Exceptional A Level Results at Joseph Swan Academy

Our ‘A’ Level results this year are quite simply fantastic. We have increased on every measure for our students, including a greater percentage of students getting the top grades than in the Academy’s history.

We have students going to many universities including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Durham, Glasgow, Hull, Teesside, Northumbria and Manchester to study a wide variety of courses including –

  • Astrophysics
  • Criminology
  • Business Studies
  • Fine Art
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • History
  • English Literature
  • Sport
  • ICT Games Development
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering

Very well done to all our students. We are very proud of you all !

Year 7 September 2014

The Year 7, September 2014, Uniform will be available to collect from Monday 11th August, from the shop; Kidstyle, 62 Clayton Street (West), Newcastle, NE1 5PY.

Vex Robot Competition Champions

VEX RobotsOur STEM club competed in the VEX Robot Schools Competition at the Discovery Museum on 14 July.

The competition required a huge team effort to design, test and modify a robot capable of competing with 4 other schools in the ‘Swept Away’ contest.

There were some hard fought matches with a few unexpected challenges and design changes to contend with on the day. The determination and ingenuity of our pupils shone through as they were crowned Champions. Well done!


StarsJoseph Swan Academy’s STARS Club (Support To Achieve Real Success) celebrated the completion of a very successful year.

The Year 7 and 8 STARS have demonstrated a real determination to make progress in Mathematics.

Our pupils’ hard work and commitment was recognised at the STARS Celebration Party as they were presented with certificates for excellent attendance and for making significant progress in Mathematics this academic year.

Big Bang Fair

Big BangPupils from Joseph Swan Academy’s STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) enjoying the Big Bang Fair at Northumbria University on 20th June.

Our pupils participated in a series of exciting shows and workshops that challenged their thinking and demonstrated the application of STEM subjects in the real world.

The event was thoroughly enjoyable and gave our pupils the opportunity to learn from some of today’s inspirational scientists and engineers.

Gemma Collis – Fencing Paralympian

Olympian 2014Some of our Gifted and talented Sporting Athletes were given an amazing opportunity to work with Gemma Collis a World Champion at Wheelchair Fencing who competed in the London 2012 Paralympics. Students completed a number of different workshops working towards the six steps to success in sport. Gemma commented on how enthusiastic and hard working the students were and was very impressed with the amount of talent we have at Joseph Swan Academy. She said she thoroughly enjoyed her visit and would love to work us again in the Future.

Year 7 Athletics

AthleticsA massive congratulations to Toni, Mollie and Tegan for winning their Athletic Events at the Gateshead Athletics Tournament. All the girls on the Year 7 team were exceptional and were a credit to the school. As a result we came runners up with only a 2 point difference from the winners. Well done Girls.

Year 11 Enterprise

Car WashThe Year 11 Workskills group have just recently completed a car washing enterprise at the Academy. They washed a total of 24 vehicles and managed to make a profit of £110. It was decided by the group that the money would go to charity and it was quite fitting that the Team Leader had a personal link with the charity Re-Cycle.

Re-Cycle send unwanted bikes to Africa enabling children to attend distant schools, health workers to travel to more villages and small enterprises to bring products to market. This has been a very successful enterprise for the students and they have worked very hard on this project.

World Cup Predictions

PredictionsThis morning’s academy live feed featured a couple of special guests. Miss Allan’s Cockapoos, Billy and Summer, were invited to help us predict the winners of tonight’s World Cup matches, as well as the overall winner.

Summer selected USA as the winner of the USA vs Germany fixture and Billy decided Portugal would come out on top in the Ghana vs Portugal match. Billy then selected Argentina as the winner of the World Cup.