Moving On Up – Transition Programme Week 2

Our recent Year 11 leavers continued our Transition Programme for 2021. In week two of the 6 week programme we have teamed up with Oxplore, from Oxford University, to ask some BIG questions to challenge our budding sixth formers.

Check out our full menu to see what tasty transition tasks we have planned over the coming weeks.

You can access the Week 2 programme of activities by clicking this link.

If you cannot access the online information and resources, please email:

Year 12 Geography Visit

Year 12 Geography students visited The Ouseburne Valley in Newcastle.  Students enjoyed a guided tour to learn about how the area has changed over time as well as its recent regeneration. Students were also given the opportunity to practice field work techniques which they can apply to their Independent Investigation (an important part of the A Level course, worth 20% of their final grade). Soon they will learn physical field work techniques and study contrasting coastal management at Bambrough and Blythe beaches.

Moving On Up – Transition Programme Week 1

We gave our recent Year 11 leavers their first taste of Year 12 with the start of our Transition Programme 2021. We’re really excited to see our new sixth formers again in September and to help with the big move up to Year 12, we’ve created a bespoke transition programme for students to engage with over the coming weeks. Students will learn more about their subjects whilst seeking to improve their understanding of the world in which we live, key skills for any budding sixth form student.

Check out our full menu  to see what tasty transition tasks we have planned over the coming weeks.

You can access the Week 1 programme of activities by clicking here.

A Lesson to Get the Blood Pumping

Year 12 Health and Social students received a special lesson in anatomy from Miss Dunn. Students had the chance to dissect a pig’s heart, learning about the various structures inside the organ along with their functions. By understanding the anatomy, our Health and Social students will be better prepared to provide exceptional care for the people to whom they may be providing assistance for in the future.

HE Fest 2021

HE Fest 21 is a three-day online festival which aims to support Year 12 students who will be making a transition in their educational journey in 2021, including their parents/carers and teachers/advisers, to provide them with the most up to date information about opportunities and pathways to higher education, with a particular focus on pathways from Further Education to Higher Education.

Across the three days there will be an exciting mix of sessions featuring ‘headline acts’ and ‘meet and greet’ panels, as well as virtual exhibitions and interactive scavenger hunts. Acts will take place over multiple stages and festival goers will be able to create their own personal programme to ensure they can make the most of the online festival experience, and access these on demand for up to 30 days should they wish to revisit or catch an act they have missed.

For more information on the festival, real-time updates to the line-up, and information on how to book click here.  Students have been provided with information about the festival and has been encouraged to register but you will also find sessions suitable for yourself and the whole family so please do register to attend.

Getting to Know Northumbria University

Northumbria University would like to invite you to our Parents’ and Carers’ Information Event 2021. The event will begin with pre-recorded content which will be available from Wednesday 23rd June covering topics such as the transition to HE, student finance and graduate futures. This will then be followed by a live Q&A session between 18:00 and 18:45 on Wednesday 30th June with representatives from our Professional Support teams including Accommodation, Student Recruitment, Security, Applicant Services and we will also be joined by a parent of a Northumbria University alumnus.

We hope that this event will help you to support your son/daughter with the application cycle and answer any questions you may have about the transition to university and university life.

To sign-up for the live Q&A session and to watch the pre-recorded content, please click here.