APS is calculated using all of the student’s GCSE subjects and is based on predicted grades. As students go through Year 11 this has the potential to change. Guidance and support will be provided on entry requirements to the Sixth Form during the next academic year.

Please see below for details of support available from the Exam and Curriculum Offices, school start dates and careers/further education advice.

Examination Office Support (01434 610353 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • Year 11 results can be collected by the student at 9am on Thursday 24 August 2017 from the Winter Gardens (if alternative arrangements for issuing the results are required, an alternative issue form should have been completed by 11 July 2017: we cannot guarantee an alternative issue of results for forms received after this date).
  • The Exams Office will be open Friday 25 August and Tuesday 29 August to Thursday 31 August 9am – 12:30pm to support you.
  • Year 10 students that sat a unit exam for either Sports Science and/or Health and Social Care in the summer exam series will receive their result once they return to school in September.

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The new Year 13 Biology students went to Berwick and completed field work in forests, sand dunes, rivers and rocky shores. The work went towards their practical skills portfolio – an accompaniment the A Level Biology course.

Mrs Bevan has sent through some photos of the German Exchange group: outside the Reichstag Building, where they had a talk and visit to the glass dome, at the Brandenburg Gate, at the Dr Oetker factory, and on their joint trip to Osnabruck, which included a tour of the historical sights. The group also met the mayor of Steinhagen; the news article and photo below appeared in two local newspapers.

Today we said ‘Adiós’ to our Spanish exchange partners who have been with us for what has been a very enjoyable week. Despite the almost incessant rain they enjoyed visits to Durham, Newcastle and Chesters roman fort in addition to a Harry Potter tour of Alnwick Castle which included a broomstick lesson! At least they will appreciate the sunshine and warmth once they are home!

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We are proposing to bring together Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School to create a single 11-18 Secondary school. Although significant changes are unlikely to happen before September 2019, we believe that this shift could help secure the future of education in the Hexham area for the next 30 years or more.

The reasons for the change are that the local Three-Tier arrangements for schools do not fit with the national education system, which is based on the Primary-Secondary model; that this would help us become financially sustainable; and that it could open the door to much-needed capital investment in buildings and facilities.

For full details of this Initial Consultation, and how you can give us your views, please see the Consultation page.