What’s New At Northfield?

September 8, 2014 in Front Page News by Northfield

Do you know you can now view your child’s homework? Do you know your username and password to access the Show My Homework website? Need help? Just email ShowMyHomework@northfieldssc.org and we will do our best to assist you.

Open Evening – Monday 22nd September

The governors, staff and students of Northfield School and Sports College are pleased to invite you to our open evening, beginning in the Sportsdrome at 6pm

  • Welcome presentation from the Headteacher
  • Displays of students’ work.
  • Opportunity to meet staff and students.
  • Tour of the school, including our state of the art new build facilities
  • Warm welcome with light refreshments.
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Best Ever Examinations Results

September 16, 2014 in Exam Results, Front Page News, Year 11 by Northfield

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This year, students and staff at Northfield are celebrate record breaking examination results!
The number of students achieving 5+A*-C including English and Maths is the highest ever achieved at the school and a 14% improvement on last year’s results.

111 students achieved 10 or more A*-C grades.
13 students achieved 10 or more A*/A grades.
English results improved by 16 % this year.
Maths results have risen by 21% since 2011.
181 students achieved 1+A*/A.

Headteacher Craig Walker was delighted with the improvements. “Staff, students and parents have worked hard this year and I am so pleased that our students have received the excellent academic results they deserve. Today we had a hall full of thrilled young people and their parents who were able to share their success with their teachers.”

High Achieving Students
14 A*/A: Megan Clark
13A*/A: Eleanor Davidson
11A*/A: Anna Breivik, Jessica Gibson, Emily Lau, William Henderson, Amy Dunhill
10A*/A: Rosie Caldwell, Thomas Siddons, Laura Freer, Morgan Murray, Aimee Connor, Robbie Ayton

Jessica Gibson, Megan Clark, Morgan Murray and Anna Brievik at the school prom. 46 A*/A’s between them!

Jessica Gibson, Megan Clark, Morgan Murray and Anna Brievik at the school prom. 46 A*/A’s between them!

 

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The Young Americans 2015

September 15, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss C Dickinson

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The Young Americans

10th-12th March 2015

 

Northfield School are very excited to announce that The Young Americans are, for the second time, working with students in Billingham, delivering performance education workshops to students of all ages.

For a chance to take part please read the following letter and download the consent form

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Year 7 Start of Term

September 12, 2014 in Front Page News by Northfield

Year 7 Start of Term

Northfield’s Year 7 pupils have made an excellent start to their life at secondary school these past two weeks. Pupils have settled well into their tutor groups and are enjoying the range of activities in morning form time, such as the numeracy booklet and finding out about Success Club.

In lessons, pupils are already making excellent progress and exhibiting exemplary behaviour for learning. Pupils are enjoying the range of lessons so far, with many pupils commenting on the new skills and ideas they are learning. PE, French and Drama are proving very popular as pupils are experiencing a wider curriculum than at Primary level.

One quality of our new year group which has really shone out to all staff is the good manners and politeness of the Year Sevens. Furthermore, we believe the presentation of year seven has been exceptional; they are truly flying the flag for the new uniform, as you will see in the photos below. A big well done to all pupils.

Here are some of the year sevens explaining their impressions of Northfield so far:

“I have enjoyed meeting new people and starting to do more of the curriculum, such as Drama and French.”
Thomas Coyne

“Northfield is really great. Everybody is kind and helpful.”
Madaleine Nunn

“When I have needed help getting around, teachers and other students direct you or take you to the lesson where I’ve needed to be”
Erin Smith

“I like all my lessons because the teachers are so helpful and I’ve made lots of new friends since I’ve been here”
Annie Marcuzzi

“It’s better than my old school. I have made new friends and I love the food”
Adam Rennie

“It’s been excellent. The food is great and I like PE because we did the Wolviston run. There’s lots of really good after school clubs as well, such as football, which is great.”
Joshua Thornton

“I’ve really enjoyed the way we do sports, for example football, and I like all my lessons. I like how the timetable works so you have a variety of lessons in one day”
Kieran Bell

“I really like it because the curriculum is great and I’ve learned lots so far. I really like the uniform and all my new teachers”
Jake Lenham

Year 7 Teachers

Head of Year: Mr Tattersall
Assistant Head of Year: Miss Kirkbride
Year Manager: Mr Chapman
7TN: Mr Roberts
7TO: Miss Murphy
7TR: Mr Clayton
7TT: Mrs Longfield
7TH: Mrs Roberts
7TF: Mrs Comely
7TI: Mrs Adams
TTE: Mrs Moore
7TL: Mr Auton
7TD: Miss Sharif

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HIGH ACHIEVERS AIMING EVEN HIGHER!

