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.

October 2018
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October 1, 2018 October 2, 2018

Category: GeneralEnglish/Literacy Engage Evening

English/Literacy Engage Evening
October 3, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 6, 2018 October 7, 2018
October 8, 2018 October 9, 2018

Category: GeneralParent Engagement Evening

Parent Engagement Evening
October 10, 2018 October 11, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 13, 2018 October 14, 2018
October 15, 2018 October 16, 2018 October 17, 2018

Category: GeneralYear 10 Engage Evening

Year 10 Engage Evening
October 18, 2018

Category: GeneralYear 7 Parent Evening - Moving Up

Year 7 Parent Evening - Moving Up
October 19, 2018 October 20, 2018 October 21, 2018
October 22, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 23, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 24, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 25, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 26, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 27, 2018 October 28, 2018
October 29, 2018 October 30, 2018 October 31, 2018 November 1, 2018

Category: GeneralYear 11 Raising Achievement Evening

Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening
November 2, 2018 November 3, 2018 November 4, 2018