• Autumn Term begins on Wednesday 5th September 2012
Pupils have been involved in a huge variety of activities this week. Please click on the link see what they have been doing.
Reports for pupils in years 7 - 10 are now available to view on ePortal.
Please click on the following link to view the document e-Portal for Parents.
Public examination results will be available for students to collect on the following dates. Teaching staff will be available on both days to offer support and guidance.
• AS/A2 results will be available on Thursday 16 August. A2 results will be available for students to collect at 9.00 a.m. and AS results at 10.00 a.m.
• GSCE results will be available on Thursday 23 August. Year 11 pupils may pick up their results at 10.00 a.m. and year 10 students at 11.00 a.m.
If a student is unable to collect their results on the day he or she can either:
• Provide the Examinations Officer with a stamped addressed envelope.
• Authorise a representative to collect the results on his or her behalf. The person collecting will need to provide a letter of authorisation signed by the student before the results are released.
For security reasons we are unable to give out examination results by telephone email.
Please click on the following link for additional information about picking up coursework and exam certificates next term. Exams leaflet
On Wednesday lunchtime Mrs Dike and a group of current and past Johnston students were privileged to play in the Grade Hall of Durham Castle whist Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh had lunch with a group of invited guests. This was Mrs Dike’s final engagement with Durham Music Service and Durham Johnston School as she is taking early retirement. We would like to thank her for her outstanding musical contribution to the life of Durham Johnston School over many years and would like to wish her all the best for the future.
Durham Johnston was one of three schools in the County who won Durham County Council’s London 2012 Olympic School of the Month in April. We were delighted to hear the new this week that we have won the award again for July.
Well done to all!
Many of you will have seen reports on the new release of information about sixth form destinations. It puts Durham Johnston as the top school in the area for entry into Oxford, Cambridge and the rest of the Russell Group universities. (Since it is for 2009, Durham and three other universities were not included in the Russell Group and the students applying after a gap year were omitted). We are very pleases, of course, even though 2009 was not our best year!
Follow the link below for more information.
The maths dept is delighted to announce that Yuriy Tumarkin (Year 7) has won a silver medal in the Junior Maths Olympiad 2012.
Yuriy scored full marks in the Junior Maths Challenge in April - a first for a Durham Johnston pupil. He was then invited to take part in the Junior Olympiad. This is a two hour paper consisting of in depth problems aimed at the top 1200 scorers in the Junior Challenge for pupils in Year 8or below. This is a fantastic achievement for Yuriy and he is now ranked among the top 100 pupils in the UK.