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Sixth Form News

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

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Year 13s Return from Another Brilliant Glastonbury Festival

July 2016

Once again, our Year 13 trip to Glastonbury Festival was an unforgettable experience for members of the Volunteer Recycling Team. Launched three years ago by Mr Longstaff as a work experience trip, the opportunity has now become a highlight of our Sixth Form calendar.

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Countdown to Glastonbury Festival for Sixth Form Recycling Team

June 2016

This month, eight of our Sixth Formers, accompanied by Mr Longstaff and three Junior Leaders, will be travelling to Glastonbury to working as part of the 30,000-strong volunteer team at the iconic Glastonbury Festival 2016.

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COMING SOON! Year 13s to Cruise in Durham City

June 2016

Our Year 13 Leavers’ Event will take place on Wednesday July 13th aboard the Prince Bishops River Cruiser in Durham City.

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Sixth Formers Investigate Healthcare Careers

April 2016

Our Health & Social Care Department has been working wih the University of Teesside to offer ‘Discovery Workshops’ at King James.

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UK Maths Challenge Success for Iwan

February 2016

Year 12 A-Level Maths student, Iwan M has once again, celebrated success on the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust's follow-on 'Senior Kangaroo' round.

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Learning with Professional Artist, James Paterson

February 2016

As part of our ‘Artists in Residence’ learning programme, professional Artist, James Paterson has recently spent the morning with Sixth Form and Year 11 Art and Design students.

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University Offers Flooding in for Sixth Formers

February 2016

A record number of our Sixth Form students have applied for University this year and all have now received excellent offers.

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Developing Practical Skills in Media Production

January 2016

Sixth Form Creative Media Production students have been working with lecturers and degree students at Teesside University to film footage for a music video as part of their current coursework.

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Post-mortem Experience for Scientists

December 2015

A group of ambitious Science and Psychology students, accompanied by Miss Newton, have recently visited a section of Newcastle University, which is attached to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), to attend a post-mortem examination. Here, Year 13 Applied Science student, Callum D talks about the trip.

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Maths Challenge Success for Sixth Formers

December 2015

Once again, our A-Level Maths students are celebrating great success in the prestigious UKMT Maths Challenges, which recognise the abilities of the top Maths students in the country.

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