Aug 17

STOP PRESS – Sixth Form Success!

Early analysis of our A Level results is showing some very pleasing outcomes with 80% of entries achieving grades A*-C and almost 1 in 4 of students achieving 3 A Levels at grade A*-B!  This means that we are now placing our students in some of the most prestigious institutions in the country.  Congratulations to all of those who will be leaving us for such universities as Cambridge, Glasgow, Durham, York and many more.  It is great to know that we have played our part in creating a new generation of veterinarians, research scientists, psychologists and biomedical boffins!
·         Around 1 in 4 achieved 3+ A*-B
·         Half achieved 3+ A*-C
·         79 of 84 leavers are going straight to university
·         One third of our leavers are going to the most prestigious universities (Russell Group)

Jul 17

Fun in the Sun

In Sixth Form last week we’ve been relaxing – if you can call it that! Mr Wright came close to a heart attack on the inflatable obstacle course and Dr Stewart insisted on competing against herself on total wipeout. We finished off our activities day with a barbecue, cooked in Cordon Bleu fashion by head chef Mrs Gilberston and her sous chefs Mrs Saints and Mrs Bagshaw. The icing on the cake was the announcement of our new Head Students, Poppy Butler and Lauren Green.

Jul 17

Celebrating in Style

Our Year 13 students have given themselves a send-off in style by providing us with more wonderful pictures of their own formal at the Hilton in Gateshead. We look forward to seeing them again for their results day in August. Good luck!

Jul 11

A Warm Welcome

Transition Days took place recently for new Year 12 students coming from Southmoor, Sandhill View and many other schools.  Students attended two days of taster lessons, quizzes, advice from Year 13 and, of course, the all-important annual Sixth Form Sports Day Extravaganza.  If there was an Olympic medal for carrying a balloon with your face, Cameron Abernethy would surely be a shoe-in for Gold!

Jul 11

New Appointment at The Sixth Form

We welcomed our newest appointment – soon-to-be-Dr Katarzyna Kosior.  After completing her viva next week and (we hope) gaining her doctorate in History, Katarzyna will be spearheading the OxNet initiative, whereby Southmoor will become the North East hub for Oxford University’s new outreach program.

Jul 11

Young Physicist Makes His Mark

Congratulations to James Maynard of Year 12 who was nominated as Southmoor Academy’s ‘Physicist of the Year’.  James attended Durham University where he was presented with this prestigious award along with students nominated from other schools in the area.  As well as the presentations, the evening involved viewing exhibits by university undergraduates and a talk by Professor Carlos Frenk.

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