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.

Year 8 into Year 9 Transition Information

Year 8 into Year 9 Transition information

At The King Edward VI School we pride ourselves on our relationships with parents/carers and students and based on their feedback we know that gaining as much information about our school and our ethos will enable a smooth transition.

We would therefore like to invite all parents/carers of our new Year 9 students for September 2019 to an Introductory Evening, to be held at The King Edward VI School on:

Monday 10 June 2019 – Newminster Middle School and our Out of Catchment Students.

Wednesday 12 June 2019 – Chantry & Dr Thomlinson Middle Schools.

Please arrive for 5.15pm (Uniform available to try on from 4.00pm.)

The purpose of the Introductory Evening is to give you:

  • a chance to meet some key members of staff from The King Edward VI School
  • an insight into aspects of our school e.g. curriculum, uniform and expectations
  • and students the opportunity to ask us any questions

We look forward to seeing you there.

In addition we will be running One to One Meetings

Thursday 20 June for current Chantry students at The King Edward VI School

Monday 24 June 2019 for current Newminster students and Out of Catchment students at The King Edward VI School

Thursday 27 June for current Dr Thomlinson students at Dr Thomlinson Middle School

We ask all parents/carers and their son/daughter to attend an individual meeting with a member of our pastoral team at The King Edward VI School. It is an opportunity to find out more about our school and have a discussion about your son/daughter’s future at The King Edward VI School. The meeting will last approximately 10 minutes and bookings for these appointments use the same system that you will be familiar with for parents evenings. Simply select your preferred time during either the morning, afternoon or evening; a member of staff will be allocated to you (this may not necessarily be the named person on the booking system). The booking system will open from Monday 3 June at 7.00pm and close on Wednesday 19 June 2019.

Induction Days will be held on:

2 and 3 July – Newminster and out of catchment students

4 and 5 July – Chantry and Dr Thomlinson’s students

The Induction Days for your son/daughter will be on the above dates from 9.00am until 3.00pm. Students should go to the Lower School Hall, where each day will start and end. All students must be dressed in their current middle school uniform, bring their PE kit and have £3 in coins each day for lunch (alternatively, students are welcome to bring a packed lunch). Throughout both days students will attend sample lessons and have a tour of the school.

School Uniform

Parents and carers will have the opportunity to purchase the new school uniform at school, on the evenings of Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Our uniform supplier, Emblematic, will set up a mobile shop in DS3 (adjacent to the Lower School Hall) from 4.00pm – 7.30pm to enable your son/daughter the option to try the uniform on before purchasing. You can also purchase uniform using the Emblematic website or by visiting their shop in Bedlington. (http://www.emblematic.co.uk/)

Other Information

During the week commencing Monday 3 June, your son/daughter will receive a pack with three forms (one contact details, one medical and one GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), which need to be completed and returned at your attendance to the 1:1 meeting. If you are unable to attend the 1:1 evening, please forward completed copies to Student Support at the school address as soon as possible.  

Should you have any queries, or require hard copies of any information, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Support Area on 01670 515415 option 2.

 

Year 10 Careers Week 2019

What a week 2019 Careers Week has been! The majority of our students have been out on work experience. Students have secured some amazing placements and we have had some fantastic feedback about their efforts and endeavours – we couldn’t be more proud. Some students have even been told to maintain contact with their placement providers over possible apprenticeship opportunities in the future.

For our students that were in school all week we have had a varied programme of activities to support employability and develop skills applicable to the workplace.

The week in school started with students researching potential career options – a scary prospect when the world is literally your oyster, Students were looking at careers in areas such as The Stock Exchange, tattoo artist, pilot, teacher and a multitude of other roles and professions. We then challenged students to reflect on their own skills, values and attitude and create their own professional CV.

In order to make effective career decisions, students first of all need to understand themselves, not just their dreams and ambitions but their own strengths and areas for development and how to strategise. We were delighted to welcome one of our former students into school to work with our current students on a team building day. This was particularly enjoyable and we were delighted the weather held!

Throughout Year 10 students have met with six different businesses from a range of economic sectors from law to health to the motor trade. This programme is put together and supported by the Esh Group who then invited students to the Eagles Community Arena for a mock interview. This was a testing day with nerves getting the better of some, but all of the students that had their interview found it a positive experience. Some students made such an impression they received offers of work experience and mentoring! As staff, what we took away from the day was the genuine smiles from students as they returned from interview. Some undoubtedly from relief, but all smiling with pride in their performance and courage they demonstrated.

