QEHS closes for the summer at the end of Tuesday 19 July 2016 and re-opens for students on the dates listed below.

The Curriculum Team will be available to discuss exam results and options from Thursday 18 August 2016. Please telephone Emily Webb on 01434 610312 to make an appointment.

Monday 5 September 2016 - Teacher Training Day.

Tuesday 6 September 2016 - Year 9 students start and Year 13 students have individual appointments with teaching staff.

Wednesday 7 September 2016 - Year 10, Year 11, and Year 13 students start.

Thursday 8 September 2016 - Enrolment Day for Year 12 students. All Year 12 students should meet in the Main Hall at 8.55am.

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Earlier this month 19 youth dance groups from across the country took part in U.Dance 2016; the nation’s annual youth dance festival, following a record number of 296 applicants being received. Youth Dance Tynedale’s work ‘Requiem of Youth’ by choreographer Anthony Lo-Giudice was selected to represent the North East and was performed on Saturday 9 July 2016 at The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays.

On Thursday 7 July 2016, Miss Elliott took four of our promising young designers from Year 11 and 13 to the Discovery Museum in Newcastle to take part in the Young Engineer, Design and Technologist Competition. The competition is held annually and gives students from schools across the region a chance to show case their design work and practical projects.

For more information on all of the support available for Year 11 students after their GCSE results, see the Post-GCSE Support for Year 11 document.

This summarises Exams Office support, Curriculum Office support, start dates for Year 12, and information for students needing advice on careers or further education.

As mentioned in the Curriculum Office Support section new option blocks are available, however some options are subject to availability.

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Year 11 students enjoy a day in Berlin, photographed here outside the Bundestag. It was a very early start but well worth the train journey to learn about the city's very varied and interesting history. Students have also been on a tour of Dr Oetker and they will meet the Mayor of Steinhagen at a reception at the town hall tomorrow. Thursday the group will visit the Felix Nussbaum museum in Osnabruck.

A letter has now been published by the Governing Body regarding the outcome of the consultation on the proposed conversion to a Multi-Academy Trust.