Sixth Form News

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

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Another year of excellent results!

August 2021

Despite the huge challenges faced by our young people in the past year, we are celebrating yet another year of excellent exam results in all A’ Level, GCSE and vocational subjects.

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Year 12 work experience

July 2021

Despite the challenges of sourcing a work experience opportunity due to Covid-19 restrictions in the workplace, some of our Year 12 students were successful in their search and took part in a week-long work placement in July.

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King James Alumni - Laura Newton

July 2021

“I was a student at King James from 2009 until 2016 and after leaving Sixth Form I went to Liverpool John Lewis University to study a Degree in Events Management; this was a degree in business management but with a specialism in events."

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Sixth Form gardening for good health

July 2021

Gardening is a great way to relax between lessons and Sixth Form students are welcome to join our Sixth Form Mentor, Linda Dixon, pictured here with Brooke M, in the Common Room garden.

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Next steps for our Sixth Formers

July 2021

Each year we celebrate the successes of our Sixth Form students as they achieve excellent results and progress onto university, apprenticeship programmes or into the workforce. Despite the many challenges of 2020-21, this year is no exception.

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Media collaboration with iconic super villain

June 2021

Three of our Sixth Form Media students have been collaborating on a range of projects featuring Year 13 student, Sam H transformed into a modern interpretation of iconic comic book villain, The Joker!

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Sixth Form catch-up sessions

March 2021

Sixth Form teachers have arranged a timetable of Easter holiday sessions to help students in Years 12 and 13 revise for forthcoming exams, catch up on coursework and gather quality evidence which will be used for teacher assessed grades.

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Smooth and efficient lateral flow testing

March 2021

Sixth Form students have received their third lateral flow test today in school and will now move onto home testing kits, which will be provided by us. Other year groups will follow shortly.

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Northern Echo Home Schooling Photographic Feature

February 2021

Later this month The Northern Echo will be publishing an ‘Education Matters’ supplement and part of this will include a special photographic feature of pupils and teachers home schooling.

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Games for learning in History

February 2021

Sixth Form student, Victoria M and her younger brother have created this fantastic board game to learn about the industrial revolution.