School Liaison Service

Our School Liaison Service is here to help you.

Hi I’m Sandie!
My name is Sandie Best and I’m School Liaison Officer for Queen Alexandra Sixth Form and TyneMet College. It is my job to make sure that you have all the information and advice that you need to make a decision about what to do after your GCSE’s.

Sandie and the School Liaison Service can help you with:

  • One-to-one guidance
  • Help with application forms
  • Checking progress of applications
  • Information on extra opportunities at college including how to apply for apprenticeships
  • Careers advice
  • Advice about college interviews
  • Arranging tasters and master classes to ‘test out’ different courses
  • Advice about university and higher education
  • Working with your school to ensure a smooth transition between high school and sixth form

Our School Liaison Service and Gateway Team maintain the Matrix quality standard for Information, Advice and Guidance, so rest assured that the advice you are getting is informed and appropriate at every stage of your application and enrolment.

Matrix :: Quality standard for information advice and guidance services

You can contact Sandie directly at or 191 229 5112

Open Events

2016-17 open events will take place at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, Hawkeys Lane, North Shields from 4.30 – 7pm on:

  • Wednesday 9th September 2016
  • Wednesday 14th October 2016
  • Tuesday 24th November 2016
  • Tuesday 8th December 2016
  • Thursday 14th January 2017
  • Tuesday 1st March 2017
  • Wednesday 20th April 2017
  • Thursday 26h May 2017
  • Thursday 23rd June 2017
  • Tuesday 12th July 2017

Master classes

Why attend a QA Master Class?

Master Classes are the best way to see if a course is right for you. It is also an opportunity to have a look at the classrooms, meet teachers and other pupils who are thinking about choosing that course as well as asking students what college life is like at QA.

Past students have said “If I hadn’t have attended the Master Classes, I don’t think I would have known 100% what I would be studying on the course, now I am excited to start in September” and “I have already met my classmates 3 times now, so it’s a little less scary now”.

If you have applied for QA, you will be automatically invited by letter.

Find out more and book online

A-Level Summer School

Our A-Level Summer School gives you the chance to try your choice of AS Level Subjects, meet your future classmates, teachers and see exactly what student life will be like.

The Summer School will run in July 2017.

Find out more and book online

Contact the School Liaison Service

If you have any queries about your next steps or what to find out more about our events, contact Sandie and the School Liaison team in the following ways:

Call Sandie on 0191 229 5112

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