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King James I Academy News

All the latest news from King James I Academy

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Year 11s Heading Stateside

May 2018

In July, six of our Year 11 students will be celebrating the end of their exams, and marking the beginning of their Sixth Form studies with a three-week-long trip to America. This is the 8th USA experience to take students to Iowa and Chicago.

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Year 9s Create Literacy Garden

May 2018

A group of Year 9 students have been working hard with English Teacher, Mrs Read to create a literacy-themed garden area at the rear of our school to celebrate our favourite books and to inspire reading for pleasure.

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Moving Forward with Social Media and Technology

May 2018

We are constantly looking at ways to improve communication with our students, parents and our community. Technology allows us to keep moving forward by developing new methods, such as our newly-launched Art and Photography Instagram, and our brand new ‘Parent App’, which is coming in September.

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Football Tour of Holland

May 2018

A group of 32 students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have recently returned from a football-inspired trip to Holland. Organised by our PE Department, the trip was designed to inspire a passion for sport, health and fitness, whilst giving students the opportunity to experience Dutch culture.

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An Interactive Lesson in Crime and Punishment

May 2018

Last month, as part of their GCSE Religious Studies course,15 Year 10 students enjoyed a visit to Teesside Crown Court to learn about the British judicial system.

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New Nurture Centre for September

May 2018

Three years ago we launched our ‘Nurture Programme’ to provide targeted, small-group learning for students who needed to boost their achievement and confidence levels.

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Welcome to Warhammer

May 2018

This term we have launched an exciting new extra-curricular club for Year 8 students. 'Warhammer' is a tabletop strategy game which has fascinated devoted fans of all ages for over 30 years.

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Chicago... And all that Jazz!

May 2018

Year 13 Performing Arts students have finished their course with a bang! In a spectacular performance, they fused together acting with physical theatre to create a new interpretation of the musical Chicago.

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Getting Down to Business

May 2018

Three of our BTEC Business students in Year 13 have recently completed a 40 hour work experience placement at Arlington Automotive in Newton Aycliffe.

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A Brilliantly Gruesome History Trip!

May 2018

A group of 34 History students in Years 9, 10 and 11 have recently returned from a crime and punishment themed trip to London as part of their current or future GCSE studies.

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