We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our students and because of the amazing students we have in the Humanities College we have a lot to celebrate. Our achievements span all areas of school life from academic accomplishments to sporting successes and from musical masterpieces to philanthropic fundraising.
Year on year our students produce some excellent GCSE and A-Level results with former students going on to study at Oxford and Cambridge. In addition to excellent results our students have shown their astounding academic abilities in Thomas Deacon Academy’s ‘Britain’s Got Brains’ contest. Teams of key stage three students and key stage four students battle it out with the other colleges to reign supreme in the contest.
Within the college we have some truly talented sports people who represent the Academy at a number of sports including the hugely successful indoor hockey team who went on to play at the Under 18 National Finals in London. We have an excellent team spirit in Humanities and week on week many of our students participate in the inter-college sports championships; a competition that we have dominated so much in the past that we now start each season with a handicap. True to Humanities form the students don’t let this put them off but to the contrary they go out each week with a determination to win.
‘Battle of the Bands’ is a highlight of the Academy calendar for staff and students alike. Not only is it a great evening of entertainment but it also gives students the opportunity to showcase their musical talent. The Humanities Band have been victorious in every Battle of the Bands contest, with the exception of one year, since the Academy opened and is a title we hope to retain in 2013. The competition takes months of preparation and practice from the band members and they are to be congratulated for the level of commitment they show throughout the year.
Our students work incredibly hard throughout the year and receive numerous positive events for their hard work and commitment to their studies. We celebrate this each term in our achievement assemblies with students receiving certificates and vouchers for their fantastic efforts. At the end of each year we also hold our annual achievement evening. This year's evening had a British street party theme and was well attended by students and their families. It is a great opportunity to share our successes with other students and the wider community.
The students in Humanities College continue to go from strength to strength and we look forward to sharing many more successes with the students over the years to come.