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North Tyneside Young Mayor 2017

Burnside are very proud to have two pupils from year 9 standing to be the Young Mayor of North Tyneside BUT we need everyone to vote! Please click on the link below and take a couple of minutes of your time to vote for either Bailey Askwith or Harris Auchterlonie.

Visit from Guide Dogs Trust

On Thursday 5th January Linda Oliver, the regional Engagement Officer for Guide Dogs Trust (North East & Cumbria) met with our First Lego League club. One aspect of the Lego League involves students learning to program a robot to complete a Lego based obstacle course on the theme of ‘Animal Allies’, but the other aspect involves […]

Drama Club

Drama Club have made a great start to the new year by working on some chosen duologue scripts. Students have been focusing on interpreting the scripts and developing characters.

Code Club – starts again Thursday 12th January

Every Thursday from 3:20-4:20 starting from Thursday 12th January, Mr Baranowksi, a final year Computer Science student at Newcastle university will be running a code club in 3F14. Don’t worry if you didn’t attend last year, new recruits are more than welcome! For more information visit or see Mrs Morris/Mr Murray.

Apprenticeship Opportunities at Hays Travel

Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeship  opportunities at Hays Travel on Tyneside and Wearside If you are interested in a Level 2/3 apprenticeship in Travel, Business or Customer Service, then contact the recruitment team on 01915106316 or e-mail:

Burnside Bake Off

Top students took part in a Rewards afternoon of various activities this week. Some students from Years 7-10 opted to take part in a Christmas Bake-off. The challenge was to make 6 cupcakes and decorate on a Christmas theme in only one hour! Great results were achieved and “Star Bakers” were awarded. Well done to […]

Christmas Joy

Students at Burnside have been helping to spread Christmas joy during the last week. Our ‘Cans for Grans’ campaign this year was our most successful ever – with around 1300 cans donated. Those which weren’t used for hampers for local senior citizens were donated to Bay Food Bank in North Shields…it was their biggest single […]

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 […]

Year 10 Computer Science students hack Minecraft

On Tuesday 13th December our Year 10 Computer Science students visited the North Tyneside City Learning Centre to attend a session led by Chris Wilde, our School Improvement Advisor for Computing. During the session students used the programming language ‘Python’ to hack into Minecraft in order to customise their own environment and build their own […]

Computer Science Education Week Quiz​ – WINNER

Thanks to everyone who attempted the quiz, you have all received 5 merits as a result of your efforts. The winner, scoring full marks, is Owen McKnight in Year 11. Please come to 3F14 to collect your prize. The organisation created some fun activities to help you to experience coding during Computer Science in […]

Burnside Performing Arts in the Community

Burnside Performing Arts and Music students have been very busy over the past week getting out and about into the community delivering festive performances, as well as being part of the school Christmas Assemblies. Year 11 Performing Arts students took their devised Christmas Play out to perform to the children at St Peter’s Primary School. […]

Choir Christmas Carol Concert

Our pupils recently participated in a combined choir concert with the Wallsend Community Choir and the Northern British Legion Choir at St. Lukes Church in Wallsend. The pupils were fantastic and the final combined choir performance of “Let there be piece on earth” was very special. This event is such a fantastic opportunity for our […]

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 […]

Fashion Show Visit to Birmingham NEC

Students on the 2nd Of December from Yr 9, 10, 11 & 6th form students who take Art and Textiles or are interested in pursuing these subjects next year went on a trip to The Clothes Show LIVE in Birmingham.  The trip gave students an insight to how art, fashion, drama, music & dance could […]

Cans for Grans

Please find enclosed information on two opportunities to support our Sixth Form with their Senior Citizens Party on Wednesday 15th December. This amazing free party will be entertaining over 135 local pensioners and is in its 24th year! Any support you can give will be very gratefully appreciated and Year 12 students from 12I are […]

Computer Science Education Week Quiz

Take the quiz to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, all students welcome to participate… Those who answer the 10 questions below and tweet ‘@bbec_bus_comp I took the quiz #CSEdWeek’ will receive 5 merits, those who answer all 10 questions correctly will be entered into a prize draw where 3 names will be selected at random […]

Hour of Code

This week is Computer Science Education Week and to celebrate we are inviting all students to partake in the ‘Hour of Code’. Come to 3F14 on Monday and Friday lunchtime this week to experience coding through fun online activities. Completion of the activities rewards you with a certificate of participation and all participants will receive […]

Christmas Goodies for Sale

Our Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold participants have been busy all year preparing some lovely gifts for all to purchase for Christmas. We are selling jams, sauces and jellies; all made from fruit grown in the school grounds and all organic. We also have hyacinths for sale – also grown by our gardeners – […]

Change to 665AM Bus Service

Due to roadworks and traffic congestion the morning 665 scholars bus service has had to be adjusted. This service will no longer serve Wiltshire Drive, Wiltshire Gardens and will turn left at the Powder Monkey roundabout, then down Station Road. Only the 664 will serve those parts of the route as from Monday 5th December. […]

