Monthly Archive: November 2019

Nov 25

Testing Out Sixth Form

Over the last few weeks students from Year 10 had the chance to test out a variety of Sixth Form taster lessons. Pupils tried out topics such as Art and Photography, Business, Computing, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Biology, Literature and Sociology in order to pique their interest when they come to consider further study.

Nov 25

Creating a Buzz

David Hodgson, founder of ‘The Buzz’ personality quiz, visited Year 12. He gave them an insight into how to make the most out of Sixth Form, specifically by understanding their own personality types. Students completed a personality quiz based on the Myers-Briggs personality theory and found out which animal they were – be it sea …

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Nov 25

Laying Down the Law

Thank you to Dr. Josh Jowitt, a lecturer from Newcastle University Law School, who spoke to Year 13 students who are considering law as a degree subject. The class looked at concepts of law, examined common morality and talked about the legal systems that form the core of our society.

Nov 25

Medical School Motivation

A representative from Newcastle University visited aspiring doctors in Year 12 to introduced them to the four pillars of medical ethics. Students learned how to spot these pillars in real life and debated different ethical scenarios that might arise. This tested their decision-making, something which they will have to do in their admissions exam and …

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Nov 18

Getting Active for Children in Need

We were visited by BBC Children in Need and ‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks. Joe, with help from Pudsey, took Year 7 and Sixth Form students through one of his high intensity routines before answering questions about his passion for promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. We also raised money with an in-school dance-a-thon, a …

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Nov 18

The National Theatre and a Curious Incident

We were delighted to welcome back actors from the National Theatre who once again transformed our main hall into a stage for a performance of the award winning show ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’.  This was a fantastic opportunity for A-Level Drama students to watch the show in an up-close and …

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