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Year 11 Business Studies students take part in “Tea for Two” workshop

Year 11 Business Studies students take part in “Tea for Two” workshop

The last week of the Autumn Term Calendar year saw Year 11 Business Studies students taking part in the Enterprise and Skills Company (ESC) “Tea for Two” workshop. [More]
December 2012

BTEC Sports students give 'mini lessons' at Dorchester Middle school

BTEC Sports students give 'mini lessons' at Dorchester Middle school

BTEC Sport pupils from The Thomas Hardye School completed their first of three assessments for their first assignment in Anatomy and Physiology by teaching mini lessons to 40 Year 8 pupils at Dorchester Middle School. [More]
December 2012

Thomas Hardye Students raise money for Guide Dog Appeal

Thomas Hardye Students raise money for Guide Dog Appeal

Inspired by Thomas Hardye Year 12, Calum Brennan, whose guide dog Fella is a familiar sight in school, students decided to raise money for GuideDogs (formerly Guide Dogs for the Blind). [More]
December 2012

Kate Adie at Thomas Hardye School

Presentation by War Correspondent and BBC Reporter Kate Adie to Year 9 students

On Friday 7th December, Thomas Hardye School were lucky enough to have a presentation from the internationally-renowned War Correspondent and BBC Reporter Kate Adie.[More]
December 2012

Year 11 Business Studies Christmas wreath project with Kingston Maurward

Year 11 Business Studies Christmas wreath project with Kingston Maurward

Year 11 Business Studies students have recently been carrying out a festive Enterprise Activity in conjunction with Kingston Maurward College. [More & Images]
December 2012

Year 12 Travel and Tourism Students visit Stonehenge and Bath

Year 12 Travel and Tourism Students visit Stonehenge and Bath

Two World Heritage Sites were part of the itinerary for Year 12 Travel and Tourism students last week. As part of their coursework students... [More]
December 2012

News from the Geography Department

News from the Geography Department

On the 21st November our Year 10 Geographers were joined by teams from Bryanston, Canford and Poole Grammar for a Geography pub quiz dream. Worldwise Quiz & Sixth Form Seminar [More]
November 2012

A day ‘that than which nothing greater can be conceived’ for THS philosophers

A day ‘that than which nothing greater can be conceived’ for THS philosophers

On Wednesday 21st November 2012 philosophers from years 12 and 13 attended the ‘Arguing for God’ conference in Yeovil, Somerset led by former Vice Principle of Heythrop College, University of London, Dr. Peter Vardy. [More]
November 2012

THS welcomes Bayeux’s Lycée Alain Chartier

THS welcomes Bayeux’s Lycée Alain Chartier

Sixth Form students studying French have come to the end of hosting French exchange students from Bayeux this Friday. [More]
November 2012

Thomas Hardye Singers Visit to sing in Bath Abbey

Thomas Hardye Singers Visit sing in Bath Abbey

The Thomas Hardye Singers have been busy! Just four days after the weekend of music-making with Imperial College Symphony Orchestra, we sang in Bath Abbey.  [More]

November 2012

Remembrance service 2012

THS and Imperial College Symphony Orchestra concert at St Marys Church

Fantastic singing, wonderful weekend and superb orchestra at the combined Thomas Hardye School and ICSO concert at St Marys Church, Dorchester. [More]

November 2012

Remembrance service 2012

Thomas Hardye school Remembrance service 2012

On Friday November 9th, the Thomas Hardye School remembered those who had fought and those who had fallen in two world wars and in other conflicts since. In particular, those from the Dorchester area who had lost their lives were commemorated. [More, Image Gallery & Video of the service]
November 2012

CCF Biennial Review 2012

Thomas Hardye school CCF Biennial Review 2012

On October 26th The THS CCF had its Biennial Review which was taken by Air Commodore R D Gammage, Team Leader, Defence Technical Training Change Programme, RAF Lyneham. [More & Image Gallery]
November 2012

