A shared vision for success

We’ve brought together the expertise of John Spence Community High School, Marden High School, Norham High School and Tyne Metropolitan College to create a unique school – college partnership that provides students from these and other institutions with a specialised sixth form, dedicated to A level teaching and preparation for university and working life.

In partnership

Queen Alexandra is a partnership of some great local schools and colleges – John Spence Community High School, Marden High School, Norham High School College and Tyne Metropolitan College. This unique partnership provides a dedicated Sixth Form College for these schools as well as others across the region. This means that the Sixth Form gains from the schools’ experience and can make informed decisions about how we can ensure students benefit once they’ve moved here. This is what our partner schools’ Headteachers have to say about Queen Alexandra...

"Our students will be able to learn in a college dedicated exclusively to their A Level studies, with expert teaching in a friendly and supportive environment. Queen Alex Sixth Form College is committed to giving students one to one support and careers guidance to ensure they get exactly what they need to succeed."
David Baldwin - Executive Headteacher at Norham High School
"The close relationship that Marden High School enjoys with Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College has been developed and nurtured over many years, allowing for an effective transition from GCSE to A level study in an outstanding learning environment. It is great to see Marden High School students benefiting from the relationship enjoyed by Marden High School and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, and I am delighted to see the success it brings, and will continue to bring, long into the future.”
Matt Snape – Headteacher of Marden High School

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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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