Our Sixth Form now have their own website. Click here to visit.
Students from Chantry, Newminster and KEVI will be selling stocking fillers and handmade gifts on Saturday 9 December.
Our open Evening is on Thursday 5 October from 4.30pm – 7pm
Results Day Procedures – Post 16
Thursday 17 August 2017
- A2 results can be collected from the Advanced Study Centre from 8.00am onwards. Please do not come before this time as results will not be available any earlier.
- AS results can be collected from the Advanced Study Centre from 10.00am onwards. Please do not come before this time as results will not be available any earlier.
- Important – all AS students intending to return to complete A2 courses, must complete this online confirmation form, AVAILABLE HERE. This will be available until 4pm on Monday 28 August. This is to confirm which subject you wish to drop. You must login to you Google account before completing this form.
- If your results are a concern, we will contact you to arrange a progression meeting with a member of the sixth form team.
- Re-marks – any student wishing to have a paper re-marked, will need to complete a re-mark form, which is available from Mrs Allison in the Exam Office.
- Staff will be available on results’ day and the following day to discuss options.
- A2 students must remember to bring their UCAS personal identification number and be prepared to make telephone calls to universities, if they need to go through the clearing option.
Results Day Procedures – GCSE
Thursday 24 August 2017
- Year 11 results can be collected from 10.00am onwards. Please do not come before this time as results will not be available any earlier.
- All students wishing to attend the sixth form must complete an online confirmation form on the school website: www.kevi.the3rivers.net to confirm their subject choices and enrol. The online form will be available from Thursday 24 August until 4pm on Monday 28 August 2017. Students will be asked to either confirm or request to change their subject choices.
- Students who request a change of subject choice will require an interview. These interviews will take place on Tuesday 5 September or Wednesday 6 September. Acceptance onto alternative courses will not be confirmed at this interview, no guarantees can be made to any changes requested and will be subject to availability.
- Students who do not attain the grades/points score required for entry onto their chosen courses will be issued with an appointment slip indicating a time on Thursday 24 August to meet a senior member of staff to discuss other course options. (Please refer to the Post 16 prospectus for entry requirements). These students must then complete the online confirmation and request a change of subject.
- Students who do not attain the grades required for entry into the sixth form (Please refer to the Post 16 prospectus for entry requirements) will be issued with an appointment slip indicating a time on Thursday 24 August to meet a senior member of staff to discuss other pathways. Representatives from Newcastle College and Northumberland College will also be available in the Student Support Area between 10am and 12pm on Friday 25 August 2017 to offer further advice and guidance.
The King Edward VI School held a special service of remembrance to commemorate scores of former students and staff killed in conflict.
On Monday 12 November, The King Edward VI School, which is part of The Three Rivers Learning Trust, conducted a ceremony to mark the centenary of the end of World War I in which 59 former students and one teacher lost their lives. An additional two former schoolmasters succumbed to their wounds in the years following the end of the conflict, and the fate of at least one former teacher is not known after he went missing in action in 1918.
Many of the individuals, who lost their lives in Belgium, France, Poland, Italy, and at sea, have no known graves and their average age was just 24.
Headteacher Clare Savage explained: “As it is now 100 years since the guns fell silent in Flanders, our last veteran of the conflict has now passed away. However, we feel it’s vital our current students feel a personal connection to these events, and others, which ultimately led to them being able to live and thrive in freedom and in peace.”
Among the school’s roll of honour are four sets of brothers, and one set of cousins, some of whom died just days apart in different battles.
And as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I, the school also lost 58 alumni and two members of staff in World War II, and a further former student in the Korean War of 1953. All of these individuals were remembered by the laying of wreaths during the service, which was attended by Three Rivers Learning Trust Trustees, Members of the School Edwardian’s Association, Foundation Governors and the Mayor of Morpeth, Councillor Jack Gebhard.
Ms Savage continued: “These 123 individuals and their families represent only a tiny portion of all the men, women and children affected by war, past and present. As a school community, we wanted to come together in gratitude for them, their service, and their sacrifice.
