The North East Teen Book Award

IMG_0112Getting and keeping, young people reading.

On Monday evening, eighteen students from King Edwards and the middle schools attended the North East Teen Book Award ceremony at The Centre for Life in Newcastle.  Since October, they’ve been sharing the reading of twenty contenders for the shortlist and helping to whittle this down to just six finalists.

Everyone has been looking forward to meeting the authors of the six shortlisted books and discovering whether their mental images of them match the reality.

The Teen Book Award is aimed at Y10 students. There’s a shortlist of six books which participating students help to choose and at least three months in which to read them, so it’s not too onerous.  The authors may be household names or making their debut but each book is selected to be very different from its rivals.

Not only do students have to read the books, they have to meet regularly to discuss them and summarise their opinions for everyone – including the authors – to read on the NETBA website: http://northeastteenagebookaward.wordpress.com

This is always the highlight of the evening and Monday night was no exception!

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Morpeth Partnership Ceilidh

IMG_0427Wow! What a night was had on Saturday 11th February for the second ever Morpeth Partnership Ceilidh. The King Edward VI High School, Dr Thomlinson’s, Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools Ceilidh Bands came together to perform in a wonderful evening of music and dance which was led by a caller. Families enjoyed an evening of superb entertainment, fun, laughter and even a pie and pea supper.

Many congratulations to the joint band of over 60 students and staff who performed on this night and the McGuinness School of Dance, Irish Dancers. A special thanks to Heather Harrison who organised the event.

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Be a Smarter Parker

schools_go_smarterWe are committed to road safety outside of our schools.

Please take time to watch this Schools Go Smarter and Northumberland’s Parking Team’s film.

It highlights how the parking behaviours of parents and carers impact on the safety of children at school drop off and pick up times and to inform parents and schools about the role of Northumberland’s camera enforcement vehicle.

The camera enforcement vehicle is used to assist with the enforcement of illegal parking on school keep clear markings outside of our schools.

Sixth Form Applications for Sept 2017

Any student wishing to apply for entry into our Sixth Form should complete this online application form.

Applications should be submitted by Monday 6 February. Any applications received after this date may not have access to all subjects as students may have already been allocated to classes which may become full.

Students should check the entry requirements in the Post 16 prospectus first and then check that combinations of subjects are possible using this latest option pool document. Students should choose one subject from each of the four option columns, even if you intend to only follow three A Levels.

46 Points

The online application will ask you if you are predicted 46 points or not (see prospectus about how to calculate). The range of subject choices will depend on your answer. If your prediction suggests you will narrowly miss 46 points, then click that you have 46 points to give you access to the full range of subjects. Following your GCSE results in August, if you do not achieve 46 points an interview, with a member of the 6th form team, will take place on the 5 September to discuss which subjects are possible.

Bridging Week will take place during the week beginning 10 July, where students will try their chosen subjects for a week.

Following GCSE results in August, all students should confirm their final subject choices using an online form which will be available on our website on results day.

External Applicants

If you would like a personal discussion and a tour of the school, please contact us via our email, kevi@the3rivers.net.

We will send out further information during the year, but we would expect you to attend Bridging Week and a presentation afternoon on Friday 7 July.

 

 

National Performance Tables 2016

 Level Results 2016Once again the National Performance Tables show that King Edward’s remains very strong at both GCSE and A Level.

At GCSE King Edward’s were amongst the top performing schools in the North East region for the key attainment measures of 5A*-C and A*-C for English and Maths combined.

At A Level we had another extremely successful year for Value Added, which measures the progress each student makes from their GCSE starting point to their A Level results. Our figure of 0.26 places us in the top 10 for all schools in the North East region, including independent schools.

Very well done to all staff and students for their hard work and dedication.

The secondary school performance tables can be found here.

The A Level performance tables can be found here.

The Three Rivers Learning Trust website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website, which is the new home for information about The Three Rivers Learning Trust.

This includes how we govern, our future plans and aspirations, career opportunities, and statutory information such as financial reports. It also provides links to all of our schools and to The Three Rivers Teaching School Alliance. We hope you find the website informative and interesting and we welcome feedback about it.

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Young Writers Awards 2017

image (3)18 students across all year groups have been preparing for the Young Writers Awards 2017. They took part in a one-day writing workshop at the Lit and Phil and were given prompts, hints and tips from a successful and published writer – Rob Walton. The awards ceremony is in March and we wish all students the best of luck for their submissions.