KS3 Class Reading Books Stretch and Challenge

It is the policy of the English department to guide the choice of reading materials for our pupils. This is to make sure the reading material is not only interesting, but that it offers age appropriate stretch and challenge. We place a high value on encouraging reading; all Key Stage 3 English lessons begin with [...]

KS3 Class Reading Books Stretch and Challenge2017-03-21T10:09:34+00:00

Park Life

BTEC Horticulture Pupils on the BTEC Horticulture course have been involved with a project (liaising with Friends of Felling Park and Gateshead Council) to take car of areas and improve the appearance of the park. It was once beautiful and due to cuts in funding and closure of the council nurseries at Whickham, [...]

Park Life2017-03-14T12:36:07+00:00

Dickens’ Day Literacy

Heworth Grange's new Whole School Literacy initiative was successfully launched after February half term . In order to raise the profile of reading and listening we have started a programme of playing audio versions of Charles Dickens' texts during form time. All year groups are taking part and each have a dedicated text : year 7 [...]

Dickens’ Day Literacy2017-03-13T12:56:40+00:00

A Desirable Day

On Wednesday the 1st of March, Year 13 English Literature attended a series of lectures at the Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle provided by a company called Sovereign Education discussing different themes surrounding the play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, which we are studying. Each lecture was delivered by lecturers from different universities around the [...]

A Desirable Day2017-03-09T09:18:22+00:00

Textiles in drop-down day

Year 11 Students were off timetable working in Textiles all day with the task of completing their final ‘outcome’ for coursework. This was a project called ‘The World Around Me’; students were able to choose a theme or subject which was important to them such as their pets, music, hobbies, etc. One student created [...]

Textiles in drop-down day2017-03-08T20:45:25+00:00

Inspiration for language students

Our Year 10 GCSE Spanish students had a visit from Asa Buchanan, a solicitor at Bond Dickinson, this morning. Asa works as a Solicitor specialising in Insolvency and restructuring in business.  He speaks Spanish and has worked as an English teacher overseas, lab technician, office administrator, warehouse worker, sales administrator, bar/hospitality and helped to set [...]

Inspiration for language students2017-03-07T12:07:16+00:00

Boxing clever!

Year 10 student Ellie Wilson recently returned from representing England in The Golden Girl Box Cup in Sweden, where she competed superbly to reach the final and achieve a Silver medal. Ellie trains with Leam Lane Boxing club and the Army Cadets, with an eye on competing in future Commonwealth Games. She is National Champion [...]

Boxing clever!2017-03-03T11:55:07+00:00