College News

  1. Tenaya Dewspan-Cooper's award winning project screenshot

    Mapping a Route to Success

    Aquinas A level Geography student, Tenaya Dewspan-Cooper, has been awarded the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Ron Cooke Award for an outstanding A Level independent investigation for her project entitled ‘How does deprivation and public perception vary between Hyde and Gee Cross, Greater Manchester’. Since 1832, the Royal Geographical Society

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  2. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updated Information and Advice for Students

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updated Information and Advice for Students

    Following on from the discussions that have been taking place in tutorial recently, I wanted to update you about the college’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). I know that some of you are feeling anxious about the possible consequences of the virus both on physical health and on your education. It

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  3. Audience at the Degree Apprenticeship Information Evening

    Degree Apprenticeship Information Evening

    On Tuesday evening, Aquinas College hosted our first ever degree apprenticeship event to support students and their families with getting info about this career route. Still relatively new, degree apprenticeships allow the individual to experience the best of both worlds – gaining the benefits of an apprenticeship (gaining work experience

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  4. Students standing outside the Garden School

    Visit to Mumbai

    This year 48 students and 6 members of staff went to Mumbai to visit Prem Dan. We took 17 trunks full of educational materials, two boxes of donated children’s books, and a bag full of football kits donated by a parent. During the first few days the students did workshops

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  5. Students in Washington DC

    Washington DC Visit

    A group of Politics, Law, and History students went on a visit to Washington DC in the week before half term to supplement their understanding of US government and politics. Highlights of this trip were a visit to the BBC HQ in Washington to speak with BBC North America Editor

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  6. Students standing outside St John's College

    Cambridge Trip

    A number of students from our AQ Scholars programme went on a residential visit to St John’s College, Cambridge. This trip gave the students the opportunity to find out about life at St John’s and Cambridge, advice about choosing a course and a college, information about the admissions process, and

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  7. Advice on precautions against COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Advice on precautions against COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    While there are no concerns at Aquinas at the moment, following the return of school and college students and staff from half term (when some may have been on holiday abroad) Public Health in Stockport has drawn attention to the latest Government guidance to the public on precautions against the spread

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  8. Royal Society of Chemistry - Olympiad Logo

    Chemistry Olympiad

    This week a number of our students will be sitting the competition exam for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s UK Chemistry Olympiad. The competition is aimed at students in their last year of study before higher education and is designed to challenge, so will not be easy. It is an

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  9. Students outside the Harry Potter Museum in London

    Performing Arts Trip to London

    The Performing Arts Department recently took 29 students to London. The students enjoyed the London Dungeons seeing some great examples of actors characterising people such as Sweeney Todd and acting out the story of Guy Fawkes. This was followed by a cruise up the Thames where they saw the Globe

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  10. Picture of Andy Stoker chartered member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering

    Just the right Chemistry

    Lower sixth Chemistry students recently received talks on chemical engineering. The talks were given by Andy Stoker a chartered member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering (IChemE) with over 30 years’ experience in the field. He told them about the wide range of fields chemical engineers work in, what those

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  11. Visit to UK fast - Playing a game of chess

    UKFast Visit

    A number of our IT and Computing students recently went on a visit to UKFast. UKFast, who are based in Manchester, are one of the UK’s leading server and cloud hosting service providers, as well as a regular on awards lists of the best employer to work for. The students

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  12. Disney Showcase 2019

    Disney Showcase

    The Disney musical showcase has been on in the theatre for the last couple of days here at Aquinas. There have been two matinee performances for over 320 children from local primary schools with further performances each evening for friends and family. The show is directed by Carly Horan, a

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