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. 

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.

Champion School Status!

National Citizen Service (NCS) has awarded ‘Champion’ status to The King Edward VI School (KEVI) thanks to its great commitment to working alongside NCS to build awareness of the NCS programme and having exceeded expectations in promoting the programme as well as recruiting students to take part.

The NCS programme supports young people’s transition to adulthood by developing their strength of character and life-skills which enables them to contribute to society with a greater sense of purpose, optimism and belonging.

Open to young people aged 16-17 the NCS programme takes place in school holidays and includes outdoor team-building exercises, a residential for participants to learn ‘life skills’, a community-based social action project and an end of programme celebration event.

Leanne Johnston, Assistant Headteacher at The King Edward VI School in Morpeth says:

“We are of course delighted to receive the recognition of Champion School. However, what we see, through supporting NCS are our students in Sixth Form who have completed the programme more motivated, engaged and independent learners. The benefit the programme gives to students in terms of experience and crucial life or employability skills is superb. The quality of applications for Post 18 progression are superior for those students who have completed NCS.”

Hayley Phillipson, NCS Recruitment Coordinator for Northumberland says:

“We always receive a warm welcome from staff and students at KEVI so I am delighted to present an award to mark their NCS Champion status. Current year 11s can now sign up to the 2019 summer NCS programme – places fill up fast so I’d encourage them to take action before it’s too late.”

NCS is making a positive contribution towards developing our country’s future talent and is proven to increase confidence, communication and leadership abilities. University participation rates for those who take part in NCS was on average 12% higher than those who didn’t take part*.

Izzi Dorrian, Head of Education engagement at the NCS Trust comments:

“Through working closely with schools and colleges across the UK, we are able to ensure more young people have the opportunity to be aware of the amazing benefits which come with participating in the programme. This collaboration is helping us to ensure the programme is embedded in local communities and reminds us exactly how the programme is helping change the futures of thousands of young people each year.”

For any students in Year 11, you can sign up to participate in NCS next summer at NCSYES.co.uk or calling 0191 247 4020. A range of departure dates will be available for summer 2019. Use the code NCS35! To book a place for just £35.

First Edition

A team of students worked together to get their vision of a school newspaper up and running. The self-starting group have shown great determination and resilience to get together the content for their first edition, even meeting with a marketing and branding expert for advice.

The editorial team includes all year groups, but is led by one of our Year 12 students. Getting the first edition together has been a real accomplishment and we look forward to their second edition scheduled for release in February.

The Red and Black Winter Edition

 

The Biggest King Edward’s Inspires… so far!

A Northumberland school welcomed hundreds of students and parents from across the county to its biggest and best careers event yet on 22 November.

King Edward’s Inspires, which is now in its fifth year, is an annual careers fair held by The King Edward VI School, part of The Three Rivers Learning Trust. And this year’s event featured stands from more employers than ever before, including accountancy firms PWC and Graeme Tennick & Co, law firm Muckle LLP, the NHS, Northumbria Police, Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service, Northumbrian Water, civil engineering firm ARUP, HR specialists Avec, Faulkner Browns Architects, design and brand agency JUMP, and more.

In addition, students and their parents and guardians could chat to representatives from colleges and universities from across the country, including The Northern School of Art, Edinburgh Napier, Leeds Beckett, Edge Hill, the London School of Economics, Trinity College Cambridge, and the Universities of Stirling, Newcastle, Cumbria, Sheffield, Dundee, Sunderland, Huddersfield, and Teesside among others.

There was also a full programme of advisory presentations on offer, covering topics including apprenticeships, personal branding, student life and finances, and careers in areas as diverse as nursing, engineering, medicine, film, sport, law and environmental science.

As well as King Edward’s own students, a coach descended on the Morpeth school from Berwick Academy and families from The Duke’s Secondary School were welcomed.

Sarah Flanagan, Head of Post-16 Education at Berwick Academy said of the event: “It’s been really valuable for us as a rural and isolated school to get access to this range of employers and higher education institutions. We simply couldn’t do this alone, so our ongoing partnership with The King Edward VI School has really been of benefit to my students over a number of years, and this year has been bigger and better than ever before.”

Mark Fox, Careers and Employability Manager at The Duke’s Secondary School in Ashington added: “I think it’s been a really amazing evening, because there’s something for everyone, so no one has gone home empty handed.”

Year 12 student at The King Edward VI School Shannon Brown said: “Tonight has been really good for me because I didn’t really feel I had a clue what I was doing but now I have a plan, and lots of information to go through.”

Exhibitor Graeme Tennick has already got work experience candidates lined up until July 2019 following the event. He added: “It’s a fantastic event that helps the students to fully get a feel for what businesses are like and what they are looking for, and the various routes forward. We’re looking forward to taking part again next year.”

 

Leanne Johnston is Assistant Headteacher at The King Edward VI School. She also organises King Edward’s Inspires. She said: “King Edward’s Inspires goes from strength to strength with our partnerships with The Duke’s Secondary School and Berwick Academy continuing to thrive.

“The students and their parents get a lot of benefit from the evening, so we want to thank all of the organisations that have taken time out of their busy schedules to attend.”