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: 2017
We have now published our Sixth Form prospectus for 2017 entry (click picture above for a link to the electronic version). We have over 30 A Level and vocational courses available and our basic entry requirement is 5 A*-C (or 4+) grades at GCSE including English Language. Our Sixth Form is one of the best in the North-East and we have a range of events taking place throughout 2016 and 2017 to help students decide which courses they wish to study, including an open evening, taster days and 1:1 guidance interviews.
Sixth Form Bulletin (21/10/16)
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 on the Sixth Form Bulletin page.
Summer 2017 Exam Resits
Resit forms are available from outside of the exams office and can also be downloaded from the Exams page. Completed forms must be returned, with payment, to the exams office no later than lunchtime on 2 December 2016.
Please note that information on resit exam fees is available from the exams office during break or lunchtime only.
Welcome to Sixth Form Evening 2016
Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended the Welcome to Sixth Form Evening on Tuesday 20 September 2016. The presentation from the evening is available below as a PDF document.
Freshers' Fair 2016
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Freshers' Fair 2016 was held on Thursday 15 September for all Year 12 students; the annual event showcased volunteering and extra-curricular opportunities available to Sixth Form students. There were over 20 stalls at the event with both school clubs and external organisations represented, including Oxfam, WECAN, Josie's Dragonfly Trust, Hexham Abbey, Northumberland National Parks, and Hexham Youth Initiative, who all presented their exciting opportunities to QE students. The afternoon had a great atmosphere and hopefully all the clubs and organisations now have a lot more Sixth Form volunteers! We are particularly proud of the contribution that our Sixth Form students make to the wider community and hope they continue to volunteer their time and effort in the future.
Mr Brown and Mr Wilson
Sixth Form Pastoral Team
November Exam Timetable 2016
English Language and Maths GCSE resits take place week commencing 31 October 2016, as well as Admissions Tests for Year 13 students. Please see the Exams page for more information.