Congratulations to WTC Combined Cadets Force for pulling off a great win. With Mr Collier watching on the side-lines, CCF came out the victor at Central Camp, successfully beating off all other competitors to win the Tug of War competition. Well done to all involved.
Congratulations to 9C’s Matthew Parker, who has been awarded Newcastle Schools FA County ‘Players Player Award’. Matthew has also recently been successful in gaining a 2 year schoolboy contract with Sunderland Football Club. He will be training 4 days a week with the club. It has been a fantastic sporting year for Matty who also unanimously won his debut boxing match, was captain of the double winning Year 9 football team and, of course, won Year 9 PE Student of the Year. Well done Matty and good luck for the future!Click here to see our PE Award winners
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This month members from the newly formed Newcastle east sea cadets (closed detachment) had the opportunity to try diving with the WTC Sub Aqua Club at Benfield swimming pool.
Walker students recently had an opportunity to visit Jesus College, Cambridge.
To celebrate National School Sports Week Walker Technology College held a Race for Life event across all year groups, to raise money for North East Cancer Research.
A Level exam results will be available from 10am on Thursday 13 August 2015.
GCSE exam results will be available from 10am on Thursday 20 August 2015.
If you are unable to collect your results in person you may nominate someone to collect them on your behalf but you must provide that person with a letter of permission. Alternatively, please contact college and we will organise for your results to be posted out.
Our recent assemblies on ‘Selfie-Safety’ included some strong and very worrying messages. Young people interact in an online world where few adults are as competent and proficient as our students. Sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are constantly updating and it can be difficult for teachers and parents to stay on top of the latest recommendations for the safest setting. The www.h2bsafetycentre.com site provides the most up to date information on safety and security in a range of accessible factsheets. The site even refers to individual devices such as iPhone or Android and is well worth a look, even if you think your settings are right!
Like it or not, the internet and social networking is here to stay. As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online. The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us, are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much and it’s likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet.
What can you do to help your child stay safe online?
When it comes to GCSE examination success, parents have a right to expect the best teachers for their students; top quality support when they need it most with ambition to reach full potential. We settle for nothing but the best at Walker Technology College. Our starting belief is that every student can pass.
Walker is one of the few schools to have Advanced Skills Teachers in English, Maths and Science. We are also lucky in that we have an Advanced Skills Teacher leading 'The Works'. These teachers are nationally recognised as being in the top 10% of all teachers in the country. Students have achieved outstanding results in these most vital subjects including A* grades at GCSE, even in year 10.
Walker is the only school in the North East running focussed assertive mentoring for Year 11 students. Students are assigned a mentor to guide and support them through the crucial preparation to the final GCSE examinations. This involves regular quality time and support with an outstanding teacher and mentor to help manage the stresses and challenges of the examination season.
The government expects 3 levels of progress in English and Mathematics in secondary school. At Walker Technology College we want more. Our aim for all students is 4 levels of progress in English and Mathematics. What does this mean? If your child achieved a level 5 in their Year 6 KS2 SAT in English or Maths, at Walker we expect our teachers to aim for a grade A at GCSE for that student. Level 6 students will be encouraged to achieve A* at GCSE.
The students at Walker Technology College are better prepared than ever before for the competitive world that faces them following secondary school. Whether they choose to stay on in our own sixth form, move on to college, get an apprenticeship or employment we are confident our teaching, support and ambition will ensure they have the best start in their adult life.