Students in Years 10-13 have recently attended a Careers and Education Fair organised by Miss Goddard, our Careers Advisor and members of our Sixth Form Team.
Mr Shearer, our Head of Sixth Form has recently returned form London where he received an award from Learning Plus UK (LPUK), following notification that King James is in the top three schools in the UK for value-added academic achievement.
Thanks to our new development, we can now boast state-of-the-art facilities for Basketball and our students are making the most of it both in PE lessons and after school.
In March, students in Years 7-13 attended an evening learning event at Kielder Observatory, located in the heart of Kielder Forest, which boasts some of the darkest skies in the UK. Here, Year 13 student, Daniel B reports on the experience.
During the Autumn Term, we launched a whole-school strategy to improve literacy skills by encouraging our students to rediscover reading for pleasure as well as for education. Our library programme, Reading Rewards has proved extremely popular and now our new library is a hub for keen readers.
In Film-based Media, Year 13s have produced a range of creative music videos using combinations of carefully edited bespoke and existing footage.
This month, we celebrated World Book Day with a variety of reading and creative writing projects in school including an exciting writing competition, which was launched in assemblies by Mr Grieveson.