News & Events

Record A Level Results

Year 13 students this summer celebrated receiving the best A Level results the school has ever recorded. Early indications suggest that academic results will be the best in North Tyneside, with over 80% of entries A*- C grade. This will put us top 10% nationally for progress. Vocational results could put Burnside in the top […]

A Yorkshire Adventure

Students and staff involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Burnside spent the first few days of the holidays in the Yorkshire Dales taking part in Silver and Gold expeditions. Silvers had to walk for 3 days and Golds for 4 – each carrying all that they would need; camping overnight on different campsites […]

Y11 Induction to Burnside Sixth Form

Y11 students returning to Burnside in September have started their transition work this week. Today we visited Northumbria University to help the students think about their medium term futures and then we had lunch in Portofino’s. Next week, Y11 return to participate in more transition activities, including A Level taster lessons.

Travel and Tourism Whitley Bay Visit

Students studying Travel and Tourism in Year 12 went on a trip this week to investigate why tourists visit Whitley Bay. We were very lucky with the weather and managed some time on the beach and an ice cream as well as visiting all the tourist attractions in the area. This is the 3rd visit […]

Travel and Tourism Visit to Durham

Sixth Formers studying Travel and Tourism went on a visit to Durham yesterday to investigate why it is such a popular place for tourists to visit. They paid visits to the Cathedral, the Heritage Centre, the market place and went on a riverside walk. On the way home they had a quick stop at The […]

Sixth Form Students Complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh

It is a great honour to be able to announce that 9 Sixth Form Students have completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards today after 18 months of hard work and commitment. This Award involves the students doing 18 months of volunteering, 12 months of a new skill and sport, a 4 day expedition and […]

Burnside Sixth Formers get into Cambridge

Burnside Students Cameron Osborne and Kayden Xie have made Burnside history by receiving conditional offers to the prestigious Cambridge University to study French, German and Biology.  Burnside School Reporters Bethany, Amy and Sarah have been to speak to the hardworking sixth formers and their proud Head of Year, Mr Hedley to get their reactions to […]

TICE Creative Enterprise

Lee Casey, TICE Mentor, was in school to support students in Y12 and Y13 BTEC Business through their ‘Insight Stage’ of the programme. This cohort are working on the creative enterprise programme which is aimed at young people who are thinking of pursuing a career within the creative and digital industries. This allows students to […]

PFI Partners work together to support Burnside Students into Employment

The PFI partnership works together not only to provide outstanding facilities for Burnside students but also to help them to develop important skills that can lead to employment. PFI partner, North Tyneside Leisure offered a Pool Lifeguard training course to Sixth Form students. PFI partners Kajima (Construction) and MITIE (Facilities Management) generously provided £900 of […]

Sixth Form Vocational Residential

A great time was had by Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism students who went on a three day residential to Kielder last week. While we were there the health students visited a centre for people with disabilities and spent a day at Kielder First School where they ran Christmas activities and provided […]