Sixth Form News

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

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COMING SOON! Students will Boost CV with First Aid Training

April 2014

Forty of our Sixth Form students will soon have an additional qualification to add to their CV thanks to our Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, Dawn Hindmarch.

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Music Goes Back to the 80's!

April 2014

Music students in Years 11 and 12 have been reviving the sounds of the ‘80s in preparation for a themed concert, which will be held at Bishop Auckland Town Hall in May. ‘Back to the ‘80s’ will feature classics such as Madonna’s ‘Get into the Groove’, Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give you Up’ and Womack and Womack’s ‘Footsteps’; combined with a themed disco it will certainly be a night to remember!

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Music Theory Exam Success

April 2014

Last term, 11 students in Years 9-13 took the ABRSM Grade 1 Music Theory exam for the first time at King James and all passed with flying colours

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Coming soon! Work Experience at Glastonbury for Sixth Formers

April 2014

This year, eleven of our Year 13 students will be working at Glastonbury Festival thanks to a new initiative by Mr Longstaff, our Assistant Head Teacher and Director of Learning for Business Studies.

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Q&A with Helen Goodman MP for Law Students

March 2014

Year 12 Law students enjoyed a Q&A session with Helen Goodman MP recently as part of their A Level studies. The visit was organised by our Teacher of Law, Miss Grieveson as a follow-up to an initial meeting which took place in November in London.

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Photography Work Selected for London Exhibition

March 2014

Year 12 Photography student, Adam B has received a commendation in the national competition, Social Sciences for Schools.

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Getting an Insight into the TV Industry with Downton Abbey Editor

March 2014

Students in Music and Media were given an insight into the television industry when Dialogue Editor, Tom Williams visited King James. He spoke in both departments about his job, having worked for over seven years on shows such as Whitechapel, The Musketeers and Golden Globe winning Downton Abbey.

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ICT Students Visit Sunderland University

March 2014

ICT students in Years 11,12 and 13 have visited Sunderland University School of Computing to see the excellent facilities and to find out about the options available for further education in the field.

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Learning Sociology Through Theatre

February 2014

As part of our A Level Sociology course with Mr Shearer, we recently went to see 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' at Newcastle Theatre Royal. This was linked to our studies of culture and diversity as it looked at people’s reactions towards drag queens and addressed the issue of stereotypes.

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Sixth Form Students Aim Higher in the Capital

February 2014

Sixth Form Drama and Performing Arts students have recently spent two days in London discovering the progression routes into a career in the Arts as part of our Aim Higher programme.

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