Please find links below to the end of term letter and reminder for College uniform which went out to students today.

Download End of Term Letter

Download College Uniform Reminder
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.

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An unbeatable season for Year 9

Congratulations to our year 9 football team on another successful season, winning both the league and city as well as reaching the County Cup final. The lads have been excellent again this year losing only 2 of their 19 games played. They picked up their first bit of silverware just before Easter beating St Cuthberts 1-0 in the City Cup Final to lift the trophy for a third year running. Unbeaten in the league once again, they became league champions for the third year in a row. A great season was almost topped off with a County Cup win, but they narrowly lost out to Hexham in the final. The lads put in some great performances to reach the final including beating Cramlington in the semi-final despite having only 10 men. Well done on another successful season!

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BTEC Engineering

In May, the year 12 BTEC Engineering students were given the opportunity to head down the road to look around the Siemens Power Generation Factory. This trip gave the students a rare insight into the massive scale of some of the mechanical engineering works we have on our door step, right here in Walker. It will hopefully inspire them to consider Engineering as an option for further study or a career path. We'd like to thank Siemens for allowing us to visit.

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Selfie-Safety

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!

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Rounders Club

Students in all year groups are invited to join our new Rounders Club. Meeting every Wednesday after school in the PE block, the club is a great opportunity to have fun with friends, try something new and get fit. Students also have the opportunity to compete in the Newcastle Schools’ League. Please see Miss Liddell for more information.

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Here come the girls!

Our girls were joint winners at the Year 7 School Games 5-a-side football tournament! Courtney, Abbigail, Hannah, Letitia, Keira, Jodie, Megan, Ellie and Jade travelled to Kenton Academy on Wednesday 4th March to battle it out against five other Newcastle schools for first or second place and an opportunity to represent Newcastle at the Level 3 Tyne and Wear School Games on Wednesday 25th March.

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Year 7 Reading Group Launched!

‘Evidence suggests that there is a positive relationship between reading enjoyment and attainment.’ Department for Education. A new reading group for Year 7 was launched last week. Students are going to meet once a month to discuss a specific book. The group has been designed to celebrate reading for pleasure as a way of raising attainment and developing the skills required to make progress in all subjects. If you’d like to know more about reading opportunities at Walker Technology College, see Miss Almond.

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Sixth Form work experience

Some of our Year 12 Sixth Formers have been fortunate enough to secure work experience time with Galliford Try Construction. The students attend one day a week and are working on the £44m redevelopment of Stephenson Quarter by the Clouston Group. Phase 1 of the project includes a 251 bed 4* plus Crowne Plaza hotel, 357 bay multi-storey car park and 35,000 ft2 of grade A office space. This is a great opportunity and one that in the future could lead to a career with this company.

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Artist in Residence

Walker Technology College, Sir Charles Parsons School and St. Antony of Padua are working with digital practitioner, Jeremiah Alexander to undertake a residency with Newcastle City Council Arts team in Walker, in collaboration with ISIS Arts. Working with students from Walker Technology College, Sir Charles Parsons School and St. Antony of Padua, Jeremiah will fuse visual and media art with innovative digital gaming technologies to create a project that explores the heritage and cultural identity of Walker.

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Meet Jack - our new Head Boy

My name is Jack; I am currently studying A-Level History, Sociology and Psychology. I attended St. Vincent’s Primary school up until year 4 then went to Whickham until year 7 then moved back to Walker in year 8. Upon returning to Walker, I immediately felt welcomed and relaxed comfortably into the school’s curriculum. This was a massive relief; having moved school twice already, to feel at ease meant a lot.

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Meet Lucy - our new Head Girl

My name is Lucy and I’m currently in year 13 studying English Literature, Sociology and History. After sixth form I hope to attend university to study History. I joined Walker Technology College as a year 7 in 2008 and naturally chose to join the Sixth Form due to the continued support I received throughout my time in the school.

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Give us a cheer!

Our cheerleading squad is always looking for new members. Training sessions are every Thursday from 3pm until 4pm.
All are welcome.

 

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Growing up Online

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?

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2012 Olympics - Inside Track

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2012 Olympics- Inside Track

This year brings the largest sporting event in the world to the UK – The Olympic Games! In April, Mr Clues and Mrs Kemp-Hardy along with 6 Walker students (Jordan, Michael, Tony, Bethany and Jessica ) were lucky enough to be amongst the first to set foot inside the Olympic Stadium in London.

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