QEHS Sixth Form Open Evening for entry in September 2016

Monday 9 November 2015, 4.45 – 7.30 pm (attendance at the whole event is advised)

This event is for Year 11 QEHS students and parents and for those thinking of joining us in the Sixth Form from another school. Potential new students and parents should contact Joanne Smeatom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01434 610312 for a programme for the evening.

Queen Elizabeth High School is one of the top sixth forms in the North of England and outperforms almost all independent, state and voluntary aided schools in the area. Our size means that we can offer more choice to suit the needs of all students, with over 35 A Level and Level 3 vocational courses.

The exam timetable for November is now available - see the Exams page for more information.

On Thursday 17 September 2015 we held our Freshers' Fair for Year 12 students. This annual event showcased opportunities available to Sixth Form students for volunteering and taking part in extra-curricular activities.  There were over 20 stalls at the event with both school clubs and external organisations represented, with organisations such as Oxfam, National Citizen Service, Core Music, Cultural Care Au Pair, Josie's Dragonfly Trust, and Hexham Youth Initiative exhibiting their opportunities. The afternoon had a great atmosphere and hopefully all the QEHS clubs and organisations now have a lot more Sixth Form volunteers! We are particularly proud of the contribution that our Sixth Form students make to their wider community through volunteering. 

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Welcome to Sixth Form evening on Tuesday 15 September 2015.  The presentation from the evening is available below as a PDF document:

Welcome to Sixth Form Evening - 15 September 2015


In addition, information about the different types of enhancement for Year 12 students is available as a PDF document below:

Year 12 Enhancement Overview - September 2015

All Year 12 students are required to attend school on Friday 4 September 2015 to formally enrol into Sixth Form, to select their enhancement subject and solve any outstanding timetable queries. Students are to meet in the hall for an 8.55am prompt start.

The enhancement subjects that students can choose from are:

  • AS OCR General Studies
  • Level 3 AQA Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Level 3 AQA Certificate in Enterprise, Employability and Personal Finance
  • AS OCR Further Mathematics is available only to students who have met the subject grade entry requirements including passing the algebra test at the correct level; on receipt of their GCSE results, some students will now realise that they will have to select an alternative enhancement option

An overview of each option will be explained to the students ahead of them making their selection. Each of the subjects will have formal teaching time allocated and all have UCAS points attached to them.

The Higher Sports leaders Award (HSLA) runs outside of the formal enhancement programme and students will be able to sign up for this and other extra-curricular activities at the 'Freshers Event' on Thursday 17 September 2015.

Please also 'save the date' for:

  • Students: 14 September 2015 - Welcome to Sixth Form Day - all day event from 9.00am in the Queen's Hall
  • Parents: 15 September 2015 - Welcome to Sixth Form Parents' Evening - 7.00pm start in the lower school main hall

The QEHS team are looking forward to welcoming all the Year 12 students tomorrow, at the start of what hopefully will be an enjoyable and very productive two years.

Following another highly successful year the Rowing Club is now ready to welcome new members. If you would like to take up this enjoyable and rewarding sport come to the boathouse on Tyne Green on Sundays at 9.30am and either Monday or Wednesday at 3.50pm. See the link below for more information about the club or checkout the poster in the PE corridor.

  Rowing Club Introduction

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