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An impressive number of QEHS students have qualified to represent Northumberland schools at cross country running. Well done to Ellen, Hannah, Rhianna, Arabella, Tom, Max, Alex, Chris, Cameron, Robbie, and Nick! Our students also earned first and third place in the Intermediate Boys category, third place in the Intermediate Girls category, and third place in the Senior Girls category.

The Department for Education is hosting an event on Saturday 23 January 2016 at the Centre for Life for graduates interested in training to teach. The day offers the opportunity to investigate all aspects of teaching and teacher training, including financial support, types of courses available, how to write a strong application and in-depth career insights. The ‘Train to Teach’ events are being held across the UK; for more information and to register see https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/teaching-events/train-to-teach-events 

If you would like to re-sit any exams in summer 2016, please click on the links below to download the relevant re-sit form. Forms are also available outside the Exams Office.

Fee information for re-sits can be obtained from the Exams Office - please call in over break/lunchtime should you need to check this information.

Completed re-sit forms and payment must be with the Exams Office by lunchtime on Tuesday 26 January 2016. Late fees will be applied for forms received after this date.

The summer exam series runs from 16 May to 1 July 2016, with the exception of iGCSE English which takes place early May. Individual student timetables will be issued/put on ePortal once exam entries have been received and processed.

If you need to know the exact dates of your exams just now, then please refer to the individual exam board websites for this information.

We would strongly advise against booking holidays until you receive your confirmed timetable as, although unlikely, changes to overall timetables can happen.

In 2015 QEHS Youth Theatre celebrates its 30th year.

It started with only 15 young people working alongside Kathy White-Webster, and has grown throughout the decades to involve almost one hundred young people every year.

The decision to stage West Side Story this year was an ambitious choice, but we never had any doubts that QEHS students would be able to do it justice; their professionalism, hard work, maturity and talent has ensured that the show was a huge success.

All the staff involved are immensely proud of them all, and wish them a well-deserved rest over the Christmas break!

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The Senior Boys Cross Country team retained their title at the Tyneside Senior Schools event held at Emmanuel College, Gateshead. The runners finished in first, fifth, sixth and ninth places to secure a convincing victory over Bede Academy, Blyth in second place and Dame Allan's, Newcastle in third. The Junior boys finished fourth in their event.

 

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On Saturday at Lee Valley Park Velodrome, London, one of our Year 10 students competed in the British Rowing Indoor Championships. He took the National Title and Gold medal, rowing 1513m in 5 minutes.

At the Tynedale Sports Awards two of our Year 13 students were presented with two awards by Steve Cram and Alison Curbishley. They won the Richard Mercer Trophy presented to the Youth Team of the Year for their record breaking British Championship Pair performance followed by two gold medals in the Pair and the Eight in the Home International Regatta rowing for England. They were also presented with the new Ian Turner Trophy for the Top Youth Sports Person(s) selected from all the youth category winners on the evening.

Geoff Higgins, the QEHS rowing coach, was also shortlisted and was runner-up in the Coach of the Year category.