm for all pupils, staff and parents who would like to see it.

For the exam, the girls were required to choose from several stimuli to devise and perform an original piece,  and opted for  ‘Sisters’.  After extensive research, they decided to base the performance on  the Suffrage movement – highly topical  in this centenary year of women gaining the vote.

We wish the girls luck with their exam performance on Monday.  Good luck, too, to Rosamaria E (Year 10) who has been selected as an ‘extra’ on the set of a forthcoming  Richard Curtis / Danny Boyle musical film.

  • Did you know….2018 marks 100 years since women in Britain got the vote, thanks to the tireless campaigning and personal sacrifice of the Suffragettes.


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GCSE drama production: My Sister Died

Year 10 GCSE drama pupils performed the second of their two practical pieces to camera for assessment today. Entitled My Sister Died, the prepared improvisation explored the relationship between two sisters, one of whom is dying of breast cancer. The piece was based on a true story the girls had stumbled on while researching the ‘Sisters’ topic Mrs Richards had given them to explore. According to Miss Cushing, who was in the audience, they achieved “a stunning, mature performance which far exceeded any expectations.” Well done, Charlotte B, Grace, Francesca and Charlotte S…and good luck with the written exam still to come!

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GCSE drama in action

Our Year 11 drama students recently performed ‘Shakers’ for their GCSE exam.04321

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It’s ‘Dough Week’ in the HOHS Bake Off

Our A Level Home Economics students turned their hand to bread this week and proved that they could certainly rise to the challenge – all puns intended!A-Level-Home-Economics5A-Level-Home-Economics4A-Level-Home-Economics2A-Level-Home-Economics3A-Level-Home-Economics

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GCSE drama production: Mother Hollie

Our Year 10 drama students performed Mother Hollie, as their first examined piece of course work  for GCSE, just before half-term. The story was taken from the stories of The Brothers Grimm and the students used the style of physical theatre to depict their tale, with an inventive use of musical instruments and physicality; which included depicting beds and chairs made from their bodies and walking sticks.

Ebony Ashby, Letitia Gaskin, Matilda Insall and Francesca Udberg were watched by an enthusiastic and supportive audience which included their parents.

Thank you to everyone who came and saw them, having an audience really helps to lift the performance and enables the students to achieve their best.Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 10.13.20 am

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New art display funded by PA

Have you visited the new display area in the art department yet?

With a little help from the HOHS PA, a once dark and unappealing corridor has been transformed into a wonderful light space in which we can now showcase some of our very best work. Currently on display is a selection of our recent GSCE art and photography work, as well as some of our A level textiles coursework.

The Art Department would like to say a big thank you to the PA for their funding and support.