Carbon Capture Talk & Eco-Gardening

Georgia and Jason talking about climate change to their audience

Saturday 19 October, in follow up to the Local Democracy Week launch of The Three Rivers Climate Change Strategy, the PTFA and associated presented a Carbon Capture talk. Two of our Year 12 Environmental team Georgia  and Jason, and Year 10 members of the Eco-gardening team, Beth, Llia and Abigail, made brilliant presentations at the Carbon Capture talk in the ASC on Saturday morning where they talked about Climate change issues and our conference.

Our guests mainly came from Hexham and they were blown away by our students speaking out so confidently about the issues. The upshot is that the guests are going back to Hexham full of enthusiasm for moving things on there too.
Our speaker, Prof. David Manning from Newcastle Uni’s Soil Science Dept. is also now considering ways of helping to bring more students together from several schools to meet up at the Uni and consider climate change and how to mitigate this through carbon capture methods.
The message about turning pledges into individual and group actions to make things happen is travelling! Our first carbon capture bed with a 50/50 mix of compost and volcanic dust capturing CO2 and changing it into calcium carbonate so it’s trapped in the ground. It’s spring bulb planting time.

A Night of Monologues

We are delighted to invite you to attend an evening of stunning performances by our incredibly talented Drama Society. The society, led by Mrs Anderson, ably supported by Deputy Head Girl, Rosie will provide an evening of unrivalled entertainment. The evening will feature performances from Blood Brothers, Romeo and Juliet and many more. We are especially proud to present an monologue written by one of our very own students, Ollie.

Sixth Form Enrolment 2019

Congratulations! We hope you are very pleased with your results, it was a tough exam season and you should be proud of your efforts.

If you have been offered a place to study with Sixth Form at King Edward’s please complete this online Enrolment Form to confirm your place. Here you are asked to confirm your subject choices, there is also an option to request a change of subject. Change of subjects will be done during induction on Wednesday 4 September through a one to one meeting with one of the Sixth Form team. Students who are joining Sixth Form from other schools are invited in at 9am with all other applicants invited to attend from 10:30am.

Course details and entry requirements can be found via the Sixth Form website http://sixthformkevi.the3rivers.net/

Students who no longer wish to take up their offer of a place with Sixth Form at King Edward’s should also formally decline their place via the  Enrolment Form If you require any further guidance and support please contact Janet who will be available Friday 23 August in school until 12 or from 2 September.

We look forward to welcoming you to the new term as a Sixth Form student. Induction will take place on 4 September and the term and lessons officially starting on Monday 9 September.

 

Enrolment Form

A Level Results 2019

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.“

Rory and Luke

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. 

Debate Team Quiz Night

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 Debate Society are naturally extremely excited about this, though the costs to attend, as well as accommodation and travel, are prohibitive. Fortunately this gives them an excuse to run fun events such as quiz nights, raffles and bag packs, things which will all also help in furthering our team work along the way!

North East STEM Tournament

Students were brilliant, representing King Edward’s at the North East STEM tournament on Friday 22 March. Up against schools from across the area from Hexham to Middlesborough and Durham – in total 24 teams competed.

Students were given a set of materials and had to problem solve and think on their feet to respond to the project brief. Teams designed and built a working crane, capable of picking up and moving nuclear waste. 

Both of our teams, one year 9 and and year 12, worked fantastically well and it culminated in the Year 12’s winning the “advanced” category.

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.