Please see below for updated timetables of the upcoming internal Year 11 Mock Exams, and the external GCSE November exams:

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the Year 11 Revision Evening on Tuesday 17 October 2017. For copies of the presentations and handouts given during the evening, along with all other Year 11 assessment resources, please see the Year 11 Assessment/Mock Exam Resources page.

Key Dates for Year 11

  • w/c 16 October 2017 – Assessment Week
  • Tuesday 17 October 2017 (6.30pm – 8.30pm) – Revision Evening
  • w/c 6 November 2017 – Mock Exam Week 1
  • Tuesday 14 November 2017 (4.45pm – 7.30pm) – Sixth Form Open Evening


Arrangements for the first mock examination period for Year 11 students

Year 11 students will be sitting mock GCSE exams in English Language, English Literature, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, computing, French, German, Spanish, Latin, food technology, resistant materials, engineering and electronics from Monday 6 November to Friday 10 November 2017. All other subjects, apart from art (fine art, graphics and textiles), will sit an assessment in lessons from Monday 16 October to Thursday 19 October 2017.

QEHS are working together with West Northumberland Food Bank to help combat the growing problem of food poverty. West Northumberland Food Bank are a network of local volunteers and organisations who collect tinned and dried food that has been donated by local people. The collected food is then distributed to people who are in food poverty within Hexham and local areas. 

QEHS will be collecting the below tinned or dried items:

  • Tinned meat/fish/pulses/beans
  • Toothpaste/shampoo/shower gel/deodorant/razors
  • Tinned vegetables/tomatoes/fruit
  • Washing up liquid/washing powder/cleaning products
  • Dried milk/UHT long life milk
  • Nappies/baby wipes
  • Fruit squash/pop/coffee/sugar
  • Rice/noodles/tinned or instant potatoes
  • Dog food/cat food
  • Crackers/biscuits/cereal/tinned desserts

On Friday 29 September 2017, QEHS took part in Macmillan Cancer Support's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning'. A group of Year 12 students volunteered to run two cake stalls at break time, one in the lower school and one in the Winter Gardens, and raised a fantastic total of £228.97!

Click on the thumbnails below to see some of the delicious cakes on offer during the event:

For parents interested in Year 9 entry in September 2018

  • Consistently impressive GCSE and A Level results, amongst the best in the North East
  • Positioned in The Sunday Times top 250 schools in England
  • 86% of Y11 students achieved 9-4 grades (equivalent to A*–C) in English, 82% in Maths
  • Over 35% of all GCSE entries graded A*–A (or 9-7 for English and Maths)
  • “A calm and purposeful place” – Ofsted

Parents’ Tour – Tuesday 3 October 2017 (9.10–11.00am)

This is the fourth and final opportunity to visit the school during a working day and have a full tour led by senior members of staff. To book a place email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01434 610301.

Information Evening for Parents – Wednesday 4 October 2017 (Main School Hall, 7.00–8.30pm)

For all parents of prospective Year 9 students, an opportunity to attend a presentation about the school given by senior staff. You do not need to book a place to attend, please just come along.