The new academic year got off to a great start this week with BBC Radio Newcastle dropping in to talk to our Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl about the value and importance of women’s right to vote.
The interview took place in our Advanced Study Centre with the girls ‘going live’ at 8:50 (link to the show https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06hpvzb). Despite being nervous Claudia and Phoebe provided thoughtful comment on such an important issue. The girls were joined by Penny and Philippa Supporters and educators around the Women’s Suffrage movement. Penny is part of the Morpeth-based Emily Inspires group and Philippa, a third generation descendent of Emily Davison.
Whilst being interviewed live on local radio was both nerve wracking and exciting, it was a great opportunity to see and discuss modern broadcast media. Laura from Radio Newcastle discussed the importance of work experience within the journalism industry. Indeed, the technology that was used was surprising… and iPad and microphone!
The presentation from our Year 12 Information Evening is available by clicking here.
Students will be emailed the details of the ChromeBook scheme which will include links to sign up and set up payments.
Hopefully you will be pleased with your GCSE results.
If you intend to return to King Edwards 6th Form or put in an application and now no longer wish to attend, please complete this online form.
If you intend changing your subjects you will receive an appointment to meet with a member of the 6th form team for Tuesday 5 September to discuss your options.
Well done to all students and staff, we are extremely proud of you all.
Once again King Edward’s students have achieved outstanding A Level results, with thirty three students achieving all A* and A grades.
The percentage achieving A* – A grades was 26.4% and achieving A* – B grades was 52.6%.
The average points per entry was our highest ever at 33.3, which shows that across all subjects and grades students performed extremely well.
This year is the first of new more challenging A Level courses, many of which do not take into account AS grades, but rather assess all content at the end of the second year. Teaching staff have been working incredibly hard preparing new resources and lessons to support our students for these new linear courses. Our fantastic students have taken up the challenge and have been rewarded with outstanding results.
The vast majority of our Year 13 students will now progress on to university, but we are seeing an increasing number choose alternative options such as Higher Level Apprenticeships, School Leavers Programmes in Accountancy with RSM, gap years and even studying at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
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 Post 16 prospectus first and then check that combinations of subjects are possible using this latest option pool document. Students should choose one subject from each of the four option columns, even if you intend to only follow three A Levels.
The online application will ask you if you are predicted 46 points or not (see prospectus about how to calculate). The range of subject choices will depend on your answer. If your prediction suggests you will narrowly miss 46 points, then click that you have 46 points to give you access to the full range of subjects. Following your GCSE results in August, if you do not achieve 46 points an interview, with a member of the 6th form team, will take place on the 5 September to discuss which subjects are possible.
Bridging Week will take place during the week beginning 10 July, where students will try their chosen subjects for a week.
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.
If you would like a personal discussion and a tour of the school, please contact us via our email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will send out further information during the year, but we would expect you to attend Bridging Week and a presentation afternoon on Friday 7 July.
Congratulation to Year 13 student Bridget Donaldson, who has been chosen as the Dacre Brooch winner for 2014, in her role as a Morpeth Air Cadet.
The Dacre Brooch is the highest award any female Air Cadet can achieve. In 1979, Mrs Elizabeth Dacre MBE TD JP presented to the Air Training Corps the dress sword of her late husband, Air Commodore G B Dacre CBE DSO DL RAF to be presented to the “ATC Cadet of the Year.”
With the advent of girls in 1982, Mrs Dacre presented the Corps with a diamond brooch mounted on a sash, for presentation to the best female cadet. The very first winner of the Dacre Brooch was CWO Fiona Brown also from 404 Morpeth Sqn. Since 1983, the Dacre Sword and the Dacre Brooch have been awarded annually, with selection being based on the all-round performance of the cadets nominated firstly by their Sqns, Wing Headquarters, and, then by their Regional Commandants.
Bridget is also a staff member of 645 VGS where she instructs cadets on their Gliding Induction courses. The award will be presented to Bridget by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR when she visits the Sqn in the coming months.