We have now published our Sixth Form prospectus for 2017 entry (click picture above for a link to the electronic version). We have over 30 A Level and vocational courses available and our basic entry requirement is 5 A*-C (or 4+) grades at GCSE including English Language. Our Sixth Form is one of the best in the North-East and we have a range of events taking place throughout 2016 and 2017 to help students decide which courses they wish to study, including an open evening, taster days and 1:1 guidance interviews.

If you are not currently in Year 11 at QEHS and wish to join our Sixth Form, please download our prospectus and register an interest with Emily Webb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We strongly advise you to attend our Open Evening on Tuesday 15 November 2016 but external students should contact Emily in advance so that we can register your interest and help you make the most of the evening.

Resit forms are available from outside of the exams office and can also be downloaded from the Exams page. Completed forms must be returned, with payment, to the exams office no later than lunchtime on 2 December 2016.

Please note that information on resit exam fees is available from the exams office during break or lunchtime only.

Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended the Welcome to Sixth Form Evening on Tuesday 20 September 2016. The presentation from the evening is available below as a PDF document. 


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Freshers' Fair 2016 was held on Thursday 15 September for all Year 12 students; the annual event showcased volunteering and extra-curricular opportunities available to Sixth Form students. There were over 20 stalls at the event with both school clubs and external organisations represented, including Oxfam, WECAN, Josie's Dragonfly Trust, Hexham Abbey, Northumberland National Parks, and Hexham Youth Initiative, who all presented their exciting opportunities to QE students. The afternoon had a great atmosphere and hopefully all the 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 the wider community and hope they continue to volunteer their time and effort in the future.

Mr Brown and Mr Wilson
Sixth Form Pastoral Team

English Language and Maths GCSE resits take place week commencing 31 October 2016, as well as Admissions Tests for Year 13 students. Please see the Exams page for more information.

We would like to congratulate our outgoing Year 11 students for their fantastic GCSE results this summer. We know that they have worked incredibly hard and would be the first to thank their teachers and parents for the support they have been given. These results allow them to progress with confidence into our Sixth Form, or to their chosen college course or apprenticeship.

The Department for Education will publish new data to measure school performance this year. We are particularly proud of the fact that 80% of students achieved A*-C in both English and maths, which once again is the highest in Northumberland. The key results were as follows:

  • Percentage of students achieving A*-C in English: 87%
  • Percentage of students achieving A*-C in maths: 83%
  • Percentage of students achieving A*-C in both English and maths: 80%

There were a string of notable individual achievements with more than 50 students achieving 8 or more A* or A grades and a significant number of students achieving A*/A in every subject taken. All of Year 11 should be proud of their results. They have been a pleasure to teach and we look forward to welcoming many of them back into our Sixth Form this year.