Exam Results Days 2018
A-level Results Day – Thursday 16th August 2018
Year 13 students to collect results from Hillcrest Reception from 9:00am onward, Year 12 10:00am onward.
 
GCSE Results Day – Thursday 23rd August 2018 
Students can collect their results from 9:00am onward.
 
Both results days will be based at The Holgate Academy in Hillcrest Hall. Staff will be available to celebrate with students and support and offer advice if required. If you are unable to collect your results and would like someone else to collect them, you will need to provide written signed consent.
 
Sixth Form Enrolment
Enrolment for the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre for current Year 11 students will take place at The Holgate Academy on Thursday 23rd August between 10:00am and 1:00pm.
 
School Closed for the Summer Holidays
The Holgate Academy is now closed for the summer period. Messages and emails sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be checked on a regular basis and actioned when the academy re opens to students on Tuesday 4th September 2018.
 
Should your query be urgent please call DALP Head Office on 01636 551820
 
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Year 12 visit to the University of Nottingham

On Wednesday 4th July, Year 12 students visited our local Russell Group university, the University of Nottingham.  The day was a chance for students to experience life on a university campus and to find out about the application process.
 
On arrival, students were given an introductory talk on the benefits of university and some guidance on how to choose the right course for them.  After this, students took part in workshops on writing a successful personal statement and about student finance, including undertaking a monthly budget challenge – one group did this so well that they still had over £100 left at the end of the month!  Students were also shown around the campus by the Student Ambassadors, giving our students the opportunity to chat informally to current students to find out about university life.
 
The students found the day extremely useful and we now look forward to working with them on their applications and in preparing for the next chapter in their lives.
 

Celebrating woman in Maths

On Wednesday 27th June a group for Year 10 students from The Holgate Academy went to the University of Nottingham to take part in a day celebrating woman in Maths.
 
The day started with guest speaker Dr Emily Grossman a TV science broadcaster, who did a talk titled “Lies, Damned Lies and Newspapers”. Dr Grossman posed the question ‘Can we believe everything we read in the papers?’. Dr Grossman used her own “embarrassing moments” to answer the question.

Year 9 Visit to Nottingham Trent University

As part of our partnership with the widening participation team at Nottingham Trent University we were invited to take a group of year 9 students on a campus tour and discovery day. The day involved at the start of the day the student met student ambassadors from a range of courses, they were asked to rate how keen they were on the idea of going to university. About half of the students scored themselves 3 or below suggesting they would not consider it as an option.  
 
The day then centred around answering 2 key questions; How global is NTU? And what are the benefits of university? The students planned where they needed to go around the campus to find the answers to the questions and then were taken around by the student ambassadors.  They interviewed students and staff meeting a wide range of people from different backgrounds. 
 
In the afternoon they worked as a team to plan a presentation to the rest of the group. The students did this exceptionally well. The students were a credit to the school asking brilliant questions, behaving impeccably and showing high degrees of confidence in approaching people to interview them.