Sixth Form News

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

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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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Another Outstanding Year for Performing Arts

July 2013

Once again, our A Level Performing Arts students have created some ground breaking performances this year, described by the visiting moderator as ‘the best he has seen this year’.

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Hot off the Production Line

July 2013

This year, our BTEC Creative Media courses were further developed to include print-based media units alongside our already popular film studies. This allows students to develop additional skills in commercial graphic design, publishing, journalism, promotion and marketing.

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Training with the Royal Marines

June 2013

Year 12 students have been put through their paces in a ‘boot camp’ style training session held by the Royal Marines, who were invited to King James by our Health and Social Care department.

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Media students learn about commercial printing

May 2013

Year 12 students have recently visited Linton’s Printers in Crook to learn about commercial printing as part of their Print-Based Media studies. The visit was arranged so that students could gain a better understanding of the process involved in lithographic printing, a commercial process used to produce high quality printed products, including Vision magazine.

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Science in context for Sixth Formers

March 2013

Sixth Form students have recently returned from a careers event at Sunderland University aimed at those studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

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New subjects and new facilities make our Sixth Form better than ever

March 2013

Our Sixth Form is growing rapidly and so is our provision. This September will see improved study and social facilities and an even greater choice of subjects.

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Sixth Form Science Trips

January 2013

Students studying A Levels in Biology and Applied Science have had plenty of opportunity for learning outside the classroom with no less than four trips to enhance their learning last term.

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On your bike!

May 2012

While most of us are planning a relaxing Bank Holiday weekend, students, teachers and volunteers from King James I Academy are taking on the challenge of the Coast to Coast cycle ride to raise funds for three worthy projects.

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