Welcome to the QK VLE

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Welcome to the QK VLE. You can now create and update your work from anywhere in the world using this site. You can also access a range of fantastic resources for learning and revision like GCSEpod, The Day, Channel 4 Clipbank and SAM learning.

  • If you have any concerns about the behaviour of others on the VLE then please fill in this form and we will look into it for you. Remember that everything you do on the VLE is recorded by QK. If you have any concerns about behaviour of people outside of the VLE visit ‘ think you know?’.

Need help with revision? Use these online apps to help you;

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Computing Club off to a Great Start

Last week we launched the new Computing Club. KS3 students will be spending their Thursday evenings learning how to design and develop their own video games.

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Congratulations to all those who were successful in the application process:
Matias Musante, Tia Skarin, Shamil Hussain, Mohammad Rahmaan, Ahmed Mohammed, Akram Ali, Lawrence Cataytay, Samuel Abrao, Yacine Sahraoui, Bilquees El-Ageli, Adam Muniree, Justin Chan, Mifta Mohammed, Edward Sun, Shane Rex Dosdos, Tiya Halai and Salim Sharif.

Thank you for all your applications. Places were extremely limited and demand was high. Apologies if you didn’t make the cut this time, but you’re welcome to try again next term.

We’d also like thank the year 7 and year 8 teams for showing such great support for the club. We look forward to demonstrating our fantastic games to you, at the end of the year.

*Logo designed by Matias Musante.

Headteacher’s Message 17.11.14

Below are three images taken this week from the new building. In turn they are the main hall (with the seating for assembly neatly folded away), one of ten science laboratories (enough space for the whole class to do practical work away from a normal classroom) and the sports hall (now with lines, nets and lights).

All the ICT equipment is currently being installed and works around the outside of the building are ongoing. I have been doing some thinking about how the building can look and feel inside. The current building may be old but it feels like home to those who have been here a while. We need to achieve the same in the new one.

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Headteacher’s Message 07.14.11

Earlier this year I reported on work from an INSET day when staff discussed the values of the school. The whole school aim, to develop the best in every student, is deliberately simple and inclusive and covers everything from exam results to extra-curricular activities to all the skills and competencies which prepare students for life.

In addition to aspiration (the ambition to achieve your dreams) and resilience (the ability to recover from difficulty and keep going) I would now like to announce the final value of community.

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Headteacher’s message 24.10.14

It has been quite a term. The school has got used to a new school day, school week, lunchtime arrangements, changes to pastoral teams and the student support faculty and many new students and members of staff. Two weeks after we started, we were inspected and in two months’ time we get the keys to the new building.

At the start of term I said to staff that I wanted us to feel like a new school before we moved into the new building and I am very sure that we do. There is no sense of this building winding down, or looking as though we are about to move and long may that continue. What we do to make the new facilities feel like home is another matter.

There has certainly been a great deal of interest in QK and where we are going (in every sense) with strong attendance across Open Evening and each of the four Open Mornings. Thanks to all who attended.

I wish all our students a wonderful break next week. Please remember that school starts again at 8.50 on Tuesday November 4th.

Alex Atherton

Computing Club

As you may have heard in assembly, we’re starting a Computing Club for budding games developers. On Thursday evenings after half-term, you’ll get the opportunity to design and develop your own computer games.

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If you have an interest in programming, whether you’re a complete beginner or advanced coder, this is your chance to get involved.

To join the Computing Club, you’ll need to apply here. Places are limited, so please get your applications in before we break up for half-term!

The Computing Club is open to years 7, 8 and 9 only. We look forward to seeing you next term!

Headteacher’s Message 17.10.14

Just in case my letter attached to the front of the OFSTED report did not make it home, it is included again here. Our report is on the OFSTED website.

The overall judgement is ‘requires improvement’. The main reason for this is our examination results which, particularly in year 11, are not yet high enough across the full range of subjects. QK’s examination results at year 11 have been very similar for a number of years, in which time the national average has continued to go up beyond our results. This is the most significant priority for improvement.

Beyond the overall judgement there is much better news. Three out of the five individual judgements were ‘good’; leadership and management, behaviour and safety and the sixth form. The report contains a lot of detail about recent improvements, particularly with student behaviour, but said it was ‘too early’ to see the full impact of planned changes. There are many positive comments and inspectors were very clear that QK is going in the right direction.

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Space Design Competition

On 12th October, 11 Y10-13 and 8 Y9 students entered the UK Space Design Competition, which took place at Westminster Academy. This competition was a space industry simulation challenge to design a space settlement for up to 10,000 inhabitants

Year 9 were impressive in their resilience and exemplary behaviour during a difficult competition. They showed great leadership with two of them being voted for presidency in the group competition.

Year 10-13 students spent a day designing a space settlement for a mining company on an asteroid – Psyche 16.  Throughout the day, they met many challenges but managed to solve the problems with teamwork, diligence and abstract thinking. Some of their designs were highly praised by the examiners.

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This is the first time QK has entered the Competition and although they did not win the regional round, they did the school proud learning many skills and with an amazing presentation, it looked like they had been doing it for years.

Huge thanks to Mr Hobbs who organised the teams and offered much support throughout a very long day, and a massive congratulate to the following students that took part, they were amazing!

Wennie Yuan, Wei Jia  He, Yunjie Piao, Roden Derveni, Nick Esmaily, Samin Alnajafi, Yameen El-Essawy, Maiwand Hussain, Zain Cahill, Eilaaf El-Essawy, Arber Gllogjani, Theo Turan, Siddharth Rathod, Abdul Atif, Sophia  McHachti, Ejaz Karim, Shaka Haywood, Ryan Rekkas, Bilguun Batsukh