Mar 12

Year 13 Get the Point

As part of their ‘Practical Sports’ unit, Year 13 students completing the Cambridge Technical Sports and Physical Activity Course are getting a range of sporting activities as part of their studies. With rock climbing recently under their belts, students have now been taking part in some fencing lessons to further broaden their knowledge!

Feb 27

Moving on Up!

We took our Cambridge Technical Sports & Physical Activity Year 13 students on a visit to Sunderland Wall as part of their ‘Practical Sports’ unit. Our students were given the chance to tackle the formidable climbing challenges presented by the artificial walls as well as taking the opportunity to belay for each other and practice good climbing safety.

Feb 12

Personal Project Perfection

Sixth Form students have been presenting their Extended Personal Projects to a panel of staff. The qualification allows students to pursue a topic they are truly passionate about that is then presented to a panel for professional feedback. A fantastic variety of projects caught student’s interests including the History of Formalwear, research into String Theory, Graphic Design / Fine Art projects and there was even a complete novel! Well done to all students who presented their work.

Feb 12

Back to the Baltic

Three groups of AS /A level and GCSE Art and Photography students attended the Baltic and Side Gallery. The visits were arranged to coincide with the GCSE and A level examination paper and help support student’s development of their own ideas.  The student’s responses, attitude and reflections on the work was outstanding with some genuine heartfelt reactions displayed on their behalf.

Feb 05

Fantastic Fine Artists Win Recognition

The work of three students from both AS and A Level Fine Art was entered into the annual ‘Youth Arts Exhibition’ held at Washington Arts Centre.  We are delighted that all three entrants beat tough competition and won three of the six prizes on offer from 150 entries!  The Mayor presented students with their awards and they will now go on to the ‘Sunderland Young Achievers Awards’ held at the Stadium of Light.

The winners are Laura Giles (Year 13), Kiera Simpson (Year 13) and Shannon Evans who left last summer and is currently studying a BA Hons in Fine Art at Newcastle University.  Well done girls!

Jan 29

Balliol Bound for Beattie

Congratulations to former Sixth Form student and ex-head boy Michael Beattie who, after a challenging interview process, has received an unconditional offer to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the world renowned Balliol College at Oxford University. Interestingly this esteemed course has produced 11 Prime Ministers over the years. Good luck Michael!

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