Wind Farm

Year 13 Geographers visit proposed Wind Farm site

At the end of October our Year 13 Geographers made their way to the conflict zone of Den Brook Valley – the proposed site of a wind farm. Their geographical investigation was based around the proposal for 9 120m high wind turbines 7 miles north of Dartmoor National Park. [More]
November 2012

Hard Hitting Hockey girl from Hardyes

Hard Hitting Hockey girl from Hardyes

Tara Chittenden, a Year 10 student from the Thomas Hardye School, has been selected for the national High Performance Assessment camp (HiPAC) for hockey. [More]
October 2012

Ex Thomas Hardye Student Serita Shone

Ex Thomas Hardye Student fights back from injury to compete again in a bobsleigh.

In July, Thomas Hardye were lucky enough to have a visit from ex-student and Olympic Bobsleigh athlete Serita Shone to inspire our Olympic Dreams Project.
October 2012

Essay Winners shows the three winners with Prof Griffiths and Mr Foley and members of the Science Department.

Science events for Thomas Hardye and DASP 

Students and staff from the Science Department have been busy with science enrichment events in recent weeks. [More]
October 2012

GCSE Art & Design Exhibition

GCSE Art & Design Exhibition:

ArtistsArt and Design GCSE class, led by Artist Teacher Ms Molleson, have worked on an open collaborative design brief, together in Yr 10, inspired by contemporary art of the Cultural Olympiad Taking the Lead...[More]
September 2012

Winning team: (	L-R) Jodie Loveday, Kizzie Russell, Anna Elford and Izzy Mears.

The Thomas Hardye School ride high

On Sunday 16th September the Thomas Hardye School took two teams to The National Schools Equestrian Association Horse Trials held at Aldon in Somerset. [More]
September 2012

Student receives prize for ‘Yes chef’ competition

Student receives prize for ‘Yes chef’ competition

Gianpiero Placidi in year 11 spent the day at the prestigious restaurant ‘The Pig ‘ in the heart of the New Forest recently. [More]
September 2012

GCSE students receiving their results

Thomas Hardye students celebrated a record number of passes at GCSE

At Thomas Hardye students celebrated a record number of passes with 90% of the year group achieving five GCSE’s at grade C or above. [More]
August 2012

A level students receiving their results

Another record year for Thomas Hardye A Level students

The Thomas Hardye School celebrated another record year for A Level results. The pass rate of 99% exceeded last year with almost one third of the results achieved at A*/A.  [More]
August 2012

CCF Summer Camp 2012 at Crowborough, East Sussex

CCF Summer Camp 2012 at Crowborough, East Sussex

This year the CCF Summer Camp was held at Crowborough in East Sussex. Over 400 cadets including 32 of our own were hosted by 8 Cadet Training Team and the Royal Gurkha Regiment. [More]
July 2012

Thomas Hardye students win indoor rowing event at Dorset School games

Thomas Hardye students win indoor rowing event at Dorset School games

On Friday 13th July, Four students from the Thomas Hardye School were winning finalists in an indoor rowing event, held as part of the Dorset School Games. [More]
July 2012

Dorset Teachers complete Britain’s Three Peaks in a day in aid of Charity

Dorset Teachers complete Britain’s Three Peaks in a day in aid of Charity

On Saturday 7th July, twelve members of the Thomas Hardye School staff  helped to raise money for the Epilepsy Research UK charity, by walking the three peaks challenge. [More]
July 2012

Thomas Hardye learn the Olympic Values

Thomas Hardye learn the Olympic Values

As part of the Humanities specialism Year 9 took part in the World in Dorset Day. This year the Year 9s benefited from having both Humanities and PE for the entire day. [More & Images]
July 2012

Year 10 students enjoy a culinary skills Master Class day

Year 10 students enjoy a culinary skills Master Class day

Fifteen lucky year 10 students recently took part in a Culinary Skills Master Class Day in the Food department. It was run by the Enterprise and Skills Company... [More & Images]
July 2012

