Welcome to QEHS
In 1599 Queen Elizabeth I granted the people of Hexham a charter to establish a school because of their “outstanding eagerness to promote good learning”. Over 400 years later Queen Elizabeth High School continues to flourish as a friendly, welcoming and high achieving community school, educating over 1300 students, including over 400 in the Sixth Form.
Sixth Form Bulletin (5 February 2016)
The Sixth Form Bulletin contains notices for Sixth Form students and information on university/college events, enrichment opportunities, and apprenticeships and employment vacancies. The latest edition is out now:
Previous editions can be found under the Sixth Form Menu
Mock Exam Timetable - Amended
An amended version of the mock exam timetable is now available; please see the Exams page for more information. Individual timetables and clash information will be given to students.
Arrangements for Mock Exams: Year 11
Year 11 students will be sitting mock exams in all their GCSE examination subjects from Thursday 25 February 2016 to Friday 4 March 2016. The only exception to this is art, graphics and textiles students who will have a two hour GCSE exam preparation session in the week following the mock exam period.
During the mock exam period students need only attend school for their exam.
For students who come in on buses, or for any student who wishes to revise within school, the LRC will be available and, if necessary, additional study rooms will be made available.
Year 11 students must wear school uniform for their exams.
Arrangements for Mock Exams: Year 12 & Year 13
- Year 12 Mock Exams are from Monday 22 February 2016 to Monday 29 February 2016 inclusive
- Year 13 Mock Exams are from Monday 7 March 2016 to Friday 11 March 2016
For each year group their mock exam period will be a period of study leave: students need only come into school for their exams.
All BTEC lessons are, however, continuing as normal and BTEC students should continue to come in for their lessons. BTEC students who are also taking A levels may take the morning before an afternoon exam as study leave. For students who come in on buses, or for any student who wishes to revise within school, the LRC and Sixth Form study area will be available and, if necessary, additional study rooms will also be made available. The Sixth Form Café and Café extension will also be open.
Sixth Form Study Day - 28/01/16
Year 13 students – home study / revision day for mocks
Year 12 students – one of the following options:
- General Studies study day at Hexham Abbey – only those students who have signed-up in advance
- EEF students (not doing General Studies) – coursework day in A15
- EPQ students (not doing General Studies) – day allocated to writing EPQ draft report at home, unless supervisor has requested you meet in school
- Any remaining students – home study / revision for mocks, unless teacher has requested that you meet in school