Dec 03

Sixth Form Open Evening

We saw a record turn out for the Sixth Form Open Evening. Our reputation as the best performing Sixth Form with unrivalled links to universities is certainly spreading! Alongside Southmoor and Sandhill View we had pupils and parents from St. Joseph’s, Grindon Hall, St. Anthony’s, Venerable Bede, Thornhill, Castle View and 360!

Applications for Sixth Form are now open.  Our next Open Evening is January 23rd 2019.  Please continue to help us spread the word!

You can make your application online now by clicking here.

Dec 03

Orwell Youth Prize Practice

Students from Southmoor and St Robert’s attended a workshop run by the Orwell Youth Prize. The day-long session was based around George Orwell’s values of integrity, truthfulness and fairness and increased their interests in current affairs and social issues.

Dec 03

Looking Back with Durham University

Year 12 historians attended the first of two sessions at Durham University’s History Department where they were introduced to life at Durham through a short lecture before working with undergraduates. They looked at primary source material including the first known narrative of Robin Hood!

Nov 29

The Ordered Universe

We saw the 2018 launch of the OxNet initiative which now has six schools involved across the North-East. Students were invited to St Peter’s Church in Sunderland to learn more about its connections with Bede, a medieval chronicler.  They took part in academic taster sessions in History and Physics as part of the ‘Ordered Universe’ research project and will now be competing for a place on this prestigious course.

Nov 29

Sandhill at the Sixth Form

Ninety Year 11 students from our sister school, Sandhill View Academy, joined us to take part in taster lessons and presentations to learn more about Sixth Form.

Nov 29

Thinking Fast

Seven Year 12 students spent a week at Nissan working on a Formula 1 project where they designed miniature F1 racing cars learning how to use brand new programming software and applying engineering theories to their designs.

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