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Posted on: February 2nd 2018

Y12 Politics visit to the Supreme Court, 10 Downing Street and Parliament

On 1st February 2018, the year 12 Politics class journeyed to the Supreme Court, 10 Downing Street, and the Houses of Parliament. Having travelled over an hour to Victoria, we headed to Parliament Square, gawking at the buildings surrounding us once there. We entered the Supreme Court first, going through an airport style check - a common event throughout the day - before being allowed into the modern yet beautifully decorated building. We went into all 3 courts, witnessing a hearing, however briefly, between two independent companies on the validity of verbal agreements. We next moved on to 10 Downing Street after a short break. Flanked by armed guards we entered the home of the PM thoroughly enjoying the tour, made possible by Helen Alderton, an ex-Highworth student who now works as a policy adviser at No.10. We all seemed surprised by the sheer amount of silver, but the best part of the day was Larry the cat. Finally we went to the Houses of Parliament, first to the Lords, then to the Commons. In the Lords we were surrounded by the imposing figures of the Lords that forced the signing of the Magna Carta, and in the Commons we looked down upon the few members who had turned up for the minor debate on hospital car parking. Arguably the best parts of this were the stunning paintings outlining various events in British History. We had a short workshop afterwards where we debated the most important issues of the day, followed by a brief meeting with our MP, Damian Green, before heading home. 

Bradley Rolfe

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Collection of GCSE and A Level Results

Thursday 16 August: A Level Results Day Thursday 23 August: GCSE Results Day/Sixth Form Enrolment Tuesday 4 September: Year 12 Induction Day: The day will begin at 11.00am in the Hall and will finish at 3.35pm. Lunch will be provided. Normal lessons begin on Wednesday 5 September at 8.45am RESULTS DAY and ENROLMENT: Thursday 23 August Existing Highworth Students: Following the collection of your results, please go the Staff Room to enrol into Year 12. You will be asked to confirm your A Level subject choices. Please enrol before 11.00am. New Highworth Students who have been made an offer of a place: Please come to the Staff Room between the hours of 12.00pm-3.00pm to enrol. You will be asked to confirm your A Level subject choices and to submit your completed enrolment forms that you will receive on Taster Day. Please bring your GCSE results and your passport or birth certificate. All applicants who have been offered a place and have met the entry requirements as per their offer letter, must enrol on Thursday 23 August in order to secure a place in our Sixth Form. If you are not able to do this in person, please email Mr Donovan, Deputy Head of Sixth Form a.donovan@highworth.kent.sch.uk Your offer of a place will be withdrawn if you have not contacted us by 3.30pm on Thursday 23 August. Please note that any changes to your A Level choices are subject to availability and it may not be possible to confirm this on enrolment day.          
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