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  1. Aquinas science students visit Manchester University

    Synthesis, Spectroscopy & Chromatography Day

    Our L6 Applied Science and Chemistry students visited the University of Manchester’s School of Chemistry to use their state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Students started the day with a tour of the laboratory facilities and then moved on to carrying out practical activities. The practical work covered content from the syllabus... Read More

  2. Students attend a talk at Careers Day

    Looking to the Future

    Each year, Aquinas students are able to attend a series of career talks and workshops to help them explore possibilities and work towards developing their career planning. L6 students of Aquinas College were taken off the normal timetable day to attend a special drop-down careers day. All L6 Aquinas students... Read More

  3. Poster for Footloose which shows a dancing figure in pink and yellow against a blue background.

    Get ‘Footloose’ with Aquinas Performing Arts

    An amazing musical theatre production of “Footloose” is taking place in the Aquinas Theatre this week; Tuesday 27th , Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June. Show starts at 7pm – tickets £5 from the Learning Centre. This fantastic 1980’s ‘feel good’ show is lighting up the stage at Aquinas College... Read More

  4. Applied Students attend a talk about health care careers

    Applied Science Students find out about Careers in Health Care

    The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester presented a talk about careers in healthcare to some of our Applied Science students. The presentation focused on different pathways to become a healthcare professional with both BTEC and A level qualifications. A range of pathways were explored... Read More

  5. Group of students holding copies of the book, sitting around a table.

    Adult Students Crack the Case

    Students from our Adult Education Centre recently took part in celebrations for World Book Night. World Book Night is an event which takes place on 23 April each year, this being the date attributed to both Shakespeare’s birth in 1564 and his death in 1616. Copies of Agatha Christie’s The... Read More

  6. Becca Donnelly holding up her award

    Becca’s Poetry Triumph

    Budding writer Becca Donnelly in TG6A6 was encouraged to enter the national Young Writers Award last term and her hard work and creativity has paid off! Becca was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the competition holders and her poetry will be published in the Young Writers Award 2023 Poetry... Read More

  7. Class of students studying using the Kanji Learner's Dictionary

    Dictionary Donations Deliver for Japanese Students

    Aquinas College received a generous grant from the Japan Foundation as part of a project to increase the Japanese teaching and learning resources available to students and teachers. Each student in the Japanese Language class now has their very own Kanji Learner’s Dictionary to allow them to race ahead with... Read More

  8. Professor Chris Jackson delivering his lecture.

    Professor Chris Jackson visits Aquinas

    Earlier this month eminent Geologist, Professor Chris Jackson was in College giving lectures on inclusion within science based careers as well as talking to our Geography and Geology students about geoscience. He is a science communicator and Director of Sustainable Geoscience at Jacobs Engineering Group and was previously Professor of... Read More

  9. Students with Takako Amano who runs the Japan Day and is senior lecturer in Japanese at UCLan and Japan Information and Cultural Centre's Minister Okazaki

    Trip to Japan Day at UCLan

    A group of 13 mainly Lower 6th students had a trip to the annual Japan Day at UCLan on 3rd February. They enjoyed a Japanese lesson from one of the lecturers there and a Taiko Drumming session as well as watching a Cosplay themed fashion runway, martial arts displays and... Read More

  10. Speaker presenting to students at the talk.

    Biology students find out about Physiotherapy

    Carol Bonfield a Physiotherapy lecturer from Manchester Metropolitan University came to speak to some of our A level Biology students about careers in Physiotherapy. She was able to share with the students her years of experience in Physiotherapy and talk about what a career in Physiotherapy is really like. She... Read More

  11. The CERN physics facility building in Geneva

    Physics students take a trip to CERN

    We took 30 students on a two-day trip to Geneva to visit the world’s largest science experiment – the giant Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator and detector. Whilst there students toured two main facilities – the data processing centre and the small synchrotron particle accelerator. The students also had the... Read More