Key Dates for Year 11

  • w/c 16 October 2017 – Assessment Week
  • Tuesday 17 October 2017 (6.30pm – 8.30pm) – Revision Evening
  • w/c 6 November 2017 – Mock Exam Week 1
  • Tuesday 14 November 2017 (4.45pm – 7.30pm) – Sixth Form Open Evening


Arrangements for the first mock examination period for Year 11 students

Year 11 students will be sitting mock GCSE exams in English Language, English Literature, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, computing, French, German, Spanish, Latin, food technology, resistant materials, engineering and electronics from Monday 6 November to Friday 10 November 2017. All other subjects, apart from art (fine art, graphics and textiles), will sit an assessment in lessons from Monday 16 October to Thursday 19 October 2017.

On Friday 29 September 2017, QEHS took part in Macmillan Cancer Support's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning'. A group of Year 12 students volunteered to run two cake stalls at break time, one in the lower school and one in the Winter Gardens, and raised a fantastic total of £228.97!

Click on the thumbnails below to see some of the delicious cakes on offer during the event:

Please see below for updated timetables of the upcoming internal Year 11 Mock Exams, and the external GCSE November exams:

The Year 12 Freshers' Fair was held on Thursday 14 September 2017. The annual event allows Sixth Form students to volunteer for local charities and take part in extra-curricular activities. This year we expanded on the number of stalls at the event with both school clubs and external organisations represented. Hexham Town Council, Josie’s Dragonfly Trust, Tynedale Hospice and the Core Music were some of the exhibited their exciting opportunities to QEHS students. Students, teachers and external representatives all contributed to a great atmosphere in the Lower School Hall. 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. Thanks go to all those who were able to attend and make the event successful.

Mr E. Brown and Mr S. Wilson
Sixth Form Pastoral Team

For parents interested in Year 9 entry in September 2018

  • Consistently impressive GCSE and A Level results, amongst the best in the North East
  • Positioned in The Sunday Times top 250 schools in England
  • 86% of Y11 students achieved 9-4 grades (equivalent to A*–C) in English, 82% in Maths
  • Over 35% of all GCSE entries graded A*–A (or 9-7 for English and Maths)
  • “A calm and purposeful place” – Ofsted

Parents’ Tour – Tuesday 3 October 2017 (9.10–11.00am)

This is the fourth and final opportunity to visit the school during a working day and have a full tour led by senior members of staff. To book a place email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01434 610301.

Information Evening for Parents – Wednesday 4 October 2017 (Main School Hall, 7.00–8.30pm)

For all parents of prospective Year 9 students, an opportunity to attend a presentation about the school given by senior staff. You do not need to book a place to attend, please just come along.

Any students wishing to resit their English Language or Maths GCSE in November, please collect a form from the Exams Office (an electronic copy is also available to download). The form should be completed and returned to the Exams Office no later than Tuesday 26 September 2017.