Curriculum

Student News


30
October
2017

Year 7 Restart a Heart Event

On Monday 16th October 300 year 7 students were trained to give CPR. This was part of an international campaign which aimed to train thousands of young people in one day. The ability to restart a heart is incredibly important and saves thousands of lives every year. The year 7 students were all excellent and whilst we hope they never have to use their new skills we are sure that they are capable. 

Read More


18
October
2017

Year 8 Geography Trip to York

Year 8 Geography students had a great day developing their GCSE fieldwork skills whilst investigating the sustainability of York. Students completed questionnaires on environmental quality, noise and traffic surveys at the Vanguarde Centre and two locations in the city centre. All students collected some excellent data for their projects.   

Read More


12
October
2017

Northeast Secondary Schools Swimming Gala

Our school swimming team have done very well competing against secondary schools who have their own swim schools for example in Leeds and in Newcastle.The year 7 and 8 team came 6th in the both the medley team relay and freestyle team relay.The year 9 girls team came 9th in both the medley and freestyle relays.The girls were a credit to our school with Leone acting as team captain and mentor to the year 7 girls.

Read More


5
October
2017

Northfield students join in with BBC Authors Live Event

On the 4th October Northfield's News Team and Year 9 Book Group participated in an online training event organised by BBC Scotland and The Scottish Book Trust.The event, which is hosted by BBC Scotland, focused on young adult fiction and vlogging. This allowed students to listen to a live chat between Authors Melvin Burgess, Jean Menzies and Non Pratt and have questions answered about Young Adult Fiction via a twitter feed.Over 100 schools took part nationally and our students enjoyed watching the discussion for the first time. After we watched the 40-minute live video we then utilised the training video...

Read More


5
October
2017

Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Taster Expedition

On Friday 29th September over 90 Northfield students and 20 staff took over the North Yorkshire Moors to start their Duke of Edinburgh bronze training. Students experienced camping overnight and developed camp craft including putting up a tent, cooking and enjoyed navigating on an 8km hike.  With impressive views the students blossomed and worked well in their teams and encouraged each other through the mud. The enthusiastic 14 to 15 year olds are now perfecting these skills in school with their DofE morning sessions on a Thursday and independently completing the other sections of the award before their next training...

Read More