SCHOOLS

Whickham School and Sports College

Burnthouse Lane Whickham Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE16 5AR

“Whickham School educates over 1600 students and has the largest sixth form in Gateshead. We are particularly proud of the above comments from our latest Ofsted report and constantly strive to ensure that we maintain the high standards recognised by Ofsted. Where students are cared for and provided with an excellent curriculum, they are much more likely to succeed. We want all of our students to learn in a happy and caring environment so that they are able to develop all their talents to the full. Whilst there is a strong emphasis on academic achievement, all students are encouraged to take part in a very wide range of extra curricular activities. Our Sportsmark and Artsmark Gold awards reflect the school’s commitment to educating the whole child. We work hard to maintain excellent links with the community and are constantly looking for ways of enhancing this relationship. We have very strong links with our partner primary schools in curriculum and pastoral areas and in sport. These provide our students with the best possible start to their secondary school careers. Whickham School and Sports College is a happy community where students can learn and develop both academic and personal skills.”

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DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2008/09

DEBATE: Space Exploration

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2009/10

DEBATE: BNP

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2010/11

DEBATE: Scepticism and Science

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2011/12

DEBATE: Supermarkets

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2011/12

DEBATE: Scottish Independence

Regional Final: North East & Yorkshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Biofuels

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2013/14

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2013/14

DEBATE: Green Energy

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Smacking

Regional Final: North East 2013/14

DEBATE: Fertility Tourism

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2014/15

DEBATE: Libraries

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2014/15

DEBATE: Role models

Regional Final: North East 2014/15

DEBATE: Voting

Regional Final: North East 2014/15

DEBATE: Art Censorship

Regional Final: North East 2014/15

DEBATE: Assisted Dying

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2015/16

DEBATE: HS2

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Regional Final: North East 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Regional Final: North East 2015/16

DEBATE: Gender Quotas

National FInal: National Final 2015/16

DEBATE: Trident

National FInal: National Final 2015/16

DEBATE: Sugar

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2016/17

DEBATE: Political Parties

Qualifying Round: Newcastle 2016/17

DEBATE: Historical monuments

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



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