Sixth Form News

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

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Aim Higher at York St John University

June 2015

Year 12 students have visited York St. John University as part of Mr Shearer's 'Aim Higher' programme, which takes students to various UK cities and on guided campus tours throughout the year.

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Media Students Publish Healthy Eating Cookbooks for Teens

June 2015

Sixth Form Media Production students have recently produced cookbooks to promote healthy living and eating amongst children and young people. The creation of the products, which coincided with their media coursework, has given them real-world experience of publishing.

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Almost There! Glastonbury Update

June 2015

With only eight days to go until they set off on their journey, the Glastonbury team are making their final preparations.

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Celebrating International Comic Book Day 2015

May 2015

Comic book fans have been celebrating International Comic Book Day 2015 at a special event organised as part of our library programme. The event was supported by members of the Sixth Form Glastonbury Volunteer Team, who dressed up as some of the most iconic comic book characters for the day.

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An Evening of Astronomy at Kielder

March 2015

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.

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Sixth Formers Turn Music Video Producers

March 2015

In Film-based Media, Year 13s have produced a range of creative music videos using combinations of carefully edited bespoke and existing footage.

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On the Way to Glastonbury Festival

March 2015

Our 2015 Glastonbury Festival Volunteer Team are busy planning and fundraising for the event in June. This is the second year we have offered this exciting opportunity to Sixth Form students.

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Uptown Funk Reworked for Music Video

March 2015

As part of their BTEC studies, Sixth Form Music student have been collaborating with 11 Media students to produce a music video for a reworked version of the hugely popular Bruno Mars hit, Uptown Funk.

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COMING SOON! Stargazing at Kielder Observatory

March 2015

On 17th March, as part of National Science and Engineering Week, a group of students will be visiting Kielder Observatory for an evening of stargazing.

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Health and Social Care Explore Culture and Religion

February 2015

Sixth Form Health and Social Care and Children’s Play, Learning and Development students have recently returned from a cultural experiences visit to Newcastle.

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