Year 12 students teach French to year 3 children

Year 12 students teach French to year 3 children

All Year 12 students studying French had a taste of what it is like to be a teacher when they went to Damers First School to teach French to Year 3 pupils. [More]
July 2012

Thomas Hardye CCF Ten Tors Event Charity donation 2012

Thomas Hardye CCF Ten Tors Event Charity donation 2012

Two teams from the Thomas Hardye School CCF defied tough conditions to complete the Ten Tors Challenge in May this year. [More]
June 2012

Dorset gifted and talented linguists come together at Thomas Hardye

Dorset gifted and talented linguists come together at Thomas Hardye

Year 10 students from Weymouth attending Royal Manor, All Saints and Budmouth schools joined our best linguists to take part in a Gifted and Talented Languages Day on June 19th.
[More & Images]
June 2012

HRH The Prince of Wales buries Time Capsule with Thomas Hardye students

HRH The Prince of Wales buries Time Capsule with Thomas Hardye students

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the new Dorchester Sports Centre on Tuesday as part of his latest visit to the county town and helped to bury a time capsule outside the entrance with six students from The Thomas Hardye School.
[More & Images]
June 2012

History Students experience the civil wars at first hand

History Students experience the civil wars at first hand

Year 12 Seventeenth Century history students had the opportunity to don pike and musket on Friday when expert Dave Allen from the Weymouth based Pike and Shot Events visited school with artefacts from the civil war period.[More]
June 2012

Henry Olonga – famous Cricketer visits Thomas Hardye School

Henry Olonga – famous Cricketer visits Thomas Hardye School

Thomas Hardye School were very lucky recently to have a visit from noted cricketer Henry Olonga. [More]
June 2012

St Hugh's college, Oxford

History students nominated for the Julia Wood Prize 2012

Two Year 13 History students Dan Horn and Megan Shore have been nominated for the prize offered by the Principal and Fellows of St Hugh's College, Oxford in association with History Today for the best historical essay submitted by a Sixth Form pupil. [More]
June 2012

‘Basketball Court’ by Photography A Level student Karen Treleaven-Yr 13

Royal Academy A-Level Summer Exhibition Online 2012

For the second year in row, students studying Art and Photography A-Level courses at the Thomas Hardye School have been successful in being short-listed... [More] ‘Basketball Court’ by Karen Treleaven-Yr 13
June 2012

Thomas Hardye choir sing in University College chapel, Oxford

Thomas Hardye choir sing in University College chapel, Oxford

On the 3rd of June, the Thomas Hardye choir went on a trip to Oxford to sing an evensong in the chapel at University College. [More]
June 2012

Gifted & Talented PE students visit to Bath University

Gifted & Talented PE students visit to Bath University

Fifteen Gifted &Talented GCSE PE students spent the day at the University of Bath in order to further their understanding of exercise programming and fitness testing. [More & Images]
June 2012

CCF trip to see Trooping the Colour and Imperial War Museum

CCF trip to see Trooping the Colour and Imperial War Museum

21 cadets from the school CCF attended the Major General’s Review of Trooping the Colour on June 2nd 2012.
[More & Images]
June 2012

Spring Clean for the Queen

Spring Clean for the Queen

Do you get annoyed when you see people dropping litter in the street or other public places? ‘Spring Clean for the Queen’ is a nationwide campaign that looks to challenge the idea that people in this country don’t care about litter. [More]
June 2012

Thomas Hardye reach for the Stars!

Research Roadshows bring Science to Life

Earlier this term, The Thomas Hardye School hosted two excellent science roadshows which showcased pioneering scientific research. [More]
May 2012

Thomas Hardye reach for the Stars!

Thomas Hardye reach for the Stars!

