Learning from pharmacy best at University of Sunderland

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.

High-achieving Excelsior College students were given an invaluable insight into a career in pharmacy by world-leading practitioners at the University of Sunderland. The eight students took part in a range of pharmacy taster sessions in the highly acclaimed university laboratories under the expert guidance of its pharmacy team. The experience day took students through workshop... Read more »

Twitter alight for Excelsior Les Miserables stars

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

Excelsior’s Les Miserables cast The cast of Excelsior Academy’s stellar Les Miserables production earned a standing ovation from top teachers and created a buzz on social media into the bargain. Staff from more than 40 North East schools were at Northumbria University for the Teach First Summer Institute opening ceremony. As part of the planning... Read more »

Double Head Boy and Head Girl

Monday, June 26th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy has chosen its new Head Boy and Head Girl – and they are so good they named them twice! James Stephenson and Rene Kotlar are joint Head Boys while Stephanie Downs and Rudeyna Nashih are joint Head Girls after the interview panel decided they couldn’t choose between them for the top roles. A... Read more »

Creativity flows on National Writing Day

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017.

Young Excelsior Academy writers shared their window on the world with thousands of fellow story tellers in a UK-wide celebration of creative writing. National Writing Day enthuses people to take time to look out of a window and write about what they see and think. Excelsior pupils’ short stories were shared on social media together... Read more »

Demi’s Whitley Bay Ink

Monday, June 19th, 2017.

An A* Fine Art A Level comes in handy when starting your working career as an apprentice tattooist – as former Excelsior College student Demi Patten will testify. Her artistic flair is called upon everyday as she creates the colourful designs requested by customers at Custom Coast Tattoos in Whitley Bay. Demi, 19, is an... Read more »

Gifted Ryan offered Oxford University place

Thursday, June 15th, 2017.

Former Excelsior Academy pupil Ryan Dornan has been offered a place to study at one of the world’s top universities. Benwell-born Ryan, 18, is the first pupil from Excelsior to secure the chance to study at Oxford University after impressing alumni during an interview process. Oxford University was rated the world’s top university for 2016-17... Read more »