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Community and Leisure Courses Spring 2015

Nepal earthquake Collection

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

A massive thank you to all of the staff, students and parents who donated to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal on Friday. Together we raised £1,650 which will be match funded by the government to give a total of £3,300. This will be put to good use helping the huge numbers of people affected by this disaster.

More information about the appeal can be found on The Red Cross Website

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Sixth Form HE Evening

Higher Education Evening for Parents – Tuesday 28 April 2015

Thank you to all parents who attended this event and we hope you enjoyed the evening and found it informative. Links to the presentations given by John Hill, Rebecca Ruddick and Michelle van Den Berg are available below and in the Sixth Form Section.

Reminder of Progression Timeline Key Dates

28 April Higher Education Advice Evening
11 May AS level Exams Begin – Exam leave from half-term
10 June Next Step Conference – Students return to school from exam leave (Year 13 begins)
Week Commencing
22 June
Wednesday 24 June and Thursday 25 June Progression Days (and EPQ)
26 June University Visits (Newcastle and Northumbria) and Fast Track Day
7 July Fast Track and EPQ day
2 Sept Year 13 students meet with teachers and predicted grades finalised
14 Sept UCAS paragraphs completed and applications can be completed
Sept/Oct Referees support applications
Deadlines 15 Oct: Oxbridge/Medicine/Dentistry/Vet
23 Oct: QEHS Deadline

Engineering Education Scheme 2015

Engineering Education Scheme 2015
Sixth form students at their display stand

Four lower sixth students recently took part in the Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) at Newcastle University. During the day, the students gave a 15 minute presentation to a panel of expert assessors. They were highly commended for their “enthusiasm, confidence and knowledge”. They are to be commended for the quality and detail of the work they completed.

The four students have worked with an engineer from Royal Haskoning DHV to find a solution to a real-life civil engineering problem. They have been working on solutions to a flood alleviation project in the Somerset Levels. The project has involved site meetings, a 3 day residential course, where students tested possible solutions, at Newcastle University, and regular meetings with the engineer. The students had to produce a detailed, industry-standard report for the CAD, as well as a spoken presentation and display stand for the CAD.


Labour Win QEHS General Election

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Congratulations to David Fava (Labour) who has won the QEHS General Election. Over recent weeks we have held a parliamentary election debate (broadcast by BBC Radio Newcastle) and four of our sixth form students have been passionately campaigning on behalf of the main political parties. Well done to all of the candidates who have done a fantastic job of raising awareness of the key issues. Be heard: vote on Thursday.

David Fava (Labour): 97 votes
Erin Stanbury (Green): 32 votes
Rowan Pughe (Lib Dems): 31 votes
Duncan Saunders (Conservative): 28 votes
Spoilt ballots : 4

Sixth Form Bulletin

The Sixth Form Bulletin contains information on employment and university opportunities. The latest edition is out now.

Previous editions can be found under the Sixth Form Menu


QEHS at the BBC

Year 12 Media BBC Tour

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Year 12 BTEC Creative Media Production students visited the BBC Newcastle studio in order to investigate how news programmes get made. They were taken round all parts of the building including Radio Newcastle. They were able to see the Look North studio and even sit in the presenter's chair. Students were able to have a go at broadcasting the news and weather themselves. They also met with 'Inside Out's' front man Chris Jackson who spoke about how documentaries get made.