The United Kingdom Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) is an annual event that aims to encourage school children to enter the world of aerospace, engineering and science.[More]
May 2012

Thomas Hardye Students discuss nature of Democracy

Yr 10 Geographers at Geographical Assoc. WorldWise Challenge Weekend

Following a successful regional competition, six of our fantastic Year 10 Geographers packed their bags (of differing size) and headed up to the Lake District for the national round of the WorldWise Quiz... [More]
May 2012

Thomas Hardye Students discuss nature of Democracy

Thomas Hardye Students discuss nature of Democracy

Bridport Town Hall on Friday 27th April was the venue for a workshop discussing the importance and components of a Democracy. [More]
May 2012

Geography trip to Sicily - Easter 2012

Geography trip to Sicily - Easter 2012

On the last day of term 43 excited Year 11 Geographers, fully packed and prepared began their long awaited journey to the fiery capital of Europe – Sicily. [More & images]
April 2012

National Science and Engineering Week 2012

National Science and Engineering Week 2012

The Thomas Hardye School embraces *National Science and Engineering Week enthusiastically each year and 2012, was no exception. [More]
April 2012

World War 1 Battlefield Trip for Year 9 students

World War 1 Battlefield Trip for Year 9 students

We all got to school around 5 a.m. to get on the coach. We got to the Eurotunnel around 10 a.m. and it took 30 minutes to get to France. Our first stop was the Hooge Crater Museum, where Mr Copson told us about the town of Ypres and the three battles there. [More]
April 2012

Mud, Sweat and Gears a Year 10 corporate identity design project

Mud, Sweat and Gears a Year 10 corporate identity design project

Twenty one Year 10 GCSE Graphic Products students from the Thomas Hardye School were asked by Mud Sweat ‘n’ Gears bike store to design a new corporate identity aimed at promoting the Weymouth and Dorchester stores and associated events.[More]
April 2012

Thomas Hardye's sixth formers take part in Kingswood Model United Nations Conference

Thomas Hardye's sixth formers take part in Kingswood Model United Nations Conference

Thomas Hardye's sixth formers take part in Kingswood Model United Nations Conference in preparation for running our own again this year.[More]
March 2012

Exceptional result for THS CCF 2012 Dorset Cadet Challenge Team

Exceptional result for THS CCF 2012 Dorset Cadet Challenge Team

On Sunday 18th of March the Thomas Hardye School Combined Cadet Force Dorset Cadet Challenge team, under the leadership of team captain Ed Grassby, achieved the best result THS CCF has had in the prestigious challenge for a number of years. [More]
March 2012

6th Form Singers – Choir of the Year Success!

6th Form Singers – Choir of the Year Success!

On Saturday 17th March, 18 sixth formers from The Thomas Hardye School, travelled to Exeter to take part in the prestigious BBC Choir of the Year Competition 2012. [More]
March 2012

Heavenly Bump Directors visit Thomas Hardye Year 10 Business Studies students

Heavenly Bump Directors visit Thomas Hardye Year 10 Business Studies students

Thomas Hardye Year 10 Business Studies students recently had a visit from Directors of the Heavenly Bump online outlet.
The students were required to research and interview a local business... [More]

March 2012

Thomas Hardye Student Voice plants a hedge to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Student Voice plants a hedge to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The Thomas Hardye Student Voice has recently planted a hedge to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. [More]
March 2012

Thomas Hardye School is awash with Maths genii this year

Thomas Hardye School is awash with Maths genii this year

A record number of pupils at The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester took part in the United Kingdom’s Intermediate Maths challenge. From the 175 entries, 112 received awards. [More]
March 2012

Siobhan Davies with 6th Form Performing Arts students

Leading choreographer, Siobhan Davies visits 6th Form students

Thomas Hardye Sixth Form Performing Arts students were lucky enough recently, to have a visit from Siobhan Davies, one of this country’s leading choreographers. [More]
March 2012

James with Geraint Hughes, PE Co-ordinator at Thomas Hardye School

Thomas Hardye student's Grass Track success

Thomas Hardye student James Shanes is following in his father’s footsteps as a keen grass track motorcyclist.
[More]

