A note to parents

Queen Alexandra is the ideal bridge between school and university. We want students to develop some independence, but ensure that they are fully supported every step of the way. From the start, they’ll be set clear expectations on areas such as punctuality, attendance, behaviour, homework and study during free periods.

We're very proud to announce that in our latest student survey (February 2011), 100% of parents were entirely satisfied with the choice of college.

Parents play a vital role in supporting students and will be invited to meet pastoral tutors to talk about their progress. Parents' evenings and regular written reports ensure that you can have confidence that student learning and progression is top of the agenda. All students receive a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) to track their progress and achievements against specific goals, and subject teachers set homework and give feedback on each piece of work showing progress against these individual student targets.

Recognising Achievement

Our staff and students are very ambitious and committed to achieving the highest results. Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College students receive the same level of support and guidance that they would in school, alongside greater freedom in a more independent learning environment. Your success is our biggest achievement and we ensure that all your efforts don’t go to waste by maximising opportunities to showcase your work via the media and a range of competitions both regionally and nationally.

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Get ready to step up 'A' level at our December Open Event

School-leavers can pick up prizes galore at an exciting A level information event at a highly rated North East college.

Gifts are up for grabs to attendees of Queen Alexandra Sixth Form’s open evening, between 4.45pm and 7pm on Tuesday, December 7.

Items at the ‘Step-up A Level Open Event’ include Waterstones and Amazon vouchers, a hamper packed with essential stationery items, and chocolates.

But the college says the best prize of all is the chance to speak to tutors about the range of career-enhancing courses available from September.


Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College has made the A level grade once again – with virtually perfect pass rates.

Seventy-five students helped the North Shields college gain a stunning overall pass rate of 98.6%.

They include Lauren Collins, 18, from Howden, who has won a place at Cambridge University with 3 A* grades in law, psychology and history.

Daniel Blacklock, 18, gained A* in maths and physics, and Lauren Hallewell, also 18, achieved A* in law and business and an A in sociology.

And Max Ramage, 19, has won a place at Newcastle University after gaining A* in psychology and business and an A in maths.


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