Welcome to QEHS
In 1599 Queen Elizabeth I granted the people of Hexham a charter to establish a school because of their “outstanding eagerness to promote good learning”. Over 400 years later Queen Elizabeth High School continues to flourish as a friendly, welcoming and high achieving community school, educating over 1300 students, including over 400 in the Sixth Form.
Freshers' Fair 2015
On Thursday 17 September 2015 we held our Freshers' Fair for Year 12 students. This annual event showcased opportunities available to Sixth Form students for volunteering and taking part in extra-curricular activities. There were over 20 stalls at the event with both school clubs and external organisations represented, with organisations such as Oxfam, National Citizen Service, Core Music, Cultural Care Au Pair, Josie's Dragonfly Trust, and Hexham Youth Initiative exhibiting their opportunities. The afternoon had a great atmosphere and hopefully all the QEHS clubs and organisations now have a lot more Sixth Form volunteers! We are particularly proud of the contribution that our Sixth Form students make to their wider community through volunteering.
Welcome to Sixth Form Evening
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Welcome to Sixth Form evening on Tuesday 15 September 2015. The presentation from the evening is available below as a PDF document:
In addition, information about the different types of enhancement for Year 12 students is available as a PDF document below:
Year 12 Enrolment and Enrichment
All Year 12 students are required to attend school on Friday 4 September 2015 to formally enrol into Sixth Form, to select their enhancement subject and solve any outstanding timetable queries. Students are to meet in the hall for an 8.55am prompt start.
The enhancement subjects that students can choose from are:
- AS OCR General Studies
- Level 3 AQA Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Level 3 AQA Certificate in Enterprise, Employability and Personal Finance
- AS OCR Further Mathematics is available only to students who have met the subject grade entry requirements including passing the algebra test at the correct level; on receipt of their GCSE results, some students will now realise that they will have to select an alternative enhancement option
An overview of each option will be explained to the students ahead of them making their selection. Each of the subjects will have formal teaching time allocated and all have UCAS points attached to them.
The Higher Sports leaders Award (HSLA) runs outside of the formal enhancement programme and students will be able to sign up for this and other extra-curricular activities at the 'Freshers Event' on Thursday 17 September 2015.
Please also 'save the date' for:
- Students: 14 September 2015 - Welcome to Sixth Form Day - all day event from 9.00am in the Queen's Hall
- Parents: 15 September 2015 - Welcome to Sixth Form Parents' Evening - 7.00pm start in the lower school main hall
The QEHS team are looking forward to welcoming all the Year 12 students tomorrow, at the start of what hopefully will be an enjoyable and very productive two years.
Rowing Club Introduction Sept. 2015
Following another highly successful year the Rowing Club is now ready to welcome new members. If you would like to take up this enjoyable and rewarding sport come to the boathouse on Tyne Green on Sundays at 9.30am and either Monday or Wednesday at 3.50pm. See the link below for more information about the club or checkout the poster in the PE corridor.
For students that wish to request an exam re-mark, please complete a post-results services form, and return to the Exams Office along with payment no later than 12 noon on Friday 18 September 2015.
If you would like to request an exam script, please return forms and payment no later than 12 noon on Friday 2 October 2015.
Forms and payments received after the deadline cannot be processed.
Post-results forms were in exam result envelopes and spare ones are available from the Exams Office, which is open from 9.00am to 2.30pm, Monday to Friday.
YDT Free Taster Sessions Sept. 2015
Youth Dance Tynedale is a contemporary dance training programme for young people aged 8-18 who live in Tynedale. Classes take place during term time at Queen Elizabeth High School. Free contemporary dance taster sessions are taking place in the week beginning 7th September. (see poster for session details).