The boys in the Year 9 & 10 team finished first place and the girls finished in 3rd place in the County round of the English Schools Cross Country Cup. Both teams go through to the regional finals in Middlesborough on Sat 10th November.
Congratulations to all the runners!
We would like to warmly invite parents/carers of prospective students to visit school and meet staff and students at our Open Evening on Thursday 11 October 2018 from 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm.
There will be a presentation at 5.00 pm in the Lower School Hall. This presentation will be repeated again at 6.00 pm. Please attend whichever presentation is most convenient for you.
Please note that parking is restricted on the school site, therefore it would be appreciated if you could car share or walk where possible to this event.
The portal for applying for places in Northumberland is now open and closes at midnight on Wednesday 31 October. Further information about the admissions process can be found by following the link below:
The new academic year got off to a great start this week with BBC Radio Newcastle dropping in to talk to our Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl about the value and importance of women’s right to vote.
The interview took place in our Advanced Study Centre with the girls ‘going live’ at 8:50 (link to the show https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06hpvzb). Despite being nervous Claudia and Phoebe provided thoughtful comment on such an important issue. The girls were joined by Penny and Philippa Supporters and educators around the Women’s Suffrage movement. Penny is part of the Morpeth-based Emily Inspires group and Philippa, a third generation descendent of Emily Davison.
Whilst being interviewed live on local radio was both nerve wracking and exciting, it was a great opportunity to see and discuss modern broadcast media. Laura from Radio Newcastle discussed the importance of work experience within the journalism industry. Indeed, the technology that was used was surprising… and iPad and microphone!
King Edward’s goes from strength to strength with an incredibly strong set of GCSE results.
Mark Simpson, Head of School, said, “I would like to congratulate all Year 11 students and staff for a fantastic set of GCSE results. Our overall attainment figure of 54.6 is significantly higher than our fantastic 2017 result. This will mean that our key figure for Progress 8 will also be significantly higher. It is a testament to our Year 11’s brilliantly positive attitudes, determination and hard work that we have achieved these outstanding results.
Clare Savage, Headteacher from September, stated, “I am so pleased that the school continues to go from strength to strength. This is a brilliant achievement especially given that this year sees new GCSE courses for nearly all subject and a new grading system and I would like to thank staff on behalf of students for all the support they have given students.”
Bryan Stewart, Deputy Headteacher, said “This was a fantastic year group with a really positive work ethic. They fully deserve these outstanding results and I wish them the very best for the next step in their educational journey.”
GCSEs have now changed from grades to levels ranging from 1 to 9. A level 4 is equivalent to the old C grade. At King Edward’s, the percentage of students achieving 5 or more level 4+ equivalents including English and Maths is 80.5%. (This is the same measure for the old 5+ A*-C including English and Maths)
Congratulations! We hope you are very pleased with your results, it was a tough exam season and you should be proud of your efforts.
If you have been offered a place to study with Sixth Form at King Edward’s please complete this online Enrolment Form to confirm your place. Here you are asked to confirm your subject choices, there is also an option to request a change of subject. Change of subjects will be done during induction through a one to one meeting with one of the Sixth Form team.
Students who no linger wish to take up their offer of a place with Sixth Form at King Edward’s should also formally decline their place via the Enrolment Form If you require any further guidance an support please contact Janet who will be available Friday 24 August in school until 12 or from 3 September.
We look forward to welcoming you to the new term as a Sixth Form student. Induction will take place on 4 and 5 of September and the term officially starts on Monday 11 September.
2018 saw our last cohort of Year 12 students to sit AS exams and they have done brilliantly. Congratulations to the students!, 60% of the AS grades were A or B – a fantastic achievement for these students. We’re excited to work with them to continue their success at A Level.
For students studying Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as BTEC or Cambridge Technical qualifications, over a third of the ‘AS’ grades were Distinction* or Distinction. A superb outcome.
