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Sixth Form News

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

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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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Sixth Form Media Students Discover Talents as Author-Illustrators

February 2014

Sixth Form Media students have recently turned author-illustrators for a BTEC unit on Graphic Narrative. Eighteen students in total have written and illustrated a range of children’s story books and comics for a variety of age groups, with exceptional results. Their work has now been produced as a collection of hard-back books.

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Media Students get Writing Tips from Professional Journalist

January 2014

Sixth Form Media students were recently visited by Duncan Leatherdale, Senior Reporter for the Northern Echo. Duncan came to King James to talk about his experience of journalism as a career and to offer practical advice on how to write an effective magazine article; this will help students in their current BTEC unit.

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100% Pass Rate - Fantastic A Level Results!

August 2013

Our Sixth form students are celebrating after another year of success and improvement in AS and A2 examination results. We wish to congratulate the superb attitude and efforts of these students in achieving such high standards.

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