HVC Book Club February 2015

Feb 2nd publicity

Technology events

There are a number of events taking place in the next few weeks with Technology  as a focus. These are open events for parents and students. Please feel free to contact Mr Streets or Mr Rolfe for further information.

Date: Tuesday 24 February 2015

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Location: Heap Lecture Theatre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road Site

Twilight information evening for girls and their parents/carers to show what an interesting, rewarding and exciting career Engineering can be.  Nine successful female engineers from different areas of Engineering will talk about their careers to date and the journeys they took to get there.  This will be followed by advice and information where the speakers and staff from the University will be available for questions regarding subject option choices, grades, pathways into engineering and related information.

This will be a vibrant, uplifting and motivational evening of interest to girls who will be taking either GCSE or A Level options in the near future. We will be running a minibus from school for this event.

ON Tuesday 3 February 2015, 5pm to 6.30pm at Hope Valley College, There is a 3D printing workshop, Please see attached flyer below

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Keyboard fails on access to Citrix via an Apple Mac

It has been brought to our attention that the keyboard may not work  to access Citrix when using an Apple Mac with OS X 10.9 installed.  Please ensure you have the latest version of Citrix Receiver installed available from the link below:


Further details can also be found here : http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX200212 

Pathways Student Rachel Makes Big Splash at National Competition

Hope Valley College Post 16 Pathways Student Rachel Tweedie recorded a series of personal best finishes at the recent British Gas Disability Open Short Course Swimming Championships held at Manchester’s Aquatic Centre. 

Read more: Pathways Student Rachel Makes Big Splash at National Competition

Class of 2009 Return to Celebrate GCSE Success

Hope Valley College recently invited the class of 2009 to celebrate its achievements and present them with their GCSE certificates at a special awards ceremony.  

In last year’s GCSE examinations 66% of students gained 5 or more A* to C grades, including English and Mathematics, with an impressive 25% of students’ results including 5 or more A/A* grades.

Read more: Class of 2009 Return to Celebrate GCSE Success

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