College News

  1. Angela Bentley

    Aquinas Teacher honoured by Royal Astronomical Society

    Each year the Royal Astronomical Society recognises significant achievement by leading astronomers and geophysicists. Angela Bentley, head of Earth Science at Aquinas College, has been awarded the Patrick Moore Medal for Education in recognition of the contribution she has made through her Teacher at Sea role and her part in

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  2. Disney showcase

    Aquinas College Disney Showcase

    Last week, the Performing Arts Department put on their Annual Disney Musical Showcase, with songs such as ‘Prince Ali’ and ‘Let it Go’. Pupils from Banks Lane, Great Moor and Cale Green schools came to see it and they were singing and dancing all the way through the fantastic performances. Overall, the

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  3. Professor Iain Stewart

    Professor Iain Stewart Causes a Quake at Aquinas College

    We were delighted to welcome back Professor Iain Stewart to Aquinas for a second time Wednesday 28th November, 2018. The Professor is UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society, and lecturer in Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth where he is Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, School of Geography,

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  4. Shakespeare Fest

    Living the Dream

    Last night 19 students from Aquinas College’s Performing Arts department took part in the Shakespeare School’s Festival at the Z Arts Centre. The students performed a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, working alongside professionals at the Z Arts Centre to produce a really inspiring show. A big well done

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  5. Black History Month Speaker

    Black History Month speaker at Aquinas

    Deanne Heron came to Aquinas last month to talk to students about Black history in Britain. Deanne outlined the origins of Black History Month and the importance of recognising how unique each and every one of us is. Deanne is the author of the Pardner Money Stories that take a

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  6. Stepping Hill Poppy Brief 2

    Aquinas Design Students Stepping Hill Remembrance Display

    Staff from Stepping Hill hospital (Helen Howard – Deputy Chief Nurse, Kathryn Glass – Quality Support Practitioner) approached our Art & Design students to create a piece of ‘artwork’ to be displayed on the walls of their chapel in the hospital. The display will be part of a remembrance service

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  7. eAmbassadors visit Barclays

    A group of student eAmbassadors recently visited Barclays Bank’s offices in Manchester to take part in activities around eSafety and to find out about the Barclays Digital Eagles programme. The group participated in team activities, expanding their knowledge of staying safe online and preventing digital fraud. The students really enjoyed

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  8. Law Taster Day

    Law Taster Day at Bolton

    On 8th October 2018, upper and lower sixth law students were invited to the University of Bolton to attend a Law Taster day. The students were given a murder case study and together had to work the crime scene; analyse critical evidence; prepare arguments for court; and engage in a

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  9. Shakespeare Schools festival at Z Arts Manchester

    “Create More…Practise more….Perform more…” Aquinas Performing Arts students went to the Z Arts Centre in Hulme, Manchester for a workshop led by professional actors and Directors working on The Shakespeare Schools Festival at Xmas. The students were fantastic and devised practical work on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ready for rehearsal

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  10. Congratulations Class Of 2018!

    Congratulations to our students who received their A Level and BTEC results yesterday. We are delighted for them and we are very proud of their achievements. We have an A Level Pass Rate of 98.4% and over 52% high grades of A*, A and B. 81 of our students achieved at

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  11. AMS Neve trip

    Aquinas music technology students visit ‘Art of Sound’ exhibition

    On Thursday 12th July 8 Music Technology students and 3 members’ of staff visited the ‘Art of Sound’ exhibition and factory tour at AMS Neve in Burnley. AMS Neve is a manufacturer of mixing consoles that originated in the work of Rupert Neve in the 1960s. Neve analogue consoles have been considered to be of such

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