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Sixth Form News

All the latest news from King James Academy's Sixth Form

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Fine Dining Experience for Catering Students

October 2018

This month, a group of Sixth Form students who are studying Level 3 Professional Cookery at King James, have participated in a trip to ‘The Cellar Door’, a fine dining restaurant in the heart of Durham.

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Art and Photography in Barcelona

September 2018

Year 11- 13 Art and Photography students have recently returned from a five day cultural visit to Barcelona. Students were amazed with the beautiful architecture, vibrant culture and the sightseeing opportunities.

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Watching Barcelona FC in their Home Town

September 2018

During the Photography visit to Barcelona three students were lucky enough to attend the Champions League football match between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven at Camp Nou. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch a game at Barcelona’s home stadium, which is the third biggest football stadium in the world.

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Media Students get Tips from LA Film Producer

September 2018

Jamie Margolin, a freelance film producer and cinematographer from Los Angeles has recently visited King James. He participated in a Q&A session with Sixth Form Media students as part of their Level 3 BTEC Creative Media course.

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Academy raises £394.33 for Macmillan Cancer Support

September 2018

King James has raised a grand total of £394.33 for Macmillan Cancer Support at our annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraising event.

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Sixth Form Students Celebrate Fantastic Results!

August 2018

Well done to our Sixth Form students for achieving another fantastic set of results in Summer 2018.

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Lights, Cameras and Action!

July 2018

Media Studies students in Years 11 and 13 have returned from a two-day Media experience to Leeds. The trip included a range of activities designed to increase their understanding of the media industry, and various opportunities to simply try something new.

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Farewell Barbeque for Year 13s

July 2018

To mark the end of their time at King James, and the beginning of the next chapter in their lives, Year 13 students, teachers and support staff gathered together to enjoy an afternoon barbeque and buffet in the sunshine.

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Aim Higher in Leeds

July 2018

As part of our ‘Aim Higher’ programme, a group of our Year 12 students had the opportunity to enjoy a two-day residential trip to Leeds Beckett University.

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Magician Shocks New Sixth Formers

July 2018

Many potential Year 12 students came to our Sixth Form Induction Day event to experience half hour taster sessions in a range of subjects, and to look into Sixth Form life.

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