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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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Vision - Issue 16: March 2014

February 2014

The Transformation Begins!

Inside: New library, Reading mentors, Anti-bullying award, Learning with industry specialists,

Outstanding Drama results, BATH Dance Show, Aim Higher University visits and much more.

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Exclaimer Magazine Vol. 9

February 2014

Brilliance of British Film

Inside: Issue 9 of the free e-magazine written and produced by an editorial team of young people at King James.

Click Here to visit the Exclaimer Magazine website.

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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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Tree Planting Ceremony Marks the Beginning of a New Chapter

January 2014

A tree has been planted at King James to mark the beginning of the multi-million pound building project that will see our academy transformed by September next year.

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Representing South West Durham at the Cross Country Championship

January 2014

Following on from an excellent performance in the Year 7 Cross Country Championship race at Teesdale School in November, Ben M was chosen to represent South West Durham at the County Championship race, held at Meadowfield

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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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Creative Homework

January 2014

Every half term, Year 7 students complete a creative homework task, which allows them a longer period of time to make, design and explore their current theme-based scheme of work within Art.

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Vision - Issue 15: January 2014

January 2014

Inside: Bringing generations together.

Plus: Get Involved Community Leisure Card, Prize evening, Lessons at University and much more.

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