Last Friday year 11 Media students were invited to JWT in Knightsbridge to present their coursework advertising campaigns to a team of designers and account managers. They received incredible feedback and several students were awarded prizes for their efforts, including Ariana, Sarah and Shazmeena who were offered 3 days each work experience at the company. Well done guys!
Revision sessions will take place throughout the school holiday. Please look out for letters that will be sent home early next week confirming which sessions your son/daughter is requested to attend.
|Monday 14th April
||DT – Art – Sociology
|Tuesday 15th April
||DT – Art – English
|Wednesday 16th April
||English (All Students)
|Thursday 17th April
||English (All Students)
|Tuesday 22nd April
|Wednesday 23rd April
|Thursday 24th April
||Geography – French – History
|Friday 25th April
Good luck to all year 9 students doing their first set of pathway exams next week. As well as informing the imminent options process it is also very good practice for the external exams they will face in the years to come. A solid start to year 10 courses begins with these exams.
Year 11 and 13 homework diaries should be full by the end of next week with work to do over the break. There are plenty of classes and opportunities for study to make the final push. It is really important that all students have a balance between work and rest over the holiday and not put too much pressure on themselves. For those students whose targets now feel far away, be assured that excellent preparation can make a bigger difference than they may ever realise.
The deadline for finding your own placement has now passed. Please click on the image below to visit Webview and make your three work placement selections.
One project I am currently engaged in remains the work on ‘Show Pride and Be Positive’. The aim is to create some new displays around the school, which we can also take to the new building. It has been fascinating and heart-warming to see how many examples of wonderful pieces of work or activities have flowed in and I look forward to you seeing them in the future.
The ‘topping out’ ceremony for the new building will take place by the end of the month. It has been very exciting to see how the new site is developing so quickly. I am also pleased to report that the school is once again full in year 7 for September, and how lucky they are to be the first ones in the new building.
On Monday afternoon year 13 students from the Media department were invited down to the launch of the Creative Pioneers apprenticeship program for 2014.
Tasneem, Sarah, Ryker and Moniera heard speeches from the president of the IPA Ian Priest, Janet Hull OBE and an array of professionals including a Metro journalist and CEO’s of some of the creative agencies that offer the placements.
After the talks the students did some great networking and went and talked to Mr Priest and several of the current apprentices. I’m glad to announce that some of the students who went to the event have already applied.
I would like to inform you of two recent developments. The first is that the reading time on a Wednesday has been cut to 30 minutes to ensure as normal a lesson length as possible for the rest of the day. The second is that reports for years 7 to 11 will still have a written comment from form tutors but not subject teachers. The length and nature of the task, including an extensive checking process, meant that the comments were frequently generic and also out of date by the time parents received them. This does not mean you will receive fewer reports or less information on your child’s progress, on that note I am looking forward to the forthcoming Progress Review Day and year 9 parents’ evening next week.
Attendance for the sixth form parents evening this week was fantastic. It has been very heartening to see the quality of relationships between QK staff and families at these events. It is very clear that the concept of the QK family stretches beyond the school.
Enter your career stories here. We want to hear from you about what you would like to do when you leave school, you can also tell us about someone that you know and the job they do. Remember anyone can submit a story and the best entries will win prizes!
The year 7,8 and 9 runners are in training for the London Mini Marathon trials on 9th March. A big well done for showing so much pride and commitment during training runs in the wind and rain.
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