Sixth Form Applications for September 2019 OPEN

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 Sixth Form at King Edward’s prospectus, these are found on page 15 and 16. The entry requirements are a guide, and our informed judgement on what level of attainment at GCSE will mean successful progress and attainment at A Level. Do not let the entry requirements deter you from an application; be aspirational and let the entry requirements be a motivator for your Summer exams. Every application, after results, will be judged on its own individual merit. All applicants will be considered and be invited to interview after results in August.

To create our timetable we organise subjects into pools, this is reflected in the application form. You should check that your chosen combination of subjects are possible within the timetable. Use the latest option pool document to check. Applicants are invited to choose three A Level/Level 3 subjects from the four option pools. These pools are provisional at present. If your combination of subjects does not work, make a note on the application form and we will investigate and try our best to meet the need. In the very small number of incidents where combinations of subjects cannot be accommodated, applicants will be invited for a meeting to discuss.

Bridging Week will take place during the week beginning 8 July, where students will try their chosen subjects for a week. This is an excellent week where students will get to know Sixth Form and our staff. We are aware that some students will be on the NCS Summer programme during this week. Please just keep the Sixth Form team informed once you have your offer of a place. 

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.

Applicants from Other Schools

If you would like a personal discussion and a tour of the school, please contact us via our email, sixthformkevi@the3rivers.net

We will send out further information during the year, but we would expect you to attend Bridging Week and a presentation afternoon on Friday 5 July.

Check out our Sixth Form website http://sixthformkevi.the3rivers.net/ for more information and follow our social media channels to get a taste of Sixth Form life here at King Edward’s. 

GCSE & A Level Results Collection Information

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.

BBC Bitesize Schools Tour

Tuesday 19 March saw much more excitement and anticipation for assembly than usual! As the students began to filter in, the notices the hall undergoing a transformation!

BBC Bitesize, as part of BBC Learning has long been established as a reliable and comprehensive digital and print revision resource. Over the years they have expanded that provision to include useful media clips to support teaching and now have began to proliferate the careers arena, with well researched and produced career-related learning content. 

As part of BBC Learning’s focus on Careers, they have introduced the 10-week Schools Tour that brings into the spotlight digital, media and creative careers. This is something out students yearn for, with one telling me “Miss I want to be an artist, but I can tell you have to get onto an engineering course!”

Living up to their brand the BBC Bitesize Schools Tour was slick, excellent production value. However, it was much more than a good-looking assembly. The content was engaging, it was delivered from industry professionals, it was sound advice for those interested in creative careers.

Year 9 and Year 10 students got an awful lot from the experience… and not just the free BBC branded highlighter!

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference

Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference 
St James’ Park, Newcastle 21 March 2019

Every year many of our students choose to apply to ‘competitive universities’. The annual Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference is a great opportunity for our students to attend subject specific presentations, to find out the facts about applying to and studying at ‘Oxbridge’, and to meet admissions officers, lecturers and students. It’s a roadshow event allowing northeastern students to find out more…on their own doorstep.

Parallel is the Advisor’s Conference which is a very useful event for our staff to make sure that they are totally up to date with the latest information, to grill the admissions officers and lecturers, and to share ideas and best practice with colleagues across northern England.

National Careers Week 2019

The week beginning 4 March saw the annual event that is a celebration of successful Careers Education and once again, King Edward’s participated with the addition of numerous activities to the already extensive careers programme.

Like in previous years, National Careers Week coincided with National Apprenticeship Week, where there is an increasing awareness of the multiple progression opportunities available to young people. Our #NCW programme was extensive and all year groups from across school and sixth form had the opportunity to learn from a broad and varied range of professionals in their field.

Following National Careers/Apprenticeship Week we also relaunched our KEVI Careers website, rebranded as Your Future. This has a whole host of information for students and parents about the full range of progression routes and opportunities. It is accessible from the Quick Links section of the site.

Our commitment and endeavour in the field of Careers Education does not stop after National Careers Week. We have more guest presenters booked in for year groups, the BBC are coming into talk about digital and media careers, Year 12 will attend the Oxbridge conference, The Brilliant Club continues… all of this is in the next few weeks!

Indoor Rowing Success

Congratulations!

