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Community and Leisure Courses Spring 2015

QEHS at the BBC

Year 12 Media BBC Tour

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Year 12 BTEC Creative Media Production students visited the BBC Newcastle studio in order to investigate how news programmes get made. They were taken round all parts of the building including Radio Newcastle. They were able to see the Look North studio and even sit in the presenter's chair. Students were able to have a go at broadcasting the news and weather themselves. They also met with 'Inside Out's' front man Chris Jackson who spoke about how documentaries get made.


Year 12 Ski Venture

Year 12 Ski Trip 2015
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Fifty students travelled to Serre Chevalier for the Year 12 ski venture. The youngsters received outstanding instruction and enjoyed a week of unbroken sunshine. It was possible to ski from the top to the bottom of the mountain all week in classic spring skiing conditions.


Sixth Form Bulletin

The Sixth Form Bulletin contains information on employment and university opportunities. The latest edition is out now.

Previous editions can be found under the Sixth Form Menu


Election 2015

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QEHS sixth formers took centre stage in a BBC Radio Newcastle election debate on Monday 20th April. All five parliamentary election candidates for Hexham came into school to be grilled by our students in a live radio show hosted by breakfast show presenter Alfie Joey. Questions ranged from university tuition fees to NHS funding and affordable housing. The event was attended by over 300 Y12 and Y13 students and will hopefully leave our first time voters better informed when casting their votes on 7th May. Hear the whole programme and listen to the debate in the final hour of the show.

We will be holding our very own election on Tuesday 5 May with the following students representing the main political parties:

David Fava (Labour)
Rowan Pughe (Liberal Democrats)
Duncan Saunders (Conservative)
Erin Stanbury (Green)

North East Volleyball Championships

North East Volleyball Championships Teams 2015

Four teams represented the school at the regional championship held at Walbottle Campus. All four teams were competitive with the Year 10 boys team winning their event.


Parent Consultation 30 April

In the next academic year, students in year 9 will be embarking on new qualifications in English Language, English Literature and Maths and Year 12 students will embark on more demanding A Level courses. Theses changes will mean less coursework, more content and more rigorous examinations.

Many schools have responded to these changes by increasing teaching time and/or the length of their school day. Although our rural location and school transport constraints mean that we have limited scope to make radical changes, we are proposing, from 1st June 2015, to revert back to a 25 period teaching week. In practice this will mean that we will no longer finish school at 2.20pm on alternate Tuesdays and each school day will end at 3.20pm. This proposal will give us the opportunity we need to make changes to the time allocation for subjects. There will be no changes to school transport (timings or cost) as a result of these proposals.

If you wish to comment on the proposed change to the timing of the school day then you can do so by writing to me, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or by attending a meeting on Thursday 30 April between 6pm and 7pm in the Sixth Form Café in QEHS Lower School. A decision on the outcome of this consultation will be made and communicated in early May.

More information on proposed changes to the timings of the school day, block weeks and changes to uniform policy are included in the consultation letter below.

Mr Byers, Head of School