BTEC Business visit to EDF

On Monday 28th November BTEC Business Level 3 students went to EDF in Sunderland to meet Tina a Senior Operations Manager in the smart meter business. Tina spoke to them about the business, the business structure, the different types of job roles and opportunities for students leaving college and the types of employability skills that […]

Visit to Twickenham to see England v Fiji

On Saturday 19th November 38 students and 4 staff travelled down to Twickenham to watch England play Fiji. After a 6am frosty start we all made it down safely to enjoy chips and rugby! A great day was had by all and students behaved in exemplary fashion. A big thanks to staff for giving their […]

First Lego League Club Update

Last night our FLL mentor, Callum Cairns from Hewlett Packard, visited us to help us prepare for the FLL competition in January. Callum will be working with us every Monday to make sure we stand the best chance at progressing in the regional heat at the Langdale Centre. Students are demonstrating excellent teamwork and problem […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week & Anti-bullying Week Challenges

The Business and Computing department have two competitions running this week: Cyber-bullying Cryptogram Can you crack the code and identify the encrypted quote? Click here to try! Global Entrepreneurship Week Quiz Click here to answer the questions Anyone who attempts the challenges will receive 5 merits, winners will receive chocolate covered prizes! Be in it […]

Business and Computing are now on Twitter

Follow us now to take part in our Global Entrepreneurship Week and Anti-Bullying week competitions! Please follow our Twitter account @BBEC_Bus_Comp to stay up to date with news, events, competitions and important information.

Code Club for Y7 and 8 Students

Every Thursday from 3:20-4:20 starting on Thursday 17th November 2016, Mr Baranowksi, a final year Computer Science student at Newcastle university will be running a code club in 3F14. You will start using Kodu and will progress to use languages such as Python, HTML and CSS. For more information visit or see Mrs Morris/Mr […]

GCSE Business: Student Investor Challenge

6 groups of Y10 and Y11 GCSE Business students are entering into the Student Investor Challenge. The Student Investor Challenge is the UK’s premier investment competition with over 400,000 students from 2,500 schools benefiting from the experience in previous years. There are a whole host of prizes available, including a trip to New York! During […]

Y7-9 REAL/Business/Computing Homework

This half terms homework is now accessible from the Business and Computing website:

Upcoming Apprenticeships Open Evenings

Apprenticeships (Level 2) with Sky Date: Wednesday 23rd November Time: 5pm-7pm Location: Sky Contact Centre, Wellbar Central, 36, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne Book your place by calling 01793847525 What to expect • Introduction to Sky • Tips on how to apply for the apprenticeships • Hear from existing apprentices • Tour of the Contact Centre […]

Homework Gallery

Learning at home is an essential part of raising pupil achievement at all key stages. At Burnside we all view homework as being integral to: Reinforcing positive attitudes to work Encouraging self organisation and self discipline Reinforcing, broadening and extending the school curriculum Developing home/school partnership Preparing pupils for life opportunities and experiences Strengthening literacy […]

Year 9 Business Revision

Please click here to access the content you have been asked to revise over half term for a test the first week back:

Drama Club

Burnside Drama Club Students have been working on their improvisation skills this week, as well as devising some very spooky Halloween plays! Students currently attending Drama club range from Year 7 to Year 11.

MacMillan Coffee Morning Update

Staff and Sixth Formers baked and donated on a giant scale to ensure our Macmillan Coffee Morning was a fantastic success! We raised £310 for Macmillan this year,which was more than double our 2015 total, and a huge thank you goes out to everyone who baked, donated and participated in any way. The Head Baker […]

​​Year 11 BTEC Business Support Sessions

Wednesday​ afternoons​ from 3:20-4:20 starting from Wednesday​ ​19th October in 3F11 with Mrs Darlington. This is to support students with ensuring BTEC coursework is completed to target grade ASAP.

The Big Burnside Potato Race Results

Well done to everyone who took part in The Big Burnside Potato Race. Please share the results with all those who took part and many congratulations to Simoon, Liam and Chloe who were the winners! If you took part and did not come to dig up your potatoes – we have sold them and the […]

Y12/13 IT and Business Students: Guest Speaker

Liam Watson from will be coming into 3F14 on Thursday 13th October during Period 5 to talk to Year 12 BTEC IT students about how he uses social media to promote his brand as they are currently studying a unit on ‘Using Social Media in Business’. Y12/13 BTEC Business students who have a free period or […]

Y7-9 REAL/Business/Computing Homework

REAL Project and Year 9 Business and Computing Homework can now be found on the Business and Computing website – click here to view. This will be updated each half term.

Silver and Gold D of E Expeditions

Determination, grit and resilience were the words of the week for Year 11 and Year 13 students who took part in the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions in The Yorkshire Dales. The groups were battered by strong winds; heavy rain; blisters; waterlogged campsites and broken tents. Despite the poor conditions they all managed to finish their […]

First Lego League Club

On Monday we held out first Lego League club meeting! First Lego League is a global science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year. Only six students in Year 9 have been selected to take part, as this is a unique and exciting opportunity we have chosen only students who […]

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