Our open Evening is on Thursday 5 October from 4.30pm – 7pm
The presentation from our Year 12 Information Evening is available by clicking here.
Students will be emailed the details of the ChromeBook scheme which will include links to sign up and set up payments.
The British Elite Youth Triathlon Champion took place in Mallory Park Racing Circuit, Leicester on the 28th of August and KEVI student Dan Dixon took part.
Here is his account of the day:
“The line up was the best Britain could offer with all of my rivals present. As an addition French Triathlon had brought 3 of the best Youths from their nation to compete (to make the competition harder, but were non-counting), this offered a new challenge.
The swim was 400m and the water temp was 22 degrees so it was a non-wetsuit swim, I came out of the water 3rd and with a quick transition I was out on the bike with a lead group of 4. The bike was extremely technical over the 10.2km course but our group of 4 shot round the course taking time out of the main group and smaller packs. Again with a swift transition I exited onto the run in 2nd and immediately me and arguably my biggest rival, who is a year older than me, pulled away on the run leg. The run was 2.5km over 2 laps. We hit the 2nd lap with a big gap still, at 800m to go I put in a kick, this is where I broke him and hanging in to the line I was delighted to have won by 16 seconds. With 3rd finishing 25 seconds behind, also a year older than me. The highest placed French athlete was 5th, 56 seconds behind. The 1st person of my age finished 6th over 1 minute behind.
With this I became British Elite youth Triathlon Champion (a year young)!
Also this was the final event in the British Triathlon Elite Youth and Junior series, I lead the standings into the event but had to win to secure 1st in the series. This was going to be tough but I did it and with the best field given. Other results in the series included 1st at Wales Sopsan Elite Series event, 1st at Hetton Elite series event and 2nd at WTS Leeds Elite series event.
Due to my performances this year, I’ve been told that I will be joining the British B Squad which is the start of the Olympic Pathway! Officially I will not find out about this until later this year though.”
Well done Dan and good luck with your future training and events!!
Over the summer Nathan Clemmitt, Alex Donaghy and Fergus Simpson were accepted onto the Rugby League National Training Program day at York along with 55 other U15 players from a variety of Super League Clubs.
This was then cut to 21 for another session which ended up with 19 being selected for the England Rugby League U16 team. The team went into a training camp for 3 days to prepare for a game against Wales.
Both Alex and Nathan then made final cut into the playing 17 and both were in the starting line up. The game was England U15s fielding a young side against an experienced Wales U16 outfit, Wales coming out 18-10 winners.
This was a tremendous achievement for Newcastle Thunder to provide the 3rd largest contingent of players behind Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhino’s and I’m sure no other school provided more than 2 players.
All three players return back to Newcastle Thunder academy for pre-season before Christmas. Alex and Nathan will be attending training sessions in December with the England U16 group and will tour France for a week early 2018.
A great achievement and we hope Alex and Nathan can build on their fantastic experience in the coming season.
Congratulations to all Y11 who achieved fantastic results at GCSE.
The 2017 GCSE grading has changed in English and Maths, and the exams are now more challenging. In light of these changes, King Edward’s is absolutely delighted with the performance of Year 11 students, who have risen to the challenge and have achieved many excellent results.
The new GCSE gradings for 2017 English and Maths are as follows –
- Level 4 is equivalent to a C grade, a standard pass.
- Level 5 is considered a strong pass.
- Level 6 is considered a high B grade.
- Level 7 is equivalent to an A grade.
- Level 9 is beyond an A* grade and only awarded to exceptional performance.
We have had another fantastic set of GCSE results, especially at the highest grades. This is really pleasing given the new more challenging English and Maths GCSEs this year. Staff and students have worked really hard to achieve these results, and we would like to congratulate them and thank them for their commitment and hard work.
Almost 38% of students achieved the highest grades in English (level 7, 8 or 9, equivalent to A and above) and over 31% achieved this in Mathematics. Furthermore, 70 students (21% of the cohort) achieved 8 or more A/A* grades or equivalent 7-9 grades.
The new accountability measure of Attainment 8, which measures performance across eight subjects, is also very high at 52.4. This shows the breadth of successful achievement across all subject areas.
Key KEVI Statistics
- English and Maths level 5 (strong pass) and above – 56.2%
- English level 7 and above – 37.7%
- Maths level 7 and above – 31.2%
- English and Maths level 7 and above – 25.3%
- Attainment 8 – 52.4 – Attainment across the best 8 subjects
Hopefully you will be pleased with your GCSE results.
If you intend to return to King Edwards 6th Form or put in an application and now no longer wish to attend, please complete this online form.
If you intend changing your subjects you will receive an appointment to meet with a member of the 6th form team for Tuesday 5 September to discuss your options.
GCSE results can be collected from 10am tomorrow, Thursday 24 August in the Lower School Hall.
- 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, available here, 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.
Well done to all students and staff, we are extremely proud of you all.
Once again King Edward’s students have achieved outstanding A Level results, with thirty three students achieving all A* and A grades.
The percentage achieving A* – A grades was 26.4% and achieving A* – B grades was 52.6%.
The average points per entry was our highest ever at 33.3, which shows that across all subjects and grades students performed extremely well.
This year is the first of new more challenging A Level courses, many of which do not take into account AS grades, but rather assess all content at the end of the second year. Teaching staff have been working incredibly hard preparing new resources and lessons to support our students for these new linear courses. Our fantastic students have taken up the challenge and have been rewarded with outstanding results.
The vast majority of our Year 13 students will now progress on to university, but we are seeing an increasing number choose alternative options such as Higher Level Apprenticeships, School Leavers Programmes in Accountancy with RSM, gap years and even studying at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
All new uniform should be ordered by 1st August 2017 to guarantee delivery for September.
All Blazers and Trousers need to be ordered in from Emblematic as they do not keep stock on all sizes. You can also order online if you know your child’s sizes through www.emblematic.co.uk.
Orders after 1st August will not have a guaranteed delivery date for the start of the school year.