Here at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, we want to give you the best possible start to your career by offering a range of activities outside of your chosen subject areas. This means that in addition to your academic qualifications, you can get involved in loads of opportunities which are fun and help make your experience even more appealing to universities and potential employers.

Throughout your time at College the kind of activities and events you can look forward to getting involved with include:

  • Themed activity weeks, charity events and fundraising
  • Competitions at a local and national level
  • Trips and days out
  • Clubs and societies
  • Enterprise challenges
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Student Council representation
  • STAR - Student Ambassador Representative Programme
  • Sports and fitness including NESA and loads more!

Exchanges & Field Trips

As great as Queen Alexandra is, it’s good to go off-campus sometimes! There’s a range of exchanges and field trips across many of the A Level courses on offer. Visits include Poland for History students, Blencathra for Geography students, the House of Commons for Sociology students and many more trips across the UK for various subjects.

Art students visit local galleries like BALTIC and The Laing. Students also get the chance to attend university open days in preparation for Higher Education.

Debating Events & University Visits

At various points across the year, local and national MPs have visited Queen Alexandra to host live debates, giving students the opportunity to get involved in topical debates.

Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College has developed some close links with universities across the country and organises inward visits to make it as easy as possible for our A Level students to find out more about the next steps in their education.

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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.


New appointed head at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College

Cross-curricular expert Joanne Chadwick has been appointed the new head of Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College.
Joanne, 36, aims to continue the pursuit of educational excellence for school-leavers attending Queen Alexandra, one of England’s best performing sixth forms.


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