• Sixth Formers Achieve Record Results
    Sixth Formers Achieve Record Results

    CCHSG is delighted to announce that our Sixth Formers have achieved the best set of A Level results in the history of the school. 

    26% of all grades were A*, 62% of all grades were A*/A, and 88.5% of all grades were A*/B. 18 students gained 4 or more A & A* grades and 4 students gained 5 A & A* grades.  

    Every student has passed every examination taken and has achieved a minimum of 3 Advanced Level passes. We are extremely proud of the students and thank them for their tremendous contribution to CCHSG.  We wish them every success and happiness in the future.


     

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  • GCSE Results 2018
    GCSE Results 2018

    Our Year 11 students have once again broken school records! We thank students, staff, governors and parents for their ongoing work and support.  90% of grades were at 9/8/7 (or A/A* equivalent), 98% of grades were at 9/8/7/6 (or A*/B equivalent) & 45% of grades were at a 9 (or A* equivalent). 72% of grades were at 9/8 (or A/A* equivalent) and 100% of students gained the equivalent of 5 grade 9-5 including English and Mathematics. We are thrilled for all our students and delighted at the opportunities that these results make available for them.


     

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  • The Big Build
    The Big Build

    We would like to thank everyone in the school and local community for their patience and support during our extended period of building work.   The new Sixth Form Centre with its separate entrance atrium, ICT suite, lecture theatre and common room is now in use along with the new classroom bases, one of which is our Healthy Living studio.   As the first stage of the Big Build draws to a close, from the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund we have been awarded funding to improve our swimming pool facilities – this project will include an extended 25m indoor swimming pool with changing rooms.  We are also tremendously fortunate, through our own fundraising and the generous support of parents and the PTFA, to be able to provide an additional, and much needed multi-functional hall which will incorporate the new swimming pool.  We are absolutely delighted that our students will be rewarded with first class facilities to match their outstanding achievements. 


     

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  • CCHSG and The Gilberd School Announce the Formation of the Multi Academy “Alpha Trust”
    CCHSG and The Gilberd School Announce the Formation of the Multi Academy “Alpha Trust”

    The Governing Board of Colchester County High School for Girls is pleased to announce that, after an extensive consultation process, we will be forming a multi academy trust (MAT) the “Alpha Trust”, working with The Gilberd School.  The Trust will also ultimately include the Trinity Free School to be built in North Colchester.

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  • CCHSG Wins Award for Exceptional Attainment and Student Progress

    The school was delighted to have received a letter from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, congratulating us on our Progress 8 figure 2016/2017 which places the school in the top 5% for progress.  This is a fantastic achievement given that students already enter the school achieving at a very high level.

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On Monday March 2nd Lesley Gill from the charity LEPRA gave Year 7 a talk about the charity’s work and, as in previous years, inspired the students to raise money for the charity.  In fact so inspired that this year a phenomenal £4,217 (and 5p) was raised which is the highest amount ever achieved by CCHS.  To further put this into context, very few schools raise in excess of £2,000 with the majority raising £1,000 - £1,500. So, a brilliant effort from Year 7 and we would also like to thank parents for their support.

Two weeks after her talk, Lesley returned with a fitness coach to run a workout session with Year 7 as a thank you from the charity.  As you can see from the photos, the students were as enthusiastic on that occasion as they had been in fund-raising.

 

Year 7 student, Alex Jones, came first in an art competition to design and produce an innovative and contemporary mixed media textile-related piece. Over 240 students entered the Textile Challenge, sponsored by the Braintree Warner Textile Archive, from colleges across Britain and Ireland. 

Alex’s piece was of a jungle scene with an exotic bird, a giraffe and a lion and was inspired by three pieces in the exhibition in particular: Vanessa Bell Stripe, Bouquet and Huan and Giraffes.   

Entries were judged by professionals from the textile, design and heritage sectors including Mary Schoeser, internationally acclaimed textile historian and author; Katem Wigley, Archivist at the Warner Textile Archive; and Patricia Christie, Chair of TEXERE (Textiles Education and Research in Europe), part of the European Textiles Network. 

 

 

Congratulations to the nine Year 13 Biologists who took part in the British Biology Olympiad 2015 competition last week. This is a national competition organised by the Society of Biology that has content going beyond the A Level syllabus which is very challenging and over 6000 students in the UK took part in January. 

In the Olympiad exam, all students have been placed: Fatema Mohsen (13MS) was Commended; Safiyya El Diwany (13BH) and Caitlin Greenland-Bews (13KB) both achieved a Bronze Medal; Laura Gathercole (13EG), Isobel Jones (13MS), Jessica Underwood (13DA) and Victoria Bush (13EG) all achieved the Silver Medal; Kate Hann (13HG) and Charlotte Flannery (13BH) achieved the top Gold Medal. This is a tremendous achievement by all the girls.

 

On Wednesday 28th January, a team of Year 11s took part in the Rotary Youth Speaks Seniors Competition at Colchester Town Hall. 

Saffron Blacker eloquently charmed and humoured the audience as Chair by introducing the team’s topic under the title of ‘The ‘F’ Word’. 

Lauren Barlow almost brought me to tears as she delivered a strong and moving message about her views on feminism. She engaged with the whole audience and rightfully won the Best Speaker award. 

Aurora Barclay-Ede performed a powerful Vote of Thanks and was praised by judges for her wonderful voice. 

Up against the CRGS team speaking on ‘Sexism in our Society’, we were pronounced the winners and selected to represent the local area at the District round at Chelmsford Town Hall on the 11th March. We were told by Rotarian Tony Dutch that it has been a long time since the Best Speaker and Best Team award have gone to the same school. 

Well done girls for all of the hard work and dedication.

Mrs E Clark

On Wednesday 16th December, all of the Year 9 visited the Natural History Museum. The day was divided equally between Geography and Biology.

Students used the ‘Volcanoes and Earthquakes’ and ‘Restless Earth’ galleries to explore the impact that natural hazards have on people’s lives.

The Biology focus followed the ‘Cocoon Experience’, a KS3 self-led tour through the Darwin Centre which explores evolution suing some of the millions of specimens held at the museum 

 

The topic for year 8 dance lessons is “Dancing Around the World” and as such covers a wide variety of styles from different countries and cultures. Included is the Brazilian Capoeira, the Greek Sirtaki and the Haka from New Zealand. This year the highlight for many girls was the traditional and contemporary Indian dancing delivered by Jaymini Bedia.

Jaymini came in and delivered a wide variety of styles of Indian dancing to all four year eight classes, and included information about the history of each dance. The year 8 girls clearly enjoyed the sessions and learnt a lot from them.

 

Congratulations to the cast and back-stage crew on two superb performances of Cinderella on  22nd & 23rd January.
 
Thank you to everyone who helped make the production a success and a special thank you to Mrs Cudmore for her hard work and making it all possible.
 
 

 

9ME have raised £740 towards their Coast to Coast walk for Facing Africa due to take place next year.  They achieved this amazing amount by  packing customer's shopping bags at Highwoods Tesco store for seven hours on Saturday 13th  December.
 
Well done for all your hard work!

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