Ellen Fenwick and Rebecca Bradley won silver medals at the British Rowing Northern Regional Finals at Durham University on Tuesday 19th March!

Well done to both girls.

Sister Act Rehearsals

The bi-annual musical was in final dress rehearsal over the last weekend. All cast, musicians, technical and support crew were in over Saturday and Sunday making sure everything is perfect for opening night on Thursday.

The production of Sister Act follows on the success of High School Musical back in 2017. It is fantastic to see some returning cast members but lost of new faces.

Massive congratulations to the musicians who are playing in the band – a three-volume score to rehearse with some piece 200 bars long! It is excellent experience for those with their sights set on careers as professional musicians.

The Technical Production crew do an outstanding job with all of the lighting and sound, many of the Sixth Form use these experiences to support applications to Media and Production courses at University. It is great hands on experience, all supported by our Alumni and volunteer Jonathan.

Without volunteers like Jonathan and the committed staff from Music and Drama these productions couldn’t go ahead. The talent and professionalism from the students has been remarkable over the weekend… bring on 2021 and the next one!

The show begins it’s three-night run on Thursday 21 March, tickets are available from the Finance Office. 

 

 

European Youth Parliament Regional Champions!

Many congratulations to our team from KEVI Debate who competed against five North East Schools in the regional forum of the European Youth Parliament. They researched and debated a number of extremely challenging topics such as repatriation of colonial era artefacts, combating anti-antisemitism and the greenhouse gas emissions of global warming. All of our participants were praised by judges for their enthusiasm and sensitivity. They are now through to the National Finals in September.

Very well done to Aidan Campbell, Jessica Hawkins, Hannah Freeman, Sam Yates, John McLean, Jack Simm,  Niall Murtagh and Megan Bell.

KEVI Student’s Cross Country Achievement

Year 13 student Rory came 2nd in the British Under 20 Cross Country Championships as a first year in the age group. He has now qualified for the World Cross Country Championships in Denmark, taking place on Saturday the 30th March! The event will be broadcast on the BBC. Well done!

National Cup Northern Final Y9 & Y10 Girls

Morpeth Under 15s victorious in the Area 6 of the National Cup Northern final.

The girls travelled to Billingham to face Old Brodleans from South Yorkshire the team have reached this.stage following victories against Alnwick, northumberland Baabaas, Tynedale, Ryton and Darlington Mowden Park. The girls got off to a subdued start and allowed Old Broads to take an early lead following a quick break from their winger.

Morpeth took to their game plan and started to deliver the quick ball for powerful runners to make yards. The half time score was 21-5 following 3 tries from Amy Carr, Liv Taylor and Amber Lawless all converted by Amber.

The second half started in the same way as the first with an early try with Amy Carr tearing up the Blind side to race over in the corner. Morpeth then spent the next 10 minutes defending bravely with big tackles from Hannah Bishop, Charlotte.Young, Emma Gerrard amongst others.

Another try followed as Morpeth forwards started to take control, in the final stages Amy Carr completed her hat trick and Lottie Glover Stewart crashed over after a quick penalty.

Throughout the game all the players and subs fronted up and tackled, ran and supported brilliantly.

Final score 45-5 meaning that Morpeth under 15s Girls are in the top 6 teams in the country and travel to the National Semi Finals day in Derby in Early April.

KEVI girls involved: Lottie Glover Stewart, Amy Carr, Hannah Bishop, Chloe Kennedy, Mia Smith (Captain) Marley Swinhoe, Niamh Hope, Charlotte Young, Holly Mchugh, Alice Heaton, Olivia Taylor, Emma Gerrard, Ruby Gerrard, Abbey Rutherford, Fay Smith, Grace Howson, Gina Goodfella, Emily Stafford.

Debating Success- the best in the North East!

Many congratulations to Nicole Souter and Aidan Campbell from KEVI Debate for their fantastic performance in the regional finals of the English Speaking Union Mace Competition. Progressing through a series of knockout rounds since October, Nicole and Aidan have successfully beaten all other North East schools including some extremely impressive competition from The Royal Grammar School (RGS), Dame Allan’s and Whitley Bay High School. They narrowly missed out on a place in the National Finals, being pipped to the post by the very deserving St Aidan’s Church of England High School in Harrogate. We are incredibly proud of their hard work and debating prowess – well done!