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Queen Ethelburga's to hold Open Evening

Queen Ethelburga's to hold Open Evening

Published at 10:16am 15th November 2019.

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Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate are holding an Open Evening for prospective sixth form students, giving them the chance to experience their magnificent facilities and meet current students and staff.

    • The Sixth Form at Queen Ethelburga's is holding an Open Evening on Monday 18th November from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
    • The Open Evening will give prospective students the chance to explore the grounds at the Thorpe Underwood school, as well as talk to subject teachers and students currently studying at the school.

Making the step up from Year 11 into Sixth Form can be a difficult choice for students to make, and choosing the right school to fit their ambitions is important. That's why Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate are opening their doors to allow students the chance to find out exactly what life is like at the school and whether making the move there could be the right one.

Head of College at QE Kevin Oldershaw is looking forward to greeting visitors and believes the opportunity to speak to staff is crucial:

"I think the opportunity to speak to staff is crucial. These are the staff that will be working with them over the next two years so it's important to build that raport and find out a bit about what lessons and what support will be like."

"The intention of the event is to introduce students and their parents to the differences between Year 11 and Year 12 - it's a very big step up for a lot of students and it's an important decision for parents to make, which one is the right choice for their students to be successful.

"You have to see all the facilities to appreciate how extensive they are and how impressive they are.

Boarding at Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate

Current Head Boy in Year 13 Tom arrived at QE ahead of Year 12 on a Football Scholarship:

"I think when I first arrived, it was the facilities that made me look more into the school. When I saw the football pitches and the extensive facilities available, it really helped me make my decision."

Head Girl Alicia in Year 13 said:

"The best thing about the Sixth Form here is the quality of the teaching and the class sizes. I do mainly humanities and art-based subjects and the class sizes are quite small, which has enabled me to improve and get the best grades possible."

Sophia in Year 12 was worried about the jump from GCSE to A Levels, but has found the support she received has made it an easier transition:

"When I got here into A levels, I just found that the provision from teachers has made it so much easier than I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, it's a step up, but it's manageable because QE has made it manageable."

Syrus arrived at the school from South Africa in Year 6 but quickly integrated himself into the QE community:

"I think QE is such a diverse community. I come from Brazil and lived in South Africa, and when I came here in Year 6 I sometimes struggled to find friends but the teachers really help you to integrate and the gap between GCSE and Sixth Form is reduced because of such friendly people around us."

Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, kings theatre

If you want to find out more about the Sixth Form at Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, find them online, on Facebook or give them a call on 01423 33 33 30.

Ben Groom from Stray Lifestyle went along to Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate to find out from current students and staff what life is like at the Sixth Form:

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