March 2012

THS Chapel Choir sing at King's College, London

THS Chapel Choir sing at King's College, London

On February 22nd, the Chapel Choir of Thomas Hardye School travelled to London to sing Choral Evensong at King’s College, London. [More]

February 2012

Gianpiero Placidi receiving his certificate

Carford 'Yes chef' competition

On Friday 10 Feb, Mr Cain and Mrs Voss  took 5 of our year 10 food and Nutrition students up to Bournemouth and Poole College for the semi -finals of the Carford 'Yes Chef' competition. [More & Images]

February 2012

Moor training for THS Ten Tors teams

Moor training for THS Ten Tors teams

The weekend of the 25-26th of February 2012 saw both the 35mile and 45mile Ten Tors teams take to Dartmoor for their first terrain familiarisation visit of the training season. [More]

February 2012

Thomas Hardye MFL departments hosts workshop for students from across Dorset

Thomas Hardye MFL departments hosts workshop for students from across Dorset

On February 8th, the MFL Department was host to 34 year 12 students from various Dorset schools, where they attended a Gifted and Talented French Study Day. [More & Images]

February 2012

Biathlon success for Thomas Hardye Students

Biathlon success for Thomas Hardye Students

A number of students from the Thomas Hardye School participated in the Regional Biathlon Semi finals, held at Bath University on January 22nd 2012.  [More]

February 2012

THS Students visit to London

Thomas Hardye school Year 9s travel to London to build a link with a Lewisham School

This is an exciting year for Dorset and London. Primarily we have the connection of the Olympic Games but we also have the development of a variety of links. Year 9 students from The Thomas Hardye School travelled up to London on a frost bitten morning, keen to explore London and its people. [More & images]
February 2012

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset makes presentations to THS CCF recruits at phase one pass out parade

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset makes presentations to THS CCF recruits at phase one pass out parade

On the afternoon of Thursday 2nd February 2012, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset, Mrs Valerie Pitt-Rivers, visited the Thomas Hardye School Combined Cadet Force to present regimental cap badges... [More]

February 2012

Oxbridge offers for Thomas Hardye students

Oxbridge offers for Thomas Hardye students

The Thomas Hardye School is very pleased to announce that ten students have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. [More]

January 2012

Stem Club Electronics students make robot vehicle.

Stem Club Electronics students make robot vehicle

Josh, Charlie are both Year 11 students and Fionn is a Year 10 student who attend the school’s Electronics STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Club. [More]

January 2012

Hettie Burn & Martin Weston

School Music department celebrates Oxbridge success

The Thomas Hardye School Music Department is celebrating after a record breaking year for students receiving offers from Oxford and Cambridge. Hettie Burn has received an offer to read Music at Worcester College, Oxford, and Martin Weston has received an offer to read Music at Robinson College, Cambridge.[More]
January 2012

Visit by author Marcus Sedgwick to Thomas Hardye School

Visit by author Marcus Sedgwick to Thomas Hardye School

On Tuesday 17th January, Thomas Hardye was visited by noted author Marcus Sedgwick. Marcus is a much admired and successful  author of young adult fiction. [More]
January 2012

Thomas Hardye students visit Hilfield Friary

Thomas Hardye students visit Hilfield Friary

On the 6th and 7th of January, a group of twelve students visited Hilfield Friary in Cerne Abbas from the Friday evening to Saturday afternoon, which, as always, was a very enjoyable visit for all who went. [More]

January 2012

Olympic Torch team

DASP Olympic torch reaches Thomas Hardye

DASP students have been passing their own Olympic Torch from school to school over the last couple of months. At the start of the Spring term it was Thomas Hardye’s turn, having received the Torch from Dorchester Middle School before Christmas. [More]
January 2012

Last big push for 1112 Troop

Last big push for 1112 Troop

The current CCF recruit intake (1112 Troop) are about to enter the testing phase of their recruit cadre after a long period of training.  [More]

January 2012

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