Master Classes

At Parkside Academy, we try to give our pupils as many opportunities as we can and that includes opportunities for our Gifted and Talented pupils.

Our KS3 pupils are invited to attend STEM sessions which take place every Thursday. (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). This year in STEM club, pupils have completed challenging activities and taken part in the Engineering Challenge to design and build a remote controlled car where they won two out of the three categories! They have also made chocolates, learnt about dinosaurs, taken part in a ‘crime scene’ reconstruction with a forensics expert and built motorised trains – amongst many other fun and exciting activities.

We also offer a series of subject-based ‘Masterclasses’ in association with the University of Durham. These classes are aimed at pupils in Key Stage 4 who have a particular skill at or keen interest in chosen subjects.

The Key Stage 4 programme this year has included;

  • Creative Writing
  •  Astronomy
  •  Psychology
  • Confidence building and interview techniques.

Parkside Academy is one of only a handful of secondary schools in the North East to hold the prestigious “Challenge Award” recognising our excellent provision for high ability children.

April 2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
March 27, 2017 March 28, 2017 March 29, 2017 March 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 April 1, 2017 April 2, 2017
April 3, 2017 April 4, 2017 April 5, 2017 April 6, 2017 April 7, 2017 April 8, 2017 April 9, 2017
April 10, 2017 April 11, 2017 April 12, 2017 April 13, 2017 April 14, 2017 April 15, 2017 April 16, 2017
April 17, 2017 April 18, 2017 April 19, 2017 April 20, 2017 April 21, 2017 April 22, 2017 April 23, 2017
April 24, 2017 April 25, 2017 April 26, 2017 April 27, 2017 April 28, 2017 April 29, 2017 April 30, 2017