September 11, 2014 in Front Page News, Year 10 by Mrs C Brown

A number of Y10 high achievers have just received the good news that they have been accepted onto an AS Critical Thinking Skills course which will be held in partnership with Stockton Sixth Form College for the first time this year. Students applied through a letter of application, the standard of which was extremely high. The course, delivered in school, by Stockton Sixth Form lecturers, covers a wide range of skills which will assist the students in not only complimenting their GCSEs but also achieving an AS Level qualification. We would like to congratulate all of the successful candidates.

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Northfield’s Art club celebrates Billingham’s 50th Folklore Festival

September 8, 2014 in Art, Front Page News by Mrs V Wilson

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Due to the success of last year’s artwork, created by Northfield’s Art Club, we were asked again by organisers to create an impressive 20 pieces of artwork to be displayed around the arena to mark the Folklore Festival’s 50th anniversary. During the summer term, pupils from Years7, 8 and 9 attended art club to create 10 dance figures and 10 flags to represent the wide range of countries that have taken part over the years.
Many thanks to all the pupils who have taken part this year and to parents who supported them with extra evenings after school. A huge thanks to Mr Shearman and Mr Smith for their help.

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World Challenge 2014

September 5, 2014 in Front Page News, World Challenge by Miss S Silivistris

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During the summer holidays, 11 Northfield students experienced the opportunity of a lifetime when they embarked upon a three-and-a-half week journey to Central America. Two years ago, students from Years 9 and 10 dedicated their spare time and energy to raising £3,795 in order to take part in the World Challenge expedition. At the time all they knew is that they would visit three countries and to expect the unexpected. As the two years progressed, the challengers chose exactly what their ideal expedition itinerary would consist of. This included: a three day trek at 3700m above sea level, through a cloud forest in Sierra Norte, Mexico; a two day project in an SOS village, working with disabled orphans in Tuxtla, Mexico; visits to Mayan ruins in Palenque, Mexico, and Tikal, Guatemala; a grueling three day trek through the dense, humid, creepy crawly filled Belizean jungle, and finally a well-deserved rest and relaxation phase on the idyllic Caribbean island of Caye Caulker!

All students rose to the challenge by each sharing the roles of: team and deputy leaders, accountants, organisers of travel, food and accommodation, and health and safety. They travelled across three countries with two border crossings using planes, boats, coaches and buses, racking up a grand total of 1331.4km (not including the journey to Central America)!

The challengers went above and beyond expectations when dealing with difficult and demanding situations abroad which even the most experienced traveller might have struggled with. Their enthusiasm and vigour throughout was commendable, resulting in the most amazing and unique memories created for all involved. The students left as teenagers and returned as mature young adults.

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First Day of Term 2014/15

September 2, 2014 in Front Page News, Uncategorized by Northfield

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Year 10 Coasts, Lakes and Mountains Fieldtrip

July 18, 2014 in Front Page News, Geography, Year 10 by Mr M McNally

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Year 10 Geographers have finished the academic year with a 3 day fieldtrip along the Yorkshire Coast and then to the Lake District. On Monday students visited various coastal locations to study coastal erosion and management strategies before travelling across to Keswick and Derwent Water in the Lake District. On Tuesaday the group enjoyed a leisurely walk around the lake to view Lodore Falls as a warm up for Wednesday’s Helvellyn climb. They were able to climb to within 30 minutes from the summit of Helvellyn before being turned around by gales and torrential rain. Despite not quite reaching the top of England’s 3rd highest peak, the students finished the year on a real high!

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Summer Newsletter

July 15, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss S Silivistris

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Young Reporters and the BBC

July 15, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss S Silivistris

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This week, 15 of our pupils from all year groups have had the fantastic opportunity to work with Stuart Whincup, BBC News reporter, as part of Northfield’s Young Reporters Scheme, designed to give pupils a valuable insight into the world of media and journalism.

Pupils gained knowledge about the media industry and how news stories are sourced and created, as well as utilising our school’s new ICT suite and video recording equipment. The day culminated in the production of a live video news report.

In addition to the day, students visited BBC Newcastle Studios where they participated in an interactive tour. This included the opportunity to sit behind the BBC Look North news desk, on the actual set where the news is filmed. Pupils also created their own radio drama and news report, using the BBC’s green screen, auto cue, and film and audio recording equipment.

One student said: “It was amazing to have the opportunity to work with a real life news reporter and gain first-hand knowledge of journalism. It was even better to be able to see the studios where it all comes together. I loved having a go at recording my own news story!”