The Engineering Education Scheme Team with their trophy, in front of their display stand

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Four lower sixth students took part in the Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) at Newcastle University. They won the “Pupils' Choice Award”, which was voted for by students from all 27 schools taking part.

Year 12 and 13 students took part in a First Aid course on Tuesday 15 March 2016 with St. John’s Ambulance at QEHS. Students found the day very informative and interactive and will receive a certificate for completing the combined Basic First Aid and Essential First Aid All Ages course. 


There are two Year 11 Maths Revision Parents' Evenings this week:

  • Tuesday 22 March 2016 (6.00-6.30pm): for Foundation Tier students, held in the LRC
  • Wednesday 23 March 2016 (6.00-6.30pm): for Higher Tier students, held in the Main Hall 

We have recently sent out to parents/carers an information sheet regarding Year 12 mock exam results, a flowchart of progression until the end of the academic year, and a list of key dates.  An electronic version is also available.

This week, QE students are in France as part of the annual French Exchange. 25 pupils from Year 10 and 12 pupils from Year 12 have made the trip to Rouen to meet up with their French exchange partners, who visited Hexham last November. The group are fortunate to have the opportunity to be hosted by French families and thus gain an insight into life in France.

As part of the trip, our students have visited Paris, with highlights being a cruise on the famous Bateaux Mouches, a walking tour of the Louvre, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and a visit to the Sacre Coeur and the beautiful streets surrounding it.

Once again, students from our partner school from Steinhagen in Germany are paying us a visit this week as part of our annual German Exchange. 27 students are staying with host families of QE Year 10 students. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to see their classroom learning in a real-life setting and to make friendships with students from another country. As part of their visit, the German group will visit Newcastle, Edinburgh, Durham and, of course, Hexham.

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