Sixth Form News

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

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Movie Makers of the Future

December 2018

Sixth Form students in Year 13 have been making movies as part of their BTEC Level 3 qualification in Creative Media Production.

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Careers Fair Helps Students Plan for a Successful Future

November 2018

This month, students in all year groups have attended our annual Careers Fair, which was supported once again by a wide variety of local businesses, national organisations, colleges and universities.

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COMING SOON! Additional Catering Outlet

November 2018

An exciting new catering outlet will soon be coming to King James thanks to funding from the National Lottery. The project, which will offer an additional outlet for hot food at lunch time, will be brought to life in the form of a stylish wooden cabin, which will be similar in design to our brand new ‘Pavilion’ building.

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Sixth Formers Spend Halloween in York

October 2018

On Halloween, Sixth Form students enjoyed a trip to the historic city of York as part of their Photography and Media Studies courses.

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Learning Media with the BBC Academy

October 2018

Sixth Form Media Studies students have recently taken part in the BBC Academy’s Digital Cities event, which was held at Teesside University. The event also coincided with one of the campus Open Days which take place throughout the year.

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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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