King James I Academy News

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The Transformation Begins

August 2013

Over the summer, contractors have been busy helping us to achieve our first step towards the redevelopment of the King James site, with the construction of a 4G artificial turf pitch (ATP) on the site of the former all-weather pitch. This state-of-the art sports facility marks the beginning of our Academy transformation.

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Vision - Issue 13: September 2013

August 2013

State-of-the-art 4G sports facility paves the way for our new school!

Inside: Year 7 Summer School, Exam results-100% pass rate!, Update on our new build, International projects and trips, Learning with technology, Sports news plus much more.

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100% Pass Rate - Best Ever GCSE Results!

August 2013

Staff and students are celebrating after record GCSE examination results. 100% of our students achieved 5 A*-C grades, with a significant improvement on headline measures from 2012 results. Congratulations go to our students for their efforts and achievements.

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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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Students return from USA

August 2013

During the summer holidays, eight students spent 17 days in Florida on the fifth Enterprise USA trip, which is organised by Mr Brown and Miss Howard.

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Summer School Adventures for our New Year 7's

August 2013

Each year at King James we offer a free two-week long summer school for Year 7 students who will be joining us in September. We organise a fun-packed programme of activities in school, followed by a free three-day adventure holiday at Winmarleigh Hall in Lancashire to round off the fortnight. The programme is specifically designed to help our new students make friends and build confidence; this makes the transition from primary to secondary school much easier.

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A Bright Future for Music

August 2013

With new recording facilities and rehearsal spaces on the way as part of our new development, Music students will be able to learn about commercial aspects of the music industry from performance techniques to sound engineering.

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Getting Ready to Cook with School-Grown Produce

July 2013

The first batch of Mrs Babington’s Incredible Edible plants are thriving in our new fruit and vegetable garden thanks to the hard work of a dedicated student team.

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Ahead of the Game - Announcing King James' 4G Artificial Turf Pitch

July 2013

King James is 'ahead of the field' and looking forward to the opening of the first 4G Artificial Turf Pitch in Bishop Auckland.

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A Few Steps Closer to the Phillippines

July 2013

Planning and fundraising for the first Phillippines Dive Project is now well underway. This amazing opportunity for a group of students in Years 11, 12 and 13 will see them spending three weeks in the Phillippines during the summer holidays next year.

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King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