Thursday was a personal finance day and with the help of Barclays Life Skills resources, the famous Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis and a representative of the Chartered Institute of Insurers we introduced the students to budgeting, student finance and savings and investments

In order to make really effective decisions about their future young people really need to know themselves; their skills, dreams and ambitions. This is the motivator for the week – a little bit of progress each day will create successful young people. We’ve finished the week with a little bit of fun, decoding the powerful messages in Rocky IV about resilience, the mantra of being a wolf not a sheep from Training Day and the exploring positive role models in As Good As It Gets. This was all wrapped up by the excellent support of the Newcastle United Foundation, where students participated in a range of enterprise activities, .

Triathlon Training Camp

One of our very talented and committed Year 12 students recently enjoyed an amazing opportunity to allow him to develop his sport.

Daniel recently had the chance to go on an altitude training camp in Sierra Nevada, Spain to help with his Triathlon. Altitude camps are highly specialist in the way they must be approached due to their nature.  With limited oxygen and unknown weather conditions you must be very adaptable and train using specific zones and devices to allow you to maximise the benefits you can gain.  To read more click here

Year 8 into Year 9 Introduction Evenings

At The King Edward VI School we pride ourselves on our relationships with parents/carers and students and based on their feedback we know that gaining as much information about our school and our ethos will enable a smooth transition.

We would therefore like to invite all parents/carers of our new Year 9 students for September 2019 to an Introductory Evening, to be held at The King Edward VI School on:

Monday 10 June 2019 – Newminster Middle School and our Out of Catchment Students.

Wednesday 12 June 2019 – Chantry & Dr Thomlinson Middle Schools.

Please arrive for 5.15pm (Uniform available to try on from 4.00pm.)

The purpose of the Introductory Evening is to give you:

  • a chance to meet some key members of staff from The King Edward VI School
  • an insight into aspects of our school e.g. curriculum, uniform and expectations
  • and students the opportunity to ask us any questions

We look forward to seeing you there.

Year 9 into Year 10 Transition Evening

Our Transition Evening will take place at The King Edward VI School on Wednesday 22 May 2019, from 5.30pm until 7.00pm.

The evening is designed to outline the transition process from Year 9 into Year 10 and explain how to parents/carers can best support students in the subjects they have chosen to study.

Making Workshop – Tues 30 April

Making workshop, Tuesday 30th April 2019, from 12-3pm. £5 including refreshments.

Project: Frame purse. Location: Youth Centre at KEVI.

Contact gillmiller2004@yahoo.co.uk to book a place.

Supporting Your Child Evening Presentations

The Value of Work Experience

You might think that the only point of doing work experience is to ‘tick a box’. You probably think you’ll just sit there twiddling your thumbs, or be given a stack of 2,000 envelopes to stuff, stamp and send. Although some work experience does involve doing menial tasks, it can still be very important. Some work experience placements might even give you the opportunity to take on some really interesting and challenging responsibilities. How meaningful each placement is depends on the set up and what is agreed from the outset.

The experience of being in an environment that is not school, seeing how different organisations work and how teams operate is invaluable. Your work placement doesn’t have to be in the sector/careers/job that you expect to be doing for the rest of your life. It is about seeing the big picture and developing real work, work ready young people. This is important as there is no such thing as a career for life. Most people who leave school, will have up to 7 different careers, with up to 40 different job roles in their working life. Any experience that shows how dynamic and adaptable you are is worth it.

10 Reasons to complete work experience:

  1. Research has shown young people are more likely to be successful in their job hunt if they have done some good work experience
  2. If you haven’t got a clue what career you want to do work experience is a perfect way to sample all the career options out there. It’s a way of exploring different jobs without actually committing to anything. Finding out you don’t like or don’t suit a particular job or working environment is just as valuable as confirming your aspirations.
  3. It’s the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry. You’ll get to speak to employees and ask them questions. You’ll then be able to make informed choices
  4. Doing work experience shows passion and interest.
  5. Work placements can increase motivation and effort, they can provide a real goal and realise ambition
  6. You can gain the skills to thrive in the work place, in a non-threatening situation, you can learn the do’s and don’ts of employment
  7. It’ll help you identify your own skills and perhaps even highlight the areas that you might want to work on
  8. You might secure your own job – part-time, or that dream apprenticeship.
  9. You will be starting to build a valuable bank of contacts for when you are ready to gain serious employment
  10. You get to enhance your CV with experiences beyond school, something that will really make you stand out among your peers

[source: adapted from allaboutcareers.com]

Year 10 work experience really is the chance to put all of the learning from Build my Skills into action. It is a chance for students to start thinking about where they want to be after year 11 and further.

Details of work experience, the placement provider forms and advice on how to organise a placement can be found via the Your Future – KEVI Careers page.