Huge congratulations to Year 10 Student Alan Young, who won The Northumberland School’s U16 boys Gross competition, held at Ponteland Golf Club on Tuesday 16th May. This will hopefully qualify Alan for The North of England Schools Championships to be held at Cleckheaton Golf Club, Bradford during May half term.
We love reading at King Edward’s and we are celebrating World Book Day all week with a range of activities for students and staff. There are lots of prizes to be won.
Student and Staff Book Quiz
Staff and students will be
competing in our annual WBD Quiz. Mrs Sibbald is our current WBD Quiz Staff Champion – who will be the one to knock her off the top spot? All students and staff can enter here: QUIZ HERE.
Tutor groups will be having a go at completing the SHELFIE quiz – staff have taken pictures of their bookcases showing what they love to read and students have to guess which bookshelf belongs to which staff member.
Book in a Jar Hunt
There are lots of jam-jars containing excerpts from popular books on teachers desks. Students will be given response sheets to complete – they need to find the jars, identify the book and submit their form to the LRC by lunchtime on Friday 3 March.
What’s that Quote?
Around A-Floor there are lots of quotes from the set texts in Englishhanging on the walls. Students need to hunt them out and identify the book and character. Entry forms handed in to the LRC by Lunchtime on Friday 3 March. More student prizes available!
Potato Character Competition for Staff & Students
Get creative and have a go at giving a spud a makeover – select any character from any book and decorate a potato to reflect the character. Entries to the LRC by lunchtime on Friday 3 March. Staff and student prizes up for grabs!
Thank you to all parents, carers and students who attended this event. If you would like to review the presentations for English, Maths and Science, please visit our KS4 Exam Preparation website here where you will find the presentation from the evening, important dates for Year 11 as well as curriculum overviews for all subjects to support revision.
The King Edward VI School Year 13 students have achieved excellent A level and level 3 vocational results today.
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 our students to enable them to achieve 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 are delighted at the range of exciting opportunities they are taking up. The courses applied for continue to expand and reflect the varied interests and talents of our students. We have students moving on to Conservatoires and the Royal College of Music, degree choices from Film and TV production to Midwifery, Fashion and Textiles to Robotics. Optometry, International Relations and everything in between. Several are pursuing apprenticeships in a range of fields, from Business Admin to Engineering. Whatever their next step, we wish all our students the very best for the future.”
Over a third of all entries were A*- A grades, almost 90% of all entries were A*- C grades and the average grade achieved was a grade B. A number of students performed outstandingly well, including 26 students who achieved all A-A* grades, 9 of which achieved all A*grades.
GCSE Level Results will be released to all students on Thursday 25 August. Results will be available for collection, in person by individual students from 9.30am from the Upper School Hall.
Alternatively, results will be emailed out to a student’s 3rivers account by 12 noon on Thursday 25 August. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to arrange for your results to be emailed. Otherwise any uncollected results will be posted home on the same day.
The letter sent to all parents and carers can be read in full here
Student Amy Stokoe is competing this week in the GB Alpine Championships in Tignes, France. Racers from all over the world are in the start gate.
National Championships Slalom Race Result:
3rd U18 British in the National Championships Slalom race – 14th Overall
Couple of World Cup racers competing including Charlie Guest, GB’s top lady alpine racer.
On Sunday 27th March Amy raced Super G and again had great results:
3rd U18 British National Championships race
4th U18 British National Junior Championships race
She still has more races to do but we are so proud of her and looking forward to her return next week, sometime.
Well done Amy!
A review of The King Edward VI School’s performance of ‘Annie’ 2022, by Mr P Cusworth
Little orphan Annie exploded onto the stage last night in a glorious riot of singing, dancing, music and joy which lit up the night sky to the moon and beyond. After a three year enforced absence musical theatre returned to King Edward’s with a stellar cast and the coolest hottest band this side of Pasadena driving this foot stomping, breathtaking spectacular.
Annie and the orphans opened the first half with “Maybe”, a touching, poignant ballad, leading into “Hard Knock”, with razor sharp choreography interrupted by deranged, dragon-hearted Miss Hannigan terrorising the orphans. From the heart melting chemistry between Annie and her stray dog Sandy in “Tomorrow” to the blind optimism of the Hoover-ites in “Hooverville” if ever we needed sheer escapism from a world teetering on the brink, it’s got to be now.
“Hot cocoa and ginger snaps waiting for you down by the recreation room” – who cares we don’t got no recreation room we can all dream Mr Warbucks is going to whisk us away and make everything alright. “NYC” featuring Warbucks himself along with Grace and Annie charmed and enchanted in an almost unbearably cute song and dance number. But in a stratospheric first half packed wall to wall with highlights it was Rooster, Lily and Miss Hannigan who stole the show with “Easy Street”. Precision timing oozing charisma and comic characterisation. “Next thing they’ll make a musical out of her” declares Miss Hannigan. Maybe they will Miss Hannigan but on tonight’s showing they’ll surely be making a musical about you!
Bert Healy continued the second half with the close harmonies of the Boylan sisters advertising “Oxydent toothpaste” in “You’re never fully dressed without a smile”, reprised by the orphans. For sheer glamour and sparkle and showbiz razzmatazz it doesn’t get any better than this. But something above all else was the sheer heart warming beauty of this story brought to life by this young, very talented and unbelievably hard working company. “Just thinking about tomorrow blows away the cobwebs and the sorrow”. As someone once said, “Tomorrow will be a good day”.
KEVI student Amy Stokoe has been racing in Spain over the weekend and has had some great results.
Only two British girls racing, others from Spain, France, Andorra, Belgium and Australia.
Super-G – 10th place
Giant Slalom – 15th place
Slalom – 8th place
The races on Friday and Saturday were World Cup Junior Races.
This was her first time racing Super-G as the Super-G races in February at the English Alpine Championships were cancelled.
Well done Amy, keep up the great work.