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Vision - Issue 39: Autumn 2022

September 2022

Lots of reasons to choose KING JAMES!

Inside: Primary Liaison, Exam Results, Summer School, Sports Day, Football Partnership, Bishop Big Dig, Career Planning, Health & Wellbeing, Sixth Form News and much more.

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Brilliant GCSE results

August 2022

Staff at King James I Academy would like to congratulate students on their fantastic GCSE results, which have been released today. Outcomes across the range of subjects were excellent, and we are delighted to see the continued improvement in results across the academy, following up our excellent OFSTED inspection in February.

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Sixth Formers meet with Shadow Secretary and appear on TV

August 2022

On A'Level results day, Sixth Form students, Brooke, Adam and Freya met with Shadow Secretary for Education, Bridget Phillipson to discuss the challenges they had faced as a result of Covid-19.

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Celebrating A' Level achievement

August 2022

Sixth Form students from King James I Academy are celebrating another fantastic set of A2 and AS results. Across all academic and vocational qualifications pupils achieved 100% pass rate and many achieved A*, A and B or equivalent grades. They will now go on to study a range of university courses and undertake apprenticeships in a range of subjects.

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Sports Day events to round off the year

July 2022

With music from Mr Middleton’s playlist and glorious sunshine, an excellent time was had by competitors and spectators alike at our Year Group Sports Day events this year.

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End of an era for Year 11 leavers

July 2022

In July, we said farewell to students in Year 11 as they embarked upon the next stage in their lives, whether that be Sixth Form at King James, an apprenticeship programme, a full time job or college.

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Art reward trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

July 2022

30 Art students in Key Stage 3 have been rewarded for their effort in the subject with an end of year trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield.

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Music recording at The Hub studio

July 2022

A group of Year 9 Music students have visited The Hub in Barnard Castle to experience what it’s like to record in a professional studio.

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Ice cream rewards for top Class Charts achievers

July 2022

Mrs Aitkin, our Deputy Headteacher, has surprised students with an Ice Cream van at the final Half Term Rewards event.

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A week of work experience

July 2022

To ensure our Sixth Formers have the best chance of success when applying for university, apprenticeships or a job, we arrange a work experience week for Year 12s to help them learn new skills and add to their CV.