Sixth Form Applications for Sept 2017

Any student wishing to apply for entry into our Sixth Form should complete this online application form.

Students should check the entry requirements in the Post 16 prospectus first and then check that combinations of subjects are possible using this latest option pool document. Students should choose one subject from each of the four option columns, even if you intend to only follow three A Levels.

46 Points

The online application will ask you if you are predicted 46 points or not (see prospectus about how to calculate). The range of subject choices will depend on your answer. If your prediction suggests you will narrowly miss 46 points, then click that you have 46 points to give you access to the full range of subjects. Following your GCSE results in August, if you do not achieve 46 points an interview, with a member of the 6th form team, will take place on the 5 September to discuss which subjects are possible.

Bridging Week will take place during the week beginning 10 July, where students will try their chosen subjects for a week.

Following GCSE results in August, all students should confirm their final subject choices using an online form which will be available on our website on results day.

External Applicants

If you would like a personal discussion and a tour of the school, please contact us via our email,

We will send out further information during the year, but we would expect you to attend Bridging Week and a presentation afternoon on Friday 7 July.



The Night Circus

The Night CircusThis week’s book recommendation comes from Mrs Jansen, who recommends ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern: I would recommend The Night Circus, The Prose sparkle and the story itself is a feat of magical acrobatics! 2 ancient magicians set their 2 best pupils against one another in a magical contest, the venue is a mysterious circus that only appears at night. There are no rules and the contestants do not know how victory is determined. They inevitably fall in love and things get very complicated. The book is beautifully written and keeps you gripped throughout.

National Performance Tables 2016

 Level Results 2016Once again the National Performance Tables show that King Edward’s remains very strong at both GCSE and A Level.

At GCSE King Edward’s were amongst the top performing schools in the North East region for the key attainment measures of 5A*-C and A*-C for English and Maths combined.

At A Level we had another extremely successful year for Value Added, which measures the progress each student makes from their GCSE starting point to their A Level results. Our figure of 0.26 places us in the top 10 for all schools in the North East region, including independent schools.

Very well done to all staff and students for their hard work and dedication.

The secondary school performance tables can be found here.

The A Level performance tables can be found here.

The Three Rivers Learning Trust website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website, which is the new home for information about The Three Rivers Learning Trust.

This includes how we govern, our future plans and aspirations, career opportunities, and statutory information such as financial reports. It also provides links to all of our schools and to The Three Rivers Teaching School Alliance. We hope you find the website informative and interesting and we welcome feedback about it.

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The Outsider

`Book of the week is recommended by Mr Hutton: ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus.

“I found this book in a job lot for a few pence. It turned out I had a classic written by the French author Albert Camus. I read it through in a few sittings on holiday.’The Outsider’ is about a French Algerian, Mersault, a man who seems emotionally detached from the events of the world around him and whose life in the pleasant Mediterranean sun is dramatically changed by a tragic chain of events.The novel is both simple and profound, thought provoking and haunting; well worth the read. “

Young Writers Awards 2017

image (3)18 students across all year groups have been preparing for the Young Writers Awards 2017. They took part in a one-day writing workshop at the Lit and Phil and were given prompts, hints and tips from a successful and published writer – Rob Walton. The awards ceremony is in March and we wish all students the best of luck for their submissions.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

This week’s book recommendation is from English teacher Mrs Wilson-Head.

The book that I would recommend to others is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. The novel is narrated from the perspective of Oskar Schell, who loses his father in the 9/11 attacks, and is seeking a way to stay close to him. Whilst hiding in his parents’ wardrobe, he discovers a key and, thinking that it is a final puzzle set for him by his father, Oskar sets out to discover the lock that it opens. The book is an incredibly moving one, which explores the nature of trauma and grief, both personal and collective. The events of 9/11 become a backdrop for an analysis of human nature and family, and I loved the way that Foer looked at these things through the voice of the nine-year-old protagonist. The book is also filled with unusual stylistic and graphic elements that really appealed to me. It wasn’t hugely popular with critics – and the film adaptation is horrendous – but I personally love the book, and have revisited it several times.