The Year 12 Freshers' Fair was held on Thursday 14 September 2017. The annual event allows Sixth Form students to volunteer for local charities and take part in extra-curricular activities. This year we expanded on the number of stalls at the event with both school clubs and external organisations represented. Hexham Town Council, Josie’s Dragonfly Trust, Tynedale Hospice and the Core Music were some of the exhibited their exciting opportunities to QEHS students. Students, teachers and external representatives all contributed to a great atmosphere in the Lower School Hall. We are particularly proud of the contribution that our Sixth Form students make to the wider community and hope they continue to volunteer their time and effort in the future. Thanks go to all those who were able to attend and make the event successful.

Mr E. Brown and Mr S. Wilson
Sixth Form Pastoral Team

Any students wishing to resit their English Language or Maths GCSE in November, please collect a form from the Exams Office (an electronic copy is also available to download). The form should be completed and returned to the Exams Office no later than Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Youth Dance Tynedale (YDT) classes commence on Monday 11 September 2017, and enrolment is now open. Please see below for the schedule of classes for 2017-18:

Students that wish to sit Admissions Tests for university should complete an Admissions Test Entry Form. A hard copy of the form is also available from the Exams Office.

Forms need to be handed in no later than 29 September 2017.

Following the GCSE results, if any Year 11 students and parents/carers require information on how to calculate your Average Points Score (APS) or entry requirements for subjects in the Sixth Form at QEHS, please see the Sixth Form Prospectus 2017-18.

Our Year 11 students and staff are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results. In a year of change, with significantly more challenging GCSEs and a new grading system in maths and English, we are delighted to report that we have matched our record breaking performance of last year.

80% of students achieved the new 9-4 grades in English AND Maths, matching the equivalent percentage of A*-C from last year.

There were many outstanding individual performances and we are delighted that so many students will progress on to study A Level and vocational courses in our Sixth Form which, indications following last week's results appear to show, is the best performing state school Sixth Form in the whole North East.