The AS was optional this year, with fewer than half of the year group opting to study a stand alone AS qualification. This mirrors the national picture where AS entries are down over 50% on previous years, Instead, many of our students have opted for qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), where we had huge success well over half of all grades were A* or A!
The change comes in light of recent A Level reform and a move to linear 2-year A Level courses, where the AS Level content is ‘decoupled’ from the full A Level content and no longer carries marks towards the final A Level grade.
What a morning we’ve had in Sixth Form so far! The overwhelming majority of students have been richly rewarded for their endeavour with an outstanding set of results.
The headlines measures of 62% A*-B and 99.5% A*-E mean our class of 2018 make Sixth Form at King Edward’s one of the top performing Sixth Forms in the region. We’re especially proud that initial analysis indicates an exceptionally strong ‘value added’ score. This means students are performing at A Level half a grade higher than their GCSE attainment would expect them to do so. Effectively Sixth Form at King Edward’s are adding half a grade of progress to every student in every examination!
All in all we had 28 students who attained all A* or A grades and students are now heading off to a variety of destinations, including Higher Education, School Leaver Programmes, Higher Apprenticeships, employment and a gap year.
Sam achieved A*AA in English Literature, Classics and History and is heading to York to study English.
Tom, Rachel, Libby and Will are celebrating a string of A* and A grades. Tom, was our Head Boy, achieved four A* grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and is going to join the Ivy League in the USA to study at Princeton. Rachel and Libby gained A*A*A in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and they are heading to Sheffield and Surrey to study Medicine and Veterinary Medicine respectively. Will, who was leading man in our last school musical, achieved three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Geography. Will is off to Nottingham to study International Environmental Science.
Emily is taking a gap year after Sixth Form and heading to Australia. She is planning on applying to study Neuroscience at a university in the United States. Emily achieved A* grades in Biology and Chemistry and an A grade in Maths.
Jena was our Deputy Head Girl and she successfully completed A Levels in Photography, Media Studies and Theatre & Drama. She attained outstanding grades of A*AA. An accomplished performer Jena is fulfilling her ambitions and going on to study Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at the University of Greenwich.
Layla was our Head Girl, continues the family tradition of straight A* grades! Layla is going on to study Medicine at Edinburgh after successfully achieving A* grades in Chemistry, Biology and Maths. Tim is going on to study Geography at Lancaster University after gaining A*BB in Economics, Geography and Psychology.
“We cannot express how proud we are of every single one of our outgoing Year Group. They have worked with tenacity and dedication thoughtout Sixth Form. They deserve all of the success that they have been rewarded with.” Fiona Long and Kate O’Neill, Year Team
Sixth Form at The King Edward VI School goes from strength to strength.
Mark Simpson states, “This year sees our best ever attainment figure for A* to B at 62% and our second best ever Value Added figure. This means that on average students in Sixth Form achieve half a grade higher at A level, than their GCSE performance would suggest.”
“This is an amazing achievement across 34 subjects, almost 200 students and with over 600 exam entries, and is testament to the hugely positive work ethic of our Year 13 students and the dedication of our staff.”
Our overall pass rate of 99.5% is also unprecedented and shows that our inclusive entry policy, exclusive experiences and outstanding advice and guidance sets students up for success. The staff at King Edward’s would like to congratulate this Year Group on a fantastic set of results, and we wish them every success in the future, whether moving into Higher Education, undertaking an Apprenticeship or entering employment.
Leanne Johnston, Head of Sixth Form stated, “Our results are especially pleasing given that this year represents the biggest change in A Level courses across the country. Furthermore, given the significant funding challenges faced by education, we are really pleased to still be able to offer a broad curriculum with music, arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) equally represented.”
Kate O’Neill, Head of Year is impressed with the hard work, perseverance and determination with this year group to succeed. She is really proud of them and is looking forward to welcoming our new Year 12 in September.
We do still have places available for starting Year 12 in September 2018. Please contact email@example.com with any enquiries.