Yesterday Year 11 students who study GCSE History had the opportunity to take part in an interactive revision based workshop. Students played the part of the jury in a courtroom based interactive play - Hitler on Trial.
Our students were a credit to St Mary's. Their behaviour was impeccable.
Great to see so many of our aspiring Yr.11 students and parents attending our UCAS (university application) evening. At St Mary's Sixth Form College we pride ourselves on the support provided to all our university (and apprenticeship) applicants leading to highly successful transition from our college. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
On Thursday 9th February we held our 27th annual Careers Convention. The Careers Convention was a great success; this year students from Year 8 to Year 13 attended, with over 110 exhibitors present on the evening. At a time when there are over 573,000 young people aged 16 – 24 in the country unemployed, the purpose of the Convention was to give our pupils the opportunity to obtain the very best careers advice from experts in a variety of different fields of employment, training and Further/Higher Education.
Lots of students attended the lunchtime options taster sessions to learn more about Child Development and Health and Social Care. The students met baby Leo and baby Isabella. They tried on the pregnancy bump and took part in an activity about healthy eating. Year 12 students led the activities. Thanks to Olivia Bowring, Leah Keenan and Emma Pickup for their help. We hope the options session gave you valid information to make your choice. Good luck.
Two sixth form students from St Mary's were chosen to take part in the Holocaust Educational Trust's lessons from Auschwitz programme. Chloe Allen and Izabella Cebula participated in seminars at Manchester University and visited the notorious concentration camp of Auschwitz Birkenau. They have used their experience and their learning to lead the commemorations of Holocaust remembrance at school.
Y10 GCSE historians visited the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds on the 1st February. All students were able to enhance their understanding of the history of medical treatments and the different ideas about cause of disease. A particular highlight was the “Stinky Street” set in the 19th century, but braver souls also experienced “Hannah Dyson’s ordeal”! All of our students behaved beautifully and a special thanks goes to all of the staff involved with planning and delivering the trip.
Year 12 students thoroughly enjoyed the Aromatherapy Masterclass, learning about the benefits of oils and relaxation. They all made bath fizzies and CA8 now smells fabulous. Thanks to Jo from Scented Events for leading the session.
Year 12 Btec Health and Social Care students visited Salford Museum to look at the street related to health in the past. There were also displays and quizzes about Dementia and Down Syndrome to help learning.