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 A Level students has achieved excellent results today. Over 30% of all entries (666 entries) were A*- A grades and 81% A*- C grades. Students on average achieved a B grade and a number of students performed outstandingly, including 38 students who achieved all A-A* grades, 9 of which achieved all A*grades.
The school is delighted that almost three-quarters of students are now moving into higher education at a number of high performing universities including Oxbridge, many Russell Group and Ivy League institutions.
Headteacher, Clare Savage commented:
“These incredibly positive results represent all the hard work of our students throughout their time at King Edward’s. It is also an illustration of the dedication and commitment of the staff and parents who have supported the students to enable them to perform so highly.
As they prepare to move on to further study or work, I would like to thank our students for the significant and positive contribution they have made to our school. They have excelled in so many fields and we have been so impressed by all of their achievements. We wish all of our students every success in their future endeavours.”
Leanne Johnston, Head of Post 16 thanked the students for their efforts and congratulated them on their successes.
“The progress each and every student has made throughout Sixth Form is exceptional with many exceeding their target grades, which is fantastic.“
We celebrate each and every student’s individual successes and endeavours, and are genuinely delighted at the range of destinations and opportunities our students explore after Sixth Form. Our departing Head Boy, Luke Bailey, is taking up a place at Harvard University. Another student who is headed for the USA is Rory Leonard, who will take up a place on an athletics scholarship at the University of Arkansas.
Several students have secured outstanding apprenticeships such as PWC and Plan B with Gateshead College. Some of our students are taking gap years, with departing Head Girl working the ski season and others using the key skills they have developed and heading straight into employment.
Students will return to The King Edward VI School on the following dates:
Monday 2 September 2019 – Teacher Training Day
Tuesday 3 September 2019 – Teacher Training Day
Wednesday 4 September 2019 – Year 9 students return to school for 9.00am and assemble in the Lower School Hall. Year 12 students who have not completed an Induction process or have requested a change to their original subject choices, must attend school on this date.
Thursday 5 September 2019 – Year 10 and Year 11 students return to school
Monday 9 September 2019 – Year 12 and Year 13 students return to school
We look forward to seeing you then.
The Art Department at KEVI have wowed the general public again this year with the showcase of artwork in our annual A-level Art & Design exhibition. This year the exhibition was titled “Surge” to make a comment about the significant number of students moving on to pursue a creative path of study after their time at the school studying art.
The exhibition took over the art department and contained exceptional examples of drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, film and sculpture. The work created was in response to themes ranging from the architecture of northern cities to retro toys and games, dreams and illusions to childhood memories.
Head of Art, Laura Summerson, commented, “We are so proud of the students’ hard work and dedication. They have been very independent and developed specialist skills in their own individual ways. Students are strongly supported by the art team and, in a time where many schools are squeezing the art, we are so pleased that are able to continue to provide fantastic opportunities for our artists, designers and architects of the future.”
Among the visitors to the exhibition was Morpeth’s Mayor, Alison Byard, who was equally impressed by the students’ achievements. She also paid testament to all of the teachers at the school, thanking them for their hard work and dedication to all of their students this year.
Photographed L-R: Laura Summerson (Head of Art), Alison Byard (Mayor of Morpeth), Sam Connor (Art teacher & Lead Learner), Laura Haley (Art Teacher)
Also photographed – a selection of A-level Art & Design work from the 2019 Art Exhibition ‘Surge’
The Debate Society recently entered a team of eight students into the regional round of the European Youth Parliament. Given the high standard of the other debaters we were honoured to be chosen as the winners. As a result the team have qualified to proceed to the National Session of the European Youth Parliament in Liverpool this September. This is a four-day event that will bring together 150 participants from across the UK and Europe to engage with the theme:
‘Overcoming the Challenges of Political and Economic Globalization’.
The Year 12 students have led a fantastic team from across the school to put together this fabulous edition of the student newspaper; The Red and Black.
In March this year, The King Edward VI School was awarded the highly prestigious English Speaking Union (ESU) Oracy Culture Award for secondary schools. This award, which was open to all English secondary schools, recognises the excellent work that we have done to promote oracy over the last twelve months.
Oracy is the ability to communicate effectively. Employers put good oral communication at the top of their requirements for employees. At our school, we are aiming to elevate oracy to the same level of importance as literacy and numeracy. The hard work of our staff and students reflects this principle, as recognised by the ESU through the Oracy Culture Award.
Although our Debate Society has a long and successful history of developing aspects of oracy such as presentational talk, this year we have focused on developing the oracy skills of all students by learning to talk and learning through talk. The introduction of oracy credits into the school behaviour system and oracy assessments for PSHE lessons has been an important way of developing and recognising our students’ speaking and listening skills. All Year 9 students have benefitted from a special oracy unit during tutor time where they have learnt about the particular oracy strands and how to develop fluency. The scheme has been very successful and will form an important part of tutor time for all students in school in the next academic year.
The ESU judges commented that they were particularly impressed with the workshops and clubs that our high school students have designed and run within the first and middle schools in The Three Rivers Learning Trust. These successful projects have allowed our students to build on their own oracy and leadership skills and to share these widely with the future generations of The King Edward VI School students.
Our prize was a full day’s ‘Discover your Voice’ workshop run by an experienced debater from English Speaking Union’s team on the 21st June. Students from across Year 9 to 12 were treated to a wonderful variety of practical activities and skills sessions that were designed to challenge and develop their oracy skills. These focused on tone of voice, use of rhetorical features and how to express complex ideas in a powerful and concise way. They were also introduced to a new format of debating and enjoyed the practical experience of applying this to a series of complex and engaging topics, including politics, sport and the environment.
We came away from the session full of ideas about how to spread these oracy skills to our wider school community and look forward to building on our successes in the new school year.
A huge congratulations to our students for winning The North East State Debating competition at Durham University today. The King Edward VI School won best team and all five of our participants were ranked in the top 10 best speakers and received excellent feedback from the judges . We are very proud of them! To read more, please see our twitter feed: https://twitter.com/kevimorpeth/status/1145085775731732485?s=12
Congratulations to the Year 9/10 Rounders team and Year 10,11 and 12 Hockey leaders, who represented us at The School Games this week. An excellent performance was demonstrated by the Rounders team, who won three games and drew one. They narrowly missed out on first place due to points scored, achieving silver. Thank you to the Hockey leaders who were outstanding role models to the younger students throughout the day.
We are now building up to our final musical events of this academic year and we are planning to put on two concerts. Both evenings are going to be very exciting events with all our choirs and instrumental groups performing, with an opportunity to say a fond farewell to our dedicated Year 13 and a couple of Year 11 students who have given so much to the Music Department.
Saturday 6 July 2019 – 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Lower School Hall
This first concert will involve our Ceilidh Band, KEVI Community Jazz Band, our Steel Pan Groups and will feature a number of vocal soloists. Please encourage your family and friends to come to this fantastic evening concert.
Friday 12 July 2019 – 7.30pm to 9.30pm
St James’s Church, Morpeth
This second concert will feature our KEVI Community Orchestra, Choir and Chamber Choir with a number of instrumental soloists.
Tickets will be available at the main office from Monday 1 July 2019 with a suggested (minimum) donation of £5 per ticket (no concessions).
We look forward to seeing you there.